Continuing my previous thread as I am trying to catch up on my email…I am trying to catch up, but it is taking me longer than usual between work, chasing kids, you name it! Here are some of the questions several of you have asked: rather than individual emails, I figure if several of you took the time to email me the question, many more of you probably need or want the answer, too.
I’m enjoying your “Free Kindle….Tips” blog as well as the Trivia blog, but the posts disappear! They appear each day and I read them; then later in the day one or more of the blogs back-date themselves to the previous day! This usually happens after I’ve been on the browser for some reason. Sometimes the missing day’s post appears again later that day, sometimes not until the next day. Nothing else disappears from my Kindle (WiFi+3G) except your posts (and then only the current day). Do you pull them back to edit them or something? I’ve tried syncing and that makes no difference. This is frustrating, but before I go to Kindle tech support, I thought I’d ask if you know what’s happening. Thanks.
If it makes you feel any better, they sometimes disappear from my Kindle, also. Here is what usually happens to me once or twice a week – let’s say it is Wednesday, and I turn my Kindle on and see there are some new blog items downloaded (I subscribe to almost 10 at any point in time) and it gives the date of the post as Wednesday on the right-hand side. I read it, and move on with my life but don’t delete it.
Later in the day around lunch time, I turn it back on and see the Kindle says more new items have downloaded and I see they are blog posts but the post date is now Tuesday (the day before)! It is the same exact post from the day before, and the current day’s post is long gone. It will appear again sometimes as a new post, or will re-appear if there is a new update to the blog. Synching doesn’t help me, either.
It happens with the five blogs I have here in the Amazon Kindle space, and it is very frustrating. I’ve emailed the Kindle blog customer support folks several times, and I always receive a very nice, polite, email reply from someone who says they (a) understand the problem, and (b) will check with the technical team and get back with me. The problem is, they never get back to me nor do they reply to subsequent emails on the same thread. While Amazon’s customer support as a user is usually outstanding, their blog publisher customer support leaves a lot to be desired as I have a laundry list of issues that remain outstanding from payment, subscriber count, etc. (you would think the #1 blog in the Kindle space could at least get an answer to a question!).
In other words, the Kindle geek has no idea on how to resolve that issue. Maybe someone at Amazon reads this blog and will see this complaint above.
Can one download MP3 audio books to the Kindle, and be able to listen to the actors reading rather than the automated voice when listening to the voice on the print Kindle books?
This would be a great option for disabled people or for those who like audio. Most public libraries have MP3 books for download.
Yes, you can listen to any MP3 on your Kindle whether it is music, an audiobook, or whatever the content may be. Rather than repeat a long post, you can click here or type in http://fkbt.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/kindle-music/ into your web browser to read my post in July of 2010 on how to listen to MP3’s on your Kindle. While the focus was specifically at music MP3’s, it can be applied to any MP3
Hope that helps!
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