Kindle owners do lots of things with their Kindles – some this you may already know how to do, but there may be a lot of you who never thought to do it. There is a discussion thread going on over at the Amazon site where members are posting some of the random things they do with their Kindles in addition to “just” reading books. I will be profiling some of these over the next few weeks – after all, part of the title line of this blog is supposed to be about Kindle tips vs. just a feature on free books!
Here’s one of the tips from the discussion board:
The Kindle is going to be an important part of the process I use to edit my novels. I recently dug out a manuscript I hadn’t looked at in five years with the intent of whipping it into shape and sending it to market. Instead of lugging around almost 800 pages in a big binder, inspiration struck and I emailed the Word doc to my Kindle.
Reading it there was an amazing experience – I was able to detach almost completely from the fact that it was a manuscript, probably because my brain is wired to accept what’s on the Kindle as a “real book”. It was like having the finished book in my hand. And when I tried Text To Speech with the manuscript (don’t worry, I gave myself permission), you’d have thought I was listening to an audio book narrated by James Earl Jones.
So in the future, I plan to use the Kindle to review my early drafts before beginning the process of editing.
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