Friday, August 9, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts PLUS How to Send Your Manuscript to Your Kindle

I've known for some time that I could email documents to my Kindle, but what I discovered today was that I can also highlight and make notes on the document. This has come in very handy as I've been reading through The Last MacKlenna.

I wanted a true reading experience as I read, so I emailed the manuscript in a Word document to my Kindle. If you don’t know how to do that, here are the instructions:

  1. Open Amazon
  2. Click on Your Account where it says Hello, [your name]
  3. From the drop down menu select “Manage Your Kindle”
  4. Enter your password
  5. On the left hand column under “Your Kindle Account” you’ll see “Personal Document Settings”
  6. Click
  7. Look for Send-to-Kindle E-mail Settings
  8. You’ll see your Kindle listed along with its email address
  9. Scroll down to “Approved Personal Document Email List
  10. Add you email address
  11. Go to your email and send the attached Word document to your Kindle
  12. Wait a few minutes and it will show up. 

Now, as you read, tap on the word/phrase that you want to edit. Click “highlight." You can also click “notes.” Write a note to yourself.  When you’re finished, click the index tap and go through all the notes and marks you've made. 

What a great way to read your finished manuscript and have a place to make notes for those last minute edits.

Happy writing & running, Kathy


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Artzicarol Ramblings: Are We There Yet? "You are never done as soon as you type the words "The End." Never
  2. Spoilers actually enhance your enjoyment | Books |
  3. 44 Essential Twitter Hashtags Every Author Should Know | Author
  4. What to Do When You Get a Bad Book Review — Colleen Collins Books
  5. The Bookshelf Muse: The Big Lie: Encouraging your Readers to Suspend Disbelief
  6. Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: How to Make Sure Your Book Lives Up to Every Last Bit of Its Potential
  7. Over 50 Ideas for Promoting Your Book Locally | Writing and Publishing News
  8. Book Markets Continue to Grow! | Where Writers Win
  9. 35 Questions To Ask Your Characters From Marcel Proust
  10. Creatively Pitching Your Project - Books & Such Literary Agency : Books & Such Literary Agency
  11. How Does a Publishing Auction Work? - Books & Such Literary Agency : Books & Such Literary Agency
  12. 9 Reasons to Attend Social Media Success Summit 2013 | Social Media Examiner
  13. 11 Ways to Use Google Alerts to Get More Visibility Online and Offline | Book Marketing Bestsellers
  14. Six Smart EBook Promotion Tips for Quick Sales | Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors |
  15. Paying Authors for Used Book Sales on Amazon | The Passive Voice |
  16. 7 Reasons Why Social Media Isn’t Growing Your Fiction Readership (And What to Do About Them) by Jason Kong
  17. Novel Rocket: How do you rate? PG?
  18. Karen Woodward: 4 Ways To Create A Strong Antagonist


Check out these links to writing & marketing blog posts. Click to Tweet.

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