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Free Cook's Illustrated FINALLY Released
« on: February 24, 2009, 10:44:48 am »
I have turned on my Whispernet and checked several times today.... but so far it says I have no new downloads available.  I thought that our free pre-ordered The Cook's Illustrated How-to-Cook Library was supposed to be delivered today.  I don't always have a good Whispernet connection in our area so I thought I would see if anyone else had received theirs.

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    Offline WestPointer1968

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 10:55:12 am »
    Nope, I haven't gotten mine either nor have I gotten the Frommer's City Set which was supposed to be free according to the email and ship the same day.  It is priced at $39 in the store, but customer service assured me I'd not be charged for it based on the email.
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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 11:05:39 am »
    Nope, I haven't gotten mine either nor have I gotten the Frommer's City Set which was supposed to be free according to the email and ship the same day.  It is priced at $39 in the store, but customer service assured me I'd not be charged for it based on the email.

    Have you tried to download from the Manage Your Kindle page?

    www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009, 11:10:32 am »
    I have turned on my Whispernet and checked several times today.... but so far it says I have no new downloads available.  I thought that our free pre-ordered The Cook's Illustrated How-to-Cook Library was supposed to be delivered today.  I don't always have a good Whispernet connection in our area so I thought I would see if anyone else had received theirs.
    Looks like release date for both of these titles has been pushed back.
    City Guide - March 5
    Cooks - I think I read Mar 26


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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009, 11:15:51 am »
    Have you tried to download from the Manage Your Kindle page?

    www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle

    I did, Jeff...... thanks!  Looks like they may have changed the date on us.

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009, 12:26:11 pm »
    I completely forgot about it! Oh well...
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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #6 on: February 24, 2009, 03:00:18 pm »
    wow I forgot about ordering that book too. I just got it cuz it was free

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009, 03:50:18 pm »
    I know that the cookbook was promised for Feb. 25, but I haven't recieved mine yet either.  wondering whether they're sending them all on the same day or spacing them out as they did with the new software.

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #8 on: February 24, 2009, 04:02:31 pm »
    When I went to the Manage Your Kindle Page, I see that they have, indeed changed the shipping date to March 26.  Some nerve!   >:(

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #9 on: February 24, 2009, 11:33:09 pm »
    I see I'm not the only one who was disappointed that I didn't get my new download today. I love my Cooks Illustrated cookbooks (and magazines), and I'm very interested to see how they "translate" on my Kindle. Although I'm not sure if my Kindle will ever replace my dead-tree cookbooks. Does anyone here regularly use kindle cookbooks?
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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #10 on: March 10, 2009, 12:45:44 pm »
    I just got an email from Amazon saying it "shipped"...waiting on downlaod now...
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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #11 on: March 10, 2009, 12:58:19 pm »
    Just checked - no email from Amazon, but on manage my account it has changed to say "processing order" in the open order section (expect it will be moved over to pending shortly).  I have lousy WN coverage so it will probably take forever to download.

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #12 on: March 10, 2009, 12:59:54 pm »
    Well, I can't connect to Wn eight now so who knows what's up. Maybe my "ship" email was a mistake...should go check Amazon. And double check that its not being sent to harm's K.
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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #13 on: March 10, 2009, 01:09:11 pm »
    I got mine shortly after I got the email.

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #14 on: March 10, 2009, 01:23:14 pm »
    No email, no cookbook but then...I'm always way late compared to everybody else.  ;D

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #15 on: March 10, 2009, 01:39:40 pm »
    I got the email and have the book.

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #16 on: March 10, 2009, 01:41:19 pm »
    I got both the email and the book a few hours ago.

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #17 on: March 10, 2009, 01:42:00 pm »
    I got the email, but have downloaded it yet.

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #18 on: March 10, 2009, 01:48:36 pm »
    If you're in a shaky whispernet area, I recommend transferring it from your computer. It's a very large file.

    I don't think I was expecting such a large cookbook...There are over 24,000 locations! Just flipping though the index there are tons of recipes that look really yummy.

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #19 on: March 10, 2009, 02:10:26 pm »
    If you're in a shaky whispernet area, I recommend transferring it from your computer. It's a very large file.


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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #20 on: March 10, 2009, 02:30:13 pm »
    The hardest part is remembering where you saved the file. Then just drag & drop or cut & paste into the documents folder.

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #21 on: March 10, 2009, 02:38:52 pm »
    I got my cookbook today...it's a goodie! 

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #22 on: March 10, 2009, 02:42:52 pm »
    I have it now.

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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #23 on: March 10, 2009, 02:43:29 pm »
    Got mine too
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    Re: Has anyone received their pre-ordered copy of Cook's cookbook?
    « Reply #24 on: March 10, 2009, 02:47:06 pm »
    Oh I can't wait. Mine still says pre order, but then I only heard about it a while ago and just ordered it. So maybe they send it out in batches.

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