Now that I’m in the editing stage for Pippa of Lauramore, I am very grateful for Amazon’s document feature for Kindle. It’s quick and easy to send a document via e-mail, and when you use a Microsoft Word doc, it reads on your Kindle or Kindle app like a book. I have used this tool to send the manuscript to my beta readers, and I love how easy it is for them to read.
Not only is it a great way to send the manuscript to my first readers, but it helps me see the manuscript as an e-book instead of a work in progress. This has been wonderful during the editing process. I have noticed several mistakes that I overlooked both on the computer and on paper while reading it through on my Kindle.
The steps are simple. First save your manuscript or story as a .doc or .docx file. If you are using Scrivener, you do this by compiling your project. After that, all you have to do is e-mail your document to your Kindle’s unique address (you can find this by going to your document tab or by checking your devices on Amazon.com). You will need to use the e-mail address that is registered to your Amazon account. Your document will show up on your Kindle in about five minutes.
Pippa is moving along nicely, and I believe I am on track to send it off for editing late November.