If you - or someone you know - owns a Kindle Fire, and you use it to read and store books that you own, you are going to love this!
One of the great features of using a Kindle is that I no longer have to purchase bookshelves to store books that I have either bought or have been given. However, the Kindle Fire wasn't designed to have a method of organizing books into collections.
This has been the #1 complaint of Kindle Fire users. (The other regular Kindles easily organize books into collections as a built-in feature.) If a person has hundreds, or thousands, of books stored on their Kindle Fire, however, the only option has been to flip through the carousel or list of books until you find the one for which you are looking, or to do a "search" for the book.
Well, it's finally happened! A small, independent company hired some app developers to build a book collections app for the Kindle Fire that will help us gather our books into organized collections. Hooray!
When you go to the purchase/download link for Book Collections, you'll notice that there were quite a few disgruntled people leaving low ratings when the app first became available. For those of us who had hundreds or thousands of books stored on our Kindle Fires, the app was freezing and needed to be "force closed" repeatedly.
However, several frantic days later, the Book Collections app developers had solved this problem and had resubmitted the app to Amazon for future purchase and download. Within a few days, I was able to update my original download of Book Collections, and now I'm happily organizing my books!
These app developers are serious about making this an excellent app that will work well for each person. Their next update, probably within a couple of weeks, will be to enable Book Collections users to nest folders within folders, a great option! I'm also hoping that I can place a book in more than one folder, although I don't know for certain if that will be a possibility or not.
Kindle Fire Department is now offering Book Collections at Amazon.com for a special 50% off new release discount ($2.99).
You can read more about how and why the Kindle Fire Department decided to pursue developing a Book Collections app HERE.
They also have some information on their Facebook page for updates on the contests they are holding, and how to enter them.
I was not asked to write a review for the Kindle Fire Book Collections app. However, I was so excited to see this become available, I decided to share the news with you!
Unfortunately, this app does not work with some Kindle Fire's. I purchased it in late October thinking it was the answer to all my organizational problems on my Kindle Fire, only to discover that it does not work with "My" Kindle Fire. I worked with the programmers and everything to figure out what was wrong, and their final solution was they couldn't figure out why it was working either, and to ask for a refund from Amazon. I cannot even tell you how disapointed I am.
11/27/2012 05:02:52 am
Help me, I need to organise my books tried to purchase this app but keep being refused, I am in the UK so can't understand why I can't buy it. Any ideas or solutions
6/24/2018 11:09:37 am
here is a page of how to SideLoad apps on kindle tablets.. if it is an android tablet these will probably work,.. but read everything.. check compatibility https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=how+to+sideload+apps+on+kindle+fire+tablets
10/31/2013 01:16:39 am
So far I have not been able to get "Book Collections Free" to work on my Kindle Fire (1st Gen.). Any suggestions.
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