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I have a Kindle with many ebooks on it. I would like to back them up onto my desktop. I have a cable that will go from my Kindle to USB, but I don't know how to do this. Thank you in advance for all of your help.

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Could you please be more specific? What Kindle do you own? From you got the ebook in your Kindle? Are you trying to transfer them to an Ubuntu computer? –  Christian Oct 3 '13 at 2:36
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I use Calibre from the repos to manage the books on my Kindle. You might look at it. –  Marc Oct 10 '13 at 3:05
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The Kindle Fire does not automount in Ubuntu 12.04. The dmesg tail does not show any usb storage when Kindle is plugged in. Install package mtp-tools and mtpfs

sudo apt-get install mtp-tools mtpfs

Make a directory under /mnt named mtp

sudo mkdir /mnt/mtp

Plug in the kindle and mount it

mtpfs /mnt/mtp

Your kindle files should now appear under /mnt/mtp Browse for your books and just copy them off. I forget exactly where they were, maybe under /mnt/mtp/kindle Unmount the kindle (or command fusermount -u /mnt/mtp )

sudo umount /mnt/mtp
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