I have wanted to track my Kindle reading in this way as well. It is one of
the mysteries of the universe why the Kindle does not have an API to create
'reading analytics' -- I know that Amazon collects this data and makes it
available to authors of books, but Amazon does not make the data available
to the Kindle users, that I am aware of.
They probably have a good thing going and "creeping people out" by showing
off all the data they are collecting, is not in their interests. Still
it's unfortunate and I hope in the future this will change.
Here's an interesting page on Github if you are willing to jailbreak your
As for me I use my "read more" goal to spur me on and help me keep up my
"reading flow" -- 30 minutes a day, and I make amazingly far more progress
than I used to. I just time myself with a timer app on my iPhone and enter
the data manually. I try to keep all my Beeminder graphs green and it
helps me to have a more diverse life.
Good luck and please let the group know if you figure out a way to
automatically track reading time on a Kindle.
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On Friday, August 9, 2013 12:59:30 AM UTC-7, Pankaj More(BlankVerse) wrote:
I recently bought a kindle and the fiction bug has bitten very hard. I am
highly akratic with my urge to complete a novel. Spend to all-nighters
finishing a novel that I just could not finish. Affecting my other goals
now.The same with TV series (thought not a problem right now).
So, I was wondering how to limit my kindle reading. Any ideas for
automatic data entry. Does anyone know of any kindle api(unofficial/hack)
that can give me number of pages read and integrate it with beeminder?
Thoughts on a postcard please