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bruce w ashford

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Kindle Tab on Add In
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 8:21 AM
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I have downloaded and installed Add In, but the Kindle Tab does not appear on my manuscript. Any suggestions. Thank you.
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Re: Kindle Tab on Add In
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 8:26 AM   in response to: bruce w ashford in response to: bruce w ashford
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What add-in?

Kindle Create?

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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bruce w ashford

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Re: Kindle Tab on Add In
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 8:37 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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Are you saying there is no way to make this thing work? Creating your own ebook or paperback on Kindle? As if to say, their software/method is flawed. I've had a lot of frustration with the whole process.
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Re: Kindle Tab on Add In
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 11:24 AM   in response to: bruce w ashford in response to: bruce w ashford
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Of course it can be made to work. But KDP Print is a rickety building, apt to collapse on the unwary publisher. And CreateSpace, while it has a brilliant and well-tested system of publishing paperbacks, does a rather poor job with ebooks.

And ebooks are KDP's line of business. None better, IMHO. If you have problems with it, you're not going about it the right way.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Salamander Mall...

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Re: Kindle Tab on Add In
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 6:38 PM   in response to: bruce w ashford in response to: bruce w ashford
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bruce w ashford wrote:
Are you saying there is no way to make this thing work? Creating your own ebook or paperback on Kindle? As if to say, their software/method is flawed. I've had a lot of frustration with the whole process.

If you learn Styles in Word, you don't need Kindle Create. However, since Kindle Create is really nothing more than Word with some basic preset Styles you're not much forwarder with it. Flawed? Well, software is usually called Beta for a reason. It's not really the magic wand people hoped for. It's straightforward and not that hard to understand, but, like everything else, it does have a learning curve...a much gentler one than other methods. If KC doesn't work out for you, your remaining option is to hire a professional, just as you would have to hire an editor or a cover designer if those tasks were beyond you. Good luck with your book.
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