The Kindle Scribe. Ugh. It’s not even available yet. It’s stupidly expensive. And it doesn’t have physical page turn buttons, which are the best thing about the stupidly expensive Kindle Oasis I already have.
But it’d be really good for marking up manuscripts.
This is front of mind for me at the moment because I’m currently proofing American Kill Switch for ebook and paperback. I do this on the iPad, after generating a PDF. It’s always surprising how much you pick up when you change the content medium. It shouldn’t be, because it happens every damn time. There’s just something about Microsoft Word, the industry standard app for first and second drafts, that actively conspires to hide typos and howlers.
But as soon as I shunt the manuscript over to my iPad and read the corrected proof in iBooks or the Kindle app, I see a whole bunch of stuff I was blind to earlier. I didn’t do that with the earlier books in this series, trusting that Audible’s edit would’ve cleaned out all the trash text. And I paid for that mistake, bigly.
So I guess I’ll be getting this thing. It’s got a larger screen, which is nicer to read on for hours at a time, and being a unitasker there’s no temptation to swipe away to another app.
That pen would be useful too.
Hold on, are you stating here that you actually haven't finished proofing American Kill Switch for ebook and paperback? This was supposed to be completed months ago. FFS. I've been waiting, money poised, to pounce on Amazon as soon as it's released. The tension has been killing me; and yet here I now find that all this tension was in vain.
I'm interested in a thing called the Remarkable, the device looks similar/same as that, a notepad, or annotating docs, and is e-ink based. I'm already well ensconced in the Bezos-ecosystem, unfortunately, so this could be an option too.
The Remarkable 'offers' an archiving option by subscription (free trial and then opt out after a month or two), or I could store my notes by emailing them as PDFs to myself. Given it'd be a work thing (and tax-deductible, wonder of wonders), I don't know if I'd want my near incoherent scrawls to be stored who knows where, but the alternative is remembering to save notes through a manual process.
If you'd like to take the hit and do a set product comparison/reviews for us, JB, it'd be most appreciated.
might be easier to read digital comics since Amazon bought out comixcology and made a useful comic reading app into crap.