New Feature: Send to Kindle

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Jonathan J Watson | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Oct 24 2014 1:54 PM

Note: This feature will be retired on 3/31/16. See this post for details.

What is it?

Link your Kindle account to Logos and send your favorite resources to your mobile device. This gives you more freedom in how you interact with your digital library.

How it works

After linking your Kindle account information with your Logos account, you can send individual books to your Kindle device from the resource panel menu (within the software). All bible references should open in the Lexham English Bible.

A kindle.com email address must be assigned to the account by entering “set kindle to #####@kindle.com” into the command box. Note: You cannot unlink your Kindle account once it has been linked. Please be sure to check your kindle.com address carefully before submitting.

  • The Send to Kindle email address must end in kindle.com. You can check the address at Amazon.com > Manage Your Content and Devices > Your Devices.
  • Also, you must add “noreply@logos.com” to your Approved Personal Document Email List at Amazon.com > Manage Your Content and Devices > Settings.
  • The “Send to Kindle” link is found on the Resource Information tab (i) of each resource (but not Personal Books).

How do I get it? 

Send to Kindle Feature is available in all crossgrades and base packages

For more information, see these 5.3 Beta threads: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/91816.aspxhttps://community.logos.com/forums/t/91952.aspx 

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Donn Arms | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 7:32 AM

When I entered the command I was informed that my account was linked but when I tried to send a book to Kindle I see an error message (in red) informing me that there was an "Error connecting to Send to Kindle service."

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 7:37 AM

Donn Arms:
there was an "Error connecting to Send to Kindle service."

Could be some server side issues seeing as how the logos.com website is not responding very well right now.

This feature does work for the resources that allow it. If you own a Kindle this is a great feature. I use an iPad so can already read Logos books on that device.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 7:37 AM

Donn,

The first part of the chain as I understand it relies upon the Logos servers to send the data.  With the servers being hammered right now, there may be delays in the internet based "stuff".

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Donn Arms | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 7:44 AM

Mark Smith:
I use an iPad so can already read Logos books on that device.

I have been looking forward to this. I use an iPad as well but when I go to the beach I would rather take my $59 Kindle than my $600 iPad.

I was concerned that the instructions said once we linked the account it could not be undone. Have I cemented erroneous information to my account?

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 7:48 AM

You can double check your logs to see what kindle address is associated with the account.

I'm planning on running some tests on the "lock in" later but for now I'm positive that CS can fix it if need be.

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Dylan Rondeau | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 7:51 AM

TCBlack:
I'm positive that CS can fix it if need be.

They can, if needed, but since it isn't something users can do personally, we try to hammer home the point that "make sure it's correct, it's (semi) permanent". Smile

If you do find out you have an incorrect Kindle email attached, CS can help you with that.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 7:56 AM

Dylan,

Can we expect at some point that this will be user changeable?

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Dylan Rondeau | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 8:04 AM

TCBlack:

Dylan,

Can we expect at some point that this will be user changeable?

I don't think there are currently plans for that; we want users to stick to a single address, but we do have the support for those who make errors or need to change it for some reason.

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TCBlack:

Can we expect at some point that this will be user changeable?

No; it's restricted to CS to prevent a malicious person sending the same library to multiple devices.

If you own the @kindle.com email address, you can reassign it to your devices, so there shouldn't be a legitimate need to change it often.

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Donn Arms | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 8:08 AM

I have the email address correct. It looks like the feature just does not work. I emailed CS but will be patient. I imagine they are slammed today.

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Randall Hartman | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 8:11 AM

I've been using this feature in Beta for a week or so. For me it is such a game changer that I went out and bought the new Kindle Voyage.

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Dustin Masters (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 8:12 AM

Sorry - we're sorting out some issues on the server right now. I'll update this thread once the feature is back up again.

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Brent Hoefling | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 11:39 AM

awesome... so many times, that I wanted to read a resource on my paperwhite screen.

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Dustin Masters (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 2:47 PM

Thanks for your patience! The service is up and running again. 

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 3:07 PM

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):
No; it's restricted to CS to prevent a malicious person sending the same library to multiple devices.

That makes sense.  Thanks for that answer.

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Donn Arms | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 3:11 PM

Dustin Masters (Faithlife):
Thanks for your patience! The service is up and running again.

No, still not working. It does now appear in my library info window but it does not go through to Kindle. I have tried it with a number of books and nothing goes through. My Kindle account is working as I tried to send a document through via email and it worked fine.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 3:18 PM

Donn,

Can we take a look at your logs? Please enable Logging (http://wiki.logos.com/Diagnostic_Logging ), send a kindle book and restart, but do not restart Logos until you've moved or uploaded your logs. (Logos rewrites logs when it starts).

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Randle Bond | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 28 2014 3:18 AM

Great feature. Almost makes me want a kindle... if only we could get our highlights back into logos... then they'd have me

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Triskal | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 28 2014 4:25 AM

Once a book is on Kindle, can highlights there be downloaded/exported as normal on the Kindle?

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