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How to effortlessly manage your kindle collections

The Kindle Fire is a great device for many applications like music, videos, browsing, productivity and so much more. The original Kindle was meant for books and the Kindle Fire is also a great way to read and catch up on all your favorites books. But if you are an avid reader and have hundreds of books on your Kindle Fire then you know that a big flaw is organization. The Kindle Fire give you no way to organize your books so it makes it quite difficult to manage them. This is where the Book Collection app comes to the rescue and let’s you manage all your books effortlessly.

The Book Collection app has a very easy to use interface and let’s you manage all your books in folders. The app searches and will automatically add all books and pdf files for easy management. The books need to be downloaded to your device for the app to recognize them as those stored in the cloud will not work. But the apps and pdf files can be directly accessed right from the Book Collection app. You can easily customized books in folders and even have sub-folders as well. You can move books into several folders and there is bulk move which makes moving files faster and easier.

How to effortlessly manage your kindle collections

Another feature I really like about the app is that it will add pdf files and let’s you organize them as well. You can even change title and information of the pdf without touching the filename. If you tend to read a lot of pdf files then Book Collection will be a great way to organize them as well. In addition to pdf, book data can also be modified and you can even add location of your last reading. Everything is fairly easy to do and intuitive and make it a breeze to organize everything. If you own a lot of book or pdf files then I highly recommend this app as it will make your life much easier and enjoyable. Checkout the app and let us know what you think in the comment section.

Posted on : January 16, 2021 January 16, 2021

Manage and organize your Kindle collections – KDeasy offers a nice-looking and incredibly clean interface which enables you to easily organize your Kindle books into different collections.

Back-up: To protect your books, KDeasy automatically asks if you want to back up the books from the Kindle device to your computer (you can disable the auto notification in settings), so you don’t need to worry about losing books.

Create collection:You can create a new collection anytime, each collection can be displayed with a unique color. In the next major release of our software, you can easily figure our if a book has been grouped with the collection color.

Organize: By default KDeasy displays all the books with their covers. You can easily drag one or several books into a collection. If you have hundreds of books, you can shorten the display by using “text only” mode, which shows all titles in a table. You can easily find a book by sorting the titles alphabetically, and also add books to a collection.

Add books: Besides just managing the books already in your Kindle, KDeasy allows you to add books from your computer. All the Kindle-accepted formats can be added, and you can even add EPUB books. KDeasy can automatically convert them to MOBI and you can also add them to any collection.

Q. How do you delete Kindle books you have finished on an iPad?

A. When you have completed an e-book and are ready to remove it from your iPad, open the iOS Kindle app and go to your library screen that displays your collection. Tap the Downloaded button at the top of the screen to see only the books stored on the tablet.

When you find the book you want to delete, swipe to the left and tap the red Archive button. For more options, you can instead press your finger on the cover image for a second until a menu appears. Choose Remove From Device to delete the book from the iPad. (You can dump old sample chapters and other free content from the Kindle app by selecting the Delete Permanently option from the menu instead.)

Amazon keeps a record of all your content purchases in your online account with the company, which allows you to download and sync the same book across multiple devices running Kindle apps. Removing a book from the iPad does not delete it from your library of purchased books from Amazon’s cloud servers, and you can download it to the iPad again if you ever want to reread it.

To do that, tap the All button on your Kindle library screen to see all your purchases (not just the downloaded items). Tap the book cover to download it again.

If you want to permanently delete a book from your Kindle collection stored in the Amazon cloud, log into your account on the company’s site and go to the Manage Your Content and Devices page. You can get to it by clicking the triangle next to Your Account & Lists on the left side of the Amazon page and selecting Your Content and Devices.

Next, click the Your Content tab. In the list, find the book you want to remove for good and click the Actions button next to the title. In the pop-up menu, click Delete. You should see a warning box asking you to confirm your decision, as deleting the book here permanently erases it from your cloud library and you will have to buy it again if you want to read it again.

I have plenty of e-books on my Kindle (some in the cloud and some in local only) and I created many Collections to classify my books.

One silly things I tried first time was to create a folder hierarchy in my computer and when I transfer the root folder in the Kindle, it was flatten; In fact I learn after the Collections are not equivalent to Folders (it would be too simple. ).

