The ePub version of Lye Street is available on Smashwords, but I'd like people to please read this blog post before they think about downloading the novella.
I've had all sorts of problems with the Smashwords automatic conversion software. My first attempt to upload resulted in a Table of Contents that did not function. I reworked the source document and tried again. This time the ToC worked, but there were a few odd formatting problems (extra blank lines and so on). So I tried a third time. Now all seems correct except for one bizarre extra entry in the ToC - a second non-functioning link to Chapter One. This does not exist in the original doc, so I can't delete it. Frankly, I'm at a loss.
The problem is that every time I make a change, I have to reupload, and the file is put in a queue to be processed. This takes 2-3 days each time.
My problem might be that I don't use Microsoft Word. I use Open Office, which I find to be much more stable. This choice isn't even a question of cost, since I could buy MS Word and write it off as a tax deduction. I just happen to thoroughly dislike that word processor. But the Smashwords software is designed to work with MS Word documents, and the Open Office equivalent might be subtly different.
This time around, I have decided to leave LYE STREET up on Smashwords until I rectify this one tiny problem. The novella seems to me to be perfectly fine otherwise. So, if you don't mind one spurious link in the Table of Contents, then it is available for download. In the meantime, I will download a trial version of word and see if I can remove this extra link.
UPDATE - There are no hidden bookmarks in the word doc, nor anything that accounts for the replication of this Chapter One link. I can only assume it is an error in my ePub reader software.