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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 8:46:32 AM PDT
Meya says:
J. K. you can return your Kindle within the first 30 days if it doesn't meet your needs.

As you have found out, the e-ink Kindle models are not in color. But, if you have tried it for reading, you may also have found out how great they are for reading on. While color is nice for some things, for plain flat out reading, nothing beats e-ink.

Use it for a few days, and send it back if you don't like it. You decide which is more important...having pretty color covers, or the text between the covers.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 8:47:41 AM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
I suspect you'll get over it rather quickly once you start reading and focusing on the stories.

Posted on May 3, 2012 5:05:18 PM PDT
Rosy says:
Just got my kindle touch a couple of weeks back and agree with the majority viewpoint here: great device but would LOVE the option to be able to sort by cover. Please, Amazon, update!! I know colour isn't an option, but still... I find I use my iPhone to first peruse my book covers in order to choose which of my books I want to read. I agree with the poster above: the covers have all been "ripped off" on the Kindle device!

Posted on May 21, 2012 9:30:03 AM PDT
Luca Saba says:
Please Amazon, not only sort by cover but give the possibility to display metadata too!

Posted on May 21, 2012 9:37:12 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
And of course the more things that display on the screen takes more memory which the Kindles do not have. It would only slow it down as it is trying to load. Try loading a webpage with a lot of graphics and see how long it takes.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 5:11:26 AM PDT
Emily Rowley says:
I don't understand why kindel suggest on the adverts that you can see a front cover that fills the whole screen? Am I missing something? Should I be able to see a cover of the book other than in the buying/reviewing stage?

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 5:21:24 AM PDT
Debi says:
I'll admit I wanted them to open up to the cover also when I first got my kindle. Now it's no biggie.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 5:23:05 AM PDT
Emily Rowley says:
I don't mind!although I do like to analyze a cover and it separates one book from the next more definitely, but it seems a bit like false advertising.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 5:36:49 AM PDT
Meya says:
The picture of the Kindle with the book covers displayed is showing how the books look when browsing the Kindle store.

I'm curious, to everyone who wants to see the covers displayed on the Home Page of the Kindle. Do you sit your paper books on your shelves with the covers showing? Doesn't that take up a lot of room?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 5:48:16 AM PDT
Debi says:
That's not really a fair analogy. When you pull a DTB out you do look at the cover even if only for a moment.

Fact is many Kindles don't even have covers at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 5:54:13 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
nope - fooled me too when I saw that pic

however, you can easily longtouch on the title and see the cover, full title and an option to see more about the book

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 5:56:00 AM PDT
Meya says:
I hardly ever looked at hardbound book covers. I remove the cover when I'm reading a hardback.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 6:12:52 AM PDT
Emily Rowley says:
No, but as you get into a book and twists and turns happen, and things alter, they way you saw the cover in the beginning alters too. Each time you pick it up you are faced with a cover to reconsider. This is what I find anyway. I am an art teacher and print maker though so these visuals are all part of reading a book for me.

so when I received my kindel for christmas I didn't think id love it as much as I do. I am happy to swap a front cover for a hands free read while im showering or drying my hair!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 1:31:05 PM PDT
Yes, get those Nooks! Then enjoy BN customer service! Get a refund on a book bought by accident!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2012 8:55:46 AM PDT
michelle says:
OMG me to thanks. They need to update

Posted on Jul 1, 2012 8:58:56 AM PDT
michelle says:
Thank you one and all. I have searched and searched saying they are on the one on the screen why can't I find the option. Ugh at least I can now relax because I am not an idiot. Please amazon give us the option to view book covers it is the only I miss about books the cover is your visual to a books contents

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2012 9:06:58 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
you can always select a book title and look at the book details to see the cover - myself, I seriously doubt the Home page will change much for the e-ink kindles

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 5:36:25 AM PDT
QBA says:
Come on Amazon, give us the option to choose book cover display or not. I was too under the impression that kindle will display book covers, if they don't provide this feature I may have to consider other ebook reader, when the time comes to update my current kindle touch.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 7:29:07 AM PDT
You would go to a different brand, and possibly lose your entire library in doing so, just because you can't see the book cover for the few seconds it takes you to open a book? Seriously?

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 9:33:42 AM PDT
T D. Webster says:
I also would appreciate having the option to view the cover. View or not view - my choice! If I do change to another ebook reader - I can easily take my entire library (600+) with me by converting with Calibre.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 9:47:01 AM PDT
King Al says:

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 9:59:43 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
quite possibly illegal in a lot of cases

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 10:39:54 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 16, 2012 10:41:04 AM PDT
If you're talking about your Amazon-purchased books, removing the DRM to convert them is illegal. I'm just sayin'. Announcing that you're going to do that on one of Amazon's public forums might not be the wisest thing to do.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 1:22:39 PM PDT
T D. Webster says:
Sorry if I mislead you. These are not illegal "books" - but are a vast collection of my personal pdf files and Word Documents. I use my Kindle as a `'reader''. I have created individual covers for each and would like to be able to take advantage of seeing them. I just wish this option was available.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 1:28:41 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
covers are viewable on the Kindle Fire
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