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Questions tagged [amazon]

Amazon is one of the bigger publishers of electronic books and has developed multiple electronic ebook devices (kindle). Questions tagged amazon can include publishing policies, ebooks available at Amazon. Device specific questions should be tagged "Kindle".

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How to load large mobi files on a Kindle e-reader?

`How do I set this ebook: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ ll /media/thufir/Kindle/mobi/microsoft/Microsoft_Press_ebook_Windows_10_Support_Secrets_MOBI.mobi -rw-r--r-- 1 thufir thufir 30318271 Jul 7 22:...
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Your Kindle Needs Repair: battery invalid: -22

I'm getting a battery error which might just mean low battery: https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/349103/Your+Kindle+needs+repair.+Repair+Code+0.+Version+2588930001 https://www.reddit.com/r/kindle/...
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Cannot send document to cloud reader

I "sent" a website to Kindle with the Chrome plugin. The sent page shows in "Manage your Content" but I can't find it in the cloud reader. I even added to a collection and ensured it was sent to a ...
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Pdf docs not viewable on amazon cloud

"My Send-to-Kindle Docs" folder available at https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/folder/ does not contain docs I've converted to kindle via sending a pdf to kindle email account. I can view the docs via ...
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Kindle navigation goes haywire

Sometimes when reading a book the navigation goes haywire so that when it should go backwards it instead goes forward. Or, seems to jump around. Usually it's so annoying that I don't keep notes on ...
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Kindle Cloud Reader can't open this book

Opening a book on read.amazon.com gives this error: we're sorry. Kindle Cloud Reader can't open this book, but you can read it with our free Kindle app. Is there a work-around? Perhaps to send ...
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how to extract notes from a mobi book?

How can I extract highlighted text, stored in a .mbp file? This specific book was sent to the Kindle as a .mobi converted from an EPUB. Is there maybe an operation to regenerate My Clippings? Or, ...
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Can't find Kindle book after download from amazon

I have just purchased a kindle book from Amazon and told it to download it to my PC. I can open it and read it off line so it must have it stored somewhere but I can't find it.I'm using win 7 and ...
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personal document storage costs

What are the limits on personal docs sent to foo@kindle.com for kindle e-readers? Is, or was there, a fee or limit to storing these documents? From amazon.com/myk they show as "docs" and not "books",...
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report for purchased Kindle material?

How do I see only purchased items with a value greater than zero? https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-view-my-all-time-Kindle-purchase-history shows all "purchased" items, including free material. A ...
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Jump to Roman numeral numbered page

On a Kindle while reading a PDF I can select beginning or go to a numeric page. This particular PDF has a significant preface numbered with Roman numerals. How do I jump to a Roman numeral within ...
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kindle users guide requires registration to read?

A newly acquired Kindle running Firmware 5.8.9.0.1 has a Kindle Users Guide, Third Edition on the home screen. Opening this just leads to "register your kindle." How can I read the manual without ...
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What are the negatives of linking a Kindle to an account?

What are the cons to register a Kindle with an Amazon account? Not so much whether a Kindle is usable, nor whether account is required but, once account is linked to a device, what then are the ...
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kindle unlimited collection

What is the kindle unlimited collection? When searching Amazon with "kindle unlimited eligible" checked not all search results seem to be actually kindle unlimited. How can this category be searched ...
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purchasing Kindle e-books and content through a VPN

While I see that it's possible to use a Kindle without an Amazon account, because some content cannot be purchased, depending on the country, can a VPN be used to purchase Kindle e-books from Amazon ...
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Is it legal to create an ebook from the book I bought and sell it? [closed]

This book is copyrighted 2011, can I make it to an ebook and sell it online?
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When an Amazon account contains more than 1023 purchased Kindle books, how do you access the books beyond the 1023rd book?

When the Kindle Paperwhite is synced with the Amazon account, it never syncs beyond 1023 (2^10 - 1) books. How do you access books beyond the 1023rd book in an Amazon account on a Kindle Paperwhite?
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How to download & transfer from Kindle or Amazon.com to PC

How can I download & transfer an eBook from Kindle or www.amazon.com to PC? I have the Kindle for PC and Kindle for Android apps. I can't find an option to do it in the apps. For the web browser ...
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Can eBooks deleted from Kindle Cloud be 'repurchased' for free?

I recently permanently deleted my book from the Kindle Cloud and/or Content Library. I searched online and this is the information I read on the issue. It says: Important: After you delete an item ...
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Can I publish my book (paperback) using createSpace if I already initiated paperback and published Kindle edition in Amazon?

I have published my ebook in all Amazon websites (US UK DE FR ES IT NL JP BR CA MX AU IN). I also initiated paperback through Amazon. Unfortunately for Amazon India paperback option was not ...
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How are Kindle standard pages calculated?

How does Amazon Kindle count a standard page? Or, if I may ask more specifically: What is a believable range of character lengths for a standard page as calculated for Amazon Kindle?
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Publishing an ebook for free on Kindle Direct Publishing?

When doing research on improving SEO/site traffic, something that was often mentioned was using Kindle Direct Publishing as a method for generating this. Is it possible to upload resources that we ...
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Red ants entered Amazon Kindle 7 generation [closed]

My amazon kindle is of 7th generation. I have found that red ants have entered my kindle through the data transfer slot. How should I get rid of them before they damage my kindle?
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Is there a way to share my Amazon eBook collection with other family members?

