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Post by SuzieC » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:23 pm

Got a new Kindle Fire. Can any tech-types here walk me thru the process, if one exists, of transferring my books from my Nook to the Kindle?



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Post by Kriselda Gray » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:37 pm

Got a new Kindle Fire. Can any tech-types here walk me thru the process, if one exists, of transferring my books from my Nook to the Kindle?I don't know if you can. The Nook and the Kindle use different digital rights management formats and are incompatible to the best of my knowledge. It's possible that since Barnes & Noble is discontinuing the Nook Amazon may try to work something out so that they can help former Nook users switch to Kindle more easily but I don't think they have anything set up yet.The best resource I found for information on e-book readers is a forum called Mobile Read ( mobileread.com ). The people there are very knowledgeable, and if there's any way to make such a transfer, they will most likely know about it. Good luck! And enjoy the Kindle. I've had one for a while and absolutely love it.


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Post by SuzieC » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:19 pm

Thanks, lyssandri! I found a post on CNET indicating that you can download a Nook app onto your Fire. I'll also try the forum you suggested. As you say, since Nook, and indeed, Barnes & Noble itself are headed into nothingness and nonbeing, probably lots of Nook users are wondering the same thing.



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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:10 pm

Thanks, lyssandri! I found a post on CNET indicating that you can download a Nook app onto your Fire. I'll also try the forum you suggested. As you say, since Nook, and indeed, Barnes & Noble itself are headed into nothingness and nonbeing, probably lots of Nook users are wondering the same thing.[/break1]about.com/od/kindlefire/ss/How-To-Install-Nook-And-Kobo-Apps-On-Your-Kindle-Fire.htm]http://google.about.com/od/kindlefire/s ... e-Fire.htm[/break1]com/]http://calibre-ebook.com/


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Post by SuzieC » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:53 pm

Perfect, Volkonski! I'm so glad that the antics of that insane racist moron Orly Taitz led me to join this forum.



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Post by ducktape » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:07 pm

For anyone snapping up the Nook HD+ ($149), it can now get its apps from Google Play, so the first thing I put on it was the Kindle app.My new Kindle Fire HD was supposed to be here today, but FedEx was late getting it to my local PO, so I might be able to comment on that tomorrow.No, I'm not a gadget freak -- there's a reason I have to have all these (and the Chromebook).



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Post by Addie » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:50 am

[link]Kindle Daily Deal,http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/r ... 1000677541[/link] Today only, 50 exciting mysteries & thrillers.Deal Price: $1.99 each


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Post by SuzieC » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:12 pm

[link]Kindle Daily Deal,http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/r ... 1000677541[/link] Today only, 50 exciting mysteries & thrillers.Deal Price: $1.99 eachThe complete works of Ed McBain, it looks like. I liked his 87th Precinct novels, but not enough to to order them for my Kindle.



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:42 pm

[link]Kindle Daily Deal,http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/r ... 1000677541[/link]





Today only, 50 exciting mysteries & thrillers.





Deal Price: $1.99 eachThe complete works of Ed McBain, it looks like. I liked his 87th Precinct novels, but not enough to to order them for my Kindle.He wrote over 50 of the 87th Precinct novels alone. Throw in another 15 or so Matthew Hope books and we're waaaaay past 50 already. Including all his other pseudonyms, I wouldn't be surprised if he has written 300 or more books. I did love The Blackboard Jungle though.





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Post by SuzieC » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:04 pm

Wasn't Matthew Hope a lawyer? I think I read them but was unimpressed.



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:17 pm

Wasn't Matthew Hope a lawyer? I think I read them but was unimpressed.Yep, in Calusa, FL. Another fictional town created by Hunter's fertile imagination.



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Post by Whatever4 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:04 am

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Post by ducktape » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:39 am

I had to find her some solitaire games, but otherwise she's quite happy with it. :(( ](*,)



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Post by Whatever4 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:18 am

I had to find her some solitaire games, but otherwise she's quite happy with it. :(( ](*,)You were supposed to send me a password, I thought. :-k


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Post by Dolly » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:23 am

