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Posted on 20 Mar 2011 12:14:31 GMT
LML says:
I don't know how I missed this thread originally, but I agree that page numbers with the ability to access them would allow you to move around in the book that you're reading - at the moment I'm reading one with a map at the front that I would like to be able to refer to frequently when reading. I also like the idea of having the cover of the book that you're currently reading as a screen saver.

Posted on 20 Mar 2011 13:05:48 GMT
Peter Lee says:
I hope they don't change it too much with future versions. I really hope they don't fill it with "bloat" - things that detract from what the Kindle fundamentally is, i.e. a reading device. I don't think there's anyone out there who has ever read a "real" book and wished it could also play music, or light up, or play games, or make a cup of tea or whatever, so why make a Kindle do that? We have things like MP3 players and phones that can do these other things, so let's keep the Kindle as a book, and nothing else.

Things I really don't want on a Kindle, and would see it as a backward step if they were introduced:
- A backlight.
- Touch screen.
- Colour screen.
- Games.
- An MP3 player that isn't experimental.

Why? Simply put these would all savage the battery! Surely we want MORE life from the battery, not less!

Things I would like to see:
- Definitely a better filing system, and an improved way to see them on the screen (think about Windows: Show a list, show details, show icons - could be covers of the books we have, sort by title, by author, folders in folders etc. etc. etc.)
- More "tweaks", if only to stop the tide of people asking to see page numbers and percentages, or locations and page numbers, or locations and percentages, or all three, or none...
- An improved Kindle store via the Kindle. I still think it looks a bit stark and unfinished.
- A screen that fills the front of the device. Maybe make the keyboard slide out. Maybe have no keyboard at all on some models, so you manage it via your computer. Obviously make this model cheaper as it requires a computer to manage.
- Obviously increased availability of books (come on, publishers! I actually emailed one publisher over a month ago to ask if one of their titles is coming out as an ebook and they didn't even reply.)
- Improved pricing (that old chestnut.) I always get abuse for saying this but I fail to see why an ebook should cost the same as or more than a paperback. I also fail to see why an ebook should cost more than a paperback that hasn't come out yet, e.g. figures plucked from the air, but a book in hardback now on Amazon at £10, paperback out in August for £4.99, Kindle version out now at £8.99 - why can't the Kindle edition be less than the paperback NOW?

So on the whole, keep the Kindle as it is for me, but just tweak the software, and sort the publishers out.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2011 16:00:36 GMT
Philip Phlop says:
@Peter Lee,
I agree on nearly everyting you say except quote "I don't think there's anyone out there who has ever read a "real" book and wished it could also play music, or light up" unquote. The music bit yes I agree but how often do you use a reading light to read at night?? I have the leather cover with the built in light which I use at night but, as I lie on my back holding the Kindle up it can get a bit heavy and uncomfortable after a while which is why I suggested to them that the pull out light would be just right if it came out from behind the Amazon logo. I know it would drain the battery a bit but you have to put batteries in the reading light you would use with a normal book. The light in the leather bound cover draws from the Kindle battery and it still lasts a very reasonable amount of time.

Phil

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2011 16:57:15 GMT
Peter Lee says:
@Phil Hadley,

In response to "How often do you use a reading light to read at night??" - Honest answer: Never. If I want to read at night I have a lamp on - I've never wished that the book itself would light up. I do have the lighted leather cover but that's because I think it genuinely looks the best made cover available for the Kindle, and as for the light I've only used it to show people that the cover has a light - aside from that if I want to read at night I put a lamp on.

Posted on 20 Mar 2011 18:58:29 GMT
Philip Phlop says:
@ Peter Lee

Well maybe I should've put down "illumination" instead of "reading light", your lamp is really your reading light. The thing is I have to use a NiteOwl by Lumatec as a lamp on the bedside table lights the room too much for my wife to get off to sleep. If the light that is in the leather cover came directly from the Kindle itself that would be great. Obviously I have never wished the book itself would light up, that's crazy but the Kindle is a reader not a book so anything that helps reading is a good funtion to have especially if you end up in a hotel room and the bedside light bulb has gone ;o).

Posted on 20 Mar 2011 19:32:03 GMT
JackBauer says:
edit stuff on the "My Clippings Folder" on the kindle without connecting to the computer.
and having to see the page number without clicking on the menu button.

