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Offline NJM Reading Advances in Digital Camera Technology by Phil Donald
17 Nov 2010, 01:56 PM | Post: #11

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RE: Kindle owners, display question

Yes, me too. Always browse on Amazon and have my kindle wi-fi enabled to receive any I buy

On a side note, and I hope this helps Lexi a little, I would never look at one review and make a decision on that alone. I always read all reviews if I am interested in buying anything - and that goes for things other than books too. I would imagine that any sensible person would do the same and not be swayed by just one review...good or bad

@Lexi - it looks like it was that little troll fella who marked you down as revenge for your dastardly deed down by the USB Big Grin
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Offline LexiRevellian Reading A book which I have forgotten to add here
17 Nov 2010, 01:58 PM | Post: #12

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That troll was asking for it! Dastardly deed indeed. Huh.

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17 Nov 2010, 09:46 PM | Post: #13

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(16 Nov 2010 09:43 PM)LexiRevellian Wrote:  Thanks, Lambeek - that makes me think perhaps the dip was just one of those things. Do most Kindle owners browse for books on the Kindle rather than the Amazon site on the internet, do you think?


I browse for my ebooks 99% of the time on the internet, I find that I can refine my searches/results better via webpage than through my Kindle itself.

I find browsing for my book purchases via my Kindle more useful if I know in advance which book/author I'm searching for. If it's a particular book I am searching to see if it's available on Kindle I use my Kindle to do so. But in the case of browsing without clear intent of which book or author I want my Kindle isn't my preferred way to search.

The only time I would use my Kindle for this type of ebook browsing would be if I was away from home and had no access to the internet via a laptop or computer.
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Offline NJM Reading Advances in Digital Camera Technology by Phil Donald
21 Nov 2010, 12:43 PM | Post: #14

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Lexi - not sure if you saw my post on another topic board but thought you might like to see what your book is actually achieving......in terms of review

I get a regular email from Kindle News and it was from this that I posted. Along with the news is a trawl of a few current books that have been selected for review - I have cut and pasted the relevant bit below

3. Remix - £0.86 [PERSONALLY RECOMMENDED]
Rated 5/5 stars average from 20 reviews
Synopsis: "Caz Tallis restores rocking horses in her London workshop. When shabby but charismatic Joe and his dog turn up on her roof terrace, she is reluctantly drawn into investigating a rock star's murder from three years before - an unsolved case the police have closed. Somebody is prepared to kill to prevent it being reopened - and is Caz's judgment clouding as she falls in love?

REMIX is a feel-good page turner, that you won't want to put down until you reach the satisfying ending."


It looks better than this on the email page and there is a picture of the book too (as in your avatar) Thought you would like to see that you are attracting a 5/5 score and the 1 star nonsense has not done any damage

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Offline LexiRevellian Reading A book which I have forgotten to add here
21 Nov 2010, 12:59 PM | Post: #15

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Thanks, Nigel, I missed your other post, that's most encouraging. I've been very lucky in my reviewers, apart from that one person (he posted a second review even worse than the first, which Amazon also removed).

On another topic, something quite odd is happening to the UK Kindle top 100 chart. It started in the last few days - loads of newspapers and periodicals have leaped up into the top thirty, pushing all the novels down. I've no idea why this should suddenly happen...
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Very strange - the only thing I can think of is that with the sudden explosion of ebook sales - especially the vast amount of Kindle's that have been sold - people have become aware of the facility to get their newspapers and favourite mags on electronic subscription.
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Offline LexiRevellian Reading A book which I have forgotten to add here
21 Nov 2010, 08:56 PM | Post: #17

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Nigel, that sounds eminently sensible and probable. I do feel sorry for people with books in the 75-100 range a few days ago, now pushed into outer darkness...

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22 Nov 2010, 08:46 AM | Post: #18

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RE: Kindle owners, display question

Not sure where you are looking, Lexi. I just had a look on the Kindle 100 Bestsellers and there were no newspapers at all in the list - only books.
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Offline LexiRevellian Reading A book which I have forgotten to add here
22 Nov 2010, 10:06 AM | Post: #19

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(22 Nov 2010 08:46 AM)Susanne Wrote:  Not sure where you are looking, Lexi. I just had a look on the Kindle 100 Bestsellers and there were no newspapers at all in the list - only books.

I was looking here. That is where I get sent if I click on the link on my book's page - but I think the link has changed from the one I used to get sent to, which was the one you mention.

Thanks for telling me this. Of course, on my page it looks as though my book is lower ranked in the top 100 than it used to be, which is mildly annoying. Dodgy
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Offline CathyQuinn
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RE: Kindle owners, display question

My kindle shows oldest reviews first.

But when browsing on the computer I get the feeling a lot of users rank their reviews to display 1 star reviews first... I work at a library and often see people using Amazon on the public computers.
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