After transferring few hundreds of books (and took some free ones from Amazon site) I did not found any other way to choose a Collection and then browsing all e-book from the kindle.

My question is: is there a way to prepare the Collections structure from the computer (Windows and Mac OS X) and to have the books already classified after transfer?

How to effortlessly manage your kindle collections

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Some options are:

  • There is Kindle Collection Manager (I didn’t try that.) Here are some instructions. And here you can find the developer.
  • Calibre also has a Kindle Collection manager plugin, here is a howto, a semi-official forum.

Maybe you can have a good look at this free tool:

It’s available on Win and Mac, no need to jailbreak your Kindle devices.

How to effortlessly manage your kindle collections

I have tried many programs but all of them are still in the experimental stage. Note that at this moment (Oct 2015) NO PROGRAM has support for Kindle v5.6 +. I contacted developers of KDEasy and they quickly answered:

So far we don’t see any possibility to support 5.6, Amazon blocked all the solutions. Sorry for that. Regards, KDeasy Product Manager Bansha

So, a big f*** you Amazon and thank you for locking this possibility while you provide such a cumbersome GUI interface.

Here is a resource that may help you if you have a version below v5.6. It is quite well documented: http://www.epubor.com/4-ways-to-create-and-manage-kindle-collections.html

Kindlian is a cool add-on for Kindle device and works on Windows XP/Vista 7/8. It supports Kindle Keyboard&Kindle Black&Kindle Grey, Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite. The main function of this program allows us to import and manage Kindle Books and collections.

First Download and install Kindlian for win. Plug your kindle into a computer and run this program.

Step1: Choose your kindle version. (the follow step will take kindle paperwhite as example.) Once you tap kindle paperwhite and press the icon, the pop up screen prompts you to disconnect kindle.

Tap “Settings” from kindle menu–>”Upadate your kindle”. Then reconnect kindle with your computer. At last press “OK”. Then it will enter the scan mode and then the new interface appears.

Step 2: Create new collection. Click “+” and name your collection by eBook author name, date, etc. Drag the books into the collection folder which you create. And you can add epub books from your computer to kindle device by clicking “Add files to Kindle” icon. Because it will automatically convert epub books to mobi. But it will load DRM epub books in failure. Download DRMed epub to mobi converter alternative can help us make it. Download DRMed epub to mobi converter alternative Windows Version Download Mac Version Download

Once you finish adding books to your destination collection, and click “disconnect” icon. Then it will prompt you to disconnect your kindle with computer.

When you disconnect your kindle with computer, tap “Settings”–>”Update Your Kindle”. At last, tap “Settings”–>”Restart”. Just for a while, the “kindle collection test” which I just create appears in my kindle paperwhite now. Wonderful, I succeed in managing my kindle books.

Note: The Kindlian just offer Window version. As a mac user, Scida offer us a way to organize eBooks and manage our kindle device. The method 3 also works with non Amazon books

I’m excited to announce you can now organize your books into collections. Collections are designed to allow you to organize your books into subjects or topics of interest.

The beady-eyed among you may have noticed that when you select a book there is now a cog icon to the right of the book title (far right of the screen). If you click this cog it brings up the ‘Collections’ dialog which allows you to manage your collections. Once you have created your desired collections use the check boxes to choose which collections the selected book belongs to. It is worth noting that a book can belong to multiple collections. In the example below I have added ‘Great Expectations’ to both the ‘Dickens’ and the ‘English’ collection.

How to effortlessly manage your kindle collections

On the left hand pane you’ll notice that the books are now grouped into collections. If a book is not in a collection it will be assigned to the ‘Uncategorized’ collection, which is where I’d expect your books to be at the moment. Collections can be expanded or contracted by clicking the collection name.

How to effortlessly manage your kindle collections

We hope this helps and we welcome your feedback. We have a number of additional features we are working on at the moment and I’m looking forward to telling you about these in the coming weeks.

New! Collection management comes to MYCD (Manage Your Content and Devices)

New! Collection management comes to MYCD (Manage Your Content and Devices)

Thanks to a reader who let me know in a private e-mail (if you want credit in the blog, just let me know) about a new development!

It’s something people have wanted for years…or at least, it’s a step in that direction.

There was a banner at

“Cloud Collection Management is launched. Cloud Collections can be created, edited, and shared from the Manage Your Content and Devices page.”

