When you download samples, do they stay on your K indefinitely or do they have a time limit?
Nope they're there forever. . . . .of course, if you have to do a factory reset they'll be deleted. And they won't be able to be easily re-downloaded as your books are since they're not part of your archive. So you'd just have to go get them again from the book's product page.9MMare said:When you download samples, do they stay on your K indefinitely or do they have a time limit?
Yeah, but that's kind of a blessing. My Kindle is clogged with samples of books I once thought I'd want to read - long, long ago. It's kind of nice to start with a new device, and to say good-bye to "yesterday's samples."You'd have the same problem if your Kindle fails and you have to get a replacement, or just buy a new one
I know what you mean. . . .I did that too when I switched from my K1 to my K3. . . .I had in mind to read them all and decide what I wanted to buy but pretty quickly decided to just not worry about an awful lot of them. I have enough whole books to last several years and decided I didn't need to keep all those samples too. So I mostly started fresh.Me and My Kindle said:Yeah, but that's kind of a blessing. My Kindle is clogged with samples of books I once thought I'd want to read - long, long ago. It's kind of nice to start with a new device, and to say good-bye to "yesterday's samples."
Sage advice there. I always click the link to go to the product page and check the price rather than just hitting the buy button. More often I just check on my laptop so I can make sure it doesn't cost more than the print version.intinst said:I would note that the samples may last forever, but the price may change or the book even be removed from Amazon' sales list, so be sure and check before clicking that BUY button.
I fear I do the same thing. I like the idea of putting them all in one folder, but I don't use folders yet.Dr. Laurence Brown said:Yea, I have a habit of downloading samples and not reading them right away so it's a good thing they're forever.
Same here. I use GoodReads to review and mark books as I read them, but using it as a to-be-read list just wouldn't work for me. It's so handy to have the samples on my Kindle. Anything that sounds remotely as if I might enjoy reading it, I get a sample. I did cull some out the other day, as I saw a few that made wonder, "What was I thinking? I'll never read that!"mooshie78 said:I like keeping my big folder of samples. It's essentially just my list of books I've heard about and thought I might be interested in reading someday.
Though I suppose I could use goodreads to-be-read list for that--I did go in and list all the samples I had in there when I set up my account a while back. But I'm not sure I'll stick with it as the site hasn't really captured my interest much in general.