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Color Me Kindleccomplished!

WhooHoo!!!!! At last my Kindle project is done! Let me savor the sweet taste of accomplishment for a few moments. Now that it's all done I'm pretty darn sure there was probably an easier way, but I still feel remarkably pleased. Some of you may remember my giddy joy when, after a long period of decision making, I received my Kindle 3G (hey, do they even still make them?). I eagerly converted and loaded my ebooks, pdf documents, word documents, html documents....you get the idea. Mobipocket Creator and Calibre were my boon companions for many weeks.

Well, if you know me, or read my Twitter post over at Clare's blog in January, you wouldn't be surprised to learn that I ended up with a huge, unorganized mess. Since I didn't go near a WiFi connection for close to 5 months (I'm serious, really), and couldn't register said Kindle until I did, I wasn't able to immediately set up any collections.

Which led to my Kindle project this New Year. First creating appropriate collections, next opening each document to see what it was (sorry, my memory isn't that good), and then, finally, either adding the document to the appropriate collection or deciding that I didn't like the story enough to keep it on the Kindle, and removing it from the device to the archive.

My Kindle is now a lean, mean 1800 document bundle of organized and easy to find collections, and with the resolve to immediately put each new document into a collection when I add it to the device my dark and anal retentive little soul is well pleased.





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Feb. 16th, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Well done! So when can you start on mine? *mwahahaha* I've only transferred up to "K" and the collections process seems horrifically torturous.

Maybe I'm just grumpy....:)
Feb. 16th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Heheh, *ain't touching that comment*

I'm sure if I went out to one of the Kindle User forums where I find most of the good info I'd find an easier way, but just call me the Queen of Procrastination.

Dang, you made me now remember I also plan on getting some new icons this year.
Feb. 16th, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
I started out being a lot more organized with my ebooks than I am now. I do best just having a couple of folders in dropbox that I keep books that have floated to the top of the tbr.
Feb. 16th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
Now that's an interesting idea. I keep looking at some of the online cloud storage - but do most of my work on computers not hooked up to the net.
Feb. 16th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
Well, Dropbox is a good one to play with and see if you like it, because you can get a free account. Let me know if that's of interest, and I'll send you a link - if you used that to sign up for Dropbox, both of us would get extra free storage. :)
Feb. 17th, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that is interesting. I will definitely email you for link before if I do anything with them.
Feb. 16th, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
That's good, and you've made room for more!

My ereader is a mess. I try to remember to keep the books I review for SiN in a separate folder but otherwise have fun guessing games when I try to find something specific. Collections would be much more sensible.
Feb. 17th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
I'm been much happier once I made myself actually sit down and do it. It just seemed like such an ungodly amount of work.
Feb. 17th, 2012 05:56 am (UTC)
You sound wonderfully accomplished!! I don't have a Kindle, and I honestly wouldn't know the first thing to do if I did :) I'd probably crash my computer and the Kindle, creating havoc in my reading world!


Feb. 17th, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
Awh, thanks, Tame. To be honest, I don't really use it like it's meant to be used so I can't claim much skill. To me it's more of a storage flashdrive I can read off of. I've yet to really do anything with the online features, buying at Amazon etc. it's meant to do.
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