I’ve had a chance to check it out, and it’s going to be useful, but it may not be everything people expect (but what is?). 😉

A little overview on Collections first…

“Collections” are sort of like folders on a computer or a phone. They are organizational tools. You can “put” books (and some other items) “into” these Collections.

The Collection is not the books, though. You can delete the Collection without losing the books.

Originally (once we eventually got them), the Collection just lived on one device. You created it on your Kindle (nowadays, that might also be a Fire device), and it was just there…it didn’t exist on another device on your account. You could import them, but that was a bit tricky.

Then, Amazon introduced “Cloud Collections” in 2013…I wrote about them in some depth here:

Those were visible from any compatible devices on your account…and I use them a lot. I have a Collection which is the “Guest Bookshelf”, and I’ve used that on multiple devices. I have one for apps which is “Bufo Morning”…that goes from one Fire to another.

What we haven’t been able to do, though, is actually create, rename, or delete Collections from the cloud (Amazon’s central account management system).

Well, you can now!

When you are on MYCD, you can switch where it says “Show” in your top left corner to be Collections.

From there, you’ll see your Collections, including how many items (it says “Books”, but some of mine don’t contain books) are in them. Depending on how they are sorted, you’ll get a modified date or created date. You can sort by those (either newest to oldest or oldest to newest) or alphabetical (A-Z or Z-A).

In an Actions column, you can delete or rename the Collection.

You can also use checkboxes to select Collections, and then bulk delete (you’ll see the button after you select at least one).

Those are nice…it will allow us to easily delete unused Collections. Many people experimented quite a bit at the beginning, so this is a good opportunity to clean up.

There are two big things it can not do that people want.

It won’t tell you which books (and other items) are downloaded to which devices.

You can’t move books into and out of Collections.

So, you can’t work on the items in the Collections here, but you can work on the Collections themselves.

Update: thanks to regular readers and commenters Edward Boyhan and Ann Von Hagel for pointing out that you can, in fact, move books in and out of Collections at MYCD now!

I was looking at the Collections selection, thinking that I would be able to choose a Collection and move things in and out of it. That’s an option on your device. It works, though, the other way.

You set the “View” selection to Books. Then, if a given book in at least one Collection, you’ll see that indicated with the number of Collections of which it is a part. There is a dropdown, and you can select a Collection. If you select the Collection in that dropdown, you then get to see all of the books in the Collection. That’s great! I hadn’t realized you’d be able to see them there. From there, just as you can in the Books view, you can click the Actions ellipsis (…) and choose to add or remove from Collections.

One interesting thing there: when I added one to a Collection on MYCD, I could then remove it from there. When I got to the Collection with the method I described in the previous paragraph, where I selected the Collection from the dropdown in the Books view, it was showing me it was in a Collection…but didn’t give me the option to remove the book from a Collection. I may have to experiment with that more…it might be that MYCD doesn’t give you the remove option unless it was added there.

When you choose to add a book to a Collection at MYCD, you get the option to create a new Collection in situ…that’s also a nice feature!

I just did that…very simple, pretty much just typing in a new name. It was smart enough to add the book to the new Collection, without having to take an extra step. I added a few books to that Collection, then checked on my now discontinued Kindle Fire HDX…and the Collection was immediately there (I was connected to Wi-Fi, but did not have to tell it to sync).

That means that (unless I’m missing it), the only big thing I’m not seeing is on which devices the books/Collections reside currently.

Thanks, Ann and Edward!

This is a beginning…I’m sure there will be more coming in the future. They do have a content management system for enterprises (companies and schools and such) called Whispercast, but this is unrelated to that.

The other thing they’ve added to MYCD that I noted was that they’ve added Prime Reading

to the choice of items to review.

As long as we have Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*), I don’t think we’ll ever see anything in that section in my family…just in KU. People who don’t have KU will see their Prime Reading borrows there.

What do you think? If you have any questions or th0ughts, feel free to let me and my readers know by commenting on this post.

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I have just started organizing collections on my bottom-of-the-line Kindle (the Kindle 4?). Despite selecting “annotations sync and backup” I’m not seeing these collections appear on my iPad and iPhone. I’ve spent 20 minutes reading through Amazon documentation and forum posts and I still can’t figure out how to get my Kindle’s collections in sync with my iPad.

