This is a huge huge huge thing for me. Between acting as a publisher and as an eBook converter, I often have clients, editors, and authors who proof digital copies. They frequently have to send me the corrections back in a separate text file or e-mail message… and it’s a pain. Hell, the only reason that I keep Microsoft Word around is due to the comments functionality. (LibreOffice – you caught up on that yet?)
However, if you are using a DRM-Free book, it’s quite easy to transfer your notes.
Please note – I am using Kindle for PC (Windows version) here. I run it in a virtual machine on my linux box; most of my clients and authors run Windows, so that’s what this guide focuses on. Click to embiggen pictures.
First, make sure you are showing hidden files. You’ll simply move the .mobi file to My Kindle Content – and when you make notes (or highlights) it will create a file with the same name but a .mbp extension.
Then, it’s as simple as sending both files (and you can probably get away with just the MBP file) to the other person, and they’ll see your notes throughout the book:
BDAOW. No confusion, no muss, no fuss.
I’m sure there’s a way to get the MDP file from a Kindle and/or (unlocked) phone; if anyone has guides to that, it’d be vastly appreciated.