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Old 04-21-2017, 11:34 AM
Spice Weasel Spice Weasel is offline
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Help Me Organize My Kindle Books

I've been reading a lot more lately, and also I have this terrible habit of starting multiple books at once (I'm ''currently reading'' 15 books according to Goodreads.) I have another 20 samples downloaded that I haven't started yet.

Kindle's Collection system seems pretty abysmal to me. I've used it but it's so clunky and I get behind on transferring books to their appropriate collections so easily. And what to do with half-finished books I forgot I was reading? I wondered if anyone has cracked the mystery of the best way to organize Kindle books.

Anyone have any experience with jailbreaking? I'm seriously thinking about jailbreaking my Kindle Paperwhite, if it helps me organize my books better.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:50 AM
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Kindle's Collection system seems pretty abysmal to me. I've used it but it's so clunky and I get behind on transferring books to their appropriate collections so easily.
I hear ya. I've tried using the Kindle app for PC to assign books to collections, which is a lot less clunky; but the assignment doesn't seem to carry over to my Paperwhite, or at least I haven't figured out how to get it to.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:16 PM
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I don't understand why you can't build folders for your own idea of organization, and move books around from their. New purchases would go automatically into an "unread' folder. Current books would go into a "Reading now" folder. Then you could have folders by author or genre. Or by genre with subfolders by author. And just be able to move books around within the system.

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Old 04-21-2017, 12:31 PM
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There. There. There. Ugh.
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:24 PM
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I don't understand why you can't build folders for your own idea of organization, and move books around from their. New purchases would go automatically into an "unread' folder. Current books would go into a "Reading now" folder. Then you could have folders by author or genre. Or by genre with subfolders by author. And just be able to move books around within the system.

StG
Basically what I've been doing. And it's a pain in the ass. In the very least, Kindle should have a default ''Currently Reading'' folder.

(There are no subfolders.)

I have just confirmed my current version of firmware cannot be jailbroken. I guess I'll try the PC Kindle app.

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