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Initial post: Jan 17, 2012 2:05:45 PM PST
The gardener says:
What happens if when I connect to download all my free books I do not have room for them all? I have a lot already, but have gotten soooo many more since I connected to "Kindle land" last. I almost feel like a "free book hoarder" LOL

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 2:06:39 PM PST
The gardener says:
I forgot to mention that I do remove books from my Kindle after I have read them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012 2:25:54 PM PST
A. Dietz says:
Which Kindle do you have? Most can hold thousands of books.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 2:27:00 PM PST
Susan, they'll stay in the archive at Amazon so you can always download them again.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 2:27:47 PM PST
TerryInTexas says:
Are you referring to space on the Kindle? The max depends on the model, the advertised capacity is 3500 for the Kindle Touch. But you will have performance degradation (sloooow) way before then. Lots of us are free book hoarders. What I do each night, after the free books I picked for the day have downloaded, is move them to Archives, so that they are not taking up space on the Kindle device. I only keep 10-15 unread books at any given time on the Kindle to choose from for my next read. This frees up local space and maintains top performance. I then go "shopping" in my Archive when I want a new book, and download the selection again.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 2:33:12 PM PST
The gardener says:
I have the Kindle with special offers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012 2:37:59 PM PST
The gardener says:
Thanks bigdtc I will try this. Good to know I am not the only "Free book hoarder"

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 2:46:16 PM PST
LadyH95 says:
WHat I do is select the "Transfer via computer" before I purchase. Then on the next screen, I just go with whichever device it has defaulted and click "ok". Once it moves off that screen, I just close the window. That way I've "purchased" the book, but never actually downloaded it anywhere.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 2:54:02 PM PST
I select the cloud option, I have 1600 on my kindle and over 5000 in the cloud (including the 1600). 1600 is too many but I didn't realize I could have them sent somewhere else.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 3:08:53 PM PST
MamaSylvia says:
Just to clarify, you don't "move" books from your Kindle to your archives. Every book you have purchased from Amazon (including those you purchased for free) is already in your archives. All you are doing is deleting the copy that is on your Kindle.

Having said that, although I know I have plenty of room on my KK, I do quite a bit of pre-sorting before I purchase. I read books in alphabetical order by title (or by the title of the next book in a series), and I'm currently on Ms. So I'm only sending the book titles starting with M or N to my Kindle currently. I send the cookbooks to my K4Android (I keep hoping for pictures) and everything else I send to the Cloud, where the books will be available to download when I'm ready to read them. I am also desperately afraid of winding up somewhere with nothing to read, but having a couple of hundred on the Kindle itself is plenty for me, especially since some of them are favorites that I'm always glad to re-read.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 3:41:05 PM PST
My name is Dori and I am a free book hoarder. I think I need a 12 step program.....

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 3:44:31 PM PST
onewac says:
Dori, I think it is the same program for 1 click twitchy fingers!! There are so many of us who are ebook hoarders here.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 4:51:23 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 17, 2012 4:56:13 PM PST
I am new to the Kindle Fire. I have been reading the discussion boards and getting the free books. Can something please explain in detail how to go about putting them in the "cloud" and not on the actual kindle. Sorry, but i do not understand how to do that. Thanks for helping

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 4:56:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 17, 2012 4:56:50 PM PST
I sometimes have the free books sent to my Kindle4PC and then they only download when I click on them from that app. I especially do this for things like cookbooks.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 5:01:43 PM PST
Good thought on the alphabetical MamaSylvia.
I presort all of mine on the hard drive. I usually keep an average of 5-10 books per collection on my KK.
I have 4 pages of collections, with currently about 270 books. I read 1 book, go to the next collection, etc..
It makes for a nice variety as I go thru them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012 5:52:13 PM PST
K. C. Vogel says:
I think of the cloud (archives) as my personal library building. The device (or home screen) is what I have checked out.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 6:54:31 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 17, 2012 7:02:28 PM PST
TerryInTexas says:
Constance, I haven't done this yet, but when you go to "purchase" the free book, on the right side of the page is a 1click button, and text that states "deliver to" and then a drop down box. Select "Kindle Cloud Reader" in the dropdown box before you 1-click. That should deliver it to the cloud.
Hadn't thought about doing the transfer to computer option - tried it and works great, but admit I like looking over what I "bought" that day when I get home, so the Archives selection works best for me. May think about the cloud, though, in anticipation of owning a tablet someday...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012 8:46:27 PM PST
MamaSylvia says:
That would certainly provide a nice variety!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012 9:28:40 AM PST
The gardener says:
dori chatelain, You are a funny lady! LMAO

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012 9:34:54 AM PST
Kitty, I do that same - I send all books to my Kindle Cloud Reader, which is my library. They all show on my carousel, and if there's one or two in particular that I think I'll want to read first, I'll save it to favorites, but not download it. So I'm only saving the cover to my favorites to remember to choose from those selections first. Then when I'm ready to read, I'll download them to my Fire.

Posted on May 28, 2014 1:56:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 28, 2014 2:02:54 PM PDT
I have created "files" on my kindle that I sort all my books in. Then I "remove from device" and have most of my books just sitting on the cloud till I am ready to read them.

I have over 5000 books, and last night when I called in to Amazon because it appeared that over 600 of my books had disappeared (cause the kindle devices thing quit counting). I got quite a bit of "attitude" from the gal who demanded to know "who was reading all these books", and saying several times, "That is a lot of books. Who is reading them? Are you reading them? Who all is reading all these books you've gotton?" It was a bit of a tense conversation, as I felt like I was being very much chastised for getting so many books.

Yes, I hoard books. I am also a very avid reader. And, a lot of the books that I have I consider "reference books" that I won't be reading all the way through. But, if I am interested in a subject, and new books keep coming out about that subject, what am I supposed to do... refuse the new free book?

I read that Amazon may be putting a limit on how many free books a person can get, but at this time there is no such limit. I hope they don't institute such a limit cause if I then go through the free book list and see books I want but cannot have, well, I'll just pretty much close up the list and not be getting ANY kindle books - free or otherwise - and will go back to only getting hard copy or getting books from thrift stores.

I do want to cut down how many free books I pick up, but if someone makes that choice for me than I would stop getting kindle books altogether, and just stick with the kindle books I have.

Another thing, when I am picking up free books, I also see other books I am interested in and end up buying, to the tune of about $35. a month, which for me (on a VERY modest social security check) is a LOT of money. If I were not going through the free books list I would not be spending THAT money. PLUS, I also buy a lot of hard copy that I run across when I am on Amazon perusing through the books. So, I would say I spend a good $100 a month on books on Amazon.

Plus I buy tons of supplements, expensive eye drops, and a whole lot more here. So, the biggest share of my social security check goes to Amazon. I hope they consider the amount some of us spend here before they go limiting us on the free books.

In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2014 2:03:34 PM PDT
I have not heard that Amazon was considering putting a limit on the number of free books one can purchase. Where did you read this?

In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2014 2:10:23 PM PDT
Respond to the email you got after dealing with customer service and complain about that rep. There is no reason for the encounter to have turned tense over books.

I totally understand what you mean about shopping here - you come for deals and end up getting everything here.

Posted on May 28, 2014 3:18:41 PM PDT
It was mentioned by an author over at jakonrath dot BlogSpot dot com/2013/02/amazon-numbers.html
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