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Initial post: Nov 10, 2013 5:42:41 PM PST
gmkiz says:
ON old Kindle was able to create collections (books read, to be read, mysteries etc). Can this take place on the Kindle Fire. Tough going through all books to find theunread ones.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2013 5:51:33 PM PST
Not at this time. We do know something is in the works - this is on the product description page for new Fires:

Cloud Collections

COMING SOON-Organize your content library into Collections like "Favorite Books" and "Sports Apps" that are synchronized with your other Kindle devices and reading apps.

We have no further information about it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2013 8:11:39 PM PST
Dingfelder says:
How does this fit in with the "Amazon Collections" you can create now? Those look like mere lists you can share with others. There's nothing about importing collections from your kindle, or sending collections to a kindle, or even a single book from a collection to your kindle.

Similarly, Manage Your Kindle has nothing about it. I only saw it under Your Account/Your Collections, where it tells me I can add to my collections and start new collections, but won't let me start one.

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 8:17:50 PM PST
Since the words are in all caps... they are the important ones... COMING SOON> we won't know until the whole thing is revealed exactly how it all works.

As of right now, collections are only supported on eink devices. THe fires have no organizational system in place ... UNTIL the project noted by M. Francis is revealed/announced/shared with the rest of us.

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 9:07:15 PM PST
Tink says:
I'm not holding my breath. Two different CS agents told me that over the air update is an update to Mojito devices only and there are no plans currently to add that feature to non-Mojito Fires or updating the older Kindles with Mojito itself. Of course, they could have both made the same error or are handing out the info they're allowed to. They may come in the future. Who knows? People have been clamoring for collections for Fires as long as they've existed. I think Mojito is their answer. At any rate, I've resigned myself to not having collections for the time being. Either they'll really issue an update for all Fires or they won't and we'll have to get one of the new Fires if we want collections that badly.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2013 9:48:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2013 9:51:39 PM PST
Dingfelder says:
Collections already exist. The questions raised are broader than how collections work on the kindle fire, which is a smaller subset of questions.

I have an e-ink device. Collections as found under Your Account do not work with them. There is no cloud-based or account-based ability to transfer items while keeping them in collections regardless of device -- new purchases and transfers of already-owned materials all simply get lumped in a bunch on e-ink devices as well as Fires.

I'm curious about what anyone might know about how to get extant features working properly, not just what is promised in the future. Because there already is something called "collections" in place, but it means different things in different places and doesn't seem to be coordinated at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2013 10:26:59 PM PST
The Artist says:
I don't understand what you're referring to. I have collections on both my e-ink Kindle. I've chosen the category names, and I've moved books into those categories. While it's really only a tag that allows them to be viewed under that category (and not a folder into which they are moved), it works fine and I can easily find what I'm looking for among the 400+ books that are downloaded to my Kindle.

COMING SOON will be collections in the cloud (our archives). We don't yet know how it's going to work.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2013 11:07:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2013 11:09:32 PM PST
Collections created on one eink device can be imported to another eink device (I have a touch and a basic).

What features can you not get working?

ETA: the names of the folders transfer, I believe the book must be d/l to the device in order for it to be placed in the collection upon import.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2013 5:59:06 AM PST
You're right; they're not coordinated. On the RETAIL side of things, customers can create "collections", which sort of means, "Stuff That Marc Likes". This is in NO WAY connected to Kindles.

On the e-ink Kindles (and ONLY the e-ink Kindles, at this moment), you can create "Collections", which ... I allow is a dumb name. Kindle book "Collections" is merely a system of tagging books.

I might have a Mysteries Collection, a Chick Lit, a History, a Crime, etc...

But these are IN NO WAY related to your "Amazon" collections online.
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