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Old 12-28-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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$79 Kindle for "proofing" my own mobi's

I'm converting some paper works for someone to ePubs and mobi's. I've been checking my work on Kindle for Mac and Kindle for iPad but I'd like to also check them on a Kindle. Is there any reason to spend more than the $79 for the low end Kindle? I'll be exclusively side-loading my own books (email I guess?) and just checking appearance, format, TOC, etc.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
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I'm converting some paper works for someone to ePubs and mobi's. I've been checking my work on Kindle for Mac and Kindle for iPad but I'd like to also check them on a Kindle. Is there any reason to spend more than the $79 for the low end Kindle? I'll be exclusively side-loading my own books (email I guess?) and just checking appearance, format, TOC, etc.
If you are proofing the text, he best format to proof is ePub as it's a lot easier to make corrections to and then convert the ePub to Mobi.

For your needs, it sounds like the $79 Kindle will do just fine to make sure the eBooks you produce look good.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:52 PM   #3
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I'll be exclusively side-loading my own books (email I guess?) and just checking appearance, format, TOC, etc.
If you just want to check look-and-feel and basic functionality (TOC displays upon button-click and internal links work, but no search), then Amazon's Kindle Previewer app simulates the K2/K3/KDX fairly well, and you can set it to iPhone/iPad app display also.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:37 PM   #4
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Since you're planning to use it to proof, don't use email.

Even if you send a Mobi or AZW your ebook will still be converted and the formatting will change.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:58 PM   #5
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I already own a Kindle, so I often check on the Kindle as well as using the Kindle Previewer app, but I agree with ATDrake, the app really does an excellent job of simulating what it will look like. I would save yourself the $79.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:34 AM   #6
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Thanks all for the comments and suggestions.. I'll go with the Preveiwer app knowing it does a good job. Thanks again.
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Let me just add...

I have Kindle for Mac, Kindle for iPad, and Kindle for my iPod Touch so I have three good (varied) screen sizes. My main concern was how the mobi would show on a Kindle itself (not knowing how well the apps mentioned work as compared to the Kindle device.)

I'll be interested to see how the KindlePreviewer app works as compared to Kindle app on my Apple devices.
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