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Old 11-05-2012, 06:31 PM   #1171
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Thanks for the link to Dog Eared Books Alan. Since I had some money on Paypal witch I don't use (in Holland we use Ideal for web-shopping), I ordered a signed hb of Cold Days from them.


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I suspect that you downloaded an .azw3 file which is the default for updated (from 3.3 to 3.4 firmware) Kindle Keyboards. And, in my opinion, I think that these newer file versions do not render well on the K3. They all seem to store 4 different fonts in each book file and are a lot larger file because of this. Personally, I dislike this update, but once the device has been updated there appears to be no way to revert to the 3.3 firmware.

You can get a copy of Calibre, install Apprentice Alf's Calibre plug-ins and then add the new book to the Calibre database which would strip the DRM and then it would allow you to convert it to a standard mobi. Which would also get the file pared down to 500 to 700kb from the over 2.5 megs that the .azw3 would probably be.

Don't know what to do about the black vs. gray color thing, but perhaps the azw3 has a color other than black assigned to the book's display font.

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Thanks Alan...I don't usually put my DRM stripped books on my Kindle but looks like I will have to now. I was really enjoying this update with the blacker text too. Oh well, a few minutes extra work for a much better reading experience is worth it

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Those were 'informed guesses', and not at all a certain diagnosis. So let me know if my guess was accurate, ok?




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I will. I'll strip it and convert this weekend with Calibre and see what difference it makes.

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I knew I shouldn't have gotten this book, but not for the reasons I originally thought. I'm such a weenie I've cried twice and I've only read 27% .
Hmmm....so then are you now reading a regular old .mobi?

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I know right!!

I haven't read the series but I definitely will be because of this thread. A lot of books though, 13!
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I'm gonna' re-read the next three Dresden Files books (#11, #12 & #13) right away.


I'm done with the re-read of Turn Coat (loved it) and am over 1/3 of the way through re-reading Changes! (loving it)

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:39 PM   #1172
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I bought the first 4 audiobooks of the Harry Dresden Series and waited and waited for the rest to come out. Finally, they all came out at once on Audible. Love Harry Dresden and thanks to e-ink technology, I can also READ them.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:18 AM   #1173
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Haven't converted the book to Mobi yet. Darn kids keeps hogging the computer

I'm actually really enjoying this book even though it's not the typical Harry.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #1174
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Tuesday is Twos Day! (Okay, I won’t quit my day… university.) Check out Chapter 2 of Cold Days!

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #1175
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Re Ghost Story: I have a question, which may be answered before I finish the book, but I'm impatient

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Where is Georgia? Will has been around quite a bit along with Andi and Marci, but no Georgia.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:49 AM   #1176
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Re Ghost Story: I have a question, which may be answered before I finish the book, but I'm impatient

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Where is Georgia? Will has been around quite a bit along with Andi and Marci, but no Georgia.
Read Aftermath, the last story in Side Jobs and a bridge between Changes and Ghost Story.

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Glad to hear it. to the Dresden Files thread!
Thank you!! Just wanted to say that I started Storm Front, I'm still on the 4th chapter and it's surprisingly good so far! I literally cannot put my Kindle down! I went ahead and bought the second and third books in the series. The series will become one of my favorite, I know it because I don't read a series that has more than five books already but this I absolutely will be

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:20 AM   #1178
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Read Aftermath, the last story in Side Jobs and a bridge between Changes and Ghost Story.

I don't have Side Jobs ...I didn't want to buy it until I did a complete re-read of the series.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:37 AM   #1179
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I don't have Side Jobs ...I didn't want to buy it until I did a complete re-read of the series.
A good idea. EXCEPT! Except for that last story/novella! And for the fact that each story fits in somewhere and says where that is right under each title throughout the book. So you can intersperse the storys with the novels.

Oh well!

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Old 11-07-2012, 05:31 PM   #1181
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Since I've got other things I'm working on and playing with right now, I'm sticking to short fiction and magazines for a while, until Cold Days. So that will be the next book I read. I've decided to wait on Iron Druid Chronicles.

Now... come on, 11/27!
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I'm done with the re-read of Turn Coat (loved it) and am over 1/3 of the way through re-reading Changes! (loving it)

I've just finished re-reading Changes and then after that the novella, Aftermath. Aftermath is a bridge between Changes and Ghost Story It is the last story in Side Jobs. These re-reads were quite exciting and I've thoroughly enjoyed re-reading them. So now I've just started my re-read of Ghost Story which I'm looking forward to a lot!

Also I've now read the fist two chapters of Cold Days.

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I've just finished re-reading Changes and then after that the novella, Aftermath. Aftermath is a bridge between Changes and Ghost Story It is the last story in Side Jobs.
I read Side Jobs alongside the series and Aftermath was my favorite.

What I really want, though, is a Side-Jobs-sized volume of nothing but more Bigfoot cases. I love River.
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Haven't converted the book to Mobi yet. Darn kids keeps hogging the computer

I'm actually really enjoying this book even though it's not the typical Harry.
So I converted the book with Calibre finally. The book went from AZW3 to Mobi perfectly and it looks like it's supposed to No tiny font, and it's much clearer...to my eyes anyway.
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So I converted the book with Calibre finally. The book went from AZW3 to Mobi perfectly and it looks like it's supposed to No tiny font, and it's much clearer...to my eyes anyway.
I'm glad to hear that my 'informed guesses' were correct and happy that my suggested solution turned out to be successful for you!

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