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Noreen, Board Moderator

Kindle

Lemain, I meant to boring to put on the forum. If you have any technical comments, please email me on feedback@deliaonline.

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Pauline W

Anyone got a Kindle yet?

Hi James.
Sorry still no Kindle here. Still turning pages.

Pauline. xx

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JAMES

Anyone got a Kindle yet?

"Hi James.
Sorry still no Kindle here. Still turning pages.

Pauline. xx"

Well you never know what the future holds, Pauline.

Keep reading, that's the main thing, book or kindle! I still use both.

Reading a hardback at the mo and it feels very heavy! LOL!

XXX

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Edith

paintbluecat

I love mine too James!! It was an unexpected [but long desired] gift.. I have over 290 books on it already and haven't had to recharge since Christmas!

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JAMES

Anyone got a Kindle yet?

Amazon back up all your books anyway so you can re-download them if you ever need to. They also back up any personal documents that you email to your kindle.

Kindle books cannot be read on other devices, only kindle, amazon use their own format.

Kindles also do not read the formats used by other brands of ereaders.

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JAMES

Anyone got a Kindle yet?

The problem is you don't have a kindle.

You cannot successfully back up amazon kindle books to a computer, the books are device specific. If I copy the books from my kindle to the PC, it will store then but they will not work if I transfer them to another kindle, even if it is a replacement for, say, my old one or whatever, it simply does not work like that. There is no point backing them up because they won't go onto a replacement kindle from your PC anyway is basically what I am trying to say.

You can use the kindle for PC app which allows you also to read your kindle books on your PC, but again, you can't use this to transfer books onto a kindle itself, only to read them on the PC, it serves no other purpose.

If I buy a new kindle and register it to my same amazon account, all the books will appear in the archive the first time I connect it to wi-fi. Then, I just use my kindle to click on any that I want on my new kindle and they will download.

Yes, Calibre will change the format of books, but not books with DRM attached unless you remove that DRM. Removal of this is against the law.

All amazon paid for books have DRM attatched, some of the free ones do not, so you'd be fine with those, but not the ones you have paid for.


As for Wh Smiths, no one has lost their books due to the change to Kobo. Books you bought from WH Smiths now appear in your Kobo library. It would be the same if Amazon decided to withdraw from the ebook market, which, lets face it, is never going to happen as they are by far the market leader.

I really do not understand peoples obsession with backing everything up five times anyway, its old fashioned now. If I lose a few ebooks, so be it. Hardly the end of the world. Everything is moving to "cloud" services anyway, where little is held on your hard drive, its all streamed to you directly.

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Darkginger

The restaurant at the end of the thread!

Sorry about the Douglas Adams reference, but I feel like I've traveled across space and time to get here!

Fascinating though this conversation is - it really is a pain to get to the end of this thread - I have to click on the topic, then on 'page 5', then on 'next' (to open up pages 6-10) then on '10','next' again to get to pages 11-12, then on '12' to arrive here! That's 5 clicks as opposed to the one it takes on most forum software. Nor - standard forum applications can be added to ANY website, whether they have a bespoke format or a generic one - it's a simple case of using a link! VBulletin can be modified to match the look and feel of the rest of the site, using your own graphics) - it's widely used (and I'd add links here to demonstrate, except we can't post links, can we?).

I'll try to (finally) finish that critique I started and send it to you directly - and on that subject, it would be really handy to be able to access Delia staff email by clicking on the name of the staff member :)

I do love this site - just needs a few quirks (when are we getting the changes in the drop downs?) sorting out, and it'll be a lot more user-friendly. Am not grumping about this, just offering what I hope is helpful advice.

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JAMES

Anyone got a Kindle yet?

"If you store all your information on clouds then your entire life -- letters, emails, preferred reading matter, websites visited, etc., is all there. The British Government has the power to access any such information. If you're happy with that fine, but I refuse to as a point of principle just as I refuse to use store loyalty cards."

Now we are just being paranoid. No, I do not care if the British Government can see that I visit a cooking website on an almost daily basis. Shock horror!

Im out of this conversation now, which is prob what I should have done ages ago..........

 
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