I recently joined a review group on Goodreads and was surprised to learn that there were still authors out there who don’t know how to get a mobi copy of their novel. If you don’t have a mobi (or some other ebook file such as epub), your reviewers are going to be stuck reading a pdf. Yuck! I don’t know about you, but if I’m forced to squint at a book to read it, I’m not going to be generous with my review. (There are other problems with pdf files as well such as lack of scrolling and inability to use table of contents properly.)
There’s a simple solution to this problem – get a mobi file of your book from Amazon. It’s super easy. Seriously.
Step #1 Log into kindle direct publishing.
Step #2 Scroll to the novel for which you need a mobi copy and place your mouse over the far-right button. From the pop-up screen, chose ‘Edit Book Details’ (You’ll probably need to log in again.)
Step #3 From your book details, choose the middle tab – ‘Kindle eBook Content’
Scroll down to Kindle eBook Preview
Step #4 Click on ‘Preview on your Kindle device’. A draw down menu will appear. Chose step #1: Download your converted book file. Chose mobi by clicking on the word MOBI.
Chose ‘save as’ and pick somewhere to save your mobi file.
That’s all there is to it folks!
I expect I’ll only get mobi files from authors from now on, right?