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Welcome to KBoards, Or Welcome Back ;) OR Hi, glad you're still here. :D Congratulations on the book!  :)

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If you bought it on your account and didn't mark it as a gift, it comes automatically registered to your account.

You can go to your account and deregister it; it should be showing if you go to 'accounts and lists' and scroll down to 'your content and devices'. 'Devices' is the second tab.

She may need to deregister it from the device as well, which she should be able to do by going into settings. Tap the icon on the home page that looks like a gear, and then 'all settings' to the right (another gear icon). The top option is 'my account'. If she taps that option where it has your name, there will be several menu choices, one of which is 'deregister device'. If she taps that it'll be no longer connected to your account.

Then she can register it to her own account.

Note that she has to be on a wifi network to do this.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Oasis Cellular
« on: Yesterday at 04:56:00 PM »
I agree, I think it was a natural progression of phasing out the go everywhere 3g. It was really exiting with the K1 to be able to get books from anywhere. I hadn't even heard of any other e-readers before that and the e-ink display with the whispernet was the thing that got me to want one.

Now pretty much most homes have wifi and there are many wifi spots in many places too now. Much more than there were 10 years ago.

Exactly -- the cyber world was much different 10 years ago! :D

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The Book Bazaar / Re: [FREE] GUIDE TO WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
« on: Yesterday at 03:20:07 PM »
Welcome to KBoards, Or Welcome Back ;) OR Hi, glad you're still here. :D Congratulations on the book!  :)

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Oasis Cellular
« on: Yesterday at 03:15:10 PM »
Oh I believe some did it . . . . I just don't think enough did it to a great enough extent that it is the reason for the later restriction. I think it was more general than that.

Keep in mind, the first Kindle ONLY had 3G . . . it was the only way to get books wirelessly --- AND it was a game changer in the eReader market! :o Blew the Sony out of the water because you no longer had to connect with a wire to your computer to get books. Heck, you didn't even need a computer. :o

It makes sense that when WiFi became much more easily findable, and more and more people had home networks, that the cellular became optional and only used for actual Amazon communication.s :)

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Oasis Cellular
« on: Yesterday at 01:26:16 PM »
I believe you are correct. I seem to recall reading that the people using their Kindles as hotspots was the reason why Amazon restricted 3G to the store and Wikipedia.

I'm not sure I buy it.

To make a 3G kindle work as a hotspot would require some fancy engineering -- both electrical and software varieties. It just wasn't designed to do that. So, I'm sure it happened some -- 'cause there are always people who want to tinker and see what they can do with a thing -- but I don't think it was so widespread that it triggered the restriction.

The browser on the first few generations did let people access the internet and do things like check mail and some websites for anyone patient enough to use it that way. It was very slow and clunky and limited even then. Pretty much didn't work on any site with any sort of moving elements or even much in the way of images; it just didn't have the speed to handle such sites well. I honestly don't think most people really used it unless they had no alternative.

Still -- Amazon was paying for those connection charges. And pretty much getting nothing in return. So it made sense, when they developed a WiFi model, to restrict the 3G usage.

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: Yesterday at 12:02:29 PM »
I don't consider the ones I read set during regency time to be cozy at all. CS Harris isn't cozy not in what that is suppose to mean when I read about it. I don't think time period has anything to do if something is cozy or not. Otherwise any mysteries set in contempo times would be cozy, or not cozy. Its in the tone and the overall telling of the stories I think.

Doesn't cozy more or less imply an ongoing romantic subplot of some sort? At least, most contemporary cozies seem to be that way. Or else the investigator is a contented single gal/guy who spends a lot of time resisting letting friends set 'em up.

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The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Mystery fan?
« on: Yesterday at 10:19:03 AM »
That's what I thought! However, the pre-order on book 2 is $12.99 for the Kindle edition  :o , so doubt I'll continue even if I like it.

I think Agatha Christie is historical cozy -- except when she was writing they weren't historical, they were contemporary. :o

Anyway, you enablers have done your work again -- I bit. Not sure when I'll get to it -- at least two library borrows I have to give priority to. And, incidentally, if the new one is priced that high, that might mean it ends up available at the library. 'Cause I only have about 3 authors I'll pay that much for. :D

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The Book Bazaar / Re: The One: Sweet rom-com Free with KU
« on: Yesterday at 10:14:28 AM »
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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Oasis Cellular
« on: Yesterday at 10:08:41 AM »
Starting with the first Paperwhite I believe, the browser will only work on everything on wifi. On cellular, you can only go to the store and with the newer devices on wikipedia. That is it. I still have a kindle keyboard that can go anywhere, well, not everywhere, but I an pull up a map if I needed to. Will take a while, but I did so in a pinch before. I didn't have a smart phone then.
But the Oasis only wiki and kindle store on 3g.

Agreed. About the time they went to WiFi in addition to cellular, the cut the cellular capability to the Amazon store and Wikipedia only. As I understand it, the reason is that it costs THEM money. which is kind of a "duh!" if you think about it. So, they're happy to pay that for customers using their site, but not willing to subsidize the cost for people to use other sites or check their email. AND, at about that time smartphones and/or tablets were beginning to be pretty ubiquitous -- Apple had just released the iPad, as I recall -- so a lot of people had some other portable device as well.

