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The Kindle Kollection: Three Early Books about the Kindle [Kindle Edition]

Bufo Calvin
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Book Description

Is it time for Kindle nostalgia?

This low-priced volume contains the complete text of three books about the Kindle (a total of over 50,000 words):

* ILMK! (I Love My Kindle): Being an Appreciation of Amazon's E-Book Reader, with Tips, Explanations, and Humor
* Free Books for Your Kindle
* Frequently Asked Kindle Questions

Note: in the fast changing world of Kindles and e-publishing, some of the material in these books has become outdated.

From the author:

"Why combine these three books? While the material may be older, there is still value in it. For example, this book contains The Happy Little Bookworm and other Kindle fiction. Much of the information is still valid...the sources for free books are still out there to be used on the newest models. However, given that some of the step-by-steps are out of date, and so many things have changed, I didn't want people to get this confused with the new material I am still writing. Combining the three lets me offer them at a lower price."

About the author:

Bufo Calvin is a best-selling blogger and author about the Kindle and e-publishing. Bufo is a well-known member of the Kindle community, and continues to cover the latest developments.

Product Details

  • File Size: 285 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Bufo Calvin; 20111211 edition (December 11, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006L0KL52
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,181,446 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hit and miss...but worth it for a free download! February 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I downloaded this when it was being given away for free. I've had my Kindle for a few months and figured that, even though this book collection might be out of date (as stated in the description), it probably still had some things I could learn. Bufo Calvin is known as a "Kindle Guru".

The author states in the intro to the books that "these are the original books, [but] they aren't the original versions." Well, the books are still filled with typos, wording mistakes and tense errors. It drove me crazy.

In the first book, ILMK!, here are a lot of jokes and silly Kindle stories dispersed through. The author calls them kriddles, klimericks, and khumor. It just wasn't for me. I think you need a certain sense of humor to enjoy that stuff.

Q: How do readaholics pay their monthly bills?
A: By the Kindle of their teeth.

Q: What state has the most e-book readers?
A: Kindle-tucky.

The second book was more useful, about various Kindle websites and where to find free books. There are a lot of hyperlinks to take you right where you need to go. I also enjoyed the third book, the FAQ, which is the largest of the three books. The Kindle doesn't come with much of a User's Guide, so there are always things to learn, like shared accounts and working with pdf files. Some questions were very rudimentary, but I think it pays to at least skim through them.

I would never recommend this collection, but I'm rating this three stars because there *is* still some valuable information here. I did learn a bit. And I knew going into it that it was a bit outdated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for the Non-Techno Kindler February 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Having been a subscriber of Bufo Calvin's "I Love My Kindle" blog since the first of this year, I've learned more about Kindles and Amazon than I ever thought I could. He writes in a way that even a non-techno person like myself can understand (I still can't figure out the cell phone I've had for 4 years :)). Thanks Bufo! When his compilation book "The Kindle Kollection: Three Early Books About the Kindle" became available and was free (thanks, again!) I decided to download it and see what it was about. There is a great deal of humor and information packed into these three small books. Easy to read and understand. I've had my K2 since March 2010 and have had some questions about why and how - nothing that kept me from using it as Amazon has created a device that even the techno challenged can figure out. I have only been reading on it - couldn't figure out how to add MP3 files or documents to it. I had several Ah Ha! moments reading the Kollection. I would highly recommend this Kollection to anyone who has a K1, K2 or KDX and wants to delve deeper into what your Kindle can really do. Plus, you have to read the Star Trek parody. It's hecklarious!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful Information April 27, 2013
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I have one of the original Kindles and have used it mainly for reading (no music, movies, e-mail, etc.) I remember reading my Kindle User's Guide three years ago, but since it was all new to me at the time, I didn't understand most of the tips. Now that I'm used to the basic functions of my Kindle, I was ready for some more advanced info and I certainly found it in Calvin's books.

I appreciated his tips on playing music, organizing my books into collections, searching for a passage in a book using key words, and even his explaining how to play mine sweeper.

He lists non-Amazon sites for downloading e-books and gives detailed instructions for how to get these books onto your e-reader.

Yes, some of this stuff might be outdated for the newest Kindle models, but it was a big help to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting. January 19, 2013
By J. Earl
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Like to catch up on old posts.Good writing. Very informative. Recommend for all Kindle users. Makes your Kindle more useful.
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More About the Author

Bufo Calvin has been writing for more than thirty years. With a background both in books (as a former bookstore manager and inveterate reader) and technology (going back to the punch card days), the Kindle was a natural fit. With a strong desire to help people understand and enjoy things, which led to a career as a professional educator, Bufo has become a well-known part of the community of Kindle owners.

Since answering questions is one of Bufo's favorite things to do, you are invited to ask them in the forum on this page.

"ILMK: I Love My Kindle!"

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