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Books starting at "Chapter 1"

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Initial post: Sep 3, 2013, 7:12:53 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 3, 2013, 7:15:13 AM PDT
Robin M. says:
Has anyone else noticed that books are starting right at Chapter 1 when they used to go to the cover of the book and go page by page to the start of the book? I like to see the covers when I open the book first time. Hope I said that right. I mean it skips all the author/ISBN (hope I said that right) info, the forewords, the dedications, etc. I have to click "Goto" and choose "cover". Is it just me? If so, how do I get it to go back to how it was?

Sorry need to edit I have a Kindle Fire HD 7"

Posted on Sep 3, 2013, 7:19:18 AM PDT
oldmanriver says:
My KK does the same thing but it doesn't bother me at all to have to go through the menu/go to/cover to get to the cover. we all have little things that bug us but this is not one of mine. I am sure there are many others like yourself who wishes it would go straight to the cover.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013, 7:26:34 AM PDT
Robin M. says:
Well it used to right up until about a little less than a month ago. I am more curious if there was some update that did this. And if it can be reversed. You're right. We all have things that bug us. This is one of mine.

Good to hear it isn't yours. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013, 7:31:50 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
I'm almost certain the the point at which a book opens is set in the formatting. This makes it a publisher's decision, not Amazon's.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013, 7:33:03 AM PDT
Robin M. says:
Thanks. It just seems that recently EVERY one of the books I open starts like that. It almost seems like there was some update to Kindle.

Posted on Sep 3, 2013, 7:37:01 AM PDT
Bollycats says:
I don't think I've ever had a book open at the cover. I've always had to use "Go To" and "Cover". I wish there was a setting that we could choose to go to the first chapter or the cover. I like to read my books from the beginning-like a paper book.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013, 7:38:56 AM PDT
I think someone must consider it a convenience feature to go straight into the book. But I agree it would be nice to be able to choose where a book "starts" when you first download it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013, 7:46:33 AM PDT
That would be great. Most* of my books have started at Chapter One, even when the book has a prologue. I've gotten into the habit of going to Location One when I start a book, but I'd love to be able to make a global specification for my account or device.

* Can't think of any exceptions, but I'm sure there have been some.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013, 8:01:10 AM PDT
Miss Carol says:
It didn't used to until a month ago - I've had my Kindle far longer than that (a couple of years now) and most of the books I got started at chapter 1. I've always had to restart them at the cover. In fact, I don't think I've ever had a book that starts at the cover. Some of them were formatted to start at table of contents and a couple at stuff before chapter 1 (prologue or whatever), but not the cover.
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