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Old 09-20-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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New ebook user, looking for tips and advice

I received my Kindle 3 a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it.

I've spent the last few weeks with my Kindle exploring different ways to maximize the experience.

First thing I did was pick up Calibre. After toying with it a bit, I wrote some scripts to automatically fetch a couple of news sources and send them wirelessly to my kindle so I could read them over my morning coffee.

Here's a few questions/issues:

How can I email those news sources and have them put in a "Daily News" collection or some such?

What's the easiest way to manage collections? I found this post for using Calibre, but it seems a bit convoluted.

How can I manage my books bought from Amazon? It seems DRM is a forbidden topic and I can't figure out how to strip it for the Kindle 3 anyway. Is there some other means?

Feel free to add any "you have to check this out" type suggestions too!

*edit* I should mention I use OS X. I've seen the Kindle Collection Manager mentioned, but from what I can tell it's windows only.

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Old 09-20-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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It seems DRM is a forbidden topic and I can't figure out how to strip it for the Kindle 3 anyway. Is there some other means?
Google Apprentice Alf or Dark Reverser.
I see you're using OSX, so you'll probably need a working XP installation running under Parallels to utilize any of the existing techniques for Amazon purchases.
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Google Apprentice Alf or Dark Reverser.
I see you're using OSX, so you'll probably need a working XP installation running under Parallels to utilize any of the existing techniques for Amazon purchases.
The scripts work on mac for up to Kindle 2. Just waiting for them to update to Kindle 3.
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The issue isn't the K3... the issue was the 2.5 firmware update.
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