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A specific type of device manufactured and distributed by Amazon.

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How to make kindle open PDF version 1.6?

I am an owner of Kindle Paperwhite gen 2021 15 which I bought a couple of months ago I have a book in PDf which was rendered just fine on my Pocketbook 790, but Kindle refused to open it. After some ...
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DRMless AZW3 sent to Kindle Paperwhite from Calibre shows as having a very small number of pages

I bought Excession in AZW3, but the page numbers show up wrong on my Kindle Paperwhite when I load it from Calibre. The book shows as having only 4 pages. The following did not help: Device > ...
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how to fix a kindle paperwhite repair code 2?

how to fix a kindle paperwhite repair code 2 when the restarting is not working, and the laptop does not recognice the kindle as a device? I've tried the 40 seconds restart, and not working, and I can'...
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Repair for 5th Generation Kindle that is not charging

I believe the problem is a loose connection where the power cord plugs in. For several months, I had to jiggle the cord to get the charging light to come on, but now that no longer works and the ...
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Can we transfer annotations of a .epub file to Kindle?

I have a .epub file with some annotations and highlights. I was reading this on the Calibre desktop app. I transferred the file to my Kindle using the drag-and-drop service from Amazon. However, the ...
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How to use Malayalam dictionary on kindle

I would like to use Malayalam dictionary on my kindle pw. I downloaded a Malayalam dictionary named "English-Malayalam dictionary by Gijo Varkey". I tried all formats of the dictionary viz ...
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newly added books from PC don't show up in Kindle

I have some issues with my paperwhite 5 and I need some help. I was able to use it for months wo any issue. I copied many books from PC into Kindle's "documents" folder (in mobi format) - ...
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What makes the Kindle Paperwhite to show text from a EPUB file in light-gray font?

I've converted a DOCX file to the EPUB format using some online converter. It looks like the conversion was performed using the Calible behind the scenes. However this EPUB file is barely visible on ...
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How do I download TED transcripts to a Kindle Paperwhite without using Instapaper or Windows Chrome?

I am a Windows 10 user who would occasionally like to download the entire transcript of a TED presentation to my Kindle Paperwhite without having to use Instapaper or Firefox's extension for Chrome (...
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Where/how is information on Collections stored on the Kindle Paperwhite?

Where is the (local) information about Collections stored on the Kindle Paperwhite? Any additional information about the format/structure would also be appreciated. On my older Kindle ("3 ...
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Is there a way to see words looked up in Wikipedia?

Kindle adds words you have looked up for which it can find a definition to the Vocabulary Builder, but it does not appear to save the words for which it can only find Wikipedia definitions. Is there a ...
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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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How to make a custom Kindle dictionary be case insensitive?

I'm developing a custom Bulgarian Dictionary for Kindle, in .mobi format (source code is here: https://github.com/yanosh-k/bulgarian_dictionary). I've manged to successfully create a working version, ...
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Kindle Paperwhite suddenly stopped showing collections

I have been using collections just about as long as the feature has existed. Today when I turned on my Kindle the option to show collections was grayed out. I tried restarting the reader a couple of ...
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How can I get table of contents entries to wrap instead of clip on my Kindle device?

The table of contents entries on my Kindle device are truncated after about 25 characters. This prevents me from seeing the full entry. Worse still, when the entry has a long prefix like "Chapter ...
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Can I turn on a non responding Kindle Paperwhite?

According to this answer it's 2nd generation, and no matter how much I charge I always get the following screen, can anything be done?
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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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How to convert and read Khmer PDFs on Kindle?

I was able to find a PDF in Khmer language(a.k.a. Cambodian language). However, when I tried to upload it into my kindle, it turns everything into gibberish. I've looked around and there aren't many ...
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Highlights and notes are not save to my Clipping file

I regularly delete the My Clippings file in my Kindle when it gets too big. Usually a new one appears the next time I make a highlight or a note, containing just that one highlight or note. However, ...
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Is there a way to make third party book (non-amazon) covers appear as screensavers on Kindle?

So recently Amazon has introduced this feature which shows the cover of what you are currently reading on the lock screen of your Kindle reader (at least for Kindle Paperwhite 4 as far as I know). As ...
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Changing my eBook reader. Any way to take my kindle books with me?

I am changing from Kindle for reading eBooks onto a different eReader platform. I've purchased a couple of eBooks for Kindle on the Amazon platform but those books I didn't start reading yet. ...
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Can you create flashcards in the Kindle device?

I know there are some ways to import flashcards to your kindle, but does the kindle paperwhite allow you to create them right in the device? Just like the kindle app for android does.
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How to fix the misaligned word wise after sideloading AZW3 with Goodreads?

I sideloaded the AZW3 with Goodreads using Calibre. And I see that the downloaded word wise is misaligned. Is there anyway to fix it manually? I am using Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4
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Are there any games to Kindle Paperwhite 4?

