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Subject: I need Ideas! 2- K3s LOL....
Date Posted: 11/8/2013 12:25 AM ET
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My 2 yr old K3 WiFi is Full...too full to read a ebook I have to delete a few ebooks!     I also just got a K3G  SOO I am trying to figure out HOW to divide my ebooks up into both!    Any Ideas would be helpful... 

Date Posted: 11/8/2013 5:05 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/8/2013 6:10 AM ET
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You can leave books on your Amazon acount and not have them on the Kindle. Why don't you leave some purchases on site and read the device down a bit?

Date Posted: 11/8/2013 8:56 AM ET
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Barbara, you're the only one who knows what kind of mood you're in, and which genres you want to read next. So Just load those up and keep the rest at Amazon or in Calibre. It's not hard to re-load them when you get into the mood, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just load what you want to read next and leave the rest in storage either at Amazon, or (recommended) on your hard drive. 

Then they'll be ready for when ever you get to them.



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Date Posted: 11/8/2013 9:05 AM ET
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If you are trying to now divide your book collections up between the two kindles, here's how I'd do it (which is probably the harder way but that seems to be what works best for me):  The same way you side load books from your computer onto your kindle you can load them from your kindle library back onto your computer.  Then you can side load them from your computer onto your new kindle.  You will then have to delete them from the old kindle  as this method just "copies" the book contents.  If they are books from amazon I'm sure there's a way on your acct. to move books from one device to another.  I hold books in my cloud reader until I'm ready to download them onto my kindle since it stays full too. 

Date Posted: 11/8/2013 12:02 PM ET
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250 are from Amazon.. the rest from other sites.   I keep them by authors in collections.    I also have them all backed up on a external HD.   I was thinking of De-Reg the Wifi one keeping it to Only Side load authors I got from other places & use the New 3G for Amazon & only those authors...sonund confusing even to me LOL   I always knew I run out of space...to bad I cant just add an SDCard & keep on going....    And then theres my Fire that I dont read on just sitting there with ALL these ebooks on grrrr Kevin say I have too many Kindles LOL

Date Posted: 11/8/2013 7:57 PM ET
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Here's a novel idea.. How about you spend time reading the books before looking for more!   It's very hard to just stop looking but unless you do, you'll need to keep on buying more e-readers.    If all your ebooks are on an HD external drive, then just save any more books you get to that but try reading more books then you buy/get.

Date Posted: 11/8/2013 9:27 PM ET
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LOL  only 10 left that I  never read!  Most I re-read LOL   And I also Re-Read Whole Series when I get a New one from the author!    Running out of space Not why I purchsed a new K3...cause mine is 2+ yrs old they dont make them any more soo I took advantage of getting the new one cause dont know when they have more.  

Date Posted: 11/9/2013 8:29 AM ET
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Put different genres or subjects on different devices.

Date Posted: 11/9/2013 2:06 PM ET
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Best suggestion I can think of is keep your sideloaded material on the device and leave your Amazon purchases in the Cloud for when you're ready to read them. Then just download, read, and remove. I'm just having a hard time wrapping my head around 2 Kindles not being enough.

Date Posted: 11/10/2013 6:41 AM ET
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I now have only 155 in my amazon account! 

Nancy I have 4000 eBooks And 40 have Audio with them for syncing LOL   Even at 4000 ---1000 more than the K3 hold!    Could be worse..PW only hold 1000 ebooks!!  

Date Posted: 11/10/2013 8:02 AM ET
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Could you move the audio to the Fire?

Date Posted: 11/10/2013 8:59 AM ET
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Audiobooks are on my Fire.  Tho right now I cant figure out WHY the K3-G wont sync the ebook & audios together.   Any ideas? 

Date Posted: 11/12/2013 3:20 AM ET
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i don't have ideas for your issue, but i took advantage of the Kindle Keyboard coming back in stock too.  :)

my first one (from Christmas 2010, and boy it feels like longer) is dying.  not only is the battery not seeming to last long, it's super slow now probably because i've got way too many books loaded on it (and trying to sort through the 1000+ ebooks to figure out what to remove is a huge chore), but recently the 'next page' button had also started to have to be pushed twice to turn a page.  i had started to panic a bit because i want the page turn buttons, but the base Kindle is too small and also too much of a pain for the way i take notes in books, and then poof if was back in stock.  what i *really* want is the Kindle Keyboard with the new Paperwhite screen, but they don't seem inclined to do that.

i am slowly adding books to my next Kindle, keeping from November forward on the new one, and not adding the hundreds of books in my '3rd tier romance' or 'read' collections from my first one.

you can sync collections across Kindles from the Archive if they're both registered to your account, but it only categorizes books you've already downloaded to the device and doesn't go get the books for you.



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Date Posted: 11/12/2013 6:53 PM ET
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my first one (from Christmas 2010, and boy it feels like longer) is dying.

IIRC, lithium batteries only hold charges for 4-5 years, depending on what temperatures they've operated in. You might want to look into how much it would cost to have a new battery put in. I know some people do it themselves.

It would void your warantee, but if it's that old it's probalby not under warantee anyway. If you screw it up, it was going to die anyway. Just be careful about buying older machines because you might run into the same battery problem all over again.



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Date Posted: 11/13/2013 4:00 AM ET
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IIRC, lithium batteries only hold charges for 4-5 years, depending on what temperatures they've operated in. You might want to look into how much it would cost to have a new battery put in. I know some people do it themselves.

i would have started to look into that at some point since it's definitely out of warranty, but the right-side page turn button no longer working properly got to be a much bigger annoyance than having to charge it more frequently.  i know the back will at least partly pop off.  i saw that due to my cat knocking it off a post and dropping it 12 feet to the downstairs when it was still relatively new, but i just snapped the back into place and never seemed to have any trouble with it due to that.

Date Posted: 11/13/2013 10:09 AM ET
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i would have started to look into that at some point since it's definitely out of warranty, but the right-side page turn button no longer working properly got to be a much bigger annoyance than having to charge it more frequently.

I know there are some people who mess with all that, buying older, non-working machines for spare parts. But I'm not sure what kind of experience you'd need to do more than replace the battery. Not something I'd want to try to do myself.

Getting a refurbished one might be a good idea, but just watch out for privately owned kindles that may have dying batteries as well. And if you get a refurbished one, see if you can find out if battery replacement was part of the refurbishment. 

Date Posted: 11/14/2013 6:03 AM ET
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Ellen my K3 WiFi is also 2+   yrs old!   One of the reasons I jumped when they brought the K3-3G back last month LOL   I have over a 1000 on mine also... so many are 600 + pages tho!  Was told 250 is adv & what Amazon goes by when they say 3,500 is what it holds.   I actually Locked mine so it wouldnt open any ebook!!!!!   Could not even unlock it to delete some...ugh had to take it back to factory.  What a pain!    I got to break the habbit of Carring ALL my books around tho so light in the K3 I tend to forget an add more hehehehe   

Kevin says I should think of them a Book Shelves keep a-o authors on K3 Wifi & p-z on another LOL  Not read[TBR] on one & then transfer them by authors to which ever alphabet it is.  Good idea but a LOT of work LOL  

I only have 160 on my amazon account. They are only on it to get the refund ...wish they get that done grrr  

What I buy since then I strip DRM & store as backup on a 500 gig wifi external hd.