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Ahonu and his Twin Flame wife Aingeal Rose are accomplished authors, artists, speakers and podcast hosts. They have written 100 books, published over 1,000, shared 4,000 profound statements from the Akashic Records, and created 360+ YouTube videos.
A powerhouse of productivity, they have designed hundreds of book covers and advertising graphics and provided life coaching, web design and book writing support services internationally since 1993.
Aingeal Rose & Ahonu coach with love, design with joy, and publish beautiful books!
Some readers will view your ebook on a device like an iPad or Kindle but this is not a reliable way to proof your Kindle ebook. It can be used as another way to spot potential errors in your text.
The easiest and most reliable way to proof an ebook is to use the preview and reading apps designed for each device. Let's begin.
For the Kindle version of your ebook, Amazon recommends you use their Kindle Previewer utility, because it is the only way to preview your book with Amazon’s Enhanced Typesetting. Download the Kindle Previewer here:https://amzn.to/2Kfb5xV
Once the conversion is done, Kindle Previewer will display how your book will appear on the various Kindle devices.
Note: Always use the Kindle EPUB with Kindle Previewer, which is the same file we upload to KDP when we publish to Amazon. Kindle Previewer will display a warning if you open a MOBI file.
For Mac users, Apple Books, makes use of the Books program already installed on your Mac. You’ll find it in your Applications folder, or click CMD+Spacebar then type "Books" to open it.
It is easy to use the Kobo Desktop App to proofread the Kobo version of your ebook. Download it from here:
You can't open your eBook file directly with the Kobo Desktop app. Instead, you have to copy it to the Digital Editions folder located inside the Documents folder on your Mac.
If you don’t have a Digital Editions folder, you can create one in the Mac Finder using File ▸ New Folder.
Once your ebook is in the proper location, go to the My Books tab in the Kobo application. Then press ⌘-Shift-S to refresh your Kobo library:
Double-click on your book’s cover to open it.
It is easy to preview your ebooks using the Google Chrome web browser. Simply follow the instructions below.
First, sign into Google Play using Chrome. Then press the Upload files button in the upper-right and select your epub file. After your book is successfully uploaded, you’ll be able to view it from within Chrome.
The file you upload to Google Play will be saved with your account, so it will also be available from the Google Play app on your iPad or Android tablet.
Barnes & Noble created the Nook reader but they do not offer a desktop reading app. You can, however, use Adobe Digital Editions, which uses the same technology as Nook devices and can open the Nook epub file.
Important: By default, your Mac will use the Books application to open all EPUB files, including those you wish to open for Nook. To open a Nook EPUB file with Adobe Digital Editions, use File ▸ Open With. See the image below:
Note: We recommend Adobe Digital Editions for the Nook version of your eBook. Adobe Digital Editions may not be able to open EPUBs for other platforms.
It is most likely you will receive a PDF for you to proofread the print version of your book. For this, you can use the Preview utility that comes with your Mac. You can open your PDF in Preview by simply double-clicking it.
The best way to view your print edition is a spread a time, just like how pages will appear in your printed book. To activate this mode, use View ▸ Two Pages:
I don’t see changes in my edited ebook
If you edit the original ePub yourself, (or have us edit it for you), some reading programs like the Books app can save a copy of your book when you first open it, and show this version of your book instead of any update. To see changes to an updated ebook, you need to delete the older version from the app’s library first.
In the Books app, first open your Library using Window ▸ Library. Find the old version of your book, select it and delete it using Edit ▸ Delete.
After deleting the old version, open your ebook file in the reading app again. You should see your updated version.
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