Anyone with epub publishing experience willing to share the rookie-mistakes to avoid ? [more inside]
posted by Baud
on Jun 2, 2011 -
How would one go about exporting a whole MediaWiki installation as an ebook? [more inside]
posted by dmit
on May 28, 2011 -
Buying a Kindle as a gift for a new high school grad going on to college (Yale). To 3G or not to 3G? I would imagine that on campus WiFi is ubiquitous, and so 3G isn't required? Personally, I love my WiFi-only Kindle, but I'm a techy who swims in WiFi waves 24/7. This grad is a non-techy classics major.
posted by schrodycat
on May 22, 2011 -
I want to self-publish my urban fantasy novel, but I'm worried about shooting myself in the foot with a number of decisions. [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath
on Apr 25, 2011 -
What books are particularly well-suited to the audio book medium? Perhaps even better as audio books than in print? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo
on Mar 14, 2011 -
What's the best bet to protect my Kindle DX from my accidentally dropping it? A hard-shell case? Some kind of case with wrist straps? Any particular recommendations?
posted by shivohum
on Feb 18, 2011 -
I have recently discovered the joys of reading my Kindle while running on the treadmill. I'm looking for well-written, super-engrossing books to put on my Kindle to make the miles fly by… [more inside]
posted by Bella Sebastian
on Feb 13, 2011 -
I have a tangle of USB chargers at my nightstand for the devices there: a Kindle, an iPad, an iPhone and a Nintendo DS. All of them charge over USB. I want some thing that is nicer looking that uses just one power plug and comes out into 4 or more USB jacks. These exist, and I've tried a few, and none of them have worked with the Kindle or with the iPad (but are fine with the DS and iPhone.) Is there a multi-USB power charger that for sure works with Kindles and iPads?
posted by neustile
on Feb 6, 2011 -
I am the proud owner of a new Kindle 3, and am already loving the many things it does, including the early AM delivery of the NYT to it every day. So now I'm eying the blogs that can be e-delivered to te device too. Which, if any, does the hive mind recommend?
posted by bearwife
on Feb 3, 2011 -
Kindle3 or Color Nook or Samsung Tab or just sticking with dead trees? I've been reading so many reviews, forums, tech support, askme posts, that my head is spinning and I don't know what to think. The new Kindle and Nook are supposedly vastly better than their predecessors, so I'm hoping mefites with new holiday toys might be able to shed some light. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Jan 16, 2011 -
I have a Kindle 3 (WiFi and 3G model) that's been replaced. The replacement Kindle has all of my Amazon books shown in the "Archived Items" section. How can I get all of these transferred to my new device without downloading them one at a time? The kicker: I have over a hundred free Kindle books that are apparently encrypted, so just copying from the old Kindle to the new Kindle returns an error when I try to read them.
posted by fireoyster
on Jan 13, 2011 -
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. [more inside]
posted by kaybdc
on Jan 9, 2011 -
[Kindle] Shall I register my brand new kindle on amazon.co.uk, amazon.com or amazon.it - or can i register it on all of them ? [more inside]
posted by madeinitaly
on Dec 29, 2010 -
My soon to be 12 year old is hankering for a Kindle as his only gift this year. He's responsible with his electronics and takes extremely good care of them. I have no hesitation on that end.
Are there many free books for teens (he's a very avid and advanced reader). Also, with the way he goes through books, I just wonder how much I'll end up spending.
Anyone have any experience with their children and a Kindle?
Oh...and the libraries in my sleepy town haven't caught up with this technology, so that's not an option.
posted by littleflowers
on Dec 7, 2010 -
I cannot figure out how to transfer articles I've saved at Instapaper to my new Kindle 3. From what I read it ought to be possible, but after two days I can't set it up. If I understand correctly, Instapaper will email to my kindle email address the articles I select to be sent, and the Kindle is somehow supposed to receive them via my Wi-Fi.
Need I admit I'm a bit clueless? I need very specific step-by-step directions and or suggestions for finding / hiring somebody to set this up for me. I bought the Kindle mainly to be able to do this.
I work on Mac Book Pro.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Nov 6, 2010 -
What reference documents do you find useful to have on your electronic reader (kindle, iPhone, etc)? [more inside]
posted by rmd1023
on Nov 5, 2010 -
Lost my Kindle. 1. If I deregister, will it wipe my contact info as well, so that if anyone does find it and wants to return it to me, they'll be unable to? 2. Will I be unable to reregister the Kindle if I find it? 3. Anything else I can/should do?
posted by Busoni
on Oct 30, 2010 -
I run an elementary school library in an economically diverse urban neighborhood. I want to buy a couple ebook readers so that my kids can see what using them is like (and so I can learn about the issues around lending and using these devices.) Various questions inside. [more inside]
posted by carterk
on Oct 24, 2010 -
What's the best / easiest way to process / format material I've downloaded or copied from the web to read on Apple's Books app? On a Kindle? If I format for the Kindle, would the material be synced on both devices if I use the Kindle iPhone app as my reader? I've been using Calibre to rip ePubs, but there has to be an easier way than what I'm doing, which takes forever. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Oct 12, 2010 -
Does anybody know of additional article aggregation sites that link to instapaper? I'm currently using both givemesomethingtoread.com and longform.org, but would love to peruse more of they're out there.
posted by jimmereeno
on Oct 9, 2010 -
Experienced kindle users: is it better to convert all my existing ebooks to .mobi or should I leave it all as it is and only convert what doesn't work? [more inside]
posted by L'Estrange Fruit
on Oct 5, 2010 -
Two Kindle Questions: Should I get the Kindle with or without 3G? Have people had problems uploading pdfs onto the new Kindles? [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist
on Oct 3, 2010 -
Kindle 3 abroad?
I'm looking to buy a Kindle and take it to Germany with me -- will I be able to download books from Amazon US without difficulties? Should I get the wifi or 3G version? [more inside]
posted by muckster
on Sep 19, 2010 -
I'm considering purchasing a Kindle (or other ebook reader depending on advice) primarily to read links sent it via Read It Later or Instapaper. Which is the best device for this type application, and what is the workflow like to get articles routinely routed to the ebook reader. I prefer a device that makes it as seamless and easy as possible. Any tips?
posted by Keith Talent
on Sep 1, 2010 -
I've been giddy with excitement and waiting anxiously for my kindle 3 ever since I ordered it a month ago--and then yesterday I read David Pougue's
review and the comments to his article. Now I am sad and depressed. They are saying horrible things like when you buy the eBooks they don't really belong to you and you can't share them and worst of all I won't be able to read the eBooks from my public library on the kindle. Can this be true? Should I just pack up the kindle and send it back? Woe is me.
posted by sandra194
on Aug 26, 2010 -
Cost aside, should I swap an iPod Touch + NYTimes app with a Kindle + NYTimes subscription? My iPod Touch is too distracting; a Kindle would be less so. On the other hand, I love the free NYT app. [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga
on Aug 20, 2010 -
It's hard to ignore the Kindle and e-book readers in general and while I am not against the technology, as a huge believer in, user and supporter of The Public Library I am a little concerned about what this kind of technology will do to access for all. How does the Kindle etc fit into the equation? [more inside]
posted by nnk
on Aug 5, 2010 -