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Old 02-29-2012, 12:38 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by deannah View Post
If I am understanding correctly, then in order to backup my books successfully (correctly) I should download them to a Kindle device and NOT to the K4PC? Prior to saving them via a Calibre library? This is so confusing.
And TIA.
You can do it whatever way you want, though unless you are using K4PC to manage your collections, I find the easiest thing to do with my Amazon books is to choose to download them for my Kindle but transfer via USB.

That way it's just a case of loading them into Calibre, one button to convert, then I can take a back-up of my Calibre directory. Job done.

I personally then just transfer a dozen or so books from Calibre to my Kindle every now and then. Though if you find it a pain to side-load your books, immediately after loading them into Calibre, you can choose to re-download your books from Amazon but transfer wirelessly.
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