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Question: Reading PDFs on Kindle Fire!

24 December 2019 08:08 (GMT)

Hello Friends,
Just got a Kindle Fire from a bookstore for about $20. Most of my reading material come in the form of PDFs. I've manged to load them into my Kindle and have been reading them via the Docs App, but I'm starting to get irritated since I can't bookmark pages within http://tradevenue.se/ it.
 Is there a way for me to bookmark my PDFs on my Kindle? Do I have to convert my files or something?
Sorry, it seems like questions regarding PDFs get posted a lot. I just wanna bookmark stuff so I can jump to them on a later date.

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Where do you guys get your ebooks?

20 December 2019 12:08 (GMT)

Hello everyone,,
you can use irc chat, you need a software to connect to it like mirc, then create account and connect to irc highway then enter to the channel called ebooks and there you can search for the book you want
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"avxhm dot se" is a site you can get books from, the links provided on this site to download the book, usually send you to icerbox or uploaded or other sharing sites, these sites wont allow a download without a premium account, but there is a way arround this, lets say the link provided is icerbox, you just need to copy the icerbox link provided to a 3rd party site which let you download the file for free, just google search "icerbox leeches" or "icerbox premium link generator", one of the links that works for icerbox is: "alemdarleech dot com", register a free account and there you go, tested it work the only downside to these 3rd party sites is that you must go through like dozen of advertisment befor the real download link appear
downloading from archive is a legal way like borrowing a book from public library, it have all sort of books, you just need adobe digital edition software and a free account sign up, after you downloaded the book you cannot open it in another software other than digital edition, because it is copyrighted by drm, just use a software to remove drm and there you go

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Does pricing makes a big difference when choosing an illustration service?

16 December 2019 17:46 (GMT)

Well, whenever any publisher thinks of publishing a book whether it be for adults or it be for children the thing that they are usually most concerned about is probably the pricing. Now, when talking specifically about children's illustration pricing than the publishers mostly prefer illustrators that give them services in less prices. It’s a rule of business. After all most publishers are publishing because they want to make money out of it and the lower the price they get the higher their chances of making a higher profit are. What other concerns might publishers be having when publishing children’s books?

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Are Audiobooks and reading an equal experience?

16 December 2019 07:42 (GMT)

Hello everyone,,
I used to be an avid reader and it was something I genuinely loved to do. About 2 years or so ago I found myself not having enough time to read and after another few months I found I had completely stopped reading and it was something that bothered me and I tried multiple times to get back on the horse and jump into another book but again I seemed to never be able to find time to read and most attempts failed 5 or 6 chapters in https://homestuffpro.com.
Fast forward to about 4 months ago I started working in a factory doing 3-4 12 hour shifts a week and I started getting into Audiobooks and I have been absolutely thrown back into my love of books. For me personally it is an equal experience to actually reading and its grown on me so much, I actually look forward to work so I can listen to this series I've started and its really captured my imagination.
Id love to know what the communities opinion is on Audiobooks vs Reading and do you guys rate them as an equal experience or do Audiobooks miss anything or vica versa.

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eBooks in Arabic

03 November 2019 21:10 (GMT)

(My apology if this is the wrong forum, I am a beginner.) There are many eBooks for learners of Arabic, but I have so  far found only 1 that I am able to read.: 'Conversational Arabic Dialogues' (Touri). It is the only such book that I have found in which the Arabic text is rendered in a typeface (just) large enough to enable me to read it.  In every other such book that I have found, the English typeface is huge --  quite unnecessarily so --- and the Arabic typeface is tiny.  Arabic script is full of tiny dots and pronunciation-marks that must be made visible if the words are to be understood. How can I get this message to the producers of these books ?.  .

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Older US Kindle - help required!!

16 September 2019 16:31 (GMT)

Hi guys,

I have an older Kindle (International version) which was ordered from the US site before the UK site started selling them. It seems that with the new influx of Kindle users, the longer term ones have been forgotten because all support for this model on the Amazon website seems to have vanished.

I have a couple of questions. Firstly, I'm using firmware version 2.5.2. Can I update to the version 3 firmware, or isn't it suitable for this model?

Secondly, I always connect via Whispernet, but my connection isn't great and I can never get books to download properly so have to download them to my PC. I'd love to connect to my home network via Wi-Fi, but I'm not sure if it's possible. There certainly doesn't seem to be an option in the Settings to set it up, but that might be something to do with the firmware version I have.

Any help would be much appreciated!distance between US cities

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27 January 2020 13:22 (GMT)

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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.' Einstein.

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23 January 2020 07:24 (GMT)

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22 January 2020 14:08 (GMT)

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A Kidnapped boy. Extortion. The Russian Mob. And two former Green Berets. Nothing is ever as it appears. 

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Dave Riley has long retired from the military and living peacefully on sleepy Dafuskie Island off the coast of South Carolina. Sort of. Actually he’s bored, feeling old, and just a bit cranky running his deceased uncle’s small-time bookie operation. 

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FREE through 24 January The Green Berets: Chasing the Lost

20 January 2020 15:59 (GMT)

Chasing the Lost
A Kidnapped boy. Extortion. The Russian Mob. And two former Green Berets. Nothing is ever as it appears. 

Horace Chase arrives on Hilton Head Island to pay his last respects at the Intracoastal Waterway where his late mother’s ashes were spread and to inspect the home his mother left him in her will. He’s been recently forced into retirement, his divorce is officially final, and now he’s standing in the middle of the front yard of his ‘new’ house where a tree has crashed right through the center of it. 

What could possibly go wrong? 

Within six hours of arriving on Hilton Head, Chase is exchanging gunfire with men who’ve kidnapped a young boy and tried to grab the boy’s mother. Soon he’s waist deep in an extortion plot to funnel a hundred million dollars of Superbowl on-line gambling money into an offshore bank account or else the boy dies. 

Dave Riley has long retired from the military and living peacefully on sleepy Dafuskie Island off the coast of South Carolina. Sort of. Actually he’s bored, feeling old, and just a bit cranky running his deceased uncle’s small-time bookie operation. 

Chase and Riley assemble a team of misfits and eccentrics as they take on the powerful Russian mob in the lawless tidal lands of the Low Country to get the boy back. 

It adds up to a fiery confrontation to rescue the young boy, and settle some old scores. 

But Riley and Chase need to remember a basic tenet from their days in covert operations: Nothing is ever as it appears.

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14 January 2020 14:15 (GMT)

Eyes of the Hammer and Dragon Sim-13 are free until 17 Jan
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