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Creating Book Collections on Kindle fire

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 1:09:51 PM PST
C A says:
Yeah, I know, there will always be people who insist Amazon is not calling the Fire an eReader but go look at the Amazon home page and the Kindle home page and you will see the Fire promoted as one of the Kindle family, not as some other thing they just decided to call a Kindle.

Posted on Dec 8, 2011 7:27:00 AM PST
Totally wish they had this

Posted on Dec 10, 2011 3:16:45 PM PST
There is a great option on the Kindle Fire itself to provide feedback directly to Amazon. Go to the menu, hit More and Help & Feedback is the first option. I've let them know about a few changes I would appreciate, including the ability to organize books and other applications, especially on the home screen. Please provide Amazon feedback! I think that will have more impact than posting on a customer forum.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 2:12:59 PM PST
I completely agree! I just got a fire and the inability to categorize my books is a real problem. Ugh.

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 2:19:58 PM PST
HN says:
The Kindle Andriod app just needs to be update. I heard it's being worked on.

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 6:39:25 PM PST
J. Hope says:
Very disappointed that you can't categorize books in the Fire. Come on amazon, it's a must have. Would not have purchased had I known - would have continued with my old Kindle. Are you planning on adding this feature?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 7:53:59 PM PST
Gayla says:
Crystal N.
thank you for this advice it is Dec 25 and i got the new software update yesterday and was very sad to see the subject of collections not addressed so i have used this feedback method to let amazon know about my needs.

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 8:30:26 PM PST
jeb says:
So disappointed that there is no way to organize my 200 books! If I can't figure out a way to organize them then the Fire may have to be returned. Organizing them by author helps, but how do I sort out a series by the same author? Perhaps I can find that ap to download onto my PC and organize them there. Shouldn't have to do it that way! Anyone help me in finding the necessary ap? Thanks in advance.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 8:08:09 AM PST
Definitely, The Fire needs to have Collections.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 6:43:50 PM PST
ShellM says:
I agree! So disappointed I cant group my 400+ books into my kindle fire. I plan on.keeping my kindle 3 a as my dreaded. Otherwise I like the fire

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 3:56:29 AM PST
EchO-27 says:
I was going to purchase the Kindle fire till I saw that the Fire couldn't organize into collections. Will have to wait till this is fixed before purchasing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 12:59:06 PM PST
Jim Tucker says:
Yes, yes, YES! This absolutely needs to be fixed....and SOON.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2012 10:43:42 AM PST
T. Sanders says:
I want collections both for the books on my device and the cloud. My wife and I read a lot of the same books and would love the ability to organize them and see the books that we have purchased in an organized manner that may not have been read yet.

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 12:20:22 PM PST
frog0568 says:
This is a huge negative for the Fire. I did not know about this when I received my Fire. My daughter has asked if she can have my other kindle, but I am reluctant to give it up because I can't organize my books! Please fix Amazon!

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 1:05:19 PM PST
Nanook says:
I understand the argument that you could have space issues if you downloaded all your books and had collections since the standard Kindle isn't competing with apps, videos and music.

That said we can make playlists on the Cloud for our music; those are essentially collections of MP3 files. Organizing your books on the Cloud in a similar manner (have a collections area, list by title, author, etc.) would not seem to be a big stretch. But not being a programmer, I can't say that with any confidence. Hopefully Amazon does make the change to the Cloud organization and add a way to organize the books into shelves or something akin to playlists.

Posted on Feb 11, 2012 6:22:25 PM PST
Just returned my Kindle Fire for a refund.
I have several hundred ebooks, so I will mostly use my Kindle 3 (a.k.a. keyboard).

I was hoping the Kindle Fire - and the Android Market app - would have collection support, and properly manage the current reading location (e.g. viewing a footnote should not reset the furthest point read).

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2012 10:21:56 PM PST
ZeeMo says:
ZeeMo says:

Amazon will you Please listen to T. Sanders!!!! I received a Kindle Fire for a gift and was terribly Disappointed to discover there was no collection feature for my books. I have books I haven't read in my collection on my Kindle 2nd generation. I use my collection to store books I haven't read and once read from the collection I delete from the device. I would like to keep my Fire but the collection feature is of much importance and needed.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2012 11:29:42 PM PST
I totally agree with you. I re-read a lot of my books, or have a lot of series that I'm planning on reading. Without collections to keep everything straight, I can't find what I'm looking for. Keeping books in the Cloud would be fine, IF they could be organized there so that I could easily find them for downloading. Even if they added a 'notes' section in the 'Manage' section for each book, that would help out.

I love my Fire, but HATE not having the ability to organize. For this reason, I am never getting rid of my Kindle 3, it is a much friendlier reader.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2012 5:45:20 AM PST
Kentuck says:
I agree. This is my first Kindle and I would love to have this feature. In the mean time, I created a Word document with all my books, putting them in catergories, and emailed it to my Kindle. This will work in the interim.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2012 7:32:39 AM PST
jeb says:
That's a great suggestion! I can do that! Thanks.

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 7:53:54 AM PST
B.J. says:
OK. Hear's hoping you will be kind to a first-timer who doesn't understand what all this is about. When you talk about the cloud, are you talking about the cloud on my KF, or my computer? I have nearly 700 books. Do I need to delete them from my device? Is the device the KF? Is there a place on my computer where I can organize my books? I don't do videa or music. Maybe delete all books from device except those I want to read next? I'm just really confused, and would appreciate any help you might give me. I've read all the info on, but what I want to know is WHERE is the cloud? the device? When I buy a book, it always goes to my Kindle. Do I then need to delete from device? Help!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2012 8:18:42 AM PST
Nanook says:
The cloud refers to having your information stored on servers on the web, in this case Amazon. So when you call up a book on your Fire, you'll see two options on the top. One is Cloud and one is Device (I believe). The cloud you will see all your books. The Device is ones that are actually physically on your device. If you click on a Cloud option, it downloads to your Fire to use. If you push and hold on a book, you have an option to say, "remove from device," which takes it off the storage of your Fire but it's still at Amazon's server - in the Cloud - for access later.

Hope that helps!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2012 8:20:02 AM PST
Kentuck says:
B. The cloud is on the Amazon web site, basically they are storing your information for you for free until you decide to download it onto your Kindle. The device is the Kindle Fire. Some of the books I purchase automatically download on the KF and some are sitting there waiting for me to download.

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 8:22:42 AM PST
Kentuck says:
Also, I got some free books and decided I didn't want them even on the cloud. You have to go to amazon's web site to delete them permanently on the web.

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 9:23:20 AM PST
B.J. says:
Oh, it's wonderful to talk to people who know what the heck they're doing. So, I don't need 703 book physically laying around inside my Fire. Do I delete all books from device except for a few I want to read next?

Thank you both so much. I've taken all morning to find and download Cloud for PC, but finally got it. YAYYY
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