Can someone please explain Kindle to me.
I honestly don’t get it…Do I have to pay a monthly fee? How do I get books on my phone that aren’t samples? Are there audiobooks on it?
There are 3 Kindles of “Kindle” — Kindle Fire Tablet (color LCD tablets Fire HD, Fire HDX)- Kindle Ereader (grayscale eInk screen models Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage)- Kindle app (free ereader app available for most computers and smart mobile devices)All of the above can read Kindle ebooks from Amazon. You BUY the ebooks. Some ebooks at Amazon are free and most have prices. You must have a credit or debit card in your Amazon account settings to buy any complete ebooks, even free ones. And your Kindle (whatever kind) must be registered to your account to read the ebooks that account buys.There is no monthly fee unless you want there to be one. There is an optional “Kindle Unlimited” subscription (which I have) and that costs about $9.99/month (depending on country) and allows to to borrow up to 10 ebooks at a time from 700,000 of Amazon’s ebooks (this is not all ebooks, and is mainly lower-price ebooks and not bestsellers, not e-textbooks). A much smaller number of Audible audiobooks are also borrowable.Re audiobooks – you CANNOT play audiobooks on Kindle ereaders because they have no audio at all. You CAN play Audible audiobooks on Kindle Fire tablets using the Audible App. You can play Audible audibooks on most computers and smart mobile devices by using an Audible app. Audible has their own subscription of $15/moth which gets you only one free audiobook per month. You DO NOT have to sign up for that. You can just BUY the individual Audible audiobooks (which are often cheaper if you have already purchased the ebook).There is also text-to-speech – SOME ebooks at Amazon allow text-to-speech, i.e. a computer voice reading the ebook. The sales page will say if Text-to-Speech is enabled (a publisher choice). I believe you can only use text-to-speech on a Kindle Fire tablet OR on a Windows PC with the “accessibility” version of the Kindle Reader app for PC.
audio books for the kindle fire.
i was wondering if i could purchase audio books for my kindle fire that have text to go along with it.. how does it work. do i need to install anything on my kindle for it to work? can someone explain how i can do it please
It came with a app Audible! :3
where can I buy audio books in .mp3, .aac, .m4a, or .wma format. And how can I know their in the format I need.
I have a cell phone I’d like to use to listen to them so I don’t have to carry an extra ipod for my books.
Audible is a good site. If you search Kim Komando’s web site or Leo Laporte’s website for “audible” you will find a way to get two free books instead of one when you make an audible.com account. With Audible I can have the books read on my ipod, my generic mp3 player, and they even have an app for my android phone.Librivox.com has a large collection of non-copyrighted books that are FREE. They are read by volunteers so the quality is not like a purchased book, but it is still a great resource for mp3 books.Archive.org is a great site just for the depth of freely accessible recordings they have. Check it out.
How does audible work.
I am looking into audible to listen to audio books. If I sign up for their monthly membership and get a free book is that my book for life or is it like a rental. Are any books I get through them whether free or paid mine for life? If I cancel my monthly membership how can i still listen to the books.
When you sign up with Audible, you choose a plan. Each plan involves paying a certain amount of money and getting a certain number of credits, usually 1 or 2 credits per month. You use the credits to buy audiobooks, which are generally 1 credit each. You also get a discount for those purchased without credits. You’ll need to download a special downloader from them. The files are in a proprietary format, but can be added to iTunes or WMP. You can then put them on devices like iPods as well as burn them to disc. I haven’t canceled my subscription, but from reading various forums I gather that the books are yours even if you do. And like I said, you can always download them and then burn them to CD to be 100% sure of not losing them. Their FAQ at http://audible.custhelp.com/app/answers/… says that even if you cancel, you have access to your online library, which implies that you can still re-download the content you purchased as well.I’ve been a member for almost a year and have been very happy with them. I listen to audiobooks while working out and on road trips. They can be kind of addictive. If you decide to join and like fantasy or humor, I highly recommend Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil and Kaja Foglio, which I just finished. They’re also having a sale at the moment with certain books available for 50% off the list price.
On Audible.com do you get the audiobook via email.
On audible.com how do you receive the audio book? Through mail? email? the website? And can I put the audiobook onto my ipod?
You use an Audible app on your computer. It will link to your account and download what you have purchased. Your player syncs to that.In the case of an iOS device, you use the Audible app, where it directly downloads.In any case, email is just used to send you service notifications, and emails about specials.
