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Old 3rd October 2011, 21:16   #181
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If you're getting it shipped to a US address the 79$ one will be fine
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Old 13th October 2011, 18:46   #182
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Here is a nice collections manager for all your free e-books.
The manager many formats (MOBI/EPUB/PDF etc).

calibre - E-book management


Most important aspect is that if your source is good, you can convert to MOBI
which can be read by Kindle. Reading a document on MOBI is better it then is amenable to all the Kindle controls (esp easy re-sizing).

Apart from conversion it also serves as a good collection manager of all your non-Kindle e-books (which are managed by Kindle App).

EDIT: Primarily available in Linux. There is also an Apple port available which works with Lion (and also available in Windows).

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Old 14th October 2011, 11:54   #183
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I have been using Calibre since I bought my kindle. Very easy to convert from epub to mobi format and transfer it to kindle.
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Calibre has been discussed repeatedly in this thread since last year. It is indispensable to any Kindle user.
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Old 14th October 2011, 13:22   #185
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Calibre has been discussed repeatedly in this thread since last year. It is indispensable to any Kindle user.
Sorry did not realize that. The only problem I found is that many math fonts compiled by latex are easily converted. For plain text based pdf its very good.
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Guys - very basic question here, how do you buy books on the Kindle - direct in dollars by a credit card from the Kindle store? I did do a search on this thread but cudnt get matches..

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Guys - very basic question here, how do you buy books on the Kindle - direct in dollars by a credit card from the Kindle store? I did do a search on this thread but cudnt get matches..

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When you order a kindle, Amazon would have already registered it against your name.
On that name you create a kindle account and add a credit card on to that account.
When you buy a book online, the purchase is made against that credit card and the book enters into your account.

Then all you need to do is to turn on the wifi or 3G of your device. It automatically connect to your account on Amazon,
find out if there is anything new there and if found, would download the new books.

Buying books for Kindle has never been simpler!

EDIT: Your Indian CC would be charged in dollars and you get your regular statement in INR.

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Hi Guys

Can anyone recommend a case/cover for a Kindle 4 (the $79 version). I have tried finding it on ebay but the only ones (priced below 2k, i.e. were):

MoKo(TM) Cover Case for Kindle 4 (2011 Latest Generation, 6 E Ink Displ | eBay

PU Leather Folio Cover Case Pouch for Kindle 4 4th Brand New | eBay

Can anyone recommend a good affordable case, either available online or in Bangalore?
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Hi Guys

Can anyone recommend a case/cover for a Kindle 4 (the $79 version). I have tried finding it on ebay but the only ones (priced below 2k, i.e. were):

MoKo(TM) Cover Case for Kindle 4 (2011 Latest Generation, 6 E Ink Displ | eBay

PU Leather Folio Cover Case Pouch for Kindle 4 4th Brand New | eBay

Can anyone recommend a good affordable case, either available online or in Bangalore?
I am using clear skin case for kindle. In my opinion it is more than enough.


Clear Skin Silicone Silicon Case Cover Pouch For Amazon Kindle 4 4G 4th Gen 6'' | eBay
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Can someone please tell me where I can buy Nook Simple Touch e-reader in India (new or used)? The only option seems to be ebay global easybuy but that takes a long time. Thanks!!
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I have a Kindle Touch bought from USA along with Kindle power adapter(US) carried by a friend to India. I've registered it. though never plan to buy ebooks from amazon.

I am using a case meant for galaxy tab bought from Penta Menaka,Ernakulam. A Matte LCD Screen Protector also applied. I am not really happy with the Kindle Case, and cannot find one locally. the case I am using is just a protection(thick case for protecting the device's screen?). I need to pull out Kindle each time I use the device. the blackberry tab case almost fits, but is costlier ;p
the matte screen protector has some glare/reflections.

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All the Kindle Fire Tablet posts are moved to Tablet thread: https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadge...-bb-et-al.html

Kindle Fire is yet another Android tablet, no point messing up this Kindle e-Reader thread. Post only Kindle e-reader content here. - Support Team
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I have a Kindle Touch bought from USA along with Kindle power adapter(US) carried by a friend to India. I've registered it. though never plan to buy ebooks from amazon.

I am using a case meant for galaxy tab bought from Penta Menaka,Ernakulam. A Matte LCD Screen Protector also applied. I am not really happy with the Kindle Case, and cannot find one locally. the case I am using is just a protection(thick case for protecting the device's screen?). I need to pull out Kindle each time I use the device. the blackberry tab case almost fits, but is costlier ;p
the matte screen protector has some glare/reflections.
Although its personal but screen protector will add to glares and would defeat the very purpose of the E-ink technology. You would be better off without a screen protector.

The best cases for kindle are the original kindle ones with a very nice fitting and quality. But they are costly!
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I just got a kindle keyboard wifi+3G (Works internationally). It cost me 189 dollars + 29 dollars for the cover.

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Item(s) Subtotal: $218.99
Shipping & Handling: $14.97
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Total Before Tax: $233.96
Sales Tax: $0.00
Import Fees Deposit $55.64
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Total for This Shipment:$289.60
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My kindle was supposed to arrive on 30th Dec but it got stuck at London due to holiday rush. I got it next day on 31st.
When I mailed amazon regarding this, then they explained and were sorry for the trouble.
Not only that, they made the shipping free and returned 30 dollars or the import deposit.

So I got around 44 dollars back!!! (Though I feel the discount was 14 dollars since they anyways return the remaining balance of the import deposit after the customs have been paid).

It is very good for an avid reader. I got it for my wife but I am re-reading all the free classics available.

Though PDF's are opening but browsing through them has been a mixed experience.
They are not as easy to navigate through as other formats.
I tried converting but the resulting formatting leaves a lot to be desired.

Wi-Fi is working very well.

But 3G is not. I did that menu->settings-> alt+EQQ.
I am seeing that it is connected to the TATA IND 3G. There are other 3G networks available (cell-one, airtel etc) but as soon as I choose one, the whole menu closes. And then when I again check the network it is logged to, it again shows TATA IND 3G.

Has anyone been able to change the 3G network. Or is it that kindle tries the 3G network one has chosen and once it fails it goes back to the one it thinks is the best. TATA IND in my case.
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Old 2nd January 2012, 21:00   #195
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Ok here is an update.
The kindle which was shipped to me had a vodafone sim in it.
So when I selected the Vodafone(2G) network I was able to connect to websites via EDGE.

From what I have heard that if you take the touch screen version of kindle you cannot open all the websites. Only amazon related one. Can anyone confirm?

I chose the keyboard one. And I am able to open facebook.
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