PUBLISHING

I’m working on a Kindle book manuscript on my iPad Pro (e-book)

iPad ProでKindle出版

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an article on my iPad Pro, and that’s why I’m posting, in other words.

A while ago, I used Microsoft Word to publish an e-book (Kindle book) for the first time in my life.

It was so easy to use that I thought, “Well, I’ll be more than happy to use the iPad Pro,” and I got carried away.

But when I tried to do it, I found myself struggling with it, and I would like to share with you what I found so difficult.

Word for iPad is easy

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What I’m currently trying to do is publish a Kindle book (ebook) on Pages for iPad Pro.

So I’m struggling with it.

If I were a Microsoft 365 user, the story would be simple.

The iPad Pro version is almost identical to the Windows/Mac version, so you can use Word to create your Kindle manuscript. Upload it to your KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) page and the work is easy.

Just as I’m posting this blog from my iPad Pro, you can create your image data on your iPad Pro as well. So it’s easy, Q.E.D.

(I’ll be posting a post on how to create a Kindle book in Word soon.)

I’m more comfortable with the live conversion feature of iPad Pro than with Windows 10 when it comes to Japanese input. I’m still using live conversion, and before I know it, it’s as efficient as Mac OS Catalina.

As expected of the 3rd generation iPad Pro, the predictive conversion seems to be working perfectly. A while ago, it seemed like it was on par with High Sierra, but it seems to have evolved so quickly.

Now, when we get to iOS 14, the live conversions may be even closer to the Mac OS. Since iOS started offering live conversions about six months ago, I get the impression that they’ve caught up with it very quickly.

It’s not that big of a deal, and I feel like a lot of people have Microsoft 365. Then you can install it on your iPad and use it, which is probably the best way to go.

At times like this, I feel a little sad about my poverty.

Hardship because I don’t compromise

As I write this, it may seem like it’s hard to write a Kindle book using Pages on an iPad Pro.

Actually, it’s easy to publish a Kindle book with Pages, even if you can use it for free. All you have to do is convert your manuscript to Word format and you’re good to go.

The problem is that since you’re publishing your book as a Kindle book, you’re greedy to make it “look” cool in order to be a bestseller. Then indentation and line spacing become a concern.

This is something I struggled with in Word as well, but I also need to make sure I use both line breaks and paragraph marks properly.

I think you can use the Windows-compatible Yougothic font, but there is also the issue of character encoding. I think it’s a good idea to verify this as well.

It takes a lot of time and effort to check this and that. In addition, I’m going to write a book about the iPad Pro, not a novel or an essay.

I don’t need to trademark it for blogs like I do for news sites, but I don’t know how it will work for books. I feel like I would need it if it were a book, since I’d be using trademark notation on my company’s website.

That means I need to check this too, and I’m currently applying to borrow iPad-related books from the library. This also takes a lot of time and effort.

In addition, I rarely use Pages or Key Note, so I’m not familiar with how to set it up. Basically, it has all the features I need, but I can’t pull them out at a moment’s notice.

So that’s why I’m writing this today, which is why I’m a bit stressed out.

(And since I haven’t been using my iPad Pro’s live conversion lately, I thought I’d check it out to see what’s new. It’s been worth a try, and I really do have the impression that it’s as comfortable as Catalina)

And if you’re going to publish an iPad Pro book, you might as well talk about Pages and Key Note. After all, these are available for free for Apple users.

The iPad Pro is as comfortable as a Macbook, as the rumor goes.

I mean, I don’t need to turn it on and off; I can resume writing immediately with a tap of the keyboard. That’s why I bought the 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro instead of the latest MacBook Air.

Increasingly, I find the iPad Pro to be more useful for really specific purposes. I’m terrified of Apple’s strategy because it could be “I want all Apple products.

(I can’t deny that I’m no longer an Apple devotee. Yikes.)

Summary

So that was a goof that I’m struggling to publish my Kindle books on the iPad Pro.

(No, I’m starting to feel like I’m screaming Long Live the iPad Pro.)

Or maybe you want Microsoft 365, or maybe it’s more of a “try and read a Kindle book

Anyway, I hope to publish my second Kindle book on the iPad Pro as soon as possible and report back to you.

Well, I’ll leave it at that. See you soon.

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Yotsuba Sei