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Old 08-07-2009, 10:49 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by daffy4u View Post
I wonder, if there is something in the metadata from Baen that is flagging it as a periodical. This book is part of a series and maybe the Kindle thinks it's like a magazine or newspaper.

I'm just guessing and don't know how to follow-up on my theory. Sorry.

BTW, this sound like an interesting book. I'd be interested in your review after you've read it.
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Originally Posted by detayls View Post
The file that you placed on the Kindle is locked.

To make "keep" disappear connect your Kindle and remove the file lock.

So I woke up this morning to face a huge mound of dishes that I had managed to convince myself could wait until this morning last night. Naturally I immediately decided to see if my suspicion that the "keep" was part of the meta data was right. (It appears that great minds do think alike since I see that Daffy also arrived at that possibility.) I jacked the Kindle into my PC and moved the ebook (prc) and it's associated mbp file to a backup folder on the Kindle and copied a fresh version of the prc from my PC to the documents folder on the Kindle.

Sure enough the new ebook was marked "keep" but, oddly, the Kindle had remembered where I was in the ebook, which I had thought was a function of the mbp file. So I went back into the Kindle and removed the old prc, the new prc, and mbp files. Went back out of the Kindle and verified that there was no indication of the ebook in the Kindle's ebook list. I then recopied the prc onto the Kindle again and, again the ebook was marked "keep" and this time the Kindle did not remember where I had been in the ebook. I not sure what all this remembering and disremembering means but it seemed clear that the "keep" was in the meta data.

Sooo... came on line to tell you all about that and discovered detayls post. (Ha another reason to put off those dishes!) Ok... I had noticed that the ebooks prc file had been a read only file, sounded as likely as meta data. I went into the Kindle from my computer again, went into the properties and removed the read only tag. Disconnected the Kindle and checked the file, it was still marked "keep". So it appears that the "keep" is indeed part of the meta data.

But, what about all that remembering and disremembering my place in the book? I copied the mbp file back in and sure enough the Kindle re-remembered where I had been again. Then I remembered that the Kindle seems to have some lag while it re-indexes books.

(Those dishes are starting to look not so bad.)

More experiments to come. If marking the files read only will create a "keep" tag that would help me to keep the files organized a bit better on the Kindle but I remain uncertain, need to do some more tests.

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