Problem syncing kindle for pc content to Kindle 3.
January 9, 2011 4:23 PM Subscribe
I got a kindle 3 for Christmas and since I'm trying to limit my spending, I'm trying to take advantage of the free books available on Amazon and sites like Manybooks.net
that offers free books in the kindle (awz) format. I also downloaded kindle for pc onto my home laptop. So I downloaded 3 or 4 awz format books from manybook.net onto my kindle for pc no problem. I then connected my kindle 3 to my computer via usb and tried to sync them to no avail. The books that I've downloaded directly to the kindle 3 from Amazon show up as "archived items" on my kindle for pc interface (and did before the attempted sync), but I can not get the books that were loaded directly to the pc onto the kindle 3.
posted by kaybdc to Technology (12 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've checked both Amazon's kindle site, read the user manual, and did a quick search on the mobile readers forum, but really couldn't find anything. Unsurprisingly the amazon site/manual does not deal with downloading books from other sources and it seems that the threads on mobile reader that looked promising weren't helpful (it seems that most people were having problems because they were trying to download epubs or other non kindle supported formats).
I feel like I've overlooked something incredibly simple and I'll probably do a forehead smack once someone (hopefully) posts a solution, but I feel like I've wasted enough time trying to figure this out on my own.