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Old 06-11-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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E-Readers, Suggestions and Questions

*happy dance* I just figured out how to download library books onto my Kindle. I may never STOP reading now.

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Old 06-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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*happy dance* I just figured out how to download library books onto my Kindle. I may never STOP reading now.
How did you do that? I haven't looked into that aspect yet. 'Course I have tons of books on Kindle I have yet to read, and still can't pass up the free ones...
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:45 AM   #3
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Think you need to have a Mac, but not sure. Check out Reading library books on your Kindle… Kindle Talk KindleVixen.com
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GettingStarted - mobi2kindle - How to get started using Mobi2Kindle. - Read MobiPocket DRM'd books on Kindle - Google Project Hosting

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Old 06-13-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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Quick Kindle question:

Can I purchase a book on my computer and then it will be automatically sent to my Kindle, or do all purchases need to be done using the actual Kindle?
Just wondering if I can do this while my Kindle is getting its first charge.

And... why don't they give this thing a virtual keyboard and make the screen close to the size of a real book? OK, maybe that's a question for the Kindle engineers, but it would be nice ;^)
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Quick Kindle question:

Can I purchase a book on my computer and then it will be automatically sent to my Kindle, or do all purchases need to be done using the actual Kindle?
Just wondering if I can do this while my Kindle is getting its first charge.

And... why don't they give this thing a virtual keyboard and make the screen close to the size of a real book? OK, maybe that's a question for the Kindle engineers, but it would be nice ;^)
Yes you can. Just use your Amazon account on anything, like smartphone, pc, etc. I like the "one click" option which means you don't need to enter all your info every time.

You will then find it in your Kindle's archives, and when you select it, it will download via Whispersync, and you have your book!
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Yes you can do that pacanis.

I don't think touch screen would work with eink.
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Thanks Dawgluver, Thanks GB.
And good point about the ink. It probably requires a special screen setup. Wishful thinking, as I didn't realize the screen would be so small. I'm sure I'll get used to it.

Oh, and Dawgluver, me and Amazon's one-click are all too familiar, lol
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:00 PM   #8
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Thanks Dawgluver, Thanks GB.
And good point about the ink. It probably requires a special screen setup. Wishful thinking, as I didn't realize the screen would be so small. I'm sure I'll get used to it.

Oh, and Dawgluver, me and Amazon's one-click are all too familiar, lol
You can make the print bigger...
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:34 AM   #9
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I've already bumped the font up one size, PF.
Right now I am reading the User Guide, lol. Like I'll be able to remember half that stuff...

This doesn't have a backlight, does it? I can't find anything about contrast or backlighting so I can read it in the dark... Who makes an electronic device without backlighting? Tell me this has some kind of backlight and I just can't find it.
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There is no backlight. Believe it or not that is actually a good thing. That is the reason it is so easy and enjoyable to use in bright sunlight. That is also the reason the battery life is so ridiculously long. The only power it uses is turning the pages or downloading.

You can use a regular book light with it just as you do with dtb's. Sone Kindle cases even have built in lights that run off the power of the Kindle.
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