Ajk kotisivuBasic Idea of Kindle computer program

This computer program Kindle elborates Kindle's My Clippings.txt file and makes web-pages, where you can see your reading history in various aspects:
1. A complete tracking of your reading of books in Kindle,
2. List of books you have in Kindle,
3. List of books you have read in Kindle.

In order to get this you must insert by using Kindle keyboard a Note after the beginning of the book text in Kindle.
The contents of the Note is (an example):
ajk,Cervantes,Don Quijote
where

  • ajk = tag for Kindle program so that it finds this information.
  • Cervantes = Author name.
  • Don Quijote = Book name.

Corresponding to this note you need in your parameter file AjkKindle-par.txt these same three parametres plus additionally some more.
The contents of the AjkKindle-par.txt file line is (an example):
ajk,Cervantes,Don Quijote,174,20730,900,cla,esp,3
where

  • ajk = tag for Kindle program so that it finds this information.
  • Cervantes = Author name.
  • Don Quijote = Book name.
  • 174 = Fist location of book in Kindle.
  • 20730 = Last location of book in Kindle.
  • 900 = Number of pages in corresponding paper book - 0, if not known.
  • cla = Classification of book in Kindle (see AjkKindle-par.txt).
  • esp = Language of book in Kindle (see AjkKindle-par.txt).
  • 3 = Your rating. (I use 0-3, 0-5 can be used)
You must diligently put Bookmarks every time you interrupt reading. Also Note and Highlight features are great. My Clippings is a normal Loci file. It only grows at the end. Kindle never looks back to it. But if you make any changes in the book file, Kindle pays attention to it and adds to the end of My Clippings a Bookmark, a Note or a Highlight.

Kindle computer program makes also several intermediate versions of the MyClippings (=My Clippings) file, better suitable for additional handling. One of them is ApuKindle-ymd.txt containing on one line all of ech several lines long My Clippings items ordered in time order as the original My Cippings. From time to time I add to ApuKindle-ymd0.txt the current ApuKindle-ymd.txt, save the result to a new ApuKindle-ymd0.txt and a completely empty My Clippings to Kindle. The program can take this into account and works as if there were only a MyClippings file.

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