Amazon Weird Periodical Behavior


Have not received an issue of your periodical in time? Check out the “archived” folder, there is a chance to find the issue there.

The message I’ve received from a user:

For a while, I thought Amazon was not receiving one of the periodicals that I have set up on your service, called, “Investment Blogs”. I was getting it from time to time, but I first thought that about half were “missing”.

Turns out, I was getting it.

Now I know what happened

Amazon has been placing the NEW periodicals in my ARCHIVED PERIODICALS folder on my Kindle right away, instead of showing it as *New* within my list of documents to read. This is odd behavior

So, I don’t why this is happening and it is annoying.

Just today, today’s periodical for was placed into Archive. I can read it, however, just fine now that I know where it is!

Hope that’ll help you to find the periodicals you’ve lost.

Send Documents from your computer to Kindle wirelessly

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Send documents to Kindle wirelessly

That’s right, now you can send documents from your PC or Mac to Kindle using drag and drop, without even touching the device, i.e. wirelessly! All you need to do – open this page in your browser, and drag-n-drop to the form the files you’d like to send to your Kindle. You can send up to 10 documents at once, each file must not be larger than 10Mb.

Supported file formats:

  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • HTML (.htm, .html)
  • Text (.txt) documents
  • Archived documents (.zip)
  • Mobi book (.mobi)

How to delete delivered personal documents from Amazon – Tip of the week

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Personal documentsAs you can see on the screenshot, I have quite a lot of free space for  my personal documents on Amazon servers, but I’m sure there are people who are not so lucky :)

If you are one of those people, or just want to make some clearance, I’m sure you’ll find the following tip extremely handy. By the way, it’s a shame that Amazon still does not have a “bulk delete” option for delivered personal documents. So, what’s the tip?

Here it is: to delete all documents you see on the “Your Kindle Library” page, you should do the following:

  • Visit forum and create a bookmarklet as described there
  • Log in to your Amazon account and navigate to your Personal Documents section (Your account->Manage your Kindle->Personal documents)
  • Apply any filter you wish, to make sure you will not delete important document
  • Finally, run the bookmarklet created on the first step.

As a result, the 15 documents listed on the page will be deleted.

Simple? Yes, of course. Effective? Well, it’ll take some time to delete 1000 or 2000 documents, but that’s the best way to do that so far. If you know a better solution, please share it in comments. Thanks. – the way to send web pages from Kindle to Kindle

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People often ask me whether or not there is a way to send a web page from the Kindle experimental browser to the same Kindle device. Now I can definately say – yes, there is a simple, elegant way to do that. And the answer is: use

The new service has already been covered in the post of the “Kindle World” blog and got a lot of feedback there, so I highly recommend you to visit that page and read the post and users’ questions – I’m sure you’ll find them useful. 

But let’s back to Here is a short, step by step manual on how to use it with your Kindle (any model – “Fire”, “Keyboard”, “Touch”, “Paperwhite” – no matter):

  1. If you are not a registered user of SendToReader, register first. You can do that on your PC or Mac of course. You’ll need your username and password later.
  2. Now take your Kindle and open the experimental browser, and open the web page you’d like to send from it to th same device.
  3. In the address bar type in front of the current URL in the address line and press enter or tap the “go” button.

That’s it, the page will be sent to the same Kindle in its native format. That’s the easiest way of sending web pages from Kindle to Kindle.

Few side notes:

  • For the first time will ask you to enter your SendToReader username/password before sending anything. That’s why you must be a registered user of my service to use Fortunately, you’ll have to enter your credentials only one time, experimental browser will keep you logged in using  cookies.
  • The page will be sent to the Kindle address specified in your settings at
  • can be used on any device, even on an old-fashioned cell phone, if it has a browser. It also can be useful for iPad users, because in it’s latest models there is no way to install a bookmarklet.

Sample use case:  

You see an interesting story on a website opened in the experimental browser on your Kindle Keyboard. You know, reading using that browser can’t be called “comfortable” at all. So you put “” in front of the URL of that article and sends that article to your Personal Documents area on Amazon servers, making it available for all your Kindle devices. Now you can close the browser, the document with that story is already in your docs list (if not, just make sure your Kindle is still connected to wifi or 3g and wait a couple of minutes).

Sending recipes to Kindle – the easy and proven way

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What are you  using to keep the recipes you’ve found online? I guess some use paper, some – more geeky, modern tools like tablet computers, phones along with special or general purpose software like Evernote.  Kindle is also an option, but there is one problem with the recipes sent from a web page to the device – sometimes we can receive an empty or incomplete recipe. That’s because the page structure on recipes-related websites is too complex comparing to articles or blog posts, and, as a result, a part of the recipe can be lost / ignored.

Fortunately, the newest version of Sendtoreader bookmarklet can send a text selected on a webpage, and that fact changes everything. Just select the entire recipe on a webpage and then click the SENDtoREADER bookmarklet to send selection to your Kindle. Chances that you’ll receive everything are near to 100%. 

I’d also suggest you to make a “collection” on your Kindle to keep all received recipes in one place.