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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2012 3:51:25 PM PDT
JannE says:
Okay, slowly, I only download books through kinlib and ereaderiq, so all my books do come from Amazon. The PRC and AWZ books are identical. I ran a couple books through online-convert to make sure. What I will do now is del a prc then go in and see if I can still read the book on my Fire. If I can, good-bye prc files. I don't/haven't (ever) emailed a book to my Fire. I am of the KISS mindset, at least until I have a real good grasp of all the things I can and cannot do. So those prc books DID come from Amazon. Now what I may need to look into is if they are books I downloaded to my pc from my kindle library and then if they are, mystery solved! If not, I guess I will never know why they were downloaded to my Fire.

Posted on May 1, 2012 9:25:10 AM PDT
TravelingGal says:
I just want to thank whoever suggested leaving wireless off and side-loading books instead. My KK hasn't rebooted once since I started doing this. It's a little bit of a pain and won't work when traveling but for my day to day needs, it works really well.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 3:37:12 PM PDT
Mame says:
Traveling Gal & others
The "side loading" term has been used a lot...can someone tell me exactly what and how of it????
v

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 3:54:00 PM PDT
JannE says:
Mame, sideloading is when you download your books to your computer then transfer them to your Kindle. You need a micro-USB cord to do it. I do it a lot since I only have dialup available to me where I live. I suppose you can also do the same with downloaded apps, etc. Do you have a Fire? I am asking because all of the Kindle owners I know here, the ac plug has a USB connection inside it.

Posted on May 1, 2012 5:00:59 PM PDT
Margaret E says:
Yes, you need this cord to sideload -- included with other Kindles but not the Fire: Amazon Kindle Replacement USB Cable, White (Works with Kindle Fire, Touch, Keyboard, DX, and Kindle)

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 6:10:54 PM PDT
Mame says:
JannE
Thanks for the info. Is it most common as you mention - for dialup?
I have broadband, Verizon, but it is slow. Have not called them yet for more speed. download times out for videos on the Fire.

USB connection 'inside' the USB???? plug - how??
v

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 6:41:09 PM PDT
TravelingGal says:
Mame, the Kindle cord comes with a micro plug at one end that plugs into the Kindle. The other end of the cord has a wall plug but there is a USB connection between the wall plug and the cord and you can separate them so you can use the USB port. Confusing, I know, but it's very helpful to have both options.

Apparently, I jinxed myself with my earlier entry since my KK just restarted. :-(

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 5:34:16 AM PDT
Mame says:
TravelingGal
OK - I was looking at the plug that came with the Fire. Thought my eyes were worse than diagnosed and I already know that I have a mental block when details are missed. Sorry, and thanks.
v

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 9:34:50 AM PDT
JannE says:
The Fire's plug does not have the USB end in the plug. Only the regular Kindles.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 12:07:05 PM PDT
Mame says:
JannE
Thanks, keeps me from thinking my eyes are gone completely.
v

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 12:12:45 PM PDT
JannE says:
I know the feeling. When I got my Fire, my friend with a Kindle asked me why I bought a micro-USB cord when the USB end was in the end of the plug. I spent about a half hour trying to find out how it came apart. Good thing I didn't strong arm it!!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 12:17:54 PM PDT
Mame says:
JabbE
I did exactly the same thing when I heard that there was a USE in the cord. I missed the Fire part of the statement (I guess)
v

Posted on May 2, 2012 2:39:36 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 2:46:59 PM PDT
Caliopia says:
Brad S. you are entitled to your opinion just as I am entitled to have 9,000 books in my Kindle Archives (which Amazon indicates in all the Kindle information that they will store for me). Not all my books are free, I share an account with two others. We take turns buying gift certificates to use to buy books. Some books I enjoy, some my husband and others my mother reads. As for4 the freebies, I've read many of them and only found three that I considered to be poor or unreadable. Those free books I do get, I get because they sound like something someone on my account would read. We are all retired and would rather read than watch American Idol or Dancing with the Stars.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 3:10:29 PM PDT
The newest ones don't have the wall plug, I think you have to buy it separately now for 10 bucks

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 3:13:31 PM PDT
My question is what's it to you? Is my having a large amount of books harming you in some way? Interfering with your life?

"this book collecting is a sickness." And where did you get your medical degree, Dr. Phil?

Why does everyone with an opinion feel the need to state it? No need to hate, just my opinion.

Posted on May 2, 2012 4:18:52 PM PDT
ohsosorelady says:
Has anyone else very recently noticed that this problem with restarting has improved. When I sync now only aprox 3000 books show as archived and my KK is not restarting. I have over 7000 books archived.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 4:21:05 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 4:30:51 PM PDT
self promoting is against amazons terms of service

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 4:47:54 PM PDT
@ Brad - Many of us have one account for multiple people with varied interests. I have over 22,000 books on one account and due to having Kindle problems, I started a second account. My account is used by my teenage nieces & nephews all the way through my 80+ mother. As you can imagine, my mother would not want to read some of the science fiction/fantasy that my boys read.

Many books are free but not all. I've only had a few free books that are so bad that I didn't finish them so I don't agree that free means "most are bad to start with". Maybe you need to be more selective in picking "free" books because you can often avoid the "bad" ones by taking a look inside.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 5:09:34 PM PDT
Caliopia says:
ohsosorelady, I've been afraid to say just that. I noticed it a couple of days ago but didn't want to say anything in case it was just a lucky isolated incident. I'm glad to hear the syncing has improved for you. I was able to download two books to my Kindle Keyboard with WiFi and no restart. My archives still show the incorrect number of books (around 3500 when it should be closer to 9,000) but that doesn't bother me one tenth as much as the restarting did. I'll keep my fingers crossed that Amazon found a fix for that problem and will continue to work on the Archives issue.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 6:18:01 PM PDT
Mame says:
Jo Anne S
How do you browse? Collections, archives, cloud??
I tried collections, but don't have a really good method and still had trouble browsing. Then the devide balked and stopped working.
Doesn't the download normally keep content in 'most recent'?
v

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 6:26:48 PM PDT
What might be funny is if, while browsing 22k titles, Grandma might accidentally discover she really digs manga.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 6:46:27 PM PDT
JannE says:
The download goes to two places, the carousel and Books. I find my .mobi books in Docs, then open them to get them on the carousel. I use kinlib (amazon), ereaderiq, pixel of ink and power reads to view lists of free and discounted books. I don't have a method, I have an obsession.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 6:52:20 PM PDT
KAragon says:
Hey- my dad read a zombie book and asked me to find another for him. I just about fell out of my chair. I have no idea why he would have downloaded the title in the first place but we're all still laughing about Grandpa reading zombie books.

K
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