Archived books missing from Fire: is Amazon working on the Carousel?
This is odd, and I”m curious if you are experiencing it as well.
I was blithely going to answer a question in the
about getting books from your Kindle archives on to your Kindle Fire. I was all ready to write about the difference between “Cloud” and “Device”, and how all the books you’ve bought previously on the account will be available to a new device registered to the account.
Only they weren’t.
When I tapped on “Cloud”, I saw the same books I saw when I tapped on “Device”.
I tried syncing and restarting (well, shutting down and starting again).
I tried removing a book from the device (by long pressing it)…it also disappeared from the Cloud tab.
I went to
I sent a book from there to my Fire…once I synced on the Fire, no problem, it was there (it also did get a “New” tag, by the way).
This seems odd to me…many people have complained about the Carousel on the homescreen, saying it was displaying all of their Kindle store books (even thous in archives). I’m sure the Cloud listing used to show me more.
First, a question: is your Cloud tab on your Fire only showing you books you’ve downloaded to the Kindle Fire?
Second, my thought is this might be due to them working on the Carousel. Maybe they are going to add an option to display Cloud (archived) books on the Carousel…or not.
It wouldn’t take much to make the Carousel much friendlier. Giving us a “long press” to remove an item from the Carousel directly from the Carousel would be nice. Letting us hide the Carousel would be good. Letting us lock a Favorites shelf so it didn’t change when we added a new item to Favorites would help.
Collections or bookshelves of some kind would be best.
If you get a chance, let me know if your Kindle Fire is showing the books from your archives on the Cloud tab…thanks!
Update: I’m going to call Kindle Customer Service on this and two other issues. Interesting thing: when I got some freebies, they showed up as they should…in the Cloud tab, not on the Device tab…but the rest of my archives have not. I wonder if it’s the sheer size of my archives (over 2,500 titles)? Does anybody else have over…let’s say 2,048 archived items and have them on the Carousel?
Update: deregistering and registering (as Kindle Customer Service instructed me) again fixed it…and removed all downloaded books from my device. For more details, see this later post.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.