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Offline nodsirrah

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Kindle on N7..
« on: February 15, 2013, 09:35:44 AM »
First of all, I am mentally challenged, so forgive my dumb questions.
I downloaded the Kindle App from Amazon, then downloaded many books. I read a lot.

Once the Library opens I have the following Folders:
Downloaded items
All items
Archived items

1. Which folder do the books get downloaded into from Amazon?
2. I don't know which of the 3 Folders to tap on to read a specific book.
3. Which folder do I go to to remove a book from my tablet? I can't remember the names of the books I have read.

Yes, I know I am a Dummy.

Thanks


 



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Re: Kindle on N7..
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 01:18:59 PM »
Archived, is books from amazon that haven't downloaded to the app yet.
Downloaded, is ones that are in the app.
All, is both combined.

To delete, long press on a book and go from there.

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Re: Kindle on N7..
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 01:27:22 PM »
not so dumb - you just are stuck having to deal with Amazon's arcane attempts to keep you ignorant and forced to work within their system.

Kindle books are stored in the folder /sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.kindle/files and below, depending on the content.  The files are given coded alphanumeric file names and covers & other content is stripped out and stored in separate files.

To move an item to the archive, press and hold on the item listed to the right side and select the 'remove from device' choice from the popup list.  This actually moves the item into your archive.

As far as I know, you can only move books to 'archived items' and I think the file remains in place and may not be actually removed from the N7 ever.
Since you can have thousands of books in storage on a typical N7, it's not to much a problem.  Perhaps someone else knows how to actually delete files short of guessing and deleting with a file manager from the mentioned folder.
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in general, you can open the book from any of the folders (add the "periodicals" folder category, too) ---whichever choice you select is displayed in the scrolling covers list to the right.

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Re: Kindle on N7..
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 02:14:54 AM »
I wish they'd implement categories though...

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Re: Kindle on N7..
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013, 05:19:26 PM »
There are lots of alternative eReaders, you know.  The issue is one of downloading the file without DRM or with at least a clear file name.  This can be done in some cases and there are apps out there that remove DRM or other eReaders that can deal with certain ePub DRMs.

more info here if you are curious:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Android_e-book_reader_software

 


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