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Let's Talk Kindle! / How to display page # on the basic Kindle ($69)?
« on: January 11, 2014, 08:52:00 AM »
Is it possible to change the progress bar lower left corner of the screen to display the page # rather than the percentage? Or is this a limitation of the basic Kindle? Thanks!

Let's Talk Kindle! / PW 2 frame popping up. Anyone else?
« on: November 05, 2013, 05:57:34 PM »
I just received the PW2 today and find that the frame is popping up out of the casing along the bottom. It's barely visible, but if I gently press down, the plastic sinks down, sticks a bit in place, then pops up again. Very subtle, but def something that I can see getting worse, especially if I continue to read without a cover. Is this a common problem?

Also, if I send it back for a replacement, will they send me a refurbished or a new unit. I went through something similar with MY old K3 but was afraid I would just end up with a replacement that had some other issue.


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Thanks everyone! I went ahead and ordered the wifi-only. I only rarely utilized the 3G on my K3, but when I did I was so glad to have it. But nowadays wifi is so accessible, plus the potential of tethering, I think I should be fine. Just not worth he extra $. I did however, splurge on the ad-free version. Definitely worth the $! :-P

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Kindle Accessories / Re:
« on: November 03, 2013, 02:35:47 PM »

But selecting a case is very personal and highly subjective, in my opinion. If you're in the US, Best Buy does carry the Amazon case in stores--you might be best off checking it out in person to be sure.

Thanks! I'm going to check it out!

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Kindle Accessories / Amazon Cover for PW2 - too slim?
« on: November 03, 2013, 11:30:43 AM »
I've found that some of the "slimline" tablet cases are too slim. In female with fingers are on the longer side and they tend to  cramp if I don't have enough to hold on to. I'm concerned that this might be the case with the official kindle PW case and the knockoffs floating around out there. The problem with the thicker padded cases is that most of them hold the kindle in a leather cutout frame. I really prefer the snap on backing used on the K case, with the entire front surtax pod the device exposed. Do you think I'll be OK with the kindle case or is there a thicker option out there that has the snap in feature? Thanks!

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Let's Talk Kindle! / How difficult is it to tether PW Wifi to phone?
« on: November 02, 2013, 05:34:34 PM »
I'm thinking about moving from my K3 w/ 3G to the wifi-only PW. I'm hoping that on occasion I'll be able to tether to my Galaxy S4 Android phone. I assume this is possible? Is it very cumbersome? Thanks!

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Thanks everyone! I had actually tried to reinstall but that didn't work. Not sure why I didn't think to try another book, after reading this thread I tried and the margins were fine. Definitely an issue with the book itself. Thanks again for the help.

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I just noticed that the margin settings on the Kindle app on my Nexus 7 seem to be off. I prefer the setting with the least margin area, yet when I hit that setting the margins are still quite wide. When I raise the type size just a bit, the margins are even wider, making the text a narrow column down the center of the screen. For what it's worth, all if my page settings are pretty typical - within the range for normal reading. I normally read on my K3 and have never had this issue. And on the occasions when I've read on the Nexus app, I don't remembering having this problem until now. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this a bug? Is there a fix? It's quite distracting. Thanks.

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I have about 200 books on my Kindle. Does anyone have a quick reference system for reading descriptions for those books? I know I can go on the website on my "manage kindle" page, but even there it's a pain to click 3 or 4 times to find the description. And, of course, if I do it on my Kindle itself, I have turn on my wireless, navigate to the book, etc.

I'm not lazy, LOL!, but I know there are lots of clever Kindle users out there and I'm wondering if anyone has devised a system for this!


Thanks so much! I was expecting responses that basically said "no can do. " I'm glad I decided to ask anyway. Great info!

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I had my books sorted into a few different categories on my original kindle. After amazon sent me a replacement due to a technical issue, I got lazy and never even created any categories. Now I have a ton of books on my kindle keyboard and want to finally set up categories, but the prospect of assigning each book to a category one by one seems daunting. Is there an easier way? Perhaps a way of doing it while my kindle is connected to the computer and doing a drag and drop? I'm open to any suggestions. Thanks!

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It sounds like you're either sending from a non-approved email address, or you don't have your 'send to' address correct.  Have you changed something recently?

Also, Amazon just released a "send to kindle" application for PC's to make it easier to, well, send stuff to your Kindle.  I wonder if that's upset the apple cart?  Though I don't quite see how it could have.

Thanks! No, I haven't changed anything recently. I guess I'll go ahead and try the new app. It was nice doing it all from Calibre, but maybe I can still get that fixed.

I've been converting books from epub to mobi and emailing them to my kindle for quite some time without a problem. All of a sudden, it's not working and I'm getting "failed attempts". Is this happening for anyone else? As an alternative, I tried emailing the file (mobi) to my free kindle address and that fails as well. Can anyone help? I love the convenience of this feature! Thanks!

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Re: KSO listings - Best source for the latest?
« on: December 28, 2011, 11:07:26 AM »
I totally forgot about that option!  Thanks.  I'm going to switch to SO.  If I switch back,  do my screensavers go back to the dead authors?

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Let's Talk Kindle! / KSO listings - Best source for the latest?
« on: December 28, 2011, 07:30:00 AM »
My husband and I each have K3's, but his is the one with Special Offers. He doesn't pay attention to them, but I'd like to know when new offers come out.

I realize there are several good sources out there, like the KSO thread here on this board and the blog "Books on the Knob", from which I get regular RSS feeds. While these are great, they aren't "quick references". I would subscribe to the thread here, but there's a lot of discussion that goes on between new KO's and I don't have time to sift through it. Books on the Knob has a lot of non-KSO info also and I'm pretty sure I've missed out on some deals that I haven't seen on that blog.

