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Old 12-05-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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New Kindle User - Hello ALL!

I want to say hello to all of you!

I read about lost kindles and saw of a reply from Ricky Maveety on bookplates (not sure) to increase the chances of getting a lost kindle returned.

Can someone tell me were the original thread is and what he has done to protect from such thing happening?

Also can you "lock" the kindle from access?

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Old 12-05-2008, 11:31 AM   #2
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I want to say hello to all of you!

I read about lost kindles and saw of a reply from Ricky Maveety on bookplates (not sure) to increase the chances of getting a lost kindle returned.

Can someone tell me were the original thread is and what he has done to protect from such thing happening?

Also can you "lock" the kindle from access?

Thanks,
Hunter64
Ummm, sure?? First "he" is a she .... me .... Ricky. (I'm a poet and I don't even know it!!)

You can't lock the Kindle from access, but if it is stolen, you can immediately deauthorize it, which will keep the thief from being able to buy more books on your account. Your books should also be backed up to your computer, although you can redownload them to a new Kindle.

What I did was create a bookplate graphic that serves as the screensaver for my Kindles. I eliminated the default screensavers and just use the bookplate. Every time the unit goes into sleep mode, my name, address and phone number show up on the screen.

While a thief is not likely to return the unit, if it's just a matter of it being lost, I figure I'm much more likely to get it back with all of that information displayed.

I attached several bookplates in the Freebies area .... I will see if I can find the exact post so you can have a bookplate if you like any of the designs I posted.

And here's the link to the plates I posted. LINK!

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Old 12-05-2008, 12:42 PM   #3
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:41 AM   #4
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Ummm, sure?? First "he" is a she .... me .... Ricky. (I'm a poet and I don't even know it!!)

You can't lock the Kindle from access, but if it is stolen, you can immediately deauthorize it, which will keep the thief from being able to buy more books on your account. Your books should also be backed up to your computer, although you can redownload them to a new Kindle.

What I did was create a bookplate graphic that serves as the screensaver for my Kindles. I eliminated the default screensavers and just use the bookplate. Every time the unit goes into sleep mode, my name, address and phone number show up on the screen.

While a thief is not likely to return the unit, if it's just a matter of it being lost, I figure I'm much more likely to get it back with all of that information displayed.

I attached several bookplates in the Freebies area .... I will see if I can find the exact post so you can have a bookplate if you like any of the designs I posted.

And here's the link to the plates I posted. LINK!
Thank you Ricky, and sorry about the gender confusion!

I will move on putting the screen saver on my kindle today. I have not connected my kindle to my PC as of yet. I just used the whispernet todate.


Again my thanks,
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:50 AM   #5
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Thank you Ricky, and sorry about the gender confusion!

I will move on putting the screen saver on my kindle today. I have not connected my kindle to my PC as of yet. I just used the whispernet todate.


Again my thanks,
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Hey, as long as I'm not confused about my gender, I don't really worry all that much about the rest of the world.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:59 AM   #6
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Hello Ricky,

I got into my kindle via my PC. I see there are two files associated with every book.

one *.azw and one *.mbp file. I dont not see anything that would be a "screensaver" file? I want to add and bookplate and then probably remove default screensavers!

Can you please help me?

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