Aug 6, 2011

A VC: Sharing My Kindle Highlights
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Technology

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When I read a book, I tend to do a lot of highlighting. I like to share many of them publicly on the web. I’m currently reading Keith Richard’s biography Life and you can see the public sharing in action…   right now on my tumblog.

For years, when I came across a highlight I want to share, I pulled out my laptop and manually typed the quote into Tumblr. I do that with hardbacks, paperbacks, and the Kindle app on my iPad.

It’s a pain in the butt, but the desire to share the quote is such that I’ve been doing it. I was with my friend Steven Johnson yesterday and he told me about a trick that is a game changer for me and maybe you too. When you are reading on a Kindle (or a Kindle app), your highlights are sent to a private page at amazon.com. The address of my page (and yours too I imagine) is https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlights.

If you have a kindle and do a lot of highlighting, go visit that page and you’ll see all of your highlights.
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  • Katrina L.

    Hi, Tom

    Making highlights and sharing them seem to be a popular feature of the Kindle. These can be helpful to readers and writers alike. Trying to access notes and highlights online can be difficult for some users though.

    An iOS app than can change all this is soon to be released. Snippefy (http://www.snippefy.com) lets Kindle users read and share their notes and highlights under one place. They can also share them to social media instantly or schedule them out. They can be integrated to other platforms and apps such as Evernote, Dropbox and also to email.

    I hope you and your community will get a chance to check this out.

    Thank you

    • Hi Katrina,

      Thank you for the tip. I will be sure to check out Snippefy. We need more curators to cover all the great topics we have on the site. Please keep in touch by visiting, I always welcome great comment’s here.


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