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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 3:47:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 20, 2012 3:47:45 PM PDT
Rogue says:
Joanne:XOXO! just sayin Glenn

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 3:50:16 PM PDT
Glenn: XOXO :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 4:31:25 PM PDT
Rogue says:
Joanne: I think you got this one last time it was free. Even if I never read it which I want to, the cover looks great on the shelf. Good reviews are still in. Enjoy! Glenn
Whale Song

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 4:37:29 PM PDT
Hi, Glenn- Yes, I downloaded that one last time you recommended it but still haven't read it (like the other 1000 plus books I have on the KF). I also picked up a John Lennon book today. If you're interested, here is the link:

John Lennon - the story of the original Beatle (Inspirations Biographies)

Joanne

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 4:46:14 PM PDT
Rogue says:
Joanne: Good find! Got it and thank you sweetie! Glenn

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 4:48:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 20, 2012 7:17:39 PM PDT
You're welcome, dear.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 4:54:33 PM PDT
Rogue says:
XOXO! Sweetie!

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 4:58:25 PM PDT
Thrive, Toshiba!

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 8:02:51 AM PDT
Donna Stapp says:
Joanne, Glenn: I've had Whale Song on my Kindle for a long while and still haven't read it, either.....so many books, so little time:) P&L to you both.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 2:17:58 PM PDT
Hi, Donna- Peace and Love to you as well. Enjoy your Kindle Fire. Joanne

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 2:21:16 PM PDT
Rogue says:
Hi Donna! It's worth having "Whale Song" for the cover art as it looks really nice on your bookshelves. P&L to you as well! Glenn

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 2:30:54 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 22, 2012 5:23:53 AM PDT
Eve says:
As long we're talking updates to the Kindle Fire, I would suggest the following:
- Include the ability to show pages rather than percentage of book read. The percentages mean nothing.
- One of the features I loved on my old Kindle was the ability to click on a book a I had downloaded and be able to click on its description. This comes in handy when I download several books from the same auther and want to remeber the premise of the selected
book. What I do now is go back to the store, look for book then select it to remind myself of plot and why I bought it. It's annoying.
- Finally, when are we ever gonna have the ability to create Collections?
I don't understand why these features were removed from the newer Kindles, namely the Fire.

Those were my two (rather three) cents.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 6:10:33 AM PDT
Love To Read says:
@Evelyn:

The Fire does have a way to get the discription of a book. When you open a book, tap anywhere in the book to bring up the menu at the bottom. Then press on the ladder looking thing (sorry, I don't know what it's called) its beside the Aa. A page will come up with a list of options. Book extras is what you are looking for. It's usually got everything from characters to quotes to settings. I will say however, that I have a had a few books not have anything in them, but I usually try and put something in when I finish a book (if I remember). I hope this helps you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 6:25:24 AM PDT
Eve says:
Thank you. I'll try it out when I get home. Appreciate your quick reply.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 6:32:48 AM PDT
Love To Read says:
You're welcome! Also about the page numbers and collections, let Amazon know via their feedback option on the Fire. Just press the cog wheel at the top right of your Fire, then "more", then "help and feedback". I know a lot of people have done that so hopefully they listen!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 7:18:53 AM PDT
Eve says:
I send an email to amazon feddback from the office.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 7:19:41 AM PDT
Eve says:
They responded thanking me for my feedback. We'll see how it goes...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 9:16:33 AM PDT
@Evelyn Lopez

Evelyn, you can have page numbering on your Kindle Fire. With your computer just follow the link below:

http://www.1mobile.com/kindle-13239.html

This will allow you to download "Kindle for Android version 3.6.0.87". Kindle for Android works just fine on my Kindle Fire, and on many other's.

When you install Kindle for Android, you will have to register it, and it will be registered as a new and separate device. All of the current content on your Kindle Fire will be incorporated into the Kindle for Android library. But any new books that you buy will have to be for your Kindle for Android Device. As you will no longer be able to send it to your Kindle Fire.

Kindle for Android has page numbering for all books that support page numbers. Many of the new books written specifically for Kindle's do not have page numbers though.

Toshiba Thrive Rules!

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 9:50:12 AM PDT
Eve says:
Thanks for your post. But I have a question: I download to my Computer, and then what?
Do I connect the Kindle to my computer? I've never done this.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 10:03:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 22, 2012 10:05:36 AM PDT
@Evelyn Lopez

Okay, now I have opened up a can of worms. I guess the pertinent question would be how computer literate you are?

Do you have a microUSB Type B Cable? A cable to connect your Kindle Fire to your Computer? and have you use Windows Explorer, or My Computer previously?

If so then you would connect your Kindle Fire to your Computer, and move or copy the Kindle for Android app from your computer to the Download folder on your Kindle Fire. Then disconnect your Kindle Fire from you computer.

You can use your Gallery App or other File Manager to go to your Download Folder on your Kindle Fire and tap the Kindle for Android app and install it.

If you do not have a cable to connect your Kindle Fire to your Computer. You can go to Amazon and in the Apps for Android, purchase WiFi File Explorer Pro. It is very inexpensive and if you choose to do this. Once you have it installed I will give you instructions to move and install the Kindle for Android App with that application.

WiFi File Explorer PRO

Toshiba Thrive Rules!

Edited to add link.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 10:24:12 AM PDT
Eve says:
Actually I AM computer literate (I was a Systems Engineer for Mainframes :D) That said I use my Kindle to read so I've never
been tempted to play around with it by changing anything in it's operating system and downloading games - things like that.

Thank you for you advice. I'm at the office; just downloaded the APP. I plan on trying this out when I get home.. By the way,
I have Apps like Poeple Magazing, NBC News and local papers. That won't change will it?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 10:32:59 AM PDT
@Evelyn Lopez

Happy that you have an idea of what you are doing!

As I said earlier, Kindle for Android is a separate device. so any subscriptions would need to be sent to it. How that works, I do not know.

But that being said. When installed Kindle for Android, will overwrite the Stock Kindle Reader. And if it is not working for you, then simply uninstall it and your Stock Kindle Reader will reappear.

As I do not have any subscriptions, I have no experience with setting them up. Though this is the same application as is used on all the other Android Devices so I think that there is a way to set them up.

But again, Kindle for Android is a separate device, and while it may be on your Kindle Fire. It is a separate device from your Kindle Fire.

Toshiba Thrive Rules!

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 11:07:17 AM PDT
Eve says:
Thank you for your help. Really appreciated it.
I'm going to play with this during the weekend.
I'll let you know Monday how it went. wish me luck ;)

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 11:09:57 AM PDT
@Evelyn Lopez

As they used to say in the acting profession, "Break a Leg".

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