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Initial post: Jan 20, 2013 11:02:07 AM PST
dani926 says:
I checked out a book (Cracking the AP Calculus AB & BC Exams
2012 Edition) for my kindle through Overdrive. When I click "Get for Kindle", it takes me to a page that says

"Looking for something?
We're sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site"

I've already checked out books through Overdrive so I know that it's probably just a problem with this particular book, but I don't know what to do...

Any help is appreciated, thank you. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2013 11:10:24 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 20, 2013 11:11:52 AM PST
Dittie says:
A search here doesn't pull up a 2012 edition, only 2013.

ETA: Cracking the AP Calculus AB & BC Exams, 2013 Edition (College Test Preparation)

"Start reading Cracking the AP Calculus AB & BC Exams, 2013 Edition instantly on your Kindle Fire tablet or on the free Kindle apps for iPad, Android tablets, PC or Mac."

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 9:56:50 PM PDT
This is the most frustrating problem I have had on my Kindle. Don't know if it is an OVerdrive issue or an Amazon issue. I check out the book on Overdrive, it shows up in the archived section, I go to manage my kindle and there it is and shows that I have borrowed it, I click download and it is nowhere on my computer. One Kindle customer service person worked with me for about 15 minutes and we finally found it, a process so laborious that HE couldn't remember how we got there. The second time I tried the rep couldn't even begin, the third time--tonight--I was on the phone with a rep for about 25 minutes and we were both totally frustrated. The line went dead (who knows, maybe he hung up--I certainly wouldn't have blamed him) and I didn't have the energy to try again. I am not computer illiterate, I know the buttons to push. Again, is it Overdrive, Amazon, my earlier model of Kindle, stupidity, what???

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2013 5:16:37 AM PDT
Sarida says:


1. Are you using your computer to check out library books from your local library? Or are you going through the Overdrive app from your Fire?

2. Have you been successful in the past, or are you new at using Overdrive?

3. You said that you are trying to download it to your computer. Are you using the Kindle App for PCs or are you wanting to read it from your Cloud?

4. Is there a reason you want to download it to your computer rather than your Kindle or Fire?

I do all my library things on my computer, because you can't download Kindle books from the Overdrive app. On my computer, I go through the checkout process and it asks me the format I want. I click Kindle if available. (Not all library books are Kindle format.) At the download prompt, it opens the Amazon window. At that point I click "Borrow" and send it to the device I want (Kindle Keyboard. I could also chose my Kindle for PC, my iPad, my phone or my husband's iPad. All registered devices show up and I can choose.)

Now. If you chose a different format, then it is a different process.

Look at your local library account on a computer to make sure the book is checked out and which format is available for download. Then take it from there.
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