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staceytayloraz

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Question About Kindle Preview
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 2:40 PM
 
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I still haven't gotten a copy of my books - like purchased one for myself, but was wondering if it looks fine in the previewer will it look fine/the same on an actual Kindle? Or should I actually see it on Kindle before I make the call?
notjohn

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Re: Question About Kindle Preview
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 4:09 PM   in response to: staceytayloraz in response to: staceytayloraz
 
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Probably, but the only way to know for sure is to buy a copy and look at it on an e-ink device and on the Fire. You can own both these devices for a total of $278. As for your book, you get it at a 70 percent discount if you have priced it right.
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Re: Question About Kindle Preview
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 4:16 PM   in response to: staceytayloraz in response to: staceytayloraz
 
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There's also the Kindle Software for PC. That's for free.

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trenchgold

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Re: Question About Kindle Preview
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 5:40 PM   in response to: staceytayloraz in response to: staceytayloraz
 
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I was reading one of your books last night and it looks great. It is actually perfectly formatted.
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Re: Question About Kindle Preview
Posted: Jul 7, 2012 11:48 PM   in response to: trenchgold in response to: trenchgold
 
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If you meant mine, thank you - that's good to know ;-)
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Re: Question About Kindle Preview
Posted: Jul 8, 2012 3:33 AM   in response to: lsburton337 in response to: lsburton337
 
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**There's also the Kindle Software for PC.**

K4PC is probably the worst testbed, since it is least like the experience on a Kindle.

The enhanced previewer (Kindle Preview download) is actually very, very good. I am a convert to it. But nothing beats reading on the actual device.

Seems to me that an author-publisher who does not buy his own books is making a statement about their value.
mrlasers

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Re: Question About Kindle Preview
Posted: Jul 8, 2012 4:16 AM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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K4PC is probably the worst testbed, since it is least
like the experience on a Kindle.

An up to date copy of Kindle for PC is [i]very[/i] similar to what you'll see on other Webkit-based KF8 readers like Fire and Android. It also delivers [i]exactly[/i] the experience of Kindle for PC, which alone should not be overlooked.

The goal should be to have your book's formatting appear as proper and consistent as possible on all Kindle readers.

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kennydill

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Re: Question About Kindle Preview
Posted: Jul 8, 2012 8:05 AM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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mrlasers is right... again.
staceytayloraz

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Re: Question About Kindle Preview
Posted: Jul 8, 2012 2:07 PM   in response to: kennydill in response to: kennydill
 
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It's definitely not a reflection on the book. I didn't see the point in it since I already have 435 copies of the book on my computer. Nor do I think I need to purchase the book I wrote - I think that's lame. That's charging me to preview something.

What I did discover, however, is the "free sample download" so I did that instead and it looks great so I'm okay now. I will probably hunt up the one thread that explained how to email yourself a copy and try it that way though, just to see the rest of it to be sure. But the sample looked good.

Thanks for the replies, it's appreciated.
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