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Can you sort your kindle books on a computer?

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Katymac Sat 02-Jan-16 14:05:33

Using a file manager?

I have collections but I want to move stuff around a bit

Katymac Sat 02-Jan-16 17:40:14


Joskar Sat 02-Jan-16 17:42:06

I didn't know you could at all. I thought they were just in the order you bought them in.

Katymac Sat 02-Jan-16 17:44:27

You can sort them on your Kindle by Author, when you bought them or title - you can also create collections of books

But as I have over 3000 I need something a little more flexible

Katymac Sun 03-Jan-16 21:22:37


Luxyelectro Sun 03-Jan-16 21:26:54

Yes. There is a application called calibre


I love it. Can also change format easily.

Luxyelectro Sun 03-Jan-16 21:27:27

AN application !

Katymac Sun 03-Jan-16 21:32:43

Does it use the Kindle collections or will I need to start again?

Katymac Mon 04-Jan-16 20:58:42

Any advise on using it? Do the books download or just the titles?

Luxyelectro Mon 04-Jan-16 21:01:27

Ahh sorry didn't see your question.
It's been a while since I used it ( no kindle anymore)
But from memory it downloads the whole book, and you can sort As you wish. I believe it keeps the same collections as the kindle itself. It was free too.

bloodyteenagers Mon 04-Jan-16 21:07:45

Kindle downloads the entire book from any device.
If you have books that are in a non kindle format you can also convert them for kindle or whatever. I use it all the time as I have different readers that all use different formats. And I am not buying multiple copies of books.

You can use calibre to sort out the books however you want.

RhuBarbarella Mon 04-Jan-16 21:08:10

The kindle itself is a bit crap on managing collections I find tbh. I don't keep a lot of books on it anymore, mind you still 150+ .. But I use calibre to sort my books. It really is a library, you can do loads of things with it to organise. It loads the books, not just the titles. I think it might use the kindle collections but I'm not sure because I don't use it like that.

Katymac Mon 04-Jan-16 21:30:45

I have a paperwhite which I love for reading at night - but the collections is an absolute disaster!!

Fairly certain I don't want all my books on my's slow enough as it is!!

RhuBarbarella Mon 04-Jan-16 21:38:46

I have an old notebook computer and a few thousand books in my calibre library. It doesn't make it slower.

RhuBarbarella Mon 04-Jan-16 21:41:14

..but i do have a big hard drive., so its just a file.

bloodyteenagers Mon 04-Jan-16 23:45:52

I have them on a usb calibre does a lighter version for portable devices.
Plus if you bought the books from Amazon they should still be on your account

Katymac Sun 10-Jan-16 19:01:00

OK I'm downloading the ones on my Kindle

But how do I get the ones from the cloud?

IPityThePontipines Sun 14-Feb-16 03:37:21

Download "Kindle for PC" from Amazon, download your books from the cloud and then copy them over to Calibre.

You can then delete your Kindle file, so that you only have then saved on Calibre.

IPityThePontipines Sun 14-Feb-16 04:34:57

Here's a list of different apps available for the kindle. several of which aims to help you manage collections:

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