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I have just got a Kindle!! #648647
12/09/10 12:47 PM
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Just received a Kindle for christmas.

It is amazing!!

Now I want to convert my Lulu published book into a Kindle edition.


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Re: I have just got a Kindle!! [Re: Peter - Wine] #648730
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Um, "for Christmas"? I'm thinking somebody unwrapped a little early this year... smile

You should definitely look into getting your work onto the Kindle, and maybe for the Nook, too. Be sure to check out my articles on self-publishing your ebook, but while you're at it, go find some nice free ebooks to load up on that thing, too!

Publish Your Book for Free
Sell your Book on Amazon

--Maria

Re: I have just got a Kindle!! [Re: MariaRomana-DTP/eBooks Ed] #648844
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The link at the foot of the Free eBooks article -

Search Free Non-Public Domain eBooks at Amazon

- doesn't find a single free book


I spent most of yesterday trying to save my book in MS-Word to HTML Filtered - without any success, Word crashed or came up with File Error....

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Re: I have just got a Kindle!! [Re: Peter - Wine] #648933
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Originally Posted By: Peter - Wine
The link at the foot of the Free eBooks article -

Search Free Non-Public Domain eBooks at Amazon

- doesn't find a single free book
Hmmm, it works for me...will someone else try this and let me know what they get? The link is at the bottom of this article: Find Free Books Online.

Originally Posted By: Peter - Wine
I spent most of yesterday trying to save my book in MS-Word to HTML Filtered - without any success, Word crashed or came up with File Error....
Two things:
1) Have you tried the export with a simpler document to see whether it's a software/config issue or a specific document issue?
2) You don't have to have the book in HTML format to upload to Amazon. Their system accepts all of these formats:
� Zipped HTML (.zip) (Sample)
� Word (.doc) (Sample)
� Adobe PDF (.pdf) (Sample)
� ePub (.epub)
� Plain Text (.txt)
� MobiPocket (.mobi and .prc)

You will probably have the best results with HTML, ePub, or mobi, but I initially used a Word doc, and it wasn't bad. I was able to tweak and get more of the exact look I wanted with the HTML file, however.

--Maria

Re: I have just got a Kindle!! [Re: MariaRomana-DTP/eBooks Ed] #649081
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The Amazon site recommends saving the Word doc as HTML then converting it with Mobipocket Creator.

Today I copied the MS-Word document to my old PC which has an older version - MS-Word 2002 - installed.

And the HTML save worked immediately on the old version.

I have now downloaded Mobipocket Creator, converted the HTML document using it and copied to my Kindle.

Now I am doing some tweaks, and I am delighted that my 230 endnotes have been converted and work, also the photo's are there.

So I am aalmost ready to upload to the Kindle site!

(I really dislike the new MS-Word)


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Re: I have just got a Kindle!! [Re: Peter - Wine] #649135
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Wow, it's a shame you had to go through all that rigamarole just to get what you should've gotten out of your first effort, but as long as you have a doc that will upload and look good on the Kindle, you're on your way!

Re: I have just got a Kindle!! [Re: Peter - Wine] #649682
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Very cool Peter! I got a Kindle for Christmas too :::shhhhh::: I'm not supposed to know yet LOL.


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Re: I have just got a Kindle!! [Re: Deanna - New Age] #649910
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I bet you two were the type to sneak into Mom & Dad's closet looking for hidden gifts, huh?

smile Maria

Re: I have just got a Kindle!! [Re: MariaRomana-DTP/eBooks Ed] #649924
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I bought myself a kindle a couple of weeks ago - I love it!

I find the public domain books on Amazon by looking for authors whom I know are likely to be public domain. There are some surprises though and you can buy collections of 50-80 Kindle books for very little if you are so minded.

Project Gutenberg's web site is useful in that line as well, as is baen books.

Re: I have just got a Kindle!! [Re: Gillian ClassicalMusic] #649929
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Yes, Gillian, you have discovered the secret! Once you fork over for that electronic reader, you could keep yourself busy reading for years, spending less than $5 or even $2 per book, or as you point out, finding plenty for FREE.

I wrote an article with some tricks on finding the freebies here:
Find Free Books Online

--Maria

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