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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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My trusty kindle broke after many years and I never made a Kindle account, how can I transfer the books I have from the device to the kindle app?

the screen of my Kindle broke a while ago and I thought I could just transfer the files of my Kindle device onto my Kindle account. I never bothered really setting up a Kindle account because I ...
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What are the consequences of changing my Kindle's region?

I used to live in the US, but now I live in Germany. I own a lot of books on the US Amazon site. I'd like to switch my Kindle to Germany so I can purchase books in German...but if I do, what happens ...
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What are the disadvantages of offering a title at Amazon simultaneously POD (pdf) and as an ebook (kpf), but with different layouts?

I would like to offer the same title in two different formats at Amazon, namely as a printed book generated from a pdf and also as a Kindle-format (kpf) e-book. The reason for this is that I can do ...
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Any way to identify source of traffic on Amazon KDP?

Given a kindle book published on Amazon KDP, is there a way to find out from where traffic or sales came from? For example, I might add links pointing to my book on my website, or on social media, on ...
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Kindle eBook turns into two page layout in landscape

I created a fixed layout ebook for Kindle which displays a single page in portrait and two pages in landscape. I didn't use any special code for this behavior so, how can I avoid this?
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How can I sync a google doc from my G-drive with my kindle account?

I know that Kindle fire allowed for document syncing with the Amazon Cloud Drive, but I was wondering if the same can be done with my Kindle Paperwhite.
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Kindlepreviewer Command Not Found Mac Os X

I'm using some specialty software (Circular FLO) that requires use of the "kindlepreviewer" command in terminal, and any time it tries to do so, or if I try to do so myself, including "...
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Can my self published book on Amazon KDP, be distributed via other channels?

Only after self-publishing my book on Amazon KDP, I got to know that they do not provide print book option(i.e. paperback) in major countries where my readers are e.g. India. Mainly they are providing ...
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Can the same book be published at Amazon in colour for the Kindle app and black and white for print?

Hardcopy books cost more to print in colour than in black and white, whereas distributing an ebook that is readable using the Kindle app costs the same in both. Is it possible at Amazon to publish a ...
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Can one use two Amazon accounts on one Kindle?

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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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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If you purchased this item from Amazon, delete the item and download it from the Cloud

I'll probably end up asking Amazon for a refund on: XQuery: Search Across a Variety of XML Data Product details Paperback: 762 pages Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (Jan. 7 2016) ...
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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 make direct citation on Kindle books?

Recently, I had serious problems with Amazon Kindle: I have used my own work, from my blog, and images free for use. However, they accused me of copyright infringement. Blocked my account, after a ...
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Are Tor Ebooks DRM Free?

Tor has made a few statements in the past about going DRM Free. Does that carry through to downstream retailers? If I buy a Tor book on Amazon (marketed as a Kindle book) or on Barnes and Noble (...
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collection shows as empty and refuses to populate -- not syncing properly

I had a few collections on the Amazon Kindle web interface populated with books purchased through Amazon, readable through the web reader. However, I wasn't able get my Kindle to sync with the cloud ...
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Typical time needed to transfer books to Kindle 10th Paperwhite via email

tl;dr I've sent a number of files to my Kindle 10th's private email address about 3,5 hour ago and there is no reaction so far -- neither return / rejection email nor books appearing in the device. Is ...
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Two Kindles synced to same account - reading location being shared, but not Kindle content?

I have two Kindles (both 10th Generation Paperwhite) and one Amazon account. Both Kindles are registered to the one Amazon account and I have enabled Whispersync in my Amazon settings. However, if ...
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DRM-ing mobi files Amazon's way

I cooperate as a sysadmin with a publishing house. They publish standard books and ebooks. Ebooks are watermarked. Now they want to add a library service (lending ebooks for a short time period) They ...
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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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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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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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Can't download ebook from Amazon to my PC

Just making this question in case someone encounter the same problem, I will answer it. So I just bought an ebook for my Kindle in amazon, because some circumstances I have not WIFI available in my ...
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Does deleting a book from a Kindle account delete it from Kindle devices?

This answer: How do I delete a book off of my Kindle account? - shows that you can delete a book from your account/library on Amazon's web page. What effect does this have on your Kindle readers? ...
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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 offline so it must have it stored somewhere but I can't find it. I'm using Win7 and ...
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What commands can be given in the Kindle's search box?

In this forum thread, a user explains that the Kindle's reading speed algorithm can be reset by typing ";ReadingTimeReset" in the Kindle's search box. The user states he was told by a member of Amazon'...
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Your Kindle is unable to connect at this time

Dealing with a new used K3 keyboard Kindle, it connects wirelessly and will even connect to Google for search results. However, whenever I try to login it gives an error that the wireless network isn'...
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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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Help understanding eBooks sales

This statistics page states that worldwide eBook in 2017 totaled $13B. It also states that US sales were ~ $6B. On the other hand, this report from Author Earnings cites US sales in 2017 as being $3B....
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Is a local page on my site or my Amazon author page better to redirect readers to?

I have a simple books page at example.com/books and an Amazon author page at amazon.com/books/example. Am I better keeping visitors who want ebooks on example.com/books, or do I want to redirect ...
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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't find books I have bought

I have bought many books but only a few showed up on my Kindle even though they are listed when I go to my account at Amazon. The Help app says go to "storage" but I can't find it. How do I correct ...
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how to redeem Amazon gift cards on a Kindle?

I currently have some money in my Amazon account purchased through an Amazon gift card and can redeem an additional card through the web interface. I have redeemed cards directly on the kindle, but ...
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Why I can't buy books from Kindle Store using Kindle app on iPad?

It's really surprising to me to see why it is not easy to buy a book using the Kindle reader app on iPad. It has only provision to download the samples but there is no option to buy a complete book. ...
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How to choose where/which to buy ebook/book online?

When searching for George Orwell's 1984, different results appear where one can buy the book. Like on kindle, or at play store here and here. Can someone help me understand as to why all the options ...
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Calibre can optionally use a server to send mail

I tried calibre share/send to, but it failed with: Sending failed... Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/gui2/email.py", line 44, in run self.func(*self.args) I ...
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how to view the download queue for a Kindle

How can I purge, edit, or, at least, view, the download queue for a device? Probably I just have too many pending downloads and a slow connection. But, perhaps the Kindle is stalled. I was seeing a ...
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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 can I fix this kindle?

I tried to turn on my kindle DX and I found it in this state: The screen was normal prior to that with no anomalies.The external screen is fine with no cracks or scratches. What I remember one day ...
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How to add a clickable table of contents in a book bought from Amazon Kindle?

The book that I bought from Amazon Kindle has thousand of pages and the table of contents is very rough; it has only links to the main chapter number (chapter 1, 2, and so on). I would like to add the ...
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History of my book's bestseller ranking on Amazon?

Can I see the history of my book's ranking on the bestsellers list on Amazon?
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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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How Does Amazon Kindle Renting work on *buntu/Linux Systems?

I'm interested in renting this textbook (https://www.amazon.com/Legal-Ethical-Issues-Nursing-Guido/dp/013335587X) from Amazon, but I am running a Linux system (Kubuntu 18.04.01). How does renting ...
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Is it possible to send a book purchased from Amazon to all of my devices at once?

When I purchase a book from the Kindle Store, it asks me which device I want it delivered to. I know I can send it to multiple devices by managing my library. Is there a setting to have every purchase ...
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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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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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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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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, ...