Is it possible to keep Kindle collections in sync across all devices that can access Kindle content?

If only in limited ways or among some types of devices, what are the limitations and which devices?

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I am guessing you have already found Amazon’s Organizing Your Kindle Content. If every book on your devices is from Amazon, then you can do some organizing at ‘Your Account’ > ‘Manage Your Device’ > ‘Your Kindle Library’ or by using the cloud. If you have works from anyplace else, then the prospects get worse.

I personally have some OCD issues that require my books be in some kind of order that is not primary based on who I bought it from and when. I was trying to keep track organized with an Excel book. I searched for solutions and read many articles & blogs, I strongly desired an Amazon/Kindle solution, the majority pointed to a single solution which I eventually adopted. Calibre is that solution.

The only disadvantage the Calibre has it is a bit more difficult to connect wirelessly to your collection. I won’t go into all it’s advantages but, essentially it is your own personal library, that you can organize and store you books on, regardless of where it comes from. My 1263 (current count) works are stored on Calibre, I download from Amazon, Smashword, Baen, Project Gutenberg, etc. directly to Calibre (on my pc). Once a week or so, I sit down at the PC, remove some books from my Kindles, mark them as read on Calibre (tag ‘read’), add some new books to the appropriate kindle (‘paperwhite’ for reading in bed, ‘keyboard’ for text to speech while commuting) and tag the books I am currently reading in Calibre by the device they are on.

I believe there is at least one wireless solution for connecting your Kindle to your Calibre, but in the end I stuck with using the USB connection, as by the time I need to move some books around, I need a recharge, so i get a two for one deal (load and charge).

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  • Amazon’s Kindle ebook readers are among the best you can buy because they are so easy to use.
  • To get the most out of your Kindle, it helps to know a few tips and tricks.
  • We’ve broken down the basics of using your Kindle, how to download ebooks, how to get free ebooks on your Kindle, and much more in this guide.
  • You can also check out our full buying guide to the best e-readers for buying advice if you haven’t made the plunge yet.

Amazon makes the best ebook readers you can buy hands down. Depending on your needs and budget, you might choose the entry-level Kindle, the mid-range Paperwhite, or the high-end Kindle Oasis. No matter your choice, every one of these ebook readers is excellent.

Note that all Kindles come in two versions: with special offers and without. If you choose the ones with special offers, you will see ads on the lock screen and potentially elsewhere, but you will save money.

If you haven’t bought a Kindle yet, you can read our full guide to the best ebook readers to help you choose. Or, you can see our favorites — and why we love them — listed below:

  • Kindle Oasis: Page-turning buttons, waterproofing, a slim design, and a sharp screen make it the best Kindle you can buy, though it is expensive.
  • Kindle: Its low price makes the original Kindle a bargain even though it lacks a backlight and it’s not waterproof.
  • Kindle Paperwhite: The new waterproof design makes the Paperwhite an excellent buy, as does its reasonable price tag, sharp screen, and backlight.
  • Kindle for Kids: If you have kids, you’ll want the kids edition because it comes with a case and a two-year warranty in case of any damage.

Once you’ve got your Kindle, all that remains is to set it up and get some ebooks on it. The Kindle is fairly simple to use, but it does take some learning to unlock all its secrets.

We’ve put together a few handy tips and expert tricks to help you make the most of your new Kindle.

Fans of Audible have a new reason to rejoice — Audible has launched a helpful feature that many readers have been hoping for: Collections. Much like Kindle Collections, Audible Collections can help readers organize their libraries.

With Collections, finding audiobooks in your listening library is easier than ever. If your Audible library has grown to hundreds, or even thousands of books, you’ll appreciate this easy way to keep your audiobooks organized.

Ever since my dear friend Carrie convinced me to try audiobooks (it wasn’t easy for her to persuade me), I’ve been hooked on listening. With hundreds of titles in my library, I had requested Audible to offer a way to organize audiobooks. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who asked Audible to add a way to organize audiobook libraries.

Now my wish has been granted. Audible has made it possible to organize your library and find your audiobooks more easily.

How Audible Has Made Organizing Your Audiobooks Easier

After you’ve updated your Audible app, you’ll notice your library looks different. At the top of your library are sections for Titles, Genres, and Collections. Each of these features can make finding audiobooks in your library easier.