I have a decent sized collection of Amazon eBooks with a few titles that my family (siblings, parents) are interested in reading. Unfortunately, we all have our own Amazon accounts. Is there any way ...
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My Amazon book does not have links from ToC to chapters, why?

I recently wrote a book. The book is published. When I looked over the result, I found out that the Table of Contents does not have links going to the individual chapters (and sections within ...
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Where does Kindle Cloud Reader keeps downloaded books, under Linux?

I'm a Linux Mint user and I use the Kindle Cloud Reader app for Google Chrome to read ebooks linked to my Amazon account. I'd like to know where does this app, on my computer, stores the ebooks that ...
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What is Premium SSL download service that required to download some ebooks [closed]

I was asked to get an ebook online from a specific company other than amazon with zero cost expect you need to make a payment, its a simple payment for something called "Premium SSL download service"....
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Can one use a Kindle with two Amazon account?

For historical reasons I happen to have two accounts on Amazon, and I would prefer to keep both, as they are in different countries. I have ebooks in both accounts. Can I access both accounts with ...
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How do I download DRM-free books from Amazon?

In a previous question, When shopping for ebooks on Amazon how do I tell if they have DRM?, it is explained that DRM-free ebooks on Amazon are characterized by the "Product Details" item: "...
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Is it necessary/possible to specifically target foreign-language “editions” of amazon?

In addition to the original English, there are language-specific Amazon sites, such as, for Spanish, https://www.amazon.es/ I have created some bilingual books of works in the public domain, such as ...
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concatenate several files generated by send to kindle amazon plugin to consolidate multiple page documents

I'm happily using the Amazon Kindle chrome plugin but very often the web pages I would like to read on my kindle are split among different pages, for example in the case of pagination, or separate ...
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Kindle paperwhite and sharing quotes with goodreads for side-loaded books

I want to post quotes from my kindle paperwhite to goodreads but share button always disabled. I tuned progress posting and finding books in goodreads using this question and I found information that ...
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Kindle paperwhite ver.5.7.2.1 - how to bring back one-click book open?

I've recently upgraded (automatically) my PW2 to the specified software version and I just hate some of the new "features" of it. For example(the worst thing I found and could not fix yet), the book ...
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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

I want to be able to read research papers and if you have ever seen one they have two columns of text per page, does the Kindle format this is a user friendly way? Can it display any article from the ...
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Do I need an Amazon account to use a Kindle?

I am looking to buy a Kindle Paperwhite (7th gen). Do I need an Amazon account for it to work? I just want to put books on it from my PC. I cannot create an Amazon Account because I have no credit ...
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Cannot highlight text on my Kindle Paperwhite using a sample ebook

I have a sample ebook from Amazon on my Kindle Paperwhite but I cannot highlight its text due to the option being grayed out. Is there a way to fix this?
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self-hosted, self-updating book repository

My Amazon Kindle synchronizes with my Amazon library. Additionally, I have a Calibre library, which publishes its contents via a web server. As far as I know, you can only copy books from the server,...
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How to get book list from amazon clouddrive?

I am sure that this is an obvious question. And that was already asked. But I can not find it. So first I apologize in advance for possible duplicate. I have on amazon.com/clouddrive a lot of books....
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Pricing a kids book on Amazon KDP

I am trying to price an illustrated children's book on Amazon KDP. The MINIMUM price Amazon accepts seems to be $1.99--although I want to make it 0.99. Are there restrictions to doing so for a kids' ...
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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

I'd like to know if it is possible to use a Kindle reader without having an Amazon account, but rather only uploading the reader's own files into the device.
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Can Amazon know about the books I upload to my Kindle device?

One user can upload her/his own ebook files onto a Kindle device . I'd want to know if Amazon is able to know what you are uploading on the device or not.
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How to login to windows 8 kindle app

I have an account on amazon.ca and I can login properly and it works to buy and read books from the kindle store. But when I go onto the kindle app for windows 8.1, it says that there is no account ...
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What device is Amazon basing their error location on?

I've always wondered where the error location in the Amazon reworks list is using when the emulator is not very good for testing and all their devices are different sizes causing pagination to become ...
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Is it possible to sell PDF as Kindle books on Amazon?

I have a book that has a fixed layout, so it's not really easy to transfer it to ePub format (no one can manage to do that). I'm thinking of selling it as a PDF. Is it possible to sell it as a ...
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For Kindle DX Graphite, how to quickly add books to different “Collections”?

I have over a hundred e-books on my Kindle DX Graphite. It would take several hundreds of keyboard clicks to add them into different Collections using the most naïve method. Is there some smart way ...
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What can I do to ensure Amazon pays to advertiser?

For formation, I often begin by following websites for resources. Some times, I decide to purchase an e-book and, most times, the sites I visit offer a selection with links to amazon and what appears ...
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How much does Amazon make on Royalties earned but not paid?

A recent answer here indicates Amazon has a pretty restrictive payment policy. So minor authors selling books in multiple countries could have hundreds of dollars due them that have not yet hit the '...
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kindle paperwhite 2 check email over 3g

I am still unable to get an answer to this question: Can I check email and do other web-browsing activities with the kindle paperwhite 2 (of course with poor quality viewing experience) over 3g? I ...
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Royalties on self-published ebooks on Amazon

Do you get your royalties as a one-off payment, or you are paid per sale of each publication on an ongoing basis?
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Amazon eBook Self-Publishing vs Major Publishing Houses

Quick question for anyone who has some insight... Do the major publishing houses have a different process for publishing ebooks through Amazon than "independent" publishers? I get the feeling that, ...