Can my kindle hdx read my purchased books aloud to me.
is there some sort of application that can read my books to me?
In two ways, the Kindle HDX can ready many Amazon-purchased ebooks to you.1. MANY (but not all) Kindle ebooks from Amazon allow Text-to-Speech (i.e. a computer voice reading the ebook to you). The Kindle book’s sale page Product Details (below the Description) will state if Text-to-Speech is Enabled. For example, this Kindle book says it is enabled (it is the publisher’s choice)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008PEF…if you have a Text-to-Speech enabled ebook from Amazon, here is how to do the Text-to-Speech on Kindle Fire HDXhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBPf1giI…2. Some Kindle ebook sale pages, under the price and length say “Whispersync for Voice” – like this onehttp://www.amazon.com/A-Conflict-Interes…This mean if you also BUY the Audible ebook at Amazon (generally at a much-reduced price if you have already bought the ebook). THEN you have both the ebook and the actor-read audiobook and the kind can play the audiobook while you read the ebook. Or you can just listen to the digital audiobook. You may need to add the Audible app to your Kindle HDX (not sure). I think your Amazon login works as your Audible login. And note – you DO NOT need an Audible subscription so just avoid ever clicking yes to that.As with the Kindle ebooks, you can also install the Audible app on other devices to listen to your purchased Audible audiobooks..NOTE – if you want something that will read aloud ebooks that you did not get at Amazon, then you are on your own. I don’t think the Kindle HDX will do text-to-speech on non-Amazon ebooks at all. I believe you would have to find a different ebook reader app with text-to-speech capability.
Is a subscription to audible audio book app worth it.
How much is a monthly subscription? Is it worth the money?
Prices vary depending upon the plan. Basically, you buy credits. Then you trade credits for books. The price of the credits depends upon the plan. The cheapest plan gets you one credit per month, which comes to $14.95 per month. I signed up for the plan where you pay $230 once, for 24 credits, which comes to around $9.50 per credit. Most books cost one credit. Given that they can have a “street price” of $30 or more, this usually works out pretty well. The membership also gives you access to discounts on cash purchases, which can be really great. They also often have sales where you can get two books for one credit, which costs even less.As to whether it’s worth it, that’s up to you. I listen to audiobooks while out walking and hiking, around 2 hours per day. It’s great for me. But it really depends upon how often you’d listen and how many books you can find that you like. I haven’t had any that I would consider actively bad, even after several years. Some are better than others, but I haven’t encountered any duds. If you’re looking for something to occupy you while commuting or on road trips or exercising then I recommend it.My understanding is that they have a free trial. Give that a whirl and judge for yourself. It should show you the special prices for members and you can browse their catalog and see what interests you and how much it would cost with and without membership. They do have audio samples to give you an idea of how the narrator is.
How can I read my kindle books on the audible app.
It’s through kindle, so I would think you can, but I can not figure it out! I just saw though, that I can not send my audible book to my computer. Am I to assume I can not read books I purchase in audible and cannot listen to books I have purchased already? If so that sucks! I am highly disappointed… Does…
I think you’re confused about what Audible is. Audible.com sells audio books. These are recordings of books read or performed by various readers and performers. They are owned by Amazon. You purchase and download audio books from Audible, which can be played on mp3 players, iPods, or your computer. They are audio files, like music. The audible app is for downloading and listening to audio books purchased from audible.com. To read Kindle books, install the Kindle app. If you have a Windows PC, download it from http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie…To download and listen to Audible books, download their software from https://www.audible.com/sw (depending upon your OS). It can be configured to load the audio files directly into iTunes or Windows Media Player.Kindle books and Audible books are two completely different things.Edit – actual Kindles have a feature that allows them to read books to you. However, the voice is robotic and speaks in a monotone and frankly isn’t very good – professionally read audiobooks are far better. I don’t think this feature is available on other hardware, though.
How do I move the books I bought from my audible app to my new phone.
I had to purchase a new and I was wondering because I have alot of books on audio on my audible app how or If I can move them to my new phone. Thanks guys
It would be easiest just to download them straight from Audible. Download the app on the new phone and authorize it, then you can use the app to select and download the books you want. You can also log in to Audible from your computer and select the option to send the files to your phone. Just make sure the phone is connected to wifi, and plug it in since the download will use a fair amount of power, start the app and let it do its thing.