Reader Question – A few questions about Kindle and Goodreads…

by Maryse on June 9, 2016 · 8 comments

in Reader Questions

Oh here’s a different kind of reader question for you Kindle users. Since I use the app on my iPad, I was hoping someone here might know exactly how to help Brianna.

She asks:

Hi,

I’ve been reading your blog for a long time, mostly lurking in the shadows.  I’m also a major reader, but until now have done that on the kindle applications as opposed to an actual kindle.  Well, I finally took the plunge and bought one.  It may just be the most awesome thing I’ve ever purchased.  A device meant just for books makes my heart sing a little.  Ok, maybe a lot.

But anyway… I have a couple of random questions about it that google has not solved, and I thought you might have an answer, or know someone who would.  Firstly, the goodreads icon on my home screen does not work.  I’m guessing goodreads is not connected somehow.  However, when I look at my wishlist it also shows my to read shelf on goodreads, so it at least recognizes  it somehow.  Not really sure what’s going on there.

Secondly, when I pull up any book in the kindle store it will not let me put it on my wishlist.  Can you not add things to a wishlist from kindle?  I can view my wishlist and buy things off of it, but adding seems impossible.

If you have any ideas that would be fabulous.
Thanks
Bri

Anyone know?

MelliMay: High five for drinking the Kindle kool-aid! I couldn’t live without mine, either. I think I remember a setting where you turn on/off access to Goodreads. I think there’s also a place to monkey with your Kindle wish list from the Amazon website when using a computer. I hope this helps!

Jeannie: There might be a separate wishlist for kindle books. Try starting a new list – I know that I (somehow or other) have a wishlist for Amazon products (other than kindle books). On your Amazon drop down window (under “Your Account”) there is a heading for “Your Lists”. You can try making a new list with a new name. If you still have problems, call or email customer service, they have been a big help to me in the past. Good luck! I love my kindle too, I would go into withdrawal if something happened to it.

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MelliMay June 9, 2016 at 8:07 AM

High five for drinking the Kindle kool-aid! I couldn’t live without mine, either. I think I remember a setting where you turn on/off access to Goodreads. I think there’s also a place to monkey with your Kindle wish list from the Amazon website when using a computer. I hope this helps!

Jeannie S. June 9, 2016 at 9:18 AM

There might be a separate wishlist for kindle books. Try starting a new list – I know that I (somehow or other) have a wishlist for Amazon products (other than kindle books). On your Amazon drop down window (under “Your Account”) there is a heading for “Your Lists”. You can try making a new list with a new name. If you still have problems, call or email customer service, they have been a big help to me in the past. Good luck! I love my kindle too, I would go into withdrawal if something happened to it.

Maryse June 9, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Thank you guys!!!! :D

Brianna June 9, 2016 at 10:38 PM

Unfortunately I have a separate wishlist and that still does not work. And I have every goodreads option enabled possible. I am definitely confused.

Julie o June 10, 2016 at 4:24 AM

I absolutely love my Kindle and the kindle help line is listed under my favorites on my phone. I just call them up and they are great about answering my questions.

Brianna June 10, 2016 at 11:15 PM

I guess I will have to do that. I was trying to avoid dealing with Amazon customer service but I still have not had any success

Julie o June 11, 2016 at 3:51 AM

The kindle help line and Amazon customer service are two different things.

Brianna June 11, 2016 at 6:02 PM

Well interestingly enough I found what the issue is here. I am visually impaired and using software called voiceview which is a screen reader advertised by amazon to make the kindle paperwhite, voyager, or oasis accessible to the blind. We just have to buy a special adapter to turn the charging port into a headphone jack and the voice view software pulls up right away. Well it turns out even though it was advertised as fully accessible certain features such as goodreads and wishlists do not work with the screen reading software. I’m extremely disappointed to say the least. I contacted amazon about the false advertising though, so that they can either improve their product, or not claim it is fullly accessible to the visually impaired.

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