Retiring the Send-to-Kindle Feature on 3/31

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Craig Ostrander | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 2 2016 6:18 PM

Yes, everything I attempted to StK appear to be back in the queue. Thanks Phil

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Donovan Neufeldt | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 2 2016 7:04 PM

Is there any way to block all future updates to keep the send to Kindle feature? Otherwise I will no longer buy books that are available on kindle.

Send to Kindle was the primary reason I bought Logos 6. The feature make books also readable, and not just research-able.

This is very a very upsetting step backwards for logos.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 2 2016 11:59 PM

Donovan Neufeldt:

Is there any way to block all future updates to keep the send to Kindle feature? Otherwise I will no longer buy books that are available on kindle.

Send to Kindle was the primary reason I bought Logos 6. The feature make books also readable, and not just research-able.

This is very a very upsetting step backwards for logos.

No. The StK service requires use of a Logos server, and that server is going to be retired. 

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Alexis Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 5 2016 12:36 AM

Hi Phil...I've been trying for a few hours now and all my books are just on a "kindle upload in progress" status. Is the service down? Was hoping to get as much sent to my kindle before the 17th...

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Alexis Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 5 2016 12:38 AM

Phil Gons (Faithlife):

Craig Ostrander:

I'm also getting the "failed to send" message a few seconds after clicking.

The team tried to make some quick optimizations to improve the processing speed, but they weren't successful. So the service was down for a while. It's back up and running, and everything that's been submitted should still be in the queue and get processed.

Hi Phil...I've been trying for a few hours now and all my books are just on a "kindle upload in progress" status. Is the service down? Was hoping to get as much sent to my kindle before the 17th...

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 5 2016 9:39 AM

Alexis Smith:

Phil Gons (Faithlife):

Craig Ostrander:

I'm also getting the "failed to send" message a few seconds after clicking.

The team tried to make some quick optimizations to improve the processing speed, but they weren't successful. So the service was down for a while. It's back up and running, and everything that's been submitted should still be in the queue and get processed.

Hi Phil...I've been trying for a few hours now and all my books are just on a "kindle upload in progress" status. Is the service down? Was hoping to get as much sent to my kindle before the 17th...

I'll check, but it may just be backed up with other requests.

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 5 2016 9:50 AM

Confirmed that it's just high demand. We'll make sure that everything submitted by the deadline processes before we disable the service, so there's no need to worry if your books will make the cut.

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Paul Burkhart | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 5 2016 5:43 PM

At what point can I close the program (or heck, even the tab!) and the request still be in process? Must I keep Logos open and connected to the same internet connection until the "Kindle upload in progress" dialog goes away, or at that point is it already in queue?

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John G. Dargie | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 6 2016 4:12 AM

Paul,

You can close Logos once you have clicked the "Send to Kindle" button and it has started saying "Kindle upload in progress".

At that point your request is in a queue (on a Logos server) and will get processed in order. Some of mine took a couple of days to get processed as there's obviously a lot of us using this feature while we still can.

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Bill Carroll | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2016 10:08 AM

This is very sad news.  Kindle is my portable choice for using Logos books with church services and Bible studies.  Its also like "free advertising" because church members get to see the power of Logos in action.

So if Kindle and Logos won't be cooperating in the future, what other tablet options do we have for Logos (other than iPad and Android phones)?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2016 10:19 AM

Bill Carroll:
So if Kindle and Logos won't be cooperating in the future, what other tablet options do we have for Logos?

There are Faithlife apps - which provide access to most of your Logos resources - available for Android and iOS.

The issue some people have with them as that most tablets are not "e-ink" and so cause strain on eyes. Apart from that the apps provide more functionality than the basic reading experience on the Kindle.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2016 10:25 AM

Bill Carroll:
(other than iPad and Android phones)?

You could get a full Windows tablet - such as the Surface Pro family

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Eric Ross | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2016 11:29 AM

Send to kindle provides three advantages:

1) E-ink is easier on the eyes for most people
2) E-ink is usually lighter in weight and makes for an easier cover-to-cover reading.
3) E-ink has a battery life measured in multiple days.
4) The current Kindle screen apps have much larger fonts which make it useable for those with vision problems. (this could be remedied with larger fonts in the Logos/Vyrso/Verbum apps).

It is unfortunate that the current solution must fold, but I hope that that FL will be cognizant of how important this feature is.  Maybe its send through email/local upload or send to Kobo.  Regardless, I hope that the licensing mine-field can be navigated and new solution can be identified.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2016 11:31 AM

Bill Carroll:
Kindle is my portable choice for using Logos books with church services and Bible studies.  Its also like "free advertising" because church members get to see the power of Logos in action.

For clarification: Your post sounds like you are talking about a Kindle Fire device. Is that right? This thread has nothing to do with the mobile app for kindle fire devices (which is the android app). It is only about kindle e-ink devices (such as the paper white). 

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2016 11:40 AM

alabama24:
This thread has nothing to do with the mobile app for kindle fire devices (which is the android app). It is only about kindle e-ink devices (such as the paper white). 

Wrong!

Send to Kindle works with both the Kindle Fire and the e-Ink devices. The app only works on the Fire devices. This thread applies to the Srnd-to-Kindle feature, which is available for Fire and e-Ink devices.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2016 12:05 PM

Floyd Johnson:
Wrong!

I was responding to a user who mentioned that he will no longer be able to show "the power of logos in action." It would be strange to claim the "power of logos" while using the kindle app on a fire device! 

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Drewe | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 8 2016 8:46 PM

So i've been wondering why this hasn't been working, being basically the first time I've tried to use it.

Maybe remove the button?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 9 2016 12:00 AM

Drewe:

So i've been wondering why this hasn't been working, being basically the first time I've tried to use it.

It should be working at the moment assuming you are running Logos 6.10. What issues, other than sends taking a long time, are you seeing?

Drewe:

Maybe remove the button?

It will be removed in Logos 6.11

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 9 2016 6:24 AM

Drewe:

So i've been wondering why this hasn't been working, being basically the first time I've tried to use it.

Maybe remove the button?

It sounds like you are new to the issue and haven't read through the 7 pages of posts. I don't blame you. Smile

To elaborate just slightly on Graham's comments: The button is still there because the service was still available and working for all users when the current version of the engine was released. As Graham mentioned, it is removed in the next release. 

Also, as Graham references, the timing for the resources to be sent is currently VERY long (even a couple of days). If you are using the feature correctly, it <should> work. However, due to the length of the sending, it may be past the date by the time your issue gets troubleshot. 

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Michael High | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 10 2016 10:52 PM

Thanks for the link, Levi. I've persisted with StK, requesting a batch of a dozen books each day. Although it is taking one or two days to process each batch, I am on target to get all the monographs I want onto my Kindle Voyage by the deadline. By the time I've read all of them, I'm sure that technology and licensing will have moved on apace!

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