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kengk Jul 13, 2012 02:49 PM

Like them or not? Just bought a Kindle. I like to look through cook books but rarely use them when I'm cooking. It is my understanding that I could transfer the books from the Kindle to my computer which might be handy. The cook book shelf is filled to capacity...

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    magiesmom RE: kengk Jul 13, 2012 05:14 PM

    maybe for computer, the kindle itself is not a good platform for cookbooks because of navigation. I like real cookbooks supplemented heavily by online sources.

    1. Njchicaa RE: kengk Jul 13, 2012 06:03 PM

      Love my Kindle for reading books but I can't imagine spending money to get a cookbook on it. The screen is too small to show all of the recipe at once. I've used my iPhone to make recipes that I"ve found online before and it's okay but annoying. I get them for free on the internet so I make do. I think I'd be pretty pissed, though, if I had to deal with that kind of small space issue (and no pictures!!!!) with a cookbook that I actually spent money for.

      1. yayadave RE: kengk Jul 13, 2012 08:16 PM

        I think for cookbooks the way to go is to download the FREE apps for Kindle and NOOK to your computer. They'd like to sell you a reader, but they REALLY want to sell you books. The look of the books on your computer is better than the readers.

        1. tiffeecanoe RE: kengk Jul 13, 2012 08:24 PM

          I enjoy my kindle for recipe apps - epicurious, etc. but have found it's not great for cook books. I do enjoy magazines on there too.

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            John Francis RE: kengk Jul 13, 2012 11:56 PM

            A friend has a Kindle, and he tells me that he has to choose whether to download a Kindle book to his Kindle or his computer - amazon.com doesn't allow both for the single price. Not sure if he's got that right - don't have a Kindle myself.

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              rasputina RE: John Francis Jul 14, 2012 07:10 AM

              That isn't true, the default is six devices. The publisher can choose less though, but it's shown on listing for the book before you purchase.

              From the Amazon website

              Most books and other non-subscription items you purchase from the Kindle store may be simultaneously accessed for your personal use on up to six Kindles (or Kindle compatible devices, such as Kindle for iPhone) registered to your Amazon.com account. If the limit is less than six kindles for a specific title, you'll see the message "Simultaneous Device usage: Up to X simultaneous devices, per publisher limits" on the detail page.

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              rasputina RE: kengk Jul 14, 2012 07:00 AM

              I have a bunch of them. I'm reading them on an iPad though, it has a bigger screen than kindle fire. I no longer use my kindle device.

              The benefits for me are being able to change the font size and text and background colors to make them easier to read. No more dealing with stupid light green font on beige paper on some of my cookbooks. Who makes the decision to print that is beyond me.

              My iPad weighs less than most of my cookbooks. It's also convenient having them all together. Plus I can highlight my favorites and have their own list. So I can go right to it. I can also make notes that are editable and not mess up the book. I cook from my iPad all the time, because all my personal recipes are on it anyway. I can search my library or inside any book.

              Samples before buying and instant gratification are also great.

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                rexster314 RE: rasputina Jul 14, 2012 09:44 AM

                I have a stand that allows me to place my Motorola Xoom tablet with its 10 in. screem in the portrait position to read my recipes. It works very good. I wouldn't attempt it with a Kindle

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