Sunday, October 16, 2011

Amazon Personal Documents Service

I received this email yesterday, buried amidst the other miscellaneous emails Google deems as "Notifications".  First glance at the subject line almost resulted in my marking it as read and moving on.  It's actually a really exciting feature upgrade and something I've been hoping for, for a long time.  Anyone else out there with a substantial ebook library they've built up should likewise be happy, as they'll now be able to rely on Amazon for storage and syncing of their "personal documents" - original email included after the break.

Dear Kindle Customer,

As a past user of the Kindle Personal Documents Service, we are pleased to let you know about some improvements:
• Your documents are now automatically archived in your Kindle library (you can control this from the Manage Your Kindle page at
• Archived documents can be re-downloaded from your archive to the all-new Kindle and Kindle Touch devices, as well as Kindle Keyboard (Kindle 3rd Generation--requires the latest software update v3.3 from – you will be able to find and download your documents from any of these devices that are registered to your account.
• Now (just as with Kindle books) Whispersync automatically synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations for your documents (with the exception of PDFs) across devices.

We expect to extend these features to Kindle Fire and Kindle apps (such as Kindle Cloud Reader, Kindle for Android, Kindle for iPhone, Kindle for PC, and Kindle for Mac) in the coming months.

You can control these new features from the Manage Your Kindle page at where you can see a list of your archived documents, re-deliver documents to your Kindle, delete any document from archive, or even turn off archiving for your account.

Learn more about the Kindle Personal Documents Service from our help pages at

Thank you for choosing Kindle, Kindle Support

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