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Physical devices to read ebooks.

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Can one have ebooks that show updates available

I'm wondering if there is any ebook format, hopefully standard and widely supported one, that allows you to track updates to the book. So that the customer can download a book, and when that book is ...
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What (if any) are the current models of e-readers with good pdf text reflow?

I've had my I-river Story HD for ages (I think since 2013 or something), but I managed to damage the screen by dropping it, and now it's basically unreadable with all sorts of black lines going across ...
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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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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 update the firmware for a K3 Kindle keyboard from Linux?

From Linux, how do I update a K3 Kindle from 3.4 to 3.4.2 version? This is a slightly different question than previous because it's Linux specific. My device is: Kindle Keyboard 3G (Free 3G + Wi-...
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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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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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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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Kindle 4th gen unresponsive for a few minutes

Some time ago, I was reading an e-book on my Kindle 4th gen (the basic one), and after some time (probs over an hour of reading >.<) it wouldn't turn the page or do anything. I don't remember if ...
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Are there any ebook readers that do not have web browsers

Every e-book reader I have seen includes some type of web browser. Are there any that have no web browsing at all?
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How is an ebook made? What kind of software and hardware are used? [closed]

What is the process that is needed in order to make an ebook? I'm an student from the International Baccalaureate and I need to analyse a case study.
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eBook reader recommendation with a Japanese-English dictionary

Short story: I'm looking for a ebook reader that has the following: E ink display Supports English text and has English-English dictionary Supports Japanese text and has a smart (can detect words ...
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What are the actual on/off/sleep states for and how do you hard reset a Kindle WiFi?

I recently purchased a Kindle device (the current non Touch WiFi model) for an AP. I don't live locally but that doesn't get me off the hook for supporting it. Unfortunately, as my device is the ...
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What is the most effective way to manage an overheated device?

I've noticed that my Kindle Fire (fittingly, maybe) feels very hot when I am using it sometimes. Obviously, common sense would dictate that picking the device up off of the surface it's sitting on is ...
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Kindle Touch Battery Replacement

Can I replace the internal battery of my Kindle Touch. How do I go about this? What battery does it use? Where can I find a replacement?
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Are there any solar-powered ebook reader?

The power consumption of an e-ink ebook reader is quite low. An average user might need to charge it once a month. Even a very small solar panel should be able to generate enough power for it. Are ...
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What does the extremely fragile glass do in Kindle3's pearl e-ink display?

I've recently seen two great tutorials that disassemble the Kindle 3 for repairing. One is this great Fix your broken Kindle Keyboard Screen tutorial by ghwhitcher, and the other is the Amazon Kindle ...
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Screen between 6" and 9.7"

Are there any ebook readers with electronic paper and screen between 6" and 9.7"? I can find only such with an ordinary laptop-like screen...
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Exact readable screen size of Sony PRS-650

I use a Sony PRS-650 and I often create PDF files for it with LibreOffice. These are usually documents which I read only once and I don't care about portability. (I don't read them on other devices ...
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Big screen dimensions or high DPI for vision impaired users?

I'ld like to get my dad an ebook reader for Christmas. Yet, he is a bit vision impaired which means that he only has a good reading experience with bigger and sharper/clearer/more-acurate font ...
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Is the Triton eInk display a viable option for future ereaders?

The new Triton display by eInk Technologies allows eInk screens to display color. This would be very useful for features like images and highlighting. Is it a viable option for mainstream ereader ...
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What settings are the most energy efficient on a Nook Color?

I have seen some touch screen readers that have a gray on black background scheme that helps to reduce the power consumption and increase battery life. But those settings do not really exist on the ...
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How can I fix the loose back power button on my Nook Simple Touch? [closed]

I have two NSTs, one with a GlowLight and one without, and they both have loose (they move slightly in their spaces) buttons on the back. Is there any way I can make those buttons fit tighter?
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