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E-Reader Experiment

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 8:43 PM
Just did a totally awesome thing with my e-Reader!

I converted my own novel, Man of the House, into an epub document. I added a photo for a cover and created by own e-book for my e-reader. While I'm not considering publishing in this route, it does give me another perspective for editing my book.

After seeing and reading it repeatedly, my eyes/mind will gloss over some of the glitches. I needed a new way to look at it again. As I said in a previous comment, I am the Queen of Re-writes. Even as agents are reading it at this very moment, I still want to get a little more polishing done. I read via the e-Reader and make notes with pen and paper. It's been an exciting breakthrough.

I'm always looking for new ways to improve my writing, and I consider this an unexpected bonus from the e-Reader. I wonder if other writers have done the same thing. This is definitely going into my Writer's Toolbox.

In order to do the conversion, I used a free program called Calibre that is amazing. It's easy and has tutorial videos, and did I mention it's FREE?


Categories: Books in General, Everyday Writing, new novels, works in progress, kidney failure, transplants, Transplant tourism, china, Newsworthy Notes, Test Driving my E-Reader

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7 Comments

Reply TheSFReader
7:13 PM on July 3, 2011 
(still there) I completely agree with Calibre beeing wonderful, even at it's current price ;) as for using the ereader for editing, I saw other authors (@KindleBoards's Writer's Cafe, great place BTW) mentionning they use it the same way as you, and some even use the Kindle's Text-To-Speach to have their book "read" to them, helping check out the phrases flow.
Reply Tammy
2:02 AM on July 9, 2011 
TheSFReader says...
(still there) I completely agree with Calibre beeing wonderful, even at it's current price ;) as for using the ereader for editing, I saw other authors (@KindleBoards's Writer's Cafe, great place BTW) mentionning they use it the same way as you, and some even use the Kindle's Text-To-Speach to have their book "read" to them, helping check out the phrases flow.

SFReader,
Thanks for your continued interest. I tried having my e-Reader read to me, but the voice was a bit too mechanical. Nonetheless, I was impressed that it was able to do it at all. I recently compared my reader with my brother's far more expensive Kindle. I was surprised that while my screen was backlit, his wasn't. For the price, I paid $59.99 + tax, I'm very pleased with my Slick e-Reader. I think it's a keeper.
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