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Kindle for Dummies by ....
« on: April 19, 2011, 04:05:30 am »
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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 04:11:54 am »
    Leslie and Harvey!

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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 09:52:40 am »
    How great!! I just bought a copy. Can't wait to read it. Way to go Harvey and Leslie. :)

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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 05:15:32 pm »
    How great!! I just bought a copy. Can't wait to read it. Way to go Harvey and Leslie. :)

    Thank you, Kathy! I hope you find it useful.

    Leslie

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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 07:10:07 am »
    Very cool!  WTG!

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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011, 09:44:17 am »
    Betsy... I *love* that you gave us the standard welcome letter. Two thumbs up for that!

    This was a fun project, and it was very gratifying that Wiley reached out to Kindleboards when they decided to do a completely refreshed version of Kindle for Dummies.

    It was quite a team effort - Leslie and I shared the writing of it, and got help from the mods when we needed the occasional item double-checked. And Verena was selected by Wiley as technical editor for the book. So there's a whole lot of KindleBoards that went into this book!

    Seeing it published is definitely a thrill.
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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011, 12:26:06 pm »
    Congrats on the book!
     
    Betsy... I *love* that you gave us the standard welcome letter. Two thumbs up for that!
      :D :D :D Thought that was great too!

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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #7 on: April 28, 2011, 12:34:21 pm »
    My name is Susie and I am a real dummy.  AND I don't own a Kindle.

    Is there a book just for creating Kindle content for us dummies, or is the chapter in your book enough to see us through a publishing epiphany or two?

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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011, 12:56:14 pm »
    The book does not get into publishing for Kindle. (We suggested that, but the publisher wanted a more concise, reader-oriented treatment.)

    I would recommend Kindle Formatting by Joshua Tallent as a good starting point.

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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #9 on: April 28, 2011, 01:03:17 pm »
    My name is Susie and I am a real dummy.  AND I don't own a Kindle.

    Is there a book just for creating Kindle content for us dummies, or is the chapter in your book enough to see us through a publishing epiphany or two?

    The chapter in the book about creating content for the Kindle is very simple. It's really designed for the person who wants to figure out how to convert a Word doc or PDF for personal use. It doesn't have all the ins and outs of how to properly format a book, create a table of contents and so on.

    There are a couple books for sale at Amazon about Kindle Formatting. I've seen the one by Joshua Tallent--it's quite comprehensive.

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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #10 on: April 28, 2011, 02:21:34 pm »
    *pout*

    as usual, ignore the DX owners...

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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #11 on: April 28, 2011, 09:57:26 pm »
    This dummy thanks you.

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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #12 on: April 29, 2011, 02:40:02 am »
    Betsy... I *love* that you gave us the standard welcome letter. Two thumbs up for that!

    This was a fun project, and it was very gratifying that Wiley reached out to Kindleboards when they decided to do a completely refreshed version of Kindle for Dummies.

    It was quite a team effort - Leslie and I shared the writing of it, and got help from the mods when we needed the occasional item double-checked. And Verena was selected by Wiley as technical editor for the book. So there's a whole lot of KindleBoards that went into this book!

    Seeing it published is definitely a thrill.

    Yes, and you and Leslie best watch your bumping pattern.  ;D  The two of you (and Verena) will be considered one entity for bumping purposes.  You must wait seven days between posts by either one of you.  ::) LOL!  I'd hate to have to delete any posts....

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    « Reply #13 on: April 29, 2011, 08:45:49 am »
    Yes, and you and Leslie best watch your bumping pattern.  ;D  The two of you (and Verena) will be considered one entity for bumping purposes.  You must wait seven days between posts by either one of you.  ::) LOL!  I'd hate to have to delete any posts....

    Congrats!

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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #14 on: April 29, 2011, 09:21:50 am »
    If I read a book about Kindle on my Kindle will that create an infinite feedback loop?

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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #15 on: May 29, 2011, 08:02:36 pm »
    Our next Book of the Day is Kindle 3 For Dummies, by yours truly and Leslie.
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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #16 on: May 29, 2011, 08:10:40 pm »
    Congratulations, Harvey and Leslie. 
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    « Reply #17 on: May 30, 2011, 05:49:57 pm »
    Thank you, Deb!
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    Re: Kindle for Dummies by ....
    « Reply #18 on: May 31, 2011, 12:27:37 pm »
    Wow, I was in a store last week looking for this very title!

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    « Reply #19 on: May 31, 2011, 12:29:07 pm »
    Wow, I was in a store last week looking for this very title!

    It's ebook only, no print version.

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    « Reply #20 on: May 31, 2011, 07:28:22 pm »
    Harvey & Leslie, congratulations!!  I just downloaded my copy and am looking forward to reading your book.

    Betsy, loved the welcome post, priceless!!

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    « Reply #21 on: May 31, 2011, 10:54:06 pm »
    I'm so glad I bought this. I'm only on Chapter 2 and have learned things I didn't know about the Kindle. I put over 200 books on my Kindle and had a heck of a time organizing it into collections. I kept hitting page forward to access certain pages, had no clue about just typing in the page number to take me to a specific location...ACK!!! Thanks Harvey and Leslie! This book will make my Kindle experience easier and more enjoyable. ;D
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    « Reply #22 on: June 02, 2011, 06:07:39 pm »
    Congrates on the book, Harvey & Leslie! I read the sample & then downloaded the book at work, thanks to my 3G. I have already picked up on 2 things that I didn't know, just from the sample alone. I can't wait to learn more.

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    Kindle 3 for Dummies - request for reviewers
    « Reply #23 on: July 15, 2011, 06:38:38 pm »
    Thanks to all who have sampled or purchased Kindle 3 for Dummies! We'd be interested in your feedback on the book - as we'll probably be making an update or a new edition for the next Kindle devices released by Amazon.

    I would much appreciate any feedback through the book's Amazon review page, linked below. Thank you!

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