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Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
« on: May 03, 2010, 07:19:55 am »
Yesterday I ordered a P. G. Wodehouse book, " A Wodehouse Miscellany/ Articles". It is listed on my Kindle but, when you click to read its blank. Not a big deal, it was free I looked back in today and now it is a $1. Do you think that is the reason it isn't showing? 

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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 07:23:21 am »
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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 07:25:22 am »
    Are you sure you went far enough into the book - there are sometime some blank pages at the beginning in paper books and if it hasn't been reformatted very well for e-books they might still be there.

    Have you tried restarting your Kindle?

    Did you buy it from Amazon? If so it should be available to re-download from your 'manage my Kindle' page. If restarting doesn't help, then delete it from your Kindle and re-send it. If that doesn't work you'll need to call Kindle CS I think.

    If you bought it elsewhere you'll have to check whether you can re-download before you risk deleting it or just check with their CS about what to do.
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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 08:26:20 am »
    Ordered it from the kindle store. All my other books are working. All I get on this is the cover page. I think I will try to order it again from the kindle page. Only this time I'll have to pay $1 for it. ( I am cheap )

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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 08:47:32 am »
    Have you tried re-downloading your original purchase? If that doesn't work call Kindle CS - it's a free number and they should sort it for you. It may only be $1 but it's the principle of the thing.
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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 09:09:23 am »
    Yes, I completley deleted it from my Kindle 2 and reordered it. It was still free. It still does not work. This time I noticed the have a little box beneath. It states Optimized for larger screens. This title has complex layouts and has been optimized for reading on Kindle dx's Kindle for pc or Mac's larger screen, but can still be viewed on other devises. That being said I can't read it on my Kindle 2. I love to read Wodehouse and there is a lot to read so I can live without it but, they shoud tell you if it doen't work on some devices.

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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 10:42:58 am »
    Check at ManyBooks .net (search by author).  I think I saw it listed for free there and they often do a better job of formatting public domain books than Amazon.

    http://manybooks.net/

    Also, check out the thousands of books available at Project Gutenberg

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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 11:11:07 am »
    Thanks, I looked it up and they have it. It says on Gutenberg that it is not copyrighted in the US, Does that mean I shouldn't download it? I havn't tried any other site for ebooks, I did learn how to use audible.com from this board.

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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 11:14:27 am »

    Hmmm ... I've downloaded almost all of his books with no problems, so go ahead and give it a try. Worst thing that can can happen is that the copyright police will come to your house and confiscate your Kindle   ;D  Just kidding about the copyright police!
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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010, 11:20:17 am »
    Thanks for you help. Ok, I'll learn that site next. You tell them thier copyright folk, this ole Kindle protected by Smith and Wesson. Just kidding about the copyright police ( not the smith an Wesson )

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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 01:06:04 pm »
    If it is not copyrighted in the US, that means it is public domain in the US.  If you are in the US, you can freely access it.

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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #11 on: May 03, 2010, 01:22:09 pm »
    Duh, All I really had to do was think that out. Thanks

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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #12 on: May 03, 2010, 03:08:10 pm »
    You might want to go to www.freekindlebooks.org/MagicCatalog/magiccatalog.html directly from your Kindle's browser.After downloading the "magic catalog" you will be able to get public domain books on Gutenberg directly from your Kindle downloaded directly to your Kindle--no USB, no computer needed.
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    Re: Ordered a Kindle book but nothings in it.
    « Reply #13 on: May 04, 2010, 06:52:24 am »
    raynsally:  while it is certainly true that you can get a public domain book elsewhere, do let Amazon know about the problem with the book you got from THEM. . . .they can't fix these sorts of things unless they know about them!
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