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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 10:31:09 PM PDT
Why? The ads don't even interfere with anything. And sometimes you get excellent deals.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 10:30:38 PM PDT
Probably clicking the wrong thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 9:03:11 AM PDT
A Book a Day says:
Pay more to Amazon so you can be rid of the ads. Think it is about $20 to $30.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 9:01:47 AM PDT
A Book a Day says:
Send the pdf file to your kindle email address.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 6:32:25 AM PDT
L. Sandlin says:
Yes, I was able to get The Hunger Games...I have found other books by authors that are available, just the ones I want are not. I generally search by author.
Thanks...Linda

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2013 8:46:32 PM PDT
monilee says:
Marlizteach, Condolences on your fire and congratulations on your paperwhite. If I could only have one kindle the paperwhite would be my choice.( though I must say I'm grateful that I don't have to choose ;-) ) I hope you love your new paperwhite!!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2013 8:27:55 PM PDT
marlizteach says:
Monalee, my Fire stopped charging (battery port problem) so I am getting a new Paperwhite! Thanks for telling me you like it. :( about Kindle Fire :) about Paperwhite!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2013 4:36:06 PM PDT
King Al says:
Most books are not in the KOLL. In order to access the library, you need to be a paid Prime member (not a guest or a free Mommy or Student member) and you need to borrow from an actual Kindle (not a Kindle app.) Try going to the store on your Kindle and search for "The Hunger Games." This book is part of the KOLL. Does your Kindle show that you can borrow it?

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 2:42:59 PM PDT
L. Sandlin says:
I have been trying to use the Kindle Owner's Lending Library, but every book I ask for turns out to be for sale, not for borrowing. I just looked up a book that is a few years old, can't understand why I can't borrow instead of buy. Am I doing something wrong?

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 8:18:54 AM PDT
A Book a Day says:
In Manage your Devices, go to Automatic Book Update and select OFF. For the few books I'd like updated, the rest of the dictionaries in a zillion languages drove me crazy.

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 7:55:07 AM PDT
Paul Quillin says:
Other than turning on airplane mode how can I turn off automatic updates?

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2013 6:25:02 AM PDT
watz says:
To get rid of the "special offers" you will need to go to your Amazon account then select "manage your kindle" then select "mange your device" then "unsubscribe to special offers" But be aware that it will cost you the 20 bucks you saved in the first place by buying the discounted priced kindle. However all of the screen savers will change from ads to lovely pictures and the banner at the bottom of the home page will be gone.

You will also want to turn off your "recommended content" you can do this thru the settings and it won't cost you anything.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2013 7:06:29 PM PDT
You go to "manage my kindle" and can remove the ads by paying the $15 surcharge (the discount that you got when you purchased the kindle w/ special offers). I did that, as I agree with you about preferring the artwork over the ads as screensavers.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2013 7:03:34 PM PDT
I had the Touch model previously, which did have sound, and after upgrading to the Paperwhite w/o sound, I can't say that I miss it at all, I use my Fire if I want to play an audiobook (which I don't really do anyway, as I prefer reading). I think Amazon would rather customers get a Fire if they want to play audiobooks or use the text to speech feature rather than having the added expense of audio capability for the Paperwhite when it might not even be enough of a selling point to warrant it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2013 6:31:16 PM PDT
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monilee says:
Marlizteach, I love my paperwhite the best of all my kindles. I've heard rumors that they may come out with a new model with sound. If they do I plan to get that too for audible books. Even without sound though the paperwhite is my favorite.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2013 6:18:07 PM PDT
marlizteach says:
Monilee,
Do you love your paperwhite? I am thinking of getting one soon.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2013 5:46:05 PM PDT
monilee says:
L Hightower, I think you can pay the $20 difference in the price to change over the paperwhite with special offers to one without special offers. If you contact customer service and use the call me option they should be able to help. I know you can turn off reccomendations under settings-device-device options. I have the special offers model but I have found some good deals that way. Hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2013 5:28:30 PM PDT
L. Hightower says:
I have had Kindle Keyboard for ages. Just got a Paperwhite and am so frustrated I am not sure I will keep it. Does anyone know how to get rid of the book ads that appear as screensavers (which replaced the beautiful artwork on previous models)? I also HATE the daily deal ads that appear at the bottom of my home screen. I just downloaded the latest software update hoping for an option that would let me turn this off. Any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2013 5:28:29 PM PDT
L. Hightower says:
I have had Kindle Keyboard for ages. Just got a Paperwhite and am so frustrated I am not sure I will keep it. Does anyone know how to get rid of the book ads that appear as screensavers (which replaced the beautiful artwork on previous models)? I also HATE the daily deal ads that appear at the bottom of my home screen. I just downloaded the latest software update hoping for an option that would let me turn this off. Any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2013 3:49:14 PM PST
Koko, you're welcome. :>)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2013 3:31:03 PM PST
datadame says:
My first Kindle PW did that too, AND was also not getting anywhere near the promised battery life - maybe 7-8 days with minimal use. Amazon had me do a master reset and try it for another week. At the end of that time, I was still have problems so they sent me a replacement. The new one's battery is a little better (still not convinced it's all it's advertised to be) but the multiple-page-turn problem is gone. Give customer service a call.

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 1:24:44 PM PST
snum says:
I'm interested in buying a Kindle Paperlight, but wondered if someone could answer a question I have about it... I know it's possible to read PDF files on the Paperlight, but do you have to connect it to a computer in order to open a PDF? For instance, if I had a PDF file attached to an email, could I open it wirelessly on the Kindle? Also, since PDF files tend to be larger, does anyone know roughly how many PDFs it could hold? Thanks for any info!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 9:25:09 PM PST
Kokopelli says:
Hi, John,

I too have always done my updates manually because I live in the country, and there's no way to get the automatic updates. You either do it via the computer, or not at all. Explicit instructions are appreciated, but if you're not actually following along with your paperwhite in your hand, it gets a bit confusing. I just got my PW, so it's already got the latest update. However, I've always found that the instructions from Amazon are just fine, and I've never had any trouble. I don't know why your instructions sounded so complicated, but at that moment, they did! Thanks for your note!

Koko

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 2:45:19 PM PST
@Kokopelli: I'm sorry for making it sound hard. It isn't at all. I was trying to be very detailed in my instructions in that post. It takes me about 4 minutes to download the update file, 2 minutes to copy it to the Kindle, and then the Kindle takes a few minutes to update and reboot. No more than 15 minutes in total. I have always done the updates manually, since 2010 when I bought my first K3.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 2:25:04 PM PST
Nora Stroud says:
Perfect so simple Thank You it worked
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