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Many people like to read their work on an ereader. Calibre is one way to do that. Here are the download links if you want them:
I started using Calibre because I could not catch all my errors on a computer screen. My mind, like many others, self corrects. I was stuck printing. Fine, but expensive when still in revision mode. As my stories got longer the more I looked for an alternative.
Calibre converts a MS Word doc into a mobi (that’s my choice but there are more). I see both my Calibre library and the books/documents on my Kindle. I’ve also added my favorite recipes. One button and the document is transferred to my phone. Easy peasy.
Amazon Send to Kindle
There is some setting up required.
- Download and install app
- Sign in (same info for registering your app/reader)
On any closed MS Word Document right click and from the drop down menu choose: send to kindle.
- First time asks for accept terms of service
- It lists the title and author of the work, how it will be sent (wifi or Whispernet) and which device (if you have more than one with the Kindle app)
- Wait for a bit and it will show up with the next sync.
Once it is set up it is very straight forward to use.
And for the person who still prefers a hard copy…
If you still like paper copies try Lulu.com. Their most basic package is cheaper (according to one of my writing buddies) than printing it out at home.
For my final read through before submitting, I like make changes and just leave remarks to consider later. If I don’t do it this way, I land up reverting back to revision mode—not the goal.
Just thought you’d enjoy some alternative methods to read over your latest project.
I keep thinking one day I’ll gather my work together and create a volume of works using Lulu.
Do you do something similar? Feel free to share you methods. I love to learn something new. 🙂