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Isabella Macotte

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How do I offer a book reviewer a free ebook copy before my book release?
Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:56 PM
 
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Hello all, I'm going to be self-pubbing on Amazon for the first time. My release date is in February, but I want to give a couple of people a free Amazon ebook copy of it before the publication date. Is there a way to do this? Instead of a Word or pdf copy, a document they can read on their Kindle.

thanks!!
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Re: How do I offer a book reviewer a free ebook copy before my book release?
Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:58 PM   in response to: Isabella Macotte in response to: Isabella Macotte
 
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A .pdf can be read on a Kindle. Just email them a copy. Or, you can use a free program like Calibre to make your own .mobi.
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Posted: Jan 2, 2013 1:00 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
 
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Thank you.
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Re: How do I offer a book reviewer a free ebook copy before my book release?
Posted: Jan 2, 2013 1:14 PM   in response to: Isabella Macotte in response to: Isabella Macotte
 
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Check with the previewer and see what format they want!

It may make a difference.

JT

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Posted: Jan 2, 2013 2:13 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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Thanks JT - they said either pdf or mobi . However, I was hoping there was a I could give them the Kindle file before publication, but it doesn't look like it.
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Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:53 PM   in response to: Isabella Macotte in response to: Isabella Macotte
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You can use Calibre to convert the AZW to MOBI (If the azw does not have DRM)

If you sent a word file to the @Kindle.Com personal document service, it will not have drm.

JT

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Re: How do I offer a book reviewer a free ebook copy before my book release?
Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:48 AM   in response to: Isabella Macotte in response to: Isabella Macotte
 
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You can download your new book, for sale in the Amazon Kindle store, by word or Kindle format.

To create the Kindle version on your PC, Amazon provides an app to download onto your computer. Use this app, check its okay with the pc’s Kindle reader ,then send it off to your reviewers. Take care, it has no DRM, not that it’s much protection.

Use this link to go to the app page:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000234621
Isabella Macotte

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Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:03 AM   in response to: raggedcover in response to: raggedcover
 
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Thanks for the link raggedcover and the info on the DRM. So much to learn when self-pubbing, I'm glad everyone here is so helpful.
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