Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-30-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
copyrite
Guru
copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
copyrite's Avatar
 
Posts: 916
Karma: 1357105
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Maryland
Device: Samsung Galaxy S4, K3K, PW, Kindle Fire 2, Nexus 7.2
'Sample' books from Amazon

Is there any way to search on the Kindle device or the Amazon site as to what samples of books you've downloaded from Amazon? For a while I was using this as a way to keep track of future reads, but through (OK, total) fault of my own, my Kindle has taken on a life of its own. I should've used the collections software I've seen mentioned, but now I'm just going from book to book, enjoying each and every one and I stubbornly don't want to have to classify any books. Then there's that moment I think there's that one book I downloaded the sample of and it was about?

(I'm really a rather organized person. Except for my Kindle it seems.)

Help?
copyrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2010, 10:06 PM   #2
wallcraft
reader
wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
wallcraft's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,979
Karma: 5183568
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
A sample on your Kindle will have EBSP in its filename, for example:
Code:
American Lion Andrew Jackson in-asin_B001FA0JSM-type_EBSP-v_0.azw
You can search for this when connected to a computer via USB. The rest of the filename is enough to find it in the Kindle Store, in particular you can search on the ASIN (in the above case B001FA0JSM).

If you ever decide to add collections, see Kindle Collection Manager for Windows,
wallcraft is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 10-30-2010, 10:14 PM   #3
copyrite
Guru
copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
copyrite's Avatar
 
Posts: 916
Karma: 1357105
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Maryland
Device: Samsung Galaxy S4, K3K, PW, Kindle Fire 2, Nexus 7.2
That's a big help! Thank you.
copyrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2010, 05:21 AM   #4
TheKindleWorm
Guru
TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.
 
TheKindleWorm's Avatar
 
Posts: 860
Karma: 177868
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: East Anglia UK
Device: Kindle 3G, iPhone 3G, iPod 4G, PB 360, Sony 600 sold, Kindle 2i sold
Wallcraft makes a very good suggestion.

There is no easy way of searching for all the samples on the Kindle directly. If you don't have many pages of kindle books then you can easily see samples on your kindle as they all have the word "sample" preceding them. This is no use to me as I have 60 pages of books to look through.

So I store all the samples into a collection on the kindle. If I buy a sample book then I remember to delete the sample off the kindle. Bit of a faff but it is a system that works for me. Be nice if the kindle automatically removed samples when you buy the same book.
TheKindleWorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2010, 07:40 AM   #5
copyrite
Guru
copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.copyrite ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
copyrite's Avatar
 
Posts: 916
Karma: 1357105
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Maryland
Device: Samsung Galaxy S4, K3K, PW, Kindle Fire 2, Nexus 7.2
I have 30 some pages that I'd need to go through. I should've stored them in a collection from the get-go, but I had no clue I'd be acquiring this many books this rapidly!

Love your blog, TheKindleWorm... it's in a recipe that Calibre cooks up for me on a regular basis!

Here's what I did. Opened a command window, changed to the kindle drive and typed

dir *ebsp*.azw /s /on > c:\temp\amazonsamples.txt

Found 23 sample books! Yay!

Last edited by copyrite; 10-31-2010 at 08:48 AM.
copyrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DJVU sample books DaleDe Other formats 0 12-18-2009 12:12 PM
Finally cracked it: Sample books without Whispernet Mike L Amazon Kindle 12 04-15-2009 11:33 PM
Load amazon books onto a 700? and back to amazon? Douglasco Sony Reader 12 02-22-2009 11:54 PM
How do I remove sample books? dhoyng Sony Reader 3 11-12-2008 10:44 AM
Sample books Laurens Sony Reader 18 10-20-2006 06:00 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:03 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.