Proofread Your Book on Your Kindle
Welcome to my official website and the launch of BooketyBop, my editing business! Here you will find more information than you’ll ever need about yours truly as well as book previews, a free ebook offer, and descriptions of BooketyBop editing services.
Before I get started, some of you may wonder if I plan to continue writing books, and the answer is a resounding yes. I’ve helped many new and experienced writers over the years, so I’ve finally made it an official part of my business.
To jump-start BooketyBop, I’d like to share a tip that I’ve found invaluable when editing my own work: send your book to your Kindle as a personal document. Yes, before you send your work out to anyone, email it to your Kindle. You will see your words exactly as readers will, and you are likely to catch a host of errors. In addition, your in-progress writing will feel more like a real book, and your sense of responsibility to publish quality work will increase.
Here’s how to send your book:
- On your Amazon account home page, go to your Account and Lists and scroll down to Your Content and Devices. You’ll see three tabs: Your Content, Your Devices, and Settings. Choose Settings and scroll down to Personal Document Settings.
- Under Personal Document Settings, go to Approved Personal Document E-mail List and choose Add a new approved e-mail address.
- Add the email address from which you’ll be sending your work (most likely your own). By doing this, you are giving your Kindle permission to accept documents from that email address.
- Before you leave the page, be sure to note the email address for your Kindle. It’s listed just above the Approved Personal Document E-mail List.
- Send your book’s Word file to your Kindle as an attachment and dig in.
Depending on your Kindle, you may be able to highlight errors and make notes that you can reference next time you are at your computer. No matter what, you’ll experience your book in a new and helpful way.
If you need more details, check out Amazon’s help page here.
I look forward to sharing more BooketyBop and self-publishing tips with you. As always, happy reading and writing!