So... Is there a thread, blog, list, etc. that is dedicated exclusively an ongoing KSO list? Ideally I'd like to have an RSS feed with this info, but I'm happy to bookmark a page on the web that is kept current. Someone had a Facebook page dedicated to a KSO list, but it hasn't been updated in months.

And, yes, I could just check my husband's Kindle periodically, but because he travels I don't have access to it on a regular basis. And, yes, we could just switch Kindles, but mine is 3G (which I depend on for regular WhisperSync, etc.) and his is not. ;)

Any suggestions?

Never mind!!  I think I got it. You have to go into the Personal Documents settings. I don't think they had this area set up fully the last time I tried to assign a separate email to my husband's device.

I thought for sure I read a tip here, but cannot for the life of me find it.

I just bought my husband a Kindle - so now there are two Kindles registered to my account. I use Calibre to email epub books to my Kindle and want to do the same for my husband, but I want to be able to send different books to each device. Around the same time that I purchased my husband's Kindle, Amazon started allowing only one kindle email address per account (regardless of how many K's were registered on that account) which meant that anything that I emailed via Calibre automatically goes to both Kindles.

I thought I had later read somewhere that either a) Kindle had gone back to allowing separate email addresses for each device, or b) there was some fix to this that involved deregistering/re-registering the 2nd device and then taking some further actions.

Can someone confirm that any of this is possible and either explain the process or point me to an earlier thread that can help me?

Or maybe I just dreamed it?!?!  ??? :P


ETA - Is there a way to email an epub to the Amazon cloud only? Then I could just send the books to that particular device from the cloud?? Just a thought.

I don't think so?

This is at the above link:

Yes - but that's a whole other process (going into Amazon, playing with settings, going back to Calibre) added to just emailing from Calibre.

Here's information regarding recent changes to Kindle Personal Documents Service and "Associating Kindles to your Send-to-Kindle E-mail Address":

Disappointing. Looks like every time I email something to my Kindle, I'll have to go in and delete from my husband's Kindle. Blech.

I just bought a Kindle for my husband, so now I have two devices on my account.

When I went into the device management page on Kindle, I gave my husbands K it's own name to distinguish the two, but i also want to give him a unique email address ( For some reason, when I edit the address for his device, it automatically changes his AND it changes my existing address to his. When I went to change mine back to my original address, it changes BOTH back again. Isn't it possible for each unit to have it's own Amazon address?

I ask because I often email pdf books to my Kindle via Calibre using the free email address provided by Amazon ( When I email a pdf, I want to specify which device receives the document. I don't want a document to go to both devices by default.

I hope this makes sense!


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Keeping track of SO's on my husband's Kindle?
« on: October 03, 2011, 06:46:06 PM »
Like, Luv, said...they only come out every 4 days.  It's not too difficult to track once you get use to it.  You'll want to flip on his whispernet and make sure they download. 

My husband didn't turn his on for a month or two and the special offers quit coming.  It took me a quite a bit of work and a couple of phone calls to CS to get it straightened out. 

Thanks for the tip!

And thanks for the link posted above. I'll have to watch that thread!

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Keeping track of SO's on my husband's Kindle?
« on: October 03, 2011, 06:44:57 PM »
Could you just swap Kindles with him?

 I would actually just go ahead and swap with him, except mine has 3G. I read on my phone quite often and I really like how 3G ensures that my WhisperSync is always accurate. He'll never read on his phone, etc., therefore WhisperSync will never really come into play for him.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Keeping track of SO's on my husband's Kindle?
« on: October 03, 2011, 04:48:16 PM »
I've had the K3 wifi/3g, no SO since January. I just bought my husband his first Kindle and went for the Kindle Keyboard w/ wifi and SO. It's supposed to arrive tomorrow, so I have yet to experience the SO concept.

I doubt very much that my husband will pay any attention to the Special Offers. I, on the other hand, want to make sure I'm aware of them and make use of them whenever possible. So what's the best way to do this when I don't read on his Kindle? Would it be adequate to check his Kindle every morning, for example, just to see what comes up? How frequently would I  need to check so that I don't miss out on one? I would actually just go ahead and swap with him, except mine has 3G and I really like how it ensures that my WhisperSync is always accurate.

Any tips would be great! Thanks!

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Am I crazy? Buying K3, not Touch?
« on: October 03, 2011, 04:40:58 PM »
How about giving him your K3 and you buy yourself the new Touch?

Of course I thought of that! LOL! It was my FIRST thought, actually!  ;D But I really don't think I would love the Touch. I'm a very tactile person and I really get a sense of satisfaction clicking on the forward buttons on my K3. I have my smartphone's virtual keyboard set up so that the "keys" both make a click sound AND slightly vibrate when I touch them. On the K3, I rarely use the keyboard to begin with, so I'm really indifferent.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Am I crazy? Buying K3, not Touch?
« on: October 03, 2011, 12:02:04 PM »
Thanks so much everyone! I didn't expect so much support for the K3 Keyboard given all the excitement surrounding the newer models. I just ordered my husband the K3 wifi so and an m-edge light to go with his "like new" M-Edge Profile case and M-Edge BARGAIN priced Leisure Jacket. I plan on pre-loading his Kindle with a couple of favorite authors. I think the package will make a really nice gift for him.

And re: the $79 Kindle that was suggested above, I seriously considered that until I realized it doesn't have an audio output for MP3's like the K3. While neither of us listen to music when we read, I have a track of ambient wave sounds that I listen to if I'm reading while my husband or kids are watching tv, or if I want to read in a noisy coffee shop, etc.  I don't know if my husband will care about that option, but I enjoy having it, so I'd like it to be there if he decides to use it.

Thanks again! Given all the hype, I'm impressed with such rational replies! :)

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