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I finally found out how to do this. Hopefully, this will help someone else. I'm hopped up on Nyquil, so bear with me...

1) Log into author central.
2) Pull up a book's description and switch to html mode.
3) Wherever you'd like an emdash, insert:

Code:
—
Enjoy. Don't be alarmed when the code no longer shows up -- from that point on after the first submission, you'll just see a plain Jane emdash in HTML mode.
 

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On the keyboard, em dash can be typed by hitting ALT (Opt) then while keeping that key down, typing the numbers 0151. So ALT 0151 comes out to —. If you want an en dash, it's ALT 0150, –.

 

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I've taken to copy-pasting all of my em dashes, because my keyboard and word processing software flatly refuse to produce them every time. :p
 

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Thank you, Jonathan. I'd love to make my descriptions look classier with real em dashes instead of hyphens, but was afraid to use anything else when I put the books up.
 

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Thanks, Jonathan ... very helpful!

I think we should be able to give people KB Gold Stars for posting helpful tidbits like this one. ;)
 
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