I use the web site Fantastic Fiction. It lists authors, books, future releases, etc. Ed McBainA pseudonym used by Evan HunterEd McBain was the first American to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award. He also holds the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award, and received an Edgar Award nomination for his novel Money, Money, Money. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies, ranging from the more than fifty titles in his outstanding 87th Precinct series to the bestselling novels The Blackboard Jungle and Criminal Conversation, written under his own name, Evan Hunter.[/break1]fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/ed-mcbain/]http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/ed-mcbain/Evan Hunter(Salvatore A Lombino)USA (1926 - 2005)akaJohn Abbott, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, Ed McBain, Richard MarstenEvan Hunter debuted in 1954 with THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE a bestseller in both hardback and paperback. He has since established himself as one of the foremost explorers of the American psyche. Eight of his ten books have been made into motion pictures or television mini series. He also penned the screenplay for THE BIRDS.Evan Hunter died Wednesday, July 6th 2005, at his home in Weston, Conn. He was diagnosed with throat cancer three years ago and also had had three heart attacks and triple-bypass surgery. He was 78.[/break1]fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/evan-hunter/]http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/evan-hunter/


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Post by ProudObot » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:17 am

Wasn't Matthew Hope a lawyer? I think I read them but was unimpressed.Yep, in Calusa, FL. Another fictional town created by Hunter's fertile imagination.Akshully, Sugar, Hunter based Calusa on Sarasota, FL, where he lived for many years. It was fun reading the books and recognizing the many landmarks he included.



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Post by ismails » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:32 am

what is current HP Chrome Netbook ?



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:32 am

Wasn't Matthew Hope a lawyer? I think I read them but was unimpressed.Yep, in Calusa, FL. Another fictional town created by Hunter's fertile imagination.Akshully, Sugar, Hunter based Calusa on Sarasota, FL, where he lived for many years. It was fun reading the books and recognizing the many landmarks he included.Isola was based on Manhattan too, but they are still imaginary cities.



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Post by Addie » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:31 pm

[link]All Things D,http://allthingsd.com/20130731/politica ... efcat=news[/link]





Political Sniping Explodes on Amazon After Obama’s Kindle Singles Interview





President Obama is front and center on Amazon’s homepage right now, and his arrival has brought partisanship and political sniping along with it.





Amazon is featuring a [link]free 15-page Kindle Single interview,[/link] with the president, a day after he [link]toured one of the company’s warehouses,http://allthingsd.com/20130728/with-pre ... ouse-jobs/[/link].





But if you want some help deciding whether the read is worth your time, well, don’t expect to get it from the Amazon reviews section.





Currently, 107 of the 122 reviews rate the interview with either five stars or one star. If you’re guessing that political party affiliations are playing a role in the ratings and reviews content, you probably read the headline of this post.


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Post by Addie » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:57 pm

Today [link]at Amazon,http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/r ... 1000677541[/link].





Gold Box Deal of the Day: Kindle Daily Deals Anniversary, 65+ Titles for $2.99 or Less


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Post by SuzieC » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:24 pm

A couple of good ones. I'm a fan of Connelly, Eisler, and Pelecanos. Ordered The Detachment.



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Post by Addie » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:26 pm

The [link]new Paperwhite,[/link] is available for pre-order in the US; shipping 9/30. Looks awfully nice.





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[link]Gizmodo,http://gizmodo.com/the-new-amazon-kindl ... 1245621747[/link]: The New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Better Screen, Same Kindle (Hands On)


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Post by Foggy » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:30 pm

Aieeeeeeeeeeeee!! My Paperwhite is obsolete already! Life is NO FAIR!!


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Post by Addie » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:34 pm

Well, let us know how you like the new one ... when it arrives :P Aieeeeeeeeeeeee!! My Paperwhite is obsolete already! Life is NO FAIR!!


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Post by Addie » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:47 pm

Ohboyohboy :joy:





[link]New York Times,http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/0 ... w-program/[/link]





Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books With New Program





For most readers, print and electronic books are an either-or proposition. There just isn’t a compelling reason to buy both editions of one book, at least not at full price.





Amazon is about to test how much appetite there is for combined print-and-digital book purchases if it cuts the price of Kindle books to less than that of a Starbucks latte.





On Tuesday, the company plans to announce a new program, Kindle MatchBook, that lets its customers buy the electronic versions of books they have already purchased in print form for either $2.99, $1.99, $0.99 or free. That’s far less than the $11 or more that Amazon typically charges for standalone purchases of the latest Kindle titles.





One benefit of MatchBook is that Amazon will let its customers buy Kindle editions of books that they purchased in print [highlight]as far back as 1995[/highlight], the year Amazon opened for business. The discounted Kindle edition prices apply to book purchases made in the future on Amazon too.


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