Author Topic: Just venting about the dang KDP previewer  (Read 384 times)

notthatamanda

Just venting about the dang KDP previewer
« on: March 30, 2021, 02:18:56 AM »
I switched to Firefox because it kept crashing in Edge and it is still crashing.  :HB
 

Eric Thomson

Re: Just venting about the dang KDP previewer
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2021, 02:35:17 AM »
The entire Amazon website ecology has grown so complex, and more than a bit haphazardly, that it's living proof of Scotty's famous dictum.

 

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Re: Just venting about the dang KDP previewer
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2021, 03:17:26 AM »
I found Chrome and patience work best.  I wait for the loading to say "process complete'  for both the cover and the content before I invoke the previewer.  Then I check the news, re-read what I wrote recently, or spend time in contemplation. However long it takes, check the tab occasionally until the previewer appears. I wait and it no longer crashes.

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notthatamanda

Re: Just venting about the dang KDP previewer
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2021, 03:33:08 AM »
I got through it but if I find another error in that file before the release there's going to be some heavy drinking.
 

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Re: Just venting about the dang KDP previewer
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2021, 01:03:54 PM »
I have never had it crash. Tend to wait a really long time before viewing. I'll do something else and comeback to it. I use Microsoft edge.
 

VanessaC

Re: Just venting about the dang KDP previewer
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 12:12:11 AM »
Ah, technology. I feel your pain.

I have a Kindle Previewer downloaded onto my laptop and check my files there before I upload to Amazon - could that be an option for you?

It gets updated from time to time, so I think this is still supported by KDP.
     



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Re: Just venting about the dang KDP previewer
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 12:32:38 AM »
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I have a Kindle Previewer downloaded onto my laptop...
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I have been doing this writing/publishing thing part-time for five years and full-time for a year. Today I learned there is a Kindle Previewer app.

Everyday is something new!

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R.C.
 

notthatamanda

Re: Just venting about the dang KDP previewer
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2021, 01:06:34 AM »
Ah, technology. I feel your pain.

I have a Kindle Previewer downloaded onto my laptop and check my files there before I upload to Amazon - could that be an option for you?

It gets updated from time to time, so I think this is still supported by KDP.
Thanks. I'll think about it. I actually did another file end of last week in Edge and it worked okay. I'm not sure my poor little laptop can take anymore stress. I was just stunned because usually Firefox is fine. Of course Firefox wants me to install the update so...