My friend sent me his unpublished manuscript for feedback, so I converted it and sent it to my Kindle app on my iPhone to read. I took a lot of notes to share with my friend, highlighted typos, etc.
I've read that it's easy to share notes and highlights from purchased books, but can't find functionality to do the same with personal documents.
I downloaded all my notes as an HTML file, no problem... but if my friend isn't a Kindle user, how can he refer to Kindle locations to see what my notes are referring to?
I've dug into reading about a process using clippings.io which seems like buggy abandonware, and Evernote, but I can't figure out how to share my notes with my author friend. Any advice would be helpful.
The ideal end scenario, I suppose, would be to send him a pdf or word doc with my highlights included, or perhaps share the Kindle format with my notes included.
Personal documents are also not viewable in the Cloud reader. I'd sit here and transfer my notes manually into a Word doc if I could view my notes in the Cloud Reader, (that's a feature request).
You can export your highlights from within the Kindle app on an iDevice. With the book open, tap the icon at the top right that looks like a page. That opens the My Notebook section. Then tap the box with the arrow at the top right, and select Email, then the citation style you prefer. Fill in your email address, then send.
You'll then get the highlights in an email, which can then be Exported, or Copy & Pasted into Pages, or whatever word processing app you're using. You might need to play with it to see how's it all works.
Thanks, @Meya. I did export the Notebook already, but it exports as an HTML file with Kindle locations. I'm not sure how to find Kindle "locations" in the original document... without looking at it on a device like my phone. Super awkward!
Someone from the customer care team replied saying that my exact use case isn't possible at this time. I've read many web pages and blog entries by people reading scientific papers or academic documents wanting to save their notes in a similar manner (less so with sharing), and there are some hacky solutions but none that seem to work for my use case (iOS instead of an actual Kindle).