Any chance of tapping into the Amazon cloud to cross over books we own elsewhere?

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Nathan Oraker | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Dec 7 2016 4:46 PM

I was looking through the store for some of the books I need for my seminary courses and realized that Logos does not carry everything that's out there. I'm sure it has to do with getting the books into their file format system. So I'm not sure if this suggestion would be plausible or not, but...

I find it kind of a waste of money to own books on Kindle and paperback and then have to buy something separate for Logos. It's like the video market where I owned a VHS back in the day then bought the movie again on DVD then Blu-ray. 

Is there anyway that Logos can make a contract with Amazon to tap into our Amazon accounts through the Logos software and be able to download or tap into an eBook purchases that we made for Kindle or even B&Ns Nook. 

I know this may involve contract issues with some publishers and then there is the software and file issue, but there has got to be a way to do it. It just seems like the Logos enterprise (i'm sure other bible software enterprises are similar) has quite a deal going on here. The software is great, and I like being able to have something that has such a great library search. It'd be great if I could get other books in my library that I can search. 

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We're always working on expanding our catalogue.

What you may not know is that we have a large number of ebooks available under the “Noet” brand that are fully compatible with Logos 7. (These books may not be directly related to biblical studies so we distribute them from a different website.)

Check it out and see if any of the titles you were interested in happen to be there: https://ebooks.noet.com/search 

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Bernhard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 7 2016 9:11 PM

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):
Check it out and see if any of the titles you were interested in happen to be there: https://ebooks.noet.com/search 

And of course here as well (but I guess you knew that already):
 https://vyrso.com/ 

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Nathan Oraker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 9:15 AM

Thanks Brad. So, I take it that the answer is "no"? 

I see that previously there was a function within the software to send resources to a kindle, but it was nixed.

https://wiki.logos.com/Send_to_Kindle

Why did this happen, and what is Logos doing to rectify this. I think the major issue I have with this is the screen time on your eyes. It's bad enough I'm sitting in front of a screen enough already, if I want to sit down and read something for pleasure, class or research reading on a kindle is a lot healthier for your eyes. If I was to make a major complaint about this I'd say it's this issue. It's for the health of your readers, many of whom probably already have years of screen time and eye health problems. 

I'm assuming I'm going to get a rote answer to this post, but I still have hope for a genuine response. 

Thanks

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 9:26 AM

Nathan Oraker:
Why did this happen, and what is Logos doing to rectify this

There's a post with some links to some of the issues behind this at https://community.logos.com/forums/p/123765/810776.aspx#810776 - so I don't think there's anything Logos can do to rectify this.

Mark Barnes - one of the forum regulars - has posted an approach to doing this at https://community.logos.com/forums/t/124007.aspx which hopefully will give you what you need

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 1:24 PM

Nathan Oraker:
It's for the health of your readers, many of whom probably already have years of screen time and eye health problems. 

Welcome Big Smile

Logos wiki => Night Mode has color options for Windows and OS X.

Personally like Light Yellow overcast on Windows 10:

Screen shot intensified yellow a bit. Thankful for Kindle app having brown text on yellow background for reading.

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):
We're always working on expanding our catalogue.

Thankful for Faithlife having over 100,000 titles already.

Keep Smiling Smile

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Nathan Oraker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 1:56 PM

Graham, this is great stuff! It takes a little bit to do but I just did one of the commentaries I have and it worked out really well, Thanks for the info. 

It's also very helpful to know about why Logos had to end that feature. 

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