Collections

Collections are custom folders in the Audible app you can use to find your next great listen. You can easily create Collections in the app and add titles to your Collections to organize your audiobooks.

Below I explain how you can create Collections to organize audiobooks in your library.

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Genres

The Genres section has been added by Audible and organizes your listening library by, you guessed it, genres. Tap Genres at the top of your Library page in the Audible app to see your audiobooks organized into genres.

Feel in the mood for a laugh? Check out the books in your Comedy genre folder. Looking for suspense? Check out Mysteries & Thrillers.

You can organize the Genres section of your library alphabetically or by how many books of each genre are in your library. See which genre seems to appeal to you the most by organizing your books by Count.

Favorites

Audible starts you off with a Collection called Favorites, to which you can add your favorite audiobooks to share, recommend, or listen to easily.

You can fill your Favorites Collection with books you’ve already finished and want to recommend to others.

Titles

The Titles section of your library has also been better organized. You can now filter your audiobooks to see which books you’ve:

  • Not Started
  • Started
  • Downloaded
  • Finished

This can be a helpful way to find books you’ve already read, started but didn’t finish, or have never read. You can also see how many books you’ve read on Audible.

Finished Audible Books

Unfortunately, my Finished section only included books I had finished within the past few years. Audiobooks I had read earlier on Audible weren’t in the Finished section of my library.

How to Mark Audible Books as Finished

You can mark a book as Finished, both in the Audible app and on the website, to help make that section of your library more accurate. You can mark the books you’ve finished to add them to the Finished section of your library.

Tip => If you rate Audible books you’ve finished, finding the books you’ve finished in your library will be easier.

On the Audible website, click Mark as Finished under the title in your library to add a book to Finished.

In the Audible app, tap the three dots next to a title in your library, then tap Mark as finished to add a book to the Finished section.

How to Create an Audible Collection

To create a Collection in your Audible library, open the app and tap Library in the bottom menu, then tap Collections. Tap the box next to New Collection.

Then name your new Collection and give it a brief description. Next tap Create.

You’ll see a list of books in your library. Tap the boxes to the right of titles to add books to your new collection, then tap Add.

You can go through your entire library, or search for books to add to your new Collection.

Suggestions for Audible Collections

To get started, you may want to think about which Collections you’d like to create for your library. Here are a few that may work for you:

Audible Originals — Each month Audible gives its members a selection of free content created by Audible called Audible Originals. This free program originally offered two free selections a month, but lately you can get all of the monthly choices for free.

Audible Originals tend to be shorter than most audiobooks and cover a wide range of genres. You may discover a new favorite author, narrator, or genre by checking out an Audible Original.

Create an Audible Original Collection to find these monthly freebies in your Library quickly.

Top-Rated — Create a Collection of Top-Rated titles in your library to find easily when you want to start your next great listen.

Daily Deals — Each day Audible offers a title at a deep discount. You can sign up to be notified of Audible’s Daily Deals so you don’t miss out on the sale prices.

Create a Daily Deals Collection to easily find the Daily Deals you’ve nabbed and to remind yourself of the bargains you’ve gotten.

Book Club — If you listen to Audible books for your book club, create a Collection to keep track of your book club selections over time. You can easily find them to re-listen, recommend, and/or share these books later.

Recommendations from ________ — If you have a friend, book reviewer, or other trusted person who recommends books you enjoy, create a Collection for books recommended by that person.

What Else You Need to Know

Audible Collections launched recently and may get some updates in the future. As of now, Collections only appear in the app and not on the Audible website. There currently does not appear to be a way to either access or create Collections in your library using Audible’s website.

Genres are also currently missing from Audible’s website. You can’t filter your library by Genre or Downloaded, though you can filter by Finished or Unfinished, on the Audible website.

Hear for It

If you’re a fan of Audible and on Facebook, check out the Facebook Group Hear for It. This Group is run by Audible and can be a fun place to get (and give) book recommendations, ask for feedback, see Audible announcements, and discuss your favorite listens.

Your Thoughts

Are you excited by Audible’s new Collections feature so you can organize your library more easily? Were you surprised by how many Audible books you have in each genre and how many you’ve finished? Do you have any ideas for Collections to create?

Share your thoughts in the Comments section below!