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by wetair
July 25th, 2010, 4:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Text to speech software
Replies: 24
Views: 3088

Re: Text to speech software

Hmm. But the Kindle page SAYS it can handle personal PDF docs. Wouldn't those be easier to read along to, being totally formatted like the Word doc? What's the advantage of converting Word docs to Text docs? Those are downloadable into Kindle, too? it can but the font on the single documeant i trie...
by wetair
July 25th, 2010, 4:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Text to speech software
Replies: 24
Views: 3088

Re: Text to speech software

By "txt documents" do you mean PDF? I see on Amazon's Kindle page that it has a PDF reader so you can "carry and read all your personal and professional documents on the go." So one would need to convert Word docs to PDF, transfer to Kindle, and then switch to audio and presto, one's work-in-progre...
by wetair
July 25th, 2010, 3:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Text to speech software
Replies: 24
Views: 3088

Re: Text to speech software

it can read txt documents so i would need to convert it first, than connect it to the computer and just transfer the file like normal. i haven't had it read txt documents outloud, but i've had it read its own stories outloud. its a lot better than the microsoft's voice, i can tell you that. but the ...
by wetair
July 25th, 2010, 2:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Text to speech software
Replies: 24
Views: 3088

Re: Text to speech software

yeah the narrator software is a big buggy. a workaround i found is to put the text in notepad. the 03 read aloud thing was so easy to use and worked too . . . my brother used it all the time to proof read his work for school. i would use the roll eye smilie here . . . anyway, for myself, i have been...
by wetair
July 24th, 2010, 8:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Text to speech software
Replies: 24
Views: 3088

Re: Text to speech software

depends on which version you have. word 03 has it under tools and speech, as far as i remember. word 07 doesn't, but if you have vista and up, you will need to use narrator (its in the control panel. a search will turn it up easier) to read aloud. or you can use a vb macro. if you have xp and word 0...
by wetair
July 24th, 2010, 7:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Text to speech software
Replies: 24
Views: 3088

Re: Text to speech software

not sure about special programs, but word can read my papers to me. its voice is terrible but it's good for helping me to check over papers before i submit to the teacher. haven't actually used it to proofread stories.
by wetair
July 24th, 2010, 7:01 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: I finally got the Kindle and I adore it
Replies: 20
Views: 3066

Re: I finally got the Kindle and I adore it

I've used Stanza to read on my iTouch (it is almost the same as the iphone. just w/o the phone and gps and camera). The smaller number of visible paragraphs take a little getting used to, yeah, but not too long. a couple days, in my case, i think. and the kindle has this odd system of assisnging num...
by wetair
July 23rd, 2010, 5:00 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Andrew Wylie profile in Harvard Magazine
Replies: 15
Views: 3121

Re: Andrew Wylie profile in Harvard Magazine

Just which rights they own is the question, isn't it?
by wetair
July 23rd, 2010, 4:54 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: I finally got the Kindle and I adore it
Replies: 20
Views: 3066

Re: I finally got the Kindle and I adore it

the iphone screen is about 2 post it notes. lol and yeah, it is not bad at all. 4.5 inches by 2.31 inches. 3.5 inches diagonally.
by wetair
July 22nd, 2010, 8:42 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: It's not fantasy. It's modern with some magic. What genre?
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Re: It's not fantasy. It's modern with some magic. What genre?

If they encounter magical things and fall in love, I guess I would call it paranormal romance. Especially if the romance is the main story, you know?
by wetair
July 22nd, 2010, 8:04 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Fantasy Books
Replies: 44
Views: 12818

Re: Best Fantasy Books

i've read some of the house of night series. it starts out okay, but later on, the mc turns into bit of a mary sue.
by wetair
July 21st, 2010, 9:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Trend: the acknowledgments page
Replies: 33
Views: 9655

Re: Trend: the acknowledgments page

i never read the acknowledgment page. and don't all books have them?
by wetair
July 21st, 2010, 9:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Fantasy Books
Replies: 44
Views: 12818

Re: Best Fantasy Books

love the drizzt books and the dresden files! but i couldn't get into The Sword of Truth series!

One of my favorite series all time the black jewels trilogy by anne bishop
by wetair
July 20th, 2010, 2:53 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: amazon sells more ebooks than hardcovers
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

Re: amazon sells more ebooks than hardcovers

It has just occurred to me that amazon's press release probably does not include number of hardcovers sold through third party bestsellers, whose books are usually cheaper (and new sometimes too!), so if you wanted a hardcover you would probably buy through the third part seller, not through amazon.
by wetair
July 20th, 2010, 1:42 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: amazon sells more ebooks than hardcovers
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

amazon sells more ebooks than hardcovers

So I just read this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/techn ... .html?_r=1

It says that amazon says they sold more ebooks than hardcovers. I am amazed.