Logos Book to Kindle

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Guy Wood | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Feb 3 2018 6:25 AM

Greetings -- 

I am new to the Logos platform and cannot figure out how to download a book I added to my Logos bookshelf or library to my Kindle reading app. 

Is there a way to do that? 

If not, I suggest that as a good function to add. 

Thank you for your help.

Onward!
-- Guy

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John C Connell Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 3 2018 6:35 AM

This thread might help:

https://community.logos.com/forums/t/124007.aspx

Be strong and courageous. . . for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

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Bernhard | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 3 2018 6:43 AM

Guy Wood:
my Kindle reading app

What device are you using the app on? I assume you are aware that there are also mobile apps for Logos where you can open most books directly?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 3 2018 7:18 AM

Welcome Guy! Smile 

The link John provided gives a straightforward tutorial on how to "send to kindle," but for background:

Guy Wood:
If not, I suggest that as a good function to add.

Logos DID have this feature, but due to changes in policy at Amazon, it had to be turned off. Obviously Amazon wants you to buy your books from them, not another vender! As Bernhard suggests, however, there are mobile reading apps from Faithlife which will allow you to read on iOS/Android. If you want to read on an eInk Kindle, you will need to use the conversion method mentioned above. 

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Guy Wood | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 6 2018 7:04 PM

Thank you so much, John. 

I'll take a look at the forum you referenced. 

Onward!
-- Guy

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Guy Wood | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 6 2018 7:06 PM

Hi, Bernhard -- 

I use the Kindle Reading App on my iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Pro. 

I'll check out the Logos mobile apps to see if they will help, but I am a big fan of the Amazon Kindle App and prefer to use as few apps as possible. Still, the Logos app might make things easier. 

Thank you for the tip. 

Onward!
-- Guy

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Guy Wood | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 6 2018 7:10 PM

JT -- 

That's good to know. I'm not surprised that Amazon made that move to lock things down a bit. They really like to keep people in their orbit, don't they? 

Thank you for sharing. 

By the way, I noticed the Alabama reference in your post. We're currently in Alabama too. Born in Los Angeles, lived all over the world, but now call Alabama home port. It's a great state! 

Onward!
-- Guy

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 6 2018 7:39 PM

Guy Wood:

I use the Kindle Reading App on my iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Pro. 

I'll check out the Logos mobile apps to see if they will help, but I am a big fan of the Amazon Kindle App and prefer to use as few apps as possible. Still, the Logos app might make things easier. 

The biggest advantage of using one of the FL apps is that notes, highlights, reading plans etc. will sync. Using the Kindle app will mean none of that will work together. 

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Guy Wood | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 4:02 AM

Much appreciated, JT. 

I'm able to sync notes and highlights with the Kindle App, but the reading plans you mentioned will most likely not work on that [Kindle] App. I'll keep that feature in mind. 

Thanks again. 

Onward!
-- Guy

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 5:30 AM

Guy Wood:

I'm able to sync notes and highlights with the Kindle App, 

You can sync KINDLE notes and highlights, not LOGOS ones. As a simple reader, I do like the kindle app... although the Kindle eInk readers (I.e. Paperwhite) are vastly superior. 

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 7 2018 6:02 AM

JT (alabama24):

... although the Kindle eInk readers (I.e. Paperwhite) are vastly superior. 

Very correctomento. I have a stable of 3, each specializing in my 'off-Logos' reading. Plus Kindle/ios of course.

My druthers would tend to side with Guy (we're talking reader, not mini-Logos use):

1. Logos did basic training at Ft Lost-in-the Woods. It really tries hard not to let you know where you are, especially if you're reading multiple books (Logos, Kindle, used, etc). Kindle missed the training, and happily even draws little thumbnails for you, chapter headers, and a scrollbar to boot.

2. Logos TOC is quite frankly a mess. As per number #1, there's no hint where you are. And for that extra dose of maddening stress, you must click on each section to see what's in it. Kindle, again, super-courteous.

3. I DO like the single highlight-and-go in Logos. But I USE the combo in Kindle far more (highlight, definitions, etc)

4. Did I mention the 2-finger zoom? Or the ease of selecting font/size in Kindle.

5. Finally 'weight'. I'm not sure why but I find myself reading every which way except 'up'. Sleepy-time, out on the deck (sorry ios, trouble with the sun?), and so forth. 

6. And last-ily, I trust Amazon more than Logos. Strange as that may be, I highlight with gusto on Kindle. Selectively on Logos. 


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