As usual, I am behind 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.
For the past couple of months I have not been able to click the links that you provide in your free kindle books and other tips blog that that I subscribe to. Am I the only one with this issue?
Please let me know if perhaps i’m doing something wrong. The links used to work.
Thank you for all the great information you give. I love your blog and recommend it to everyone!
The short answer is: I don’t know. On my Kindle 3, the links work just fine – if the link is in a blog (mine or others I subscribe to), the Amazon or other page opens just fine. I can even click the link on the Amazon page and place an order for a book or even some K-cup coffee I ordered. However, on my K2, it is hit or miss: it works some of the time, others not so much. I haven’t tested my K1 in a while, but the links never worked for me on the K1 and there hasn’t been a K1 software update in a while (hence not digging it out and trying again).
I realize it is frustrating if it doesn’t work for you, but here is an alternative that is not as convenient but you will still be able to get the book from your Kindle: write down (or memorize) the title and author, click on the “Shop in Kindle store” feature in your Menu item, and type in the book’s name. It will pop up there, and you can order it and have it immediately download to your computer. Just make sure the price is still free as the free offers can disappear suddenly!
Thank you for your wonderful blog! I was wondering how to go back to previously dated blogs which are not showing up on my Kindle 3 any more. I am trying to download some books onto my Kindle from the “125+ Free Books…” Please give me your advice. I am a newbie as I received the Kindle 3 for Christmas, and am subscribing to your blog.
If you are reading the blog via the Kindle subscription feature, the Kindle only retains 10 posts whether those 10 posts occurred the same day or lasted over a year or more (I hope you’re not subscribing to any blog that only had 10 posts in a year period!). You can’t change the default – at least as far as I am aware – to retain more or less than this 10 maximum.
Prior posts are retained on the website – just point your browser to http://fkbt.wordpress.com and look on the right-hand side menu option and point and click to your heart’s content!
I love the idea of being able to check the time on my Kindle. The problem is that it says it is 1:39am when it is actually 7:40pm. I have no idea how to fix this.
I love your blog. I receive it on my Kindle. This is the first time I went to it on the web. I signed up the first day I bought my Kindle and I have learned a lot and downloaded many of the books you write about.
Lisa – if you have your Kindle’s wireless feature on, and assuming it is the true 3G wireless vs. strictly WiFi, the Kindle is supposed to synchronize the time from the nearest cell phone tower. Sometimes it doesn’t work as you have experienced. You can set the time manually, and while there are a couple of different ways to do it, here is what is easiest for me:
- Go to the Home page of your Kindle by pushing the “Home” button.
- Push the “Menu” button.
- Select the “Settings” option.
- Click the next page button (the sideways angle button on the right with the tip or point pointing to the right) once, which will get you to page two of 3 of the settings.
- The third option on my K3 says “Device Time” and you can select to “set manually.” Push the “select manually” option, and set the time.
- Once you have changed the time, push the 5-way controller down to “Save” and select “Save.”
Your Kindle’s time should have been adjusted.
Hope that helps!
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