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Moving content to Paperwhite


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Initial post: Aug 18, 2014 6:54:10 PM PDT
SickSquirrel says:
I have a 2nd gen Kindle, four years old. I bought a Paperwhite today for delivery on Wednesday. The old one has about one thousand books in twenty five categories.

I took pics of every page of content, assuming I have to redownload all titles. Are there shortcuts or tips anyone can offer?

I know this is time-consuming and I'd like to make it as easy as possible

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2014 6:57:08 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Why would you need that many books on your Kindle at one time?

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 6:58:34 PM PDT
What does it matter jeff? You aren't contributing to the conversation

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2014 7:01:51 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
So, what's your point?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2014 7:17:31 PM PDT
You will have to re-download your books, but those pictures weren't really necessary. When you receive your new Kindle, it should already be registered to your amazon account, and you books will show up in the Cloud setting, ready to download.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2014 7:27:20 PM PDT
loriltx says:
When you say 25 categories, I assume you mean collections? If so, once you download all of your books, you can then import your collections, and the books you downloaded will automatically end up in the same collection that they were in on your old kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2014 7:33:55 PM PDT
Well.... it does matter. The more books a device has the more slowness (sluggy), issues and quirks are encountered.

But in regards to your post... how does YOUR post add to the discussion? BTW: SickSquirrel could have found out the answer without creating yet another thread of repeated information by a few simple methods. A. opening the post at the top of the forum that says "Have a Kindle question?" or B. entering the words "transfer content" "transfer books" "move books" into the search of the forums and could have easily found the answer. I know the other day there were over 29,000 mentions of "transfer books" from countless threads asking this very same question.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2014 9:18:19 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
being that the Paperwhite supposedly has a capacity of 1100 books, you're going to find your Paperwhite running rather slow with that many books on it

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 9:25:38 PM PDT
Artist says:
The PW uses cloud collections, so unlike the K2, you can have a book listed in your collection without actually having it downloaded onto the device. I didn't like it at first, since I had a K2 and a KK, but now I love it. I only have about 30 books downloaded to the PW, but more than 500 listed in the collections.

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 1:36:12 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 19, 2014 6:07:47 PM PDT
Try the site http://kindle.amazon.com/your_reading to mark your books as read and rate them. It automatically imports your kindle books to their site so you can keep track.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2014 8:21:21 PM PDT
GDabney says:
I also have a K2i, and purchased a Paperwhite in December 2013. The collections transferred to my Paperwhite, they appeared on the home screen and in the cloud. I still use my K2i for audible books. Both Kindles are associated with the same Amazon account.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2014 9:21:04 PM PDT
Artist says:
As soon as you register the PW, connect to wireless and sync, you'll see all of the collections you've ever created, and all of the books you've ever placed into those collections will be listed. Neither the collections nor the books will not be downloaded, though, since they're in the cloud, not on your device. I recommend that you spend a little time reading the user's guide, especially the section about collections. It's a fantastic little device, though, so keep that in mind if you get frustrated.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2014 1:08:11 PM PDT
SickSquirrel says:
Hm, my post disappeared. Anyway, thanks. That link rocks!! I'll try to alphabetize each collection ad take pics. The Amazon box is next to me, to be opened after dinner. From all I've read, I should run it until the battery is dead, THEN charge for the first time. This way I can mark those I've read.

If I can get online from the PW I'll bookmark that page and mark "read" as I finish.

I will read the guide carefully and keep it handy (and visit here often to learn). I'm already wondering how to get the first book on there!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2014 1:52:09 PM PDT
 Ann says:
"From all I've read, I should run it until the battery is dead, THEN charge for the first time."

I don't know what you've read, but draining lithium-ion batteries is generally not a good thing, and there's certainly no need to do so prior to charging for the first time.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2014 2:09:58 PM PDT
Miss Carol says:
To go with what Ann said - it's not considered good to drain the batteries that are in Kindles - if you do it too often it can have very adverse affects. They send it to you with some battery power just so you can turn it on and go through the registration process and everything. But it's highly recommended that you charge it right after that.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2014 6:19:41 PM PDT
SickSquirrel says:
It was a post by a Kindle employee at Amazon. I didn't think it made a lot of sense but thought an employee would know. I'm pretty sure it was on this site...
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