I don't begrudge it -- why should Amazon pay for my connectivity to check email? :) It was a nice perk but I wasn't surprised when it went away. And, frankly, I always found using the browser on the early Kindles more annoying than anything. For me, even before I had a smartphone, it wasn't really an option unless it was an absolute emergency. The thing has always worked great for letting me read books anywhere though. :D

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The Book Bazaar / Re: The Mark of the Fae: The Gateway
« on: Yesterday at 06:11:14 AM »
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Welcome to KBoards, Or Welcome Back ;) OR Hi, glad you're still here. :D Congratulations on the book!  :)

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FWIW . . . the simple version is that a seller is obligated to collect and remit sales tax on sales he makes in any state he has a 'nexus'. In the past, this wasn't a huge thing -- there were catalog companies that didn't collect sales tax except for their own state, and state laws required buyers to remit the taxes when they filed their returns. Of course, that rarely happened. Not much was done about it one way or the other because it was a relatively small percentage of potential state revenues.

Obviously, with the advent of internet commerce, that's no longer the case, and states have been looking for ways to collect this tax for which buyers are legally obligated.

Amazon as a retailer does collect and remit sales taxes to states where it has a nexus -- which is pretty much the whole country now as they have fullfillment centers all over.

Many amazon marketplace merchants have been considering that they, as small retailers, didn't have to collect the tax except for sales within their own state, or they believed Amazon was handling that for them. As a result, they've not collected and remitted the tax as required and now they are finding they might be on the hook for it. It looks like the biggest complaint is that this was decided back in March or April but the contention is that it has not been communicated to these small retailers.

Y'all who are authors are Amazon suppliers, not marketplace retailers, and Amazon collects and remits sales tax if required -- which, for ebooks, mostly isn't. I would note, though, that if you're selling through a personal website, especially if you're selling phyisical books, there may be a requirement that you collect and remit the taxes. You should consult with your tax professional about that.

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I should probably do that . . . I have them kept track of in GR anyway and it does get confusing sometimes.

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Hmmm.

On both my android devices, I have the "Kindle for Samsung" app -- as they're Samsung devices. They still have the carousel style home page.

It doesn't really matter either way to me as I don't use either one very often to actually read on. But by having the Kindle for Samsung app, on at least one of 'em, I get a free book every month from a choice of 4 -- and these are different to the Kindle first books.

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I don't quite know how to explain this, but is there a way to downgrade of some sort? got to a previous update or "patch"? I'd appreciate, if someone knows how.

Not that I know of. Once it updates, you can't go back.

If you did a previous update manually, and still have the .bin file, you may be able to re-copy it to the kindle -- but I'm not sure the device will show it as 'ready for update' at that point.

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My sister and I share an account and we got $58.....would've been awesome if it had come through before we ordered our new Oasis! Will put it towards faster shipping option, so we can get them in our hands quicker! Yay

You should be able to change your order . . . . but to actually have it apply, you would probably have to cancel and re-order which may affect your shipping date. Still, if that's how you want to use it, you might want to contact Amazon and see if they'll retroactively apply it.

Also, I'm not exactly sure just how the GC will get applied. When I bought the Kindle, I had maybe $20 which applied and then my credit automatically reloaded by $100 because that's how I have my account set up. (I'd rather have one $100 charge on my CC every so often than a bunch of way-under-$10 charges every month.) I'm kind of suspecting, however, that, since the CC hasn't and won't be charged until they ship, that they might use the whole GC amount available at the time it ships, and only charge my card the remainder. At which time my Amazon credit will auto-reload again.

Or maybe it'll be exactly as it currently shows . . . either way is fine, but I won't be surprised if it changes.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: New Kindle Oasis!
« on: October 18, 2017, 11:39:02 AM »
Its not from holding, its when I go to the setting to see if I might #10 better than 11 afterall. And as I try to hit the up icon on the right, it takes it as a long press to go full on. Because at times, even after I calibrate, I find my eyes different and just want to adjust a notch here and there.

Ah! . . . I see what you mean . . . . yeah: sometimes my fingers are such that the touch seems overly sensitive, and others they're so dry that they don't even register. Usually it's the latter in which case I give a quick lick to the finger to moisten it and it usually works then.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: New Kindle Oasis!
« on: October 18, 2017, 11:12:39 AM »
That is how I always calibrated also. Go in a closet or bathroom, stand under a light, etc. Then put it where you want it. My issue though is that I accidentally touch the light bar at times. My Voyage doesn't always take my touches, I am touch screen challenged a bit. And after everything is calibrated and working fine, I manage to hit the last highest light and it all goes out the window. Because now it thinks under the light I was at the time, its how I want it. So I have to do it all over again. Ugh.


Hmmm. I never had that problem . . . I mean, you have to activate settings to actually adjust the light . . . . I guess I'm able to hold it without getting my fingers near that spot. Maybe because I use a cover and change the page with the haptic buttons.

It would be annoying for it to get changed accidentally like that, though.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: New Kindle Oasis!
« on: October 18, 2017, 11:08:50 AM »
Yeah -- I calibrated my light adjustment similarly: set it in bright sunlight and then take it into pitch dark and set it. It's always worked pretty well for me -- as long as I don't accidentally cover the sensor with a finger or something. ::)

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The article says: "Your Kindle should download and install the latest software version while connected to Wi-Fi and charging."

That's not happening with my PaperWhite 3. It still shows as V5.8.10. Are they staggering the upgrades?

The other thing about staggered updates is that, if you don't have wifi on all the time, and they send it when it's off, they might not send it again for a while. It likely will NOT come over 3G even for those who have cellular wireless.

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