Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2014 8:28 PM (in response to huntesq)
The books you have dowloaded on the Kindle App are associated with your Kindle account. If you delete the Kindle App you can always download them again by signing into your Kindle/Amazon account.
Before you attempt to delete the App, try removing it from your recent Apps, and restart your iPad. That may fix the problem, if not, deleting and re-downloading is the next step.OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), iPad Air Wi-Fi, Cellular, iPhone 5s
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2014 10:03 PM (in response to Ferd II)
I have already rebooted the ipad and I have found that a large number of users are reporting that the most recent Kindle update is causing the crash. However, uninstalling and reinstalling the app is not an option because the library of books I have on the app will be lost. I have nearly 5000 books in my Kindle account. Finding the 100 or so books that I had housed on the IPad would be impossible. I need to know whether the backup of my Kindle app on iCloud has the books I've downloaded or only the app. If it does, I can uninstall the app. If not, I need to look for another solution.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2014 5:05 AM (in response to huntesq)
I don't use kindle but would suspect that the app data is backed up. However with 5,000 books on your device it should be somewhat obvious if they are included in your back up by looking at the back up size for that that app.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2014 12:48 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
While the tip to check the size of the app backup is helpful, I don't have 5000 books on the iPad (I'm not sure that is even possible.). What I said was that I have approximately 100 books and thus it would be impossible to cull them from my Amazon list of 5000 to re-download them. I've checked the storage size on my Kindle app and it is similar to many other apps. It did not tell me anything new. But thanks anyway...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2014 2:27 PM (in response to huntesq)
I have about 500 books in "ubooks" app takes 500 Mb of space in icloud backup and my ipad. 5000 would take ten times that.
Icloud is not going to help you in that situation unless.
1. you have another device with same library
2. kindle supports icloud app sync.
Reason icloud backup is not going to help - you can't restore one app from the backup - only the full backup. You can find out if Kindle supports icloud sync from Kindle support.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2014 4:36 PM (in response to fromsouth)
Ugh, I don't know why everyone is posting about the size of my Amazon Kindle library! I said I have approximately 100 books. Kindle doesn't need iCloud synching because it has it's own cloud. I am just trying to confirm that the 100 books I downloaded TO THE KINDLE are part of the iCloud backup. If so, I will delete the Kindle app and then do a full wipe and iCloud restore... What I DONT want to have to do is go back to the Amazon cloud and try to guess which 100 out of the 5000 I have there need to be individually re-downloaded to the iPad.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2014 4:43 PM (in response to huntesq)
It sounds to me like the whole discussion is moot at this point. If the kindle app no longer opens or runs on your iPad, what difference does it make if they are backed up or not? At this point, all you can do is try re-installing the kindle app, then try a restore from your iOS backup. But if the books are not there, then you will have to re-download them - either way, if that is the only way to get the Kindle app working again, that is what you have to do.
For what it is worth, I do believe the books in your library on the device itself are part of the iOS backup, like most other app data (I know my Nook library is part of my iOS backup). But again, even if they were not, what else can you do if the kindle app is non-responsive now?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2014 6:54 PM (in response to Michael Black)
Well, that may be the only solution temporarily, but given the massive number of complaints being listed on the Kindle app review page, I expect there will HAVE to be a patch rather quickly. That being said, I need to continue working on my draft, which requires the specific books lurking in my IPad Kindle library. However, I would prefer to know BEFORE I wipe my entire IPad clean, that the important library of research books I have compiled here WILL, in fact, be there after I reset the IPad. If no one can tell me they have successfully done it, then I am not sure that is a better solution than waiting out the Kindle developers for another solution. So definitely not moot...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2014 6:05 AM (in response to huntesq)
Let me translate. Moot cause restore from icloud will not fix your app, you have to wait for patch. Otherwise after or before they patch you will have the same results doing nothing and going through full restore. But just FYI my books in ubooks did restore from icloud backup.