only had my kindle for a couple weeks but since im currently in argentina I have had to download purchased Amazon books to the computer, and then transfer via USB to the kindle itself. Right now i have a folder on my desktop containing all copies of everything on the kindle. I dont see any reason why this couldn't be burned to a disc. in fact thats what i plan to do at some point.. re downloading books from amazon is simple enough if you only have to do a few at a time. If however, you need to re download all your purchases it can be a real pain in the butt because your unable to download them as a single download. you must individually download each one.. Makes life much easier just keeping a local backup and then burning or duping it somewhere on a drive or USB flash etc. Hope this helps
I would definitely encourge people to make a local backup (CD/HardDrive/memory card) of the books on your Kindle 1 or 2. I strongly believe in multiple backups on different kinds of media. Online is one, a physical copy locally is another. Just imagine, you want to read something you've purchased but not downloaded yet, and the Internet is down! The horror, the horror!
Sure, but why not just use an external hard drive, or flash drive, or even just a folder on your computer? The files we're talking about are really quite small. In this age of huge hard drives, even 100 books wouldn't make much of a dent in a relatively new laptop or desktop.
Yup, I backup my Kindle every couple-three weeks to my hard drive, which gets backed up daily to an external drive. That includes Amazon books and those I got elsewhere. I believe in backup redundancies and taking care of my own copies.
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