It's done and available at Smashwords, shortly at other ebook retailers. It's done because I'll go mad if I mess with it anymore. I had to choose between better formatting or navigation, so I chose navigation. No I need a nap, a drink, and mind numbing TV, in that order.
I uploaded AGF into Smashword's Meatgrinder 37 times. Each time, I'd go back to their template and slavishly study the Style Guide, tweak and resubmit. Finally, it dawned on me that it wasn't me, it was Meatgrinder shifting paragraphs and formatting, a new and different problem each time. As if this cookbook weren't hard enough...
It was time to try something new.
Enter OpenOffice. The freeware office program has an Epub creating extension called Writer2Epub that is FINALLY getting my cookbook to look good. I nearly sobbed with relief last night on seeing my book load last night in Adobe Reader as a proper ebook. As a result, I hope to release the cookbook shortly and get on with my life. Thank God.
Its been the craziest year. Fire, death, upheaval...and that was just my computers. I'm ready for the holidays.