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  1. James Gilbert

    I was surprise to run across a link to my own article from 9 years ago. Things have changed so much since 2011 that I removed the video and have since moved my blog to my own website so none of the links work. (See https://jamesgilbertmusic.com for my current blog)

    What works now in 2020? For Finale users there is an option to export in EPUB format. For Sibelius users I would export a PDF file of a piece formatted without any white space in the margins. Then use Kindle Create (from Amazon) to create the kindle book.

    I think back in 2011 we were all excited to be able to get our music onto the Kindle and more importantly Amazon, but let’s face it, reading music on a Kindle device (other than the 9-inch DX) is very difficult if the music is traditionally formatted. To get a good (large enough) view on the Kindle, you end up with 2 or 3 measures per system and maybe 2 or 3 systems per page. That’s a lot of page turning. I gave up on music for the Kindle within a few years of this article. The handful of pieces I did put on Kindle are still there and I might make $5 or $6 a year.

    Personally I only buy digital music if it is in PDF format and can be downloaded to my iPad or computer with no DRM restrictions or proprietary apps/software needed in order to view my purchased music. I rarely buy printed (paper) music.

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