Posted on 20 Mar 2011 20:37:10 GMT
Philip Phlop says:
I hope everyone is emailing Amazon with these suggestions.

Posted on 21 Mar 2011 19:42:44 GMT
What an excellent idea of reading - so easy and with the backlight I can read in bed without disturbing my husband! The only trouble is that I am not very computer literate and cannot make head nor tail of the further things that it can do. Is there any chance of getting an e-mail where everything is explained in easy language?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2011 21:09:12 GMT
Philip Phlop says:
@ Mrs. V. Gadsden.
The Kindle User Guide is fairly straight forward and is on your Kindle now ;o)

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2011 21:26:01 GMT
Bizgen - I have been using fantasticfiction.co.uk for some years - and I LOVE it. It it the best listing of every new book in the UK I have ever seen. Used in conjuction with Amazon, it works pretty well!
I didn't know there was a .com site!
Mike Phillips

Posted on 27 Mar 2011 09:22:05 BDT
Diana says:
I understand I should be able to receive and send e-mails with my $189 Kindle. Can somebody explain to me how and should I use my regular e-mail address?

Diana - France

Posted on 27 Mar 2011 09:23:37 BDT
I was very dissapointed to find the page numbers had disappeared on my kindle . Why has this happened ? Please bring them back.

Posted on 27 Mar 2011 09:23:58 BDT
Diana says:
I understand I should be able to send and receive e-mails with my $189 Kindle. Can somebody tell me how and should I use my usual e-mail address?
Diana, France

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2011 09:35:32 BDT
Colin says:
Diana, as ever the manual that's sitting on your Kindle as we speak can explain it best. You can use any e-mail address you want (not the Kindle one though as that's for sending converted documents/books to the Kindle).

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2011 09:45:25 BDT
Colin says:
Page numbers are new and haven't 'disappeared'.

Posted on 27 Mar 2011 10:06:16 BDT
Sorry, what I meant was the location numbers have disappeared.

Posted on 27 Mar 2011 10:10:01 BDT
Colin says:
Try pressing the Menu button when reading.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2011 10:22:55 BDT
Thankyou ,That was very helpful

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2011 12:33:36 BDT
R. A. Harris says:
I can do this, perhaps because I use Google mail. I can just log on on line.

perhaps you could open a google mail account just to use your Kindle with.

Mind typing is a pain!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2011 12:33:40 BDT
R. A. Harris says:
I can do this, perhaps because I use Google mail. I can just log on on line.

perhaps you could open a google mail account just to use your Kindle with.

Mind typing is a pain!

Posted on 27 Mar 2011 18:49:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Mar 2011 18:53:37 BDT
AndyS says:
Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

Setting up Kindle and most impressed with it's ability however an improvement for the future would be a better MP3 player facility where you can see and select music/audio files to play as you want them not in the 'random order' they appear now or at least have some way of seeing where you are in the order of play. I know you would expect someone to use a completely separate MP3 player if you want this but means carrying 2 units were one integrated unit would be better.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2011 17:35:13 BDT
Susie says:
It would help me enormously if I could see which books are in my Kindle (on the orders list) in the same way that Calibre marks the books on the device. After only a couple of weeks, I am already confused which I've read and which are waiting!! I'd rather move them when I want to read them rather than them moving automatically when the wifi is on.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2011 17:41:13 BDT
Damaskcat says:
If you have a collection into which you put books when read that would save you wondering whether you've read them. The series of dots under the title on the home page changes colour when you've read the book.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2011 20:28:29 BDT
R. A. Harris says:
You can make a folder (collection) called read books & move them into there as you finish them.

Posted on 29 Mar 2011 00:05:41 BDT
Maura Murphy says:
I don't understand why the downloaded books aren't offered at more of a savings. I have actually found books that cost more on kindle than the paperback. I also would like to see page numbers, chapters and a color copy of the book. It is challenging to fine your spot if you loose or to know when the chapter will end.
I do enjoy the light weight and ease of page turning and speed of book delivery.
The page savers are not desirable. The one with the snake is absolutely hideous and i would like to delete it totally.
I'd like to know someone at amazon actually looks at this since they solicit feedback.
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