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Old 29-04-2013, 23:25
Wolfsheadish
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Apologies if there's an existing thread on this; I couldn't see one. Now that I have a few books on my Kindle, I'm paranoid about losing it! Is there a way I can back-up the titles on my laptop? Thanks in advance!
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Old 29-04-2013, 23:49
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If you're only paranoid about losing your Kindle - don't worry all your books are stored on Amazon's servers, I broke my Kindle bought another and just redownloaded everything I wanted from Amazon.

If you're worried about losing access to your Amazon account, then you'd need to copy the files over to your laptop, and remove the drm. If you're non-technical it may be more trouble than it's worth.
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Old 29-04-2013, 23:50
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I didn't think you needed to. If anything happens, just download again from Amazon. They know what you've downloaded so you won't need to purchase things again.
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Old 30-04-2013, 00:01
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Connect to PC with USB cable, copy the contents of a folder Documents to your PC. Indeed you do not have to backup books bought from Amazon, but if you have books on it from another source it's good to backup those.
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Old 30-04-2013, 09:12
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If you're only paranoid about losing your Kindle - don't worry all your books are stored on Amazon's servers, I broke my Kindle bought another and just redownloaded everything I wanted from Amazon.

If you're worried about losing access to your Amazon account, then you'd need to copy the files over to your laptop, and remove the drm. If you're non-technical it may be more trouble than it's worth.
Of course removing the DRM can be considered illegal. However it isn't difficult. All you need is calibre and some plug ins. I am relying on amazon to store all my books but I have copied all the books from my kindle across to my laptop just in case anything happens and I'm forced to use calibre to liberate them.
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Old 30-04-2013, 11:11
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It may be worth backing up books just in case Amazon goes back to its old tricks of secretly deleting ebooks or blocking people's accounts based on duff evidence.
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Old 30-04-2013, 23:51
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Thanks everyone, for the good advice!
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