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Initial post: Sep 13, 2010 3:36:44 PM PDT
Skeester says:
Help! I bought a book for my Wi-Fi only K-3. The book went straight to archived items. Tried downloading it from there wouldn't do it. Kept getting download unsuccessful try again. Tried several times, nothing. Went to amazon.com manage your kindle, clicked on the kindle I wanted it to go to said successful, still nothing. I loved my new kindle until now. This is very frustrating, My K 2 had the book within seconds. I am very upset right now. Any suggestions?

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 3:38:54 PM PDT
C. Davis says:
I had the same issue.
This is how i resolved the issue:
Press: Menu
Select: Settings
Press: Menu
Select: Restart

(I think that's how it works, I don't have the Kindle with me)
Basically I restarted the device and it worked as it should.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 3:40:17 PM PDT
Do you have bars? Are you connected to your home's wifi network or at a free hotspot like McDonalds or Starbucks?

Your K2 got its books through 3G/EDGE--a cell phone network. You chose not to buy that option so you are getting books in an entirely new way now.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2010 3:47:59 PM PDT
Skeester says:
Thanks C. Davis that seemed to do it. Will I have to do this everytime I order a book?

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 3:55:40 PM PDT
ALAN says:
No, Barbara, just occasionally your device gets stuck on itself and needs a restart. If you have wifi connected, you should be able to download books easily.
Alan, at Quid Pro Books, publishing nonfiction such as my own The annotated Common Law: with 2010 Foreword and Explanatory Notes (Legal Legends Series)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2010 3:57:53 PM PDT
C. Davis says:
No, I have downloaded many and only had to do it once.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2010 4:13:27 PM PDT
@ Alan, could I just suggest that you note in your signature that your book is US common law? I would hate to see people think that it would apply elsewhere; as you know, some common law can differ between countries, even those as close as Canada and the US. (Not trying to hijack the thread; just a suggestion.)

Posted on Sep 19, 2010 6:01:29 PM PDT
ALAN says:
Fair point, Lesley, as I am not sure Oliver W. Holmes ever went to Canada and I am pretty sure he cited no Canadian law sources in this book I annotated. But otherwise it is actually a pretty universal book, in the sense that he explained centuries of British common law and also French, German, and Roman law (civil law) sources. So it should be of interest to those in Canada, the UK, and other countries. It does not really purport to tell anyone what the current state of the law is in any country, including the US, but my annotations do update the reader on concepts and terms. He did go to the UK regularly to visit his girlfriend.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2010 6:38:50 PM PDT
Hi, Alan -- if it's as general as that, I'm sure it's fine. In the course of my working life (risk management) I had to take quite a few law courses and was made pretty aware of differences, but what you describe is obviously broader than specific to US applications. All's well!
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