I have a Kindle Paperwhite 4 and I just wonder, besides reading books, are there any games to play on it? Of course a Super Mario might be too demanding to the display. However, I suppose a ...
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Non collection books doesn't appear

I have Amazon Kindle paperwhite 2018 edition. I have many collections and many books that I organized nicely in my old device. I always use the "collections" as my homepage. Whenever I download a new ...
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Install another operating system on Kindle Paperwhite

I have a Kindle Paperwhite, but I would like to format it and install some other operating system on it, like Duokan, for example. Would anyone have a step-by-step tutorial to do this?
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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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How can I download a TED transcript to a Kindle Paperwhite

How can I download a TED transcript to a Kindle Paperwhite so I am able to read the entire presentation, not just the introduction or synopsis (as I am seeing now)?
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Kindle's sleep mode: keeping last page on screen

Since it is E-ink, is there a way to keep the last page read on screen instead of screensaver/ad? (And if not, why not? it is a killer feature...)
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No progress report display

The progress report display has disappeared from my Kindle Paperwhite screen. I have tried tapping on the bottom left corner of the screen, as suggested in other posts, but it just turns the page. Is ...
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How do I use calibre to create page-numbered ebooks for Kindle?

I know Kindle can use APNX files for page numbering, and I've been told Calibre can generate those for AZW books, and I actually followed a tutorial on Reddit where they tell you to go to Calibre's ...
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How can I transfer data from kindle to computer without a cable?

I use kindle without using a USB cable most times. But when I want to export the myclippings.txt file, I have to use a cable to connect to computer. I know there is a quick way to export notes, which ...
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Can you access Audible through Kindle for kids on the Paperwhite?

I am looking at getting a PaperWhite for my daughter, and it would be good to access Audible through it, which is a feature of the new Paperwhite. However, it doesn't say if it is available anywhere ...
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Un tech savvy user needs help

My mother is 100 and has macular degeneration. Her eye doctor recommended the Kindle Paperwhite. She has never used a computer and I bought a Paperwhite and set it up for her. The backlighting and ...
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Safari Books Online on Kindle Paperwhite experimental Browser

This questions if for someone with a subscription in https://www.safaribooksonline.com and a Kindle Paperwhite, Does is it possible to read a book from safari books online on the browser of the Kindle ...
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Is there a way to convert an cbz / epub / pdf comic to support Amazon's "panel reading"?

I got some CBZ/Epub comics from Humble Bundle, and I'm trying to replicate the functionality of comics bought directly from Amazon, where I can double tap a panel to display it full screen, and as I "...
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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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light at maximum normal?

I just got a 6th generation Kindle paperwhite and I have to have the light up to the maximum to get a decent light to read it during the daytime indoors. Is this normal? Why would it not have a ...
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Disable 3G wireless access on a Kindle Paperwhite

Is there a way to disable the 3G cellular access to preserve the battery while keeping the wifi access? Airplane mode kills both the cellular and the wifi.
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How to read DjVu files on Kindle?

I want to be able to read DjVu files on my kindle. I don't want to convert DjVu to PDF or MOBI. Is there a way I can do this?
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Kindle collections and books not synching properly

I'm trying to organize my books and collections through the "Manage your content and devices" on the amazon.com website. Frequently, I have success. But recently I've been getting very frustrated. ...
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Endnote formatting when using epub and kindlegen

I try to use ePub formatting as below. This is based on the output of the pandoc tool. <div id="chapter-two" class="section level1"> <h1>Chapter Two</h1> <p>Chapter two has ...
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Kindle "Time Left in Book"

I have a Paperwhite, and I like to have 'percentage left' on the page as I am reading. To switch this on, I have to go to Font size and select from a pull-down menu. Once the Kindle switches off, I ...
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Converting Kobo EPUB format to Kindle format

How can I transfer/convert Kobo ebooks on my PC for my Kindle Paperwhite/Kindle PC app? I'm not very computer literate so, if possible, please use the 'kiss principle' as much as possible.
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Converting PDFs results in fragmented sentences/paragraphs

I'm using Calibre to convert a PDF document to amazon paperwhite, The issue I'm experiencing is that some of the sentences are split among multiple lines to the point where sometimes each word is on ...
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Accessing Kindle Paperwhite With Shattered Screen

I brought a Kindle last autumn. So far I have only loaded a few books onto it. However my partner has shattered the screen. Is there any way I can pull the books off - two are particularly important - ...
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How to read .DOC with Kindle paperwhite

It's said that only a few types of files are supported on Kindle including .azw, .azw1, .txt, .mobi, and .prc. However some of my .DOC files are still shown on Kindle, while other .DOC files are not. ...
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Cannot find books added from PC onto Kindle

I have added 2 books from my PC onto my Kindle, into the Documents folder. I was able to read it. It only showed when I tapped on the Home icon (the Pentagon symbol), but when I click on Library it ...
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Finding a shortcut for my current read?

How do I find my current read easily when it's not on my library? I though there might be a quick shortcut. Thank you!
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Kindle repair code 2 but cannot connect to computer

I have a Kindle 5.8.1 with the dreaded repair code 2. This I can fix but when I connect the device to my computer it will not come up as the Kindle and the best I can get is "Do you want to format ...
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