Questions tagged [kindle-paperwhite]

A specific type of device manufactured and distributed by Amazon.

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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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Kindle doesn't show cover

I just got a kindle as Christmas present. I got myself calibre and loaded 4 E-Books on my kindle. I can open and read every book, but unfortunately I just can see the covers of 2 of these 4 E-Books ...
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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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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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Fix Kindle paperwhite wifi version

I have a Kindle Paperwhite wifi version that I had bought way back in 2014 on amazon.in. The problem is it is no more opeinig and is literally a brick. A large battery with a '! ' mark over it is ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to sync reading status to Goodreads from only one Kindle on an account?

There are two first generation Kindle Paperwhites linked to my Amazon account; one is mine and the other is my wife's. I use Goodreads to track my reading but my wife does not; my problem is that ...
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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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Auto-adding to a Collection when using a Send-to-Kindle email

When sending an ebook to the @kindle.com email ID to add to your Amazon "personal documents", is it possible to specify a Collection-name somewhere in the email such that the book automatically goes ...
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 - Reading progress line has disappeared

Recently I've updated my Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2nd gen) to the 5.7.3 version. And everything was fine. But then suddenly while reading a book I'd noticed that a line with my current book reading ...
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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 paperwhite needs repair

I have a kindle paperwhite and it continues to give me the message that it needs repair.Have tried to reset it but it does not respond. Any suggestions?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How does Kindle know my login at first boot?

I have just received my Kindle Paperwhite, which I ordered through my Amazon account (it was not a gift). I've connected the usb cable, it started up. Connected to my wireless, and then I am ...
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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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If I buy a Kindle Paperwhite do I have to get books from Amazon?

If I have a kindle paperwhite, am I limited to books from Amazon? Can I purchase or download books from other sources/retailers?
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What is the native pixel resolution of the viewable area on a Kindle Paperwhite 2 when displaying a .pdf file?

My goal is to produce files which, when displayed, are rendered 1:1, pixel-for-pixel, in order to ensure maximum text clarity. The values provided in the GUI version of the k2pdfopt program, seem to ...
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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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Can I only transfer files to my Kindle Paperwhite using the cable that shipped with the device?

I read a lot of out of copyright (and sometimes out of print) books, which I download from Gutenberg.org and then transfer from my Mac to my Kindle, usually with the excellent Calibre app. I just ...
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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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How can I read Hebrew .docx files with their original fonts on a Kindle Paperwhite?

I have Hebrew documents (.docx file format) on a PC which I want to read on my Kindle Paperwhite with their original fonts (2 fonts). (i am not asking if Hebrew works - that's a separate discussion) ...
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Kindle - single gesture / action to go “back”

With touch screen E Ink Kindle devices, is there some way to trigger the back button / action without having to tap twice (i.e. once to trigger the top menu and then again to press the back button)? ...
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Can the sleep timeout be adjusted on Kindle devices?

The seemingly fixed screen timeout on all my Kindle devices has never been an issue for normal reading. If it goes off on me it is usually because I fell asleep myself, so one cannot blame a device ...
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Annotation of non-Amazon books on Kindle Paperwhite

What I know: Using e.g., Calibre, I can put E-Books which I bought in other stores than Amazon onto a Kindle Paperwhite (2013). Also, the Paperwhite supports PDF reading. My Question is: Can I ...
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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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Collapse and Expand Table of Contents in Kindle PaperWhite

How to collapse and expand the Table of Contents from the "Go To" menu? Last night I accidentally discovered that the TOC can be expanded for quick jumping using the goto icon. I had hard time to find ...
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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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Trouble hooking up Goodreads with sideloaded ebook on Kindle Paperwhite

So I'm using calibre to load ebooks onto my Kindle Paperwhite and everything seems to be working just fine except when I try to use any of the Goodreads options on that book ("View on Goodreads" or "...
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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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Can I suppress Wikipedia lookup on a Kindle Paperwhite?

Reading Chinese on my Paperwhite I need to look up lots of characters. Often the Kindle offers me the Wikipedia lookup first and I have to swipe over to the translation or dictionary. Wikipedia is ...
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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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Which Kindle Paperwhite model/generation do I have?

I need to determine which firmware update to download. The Amazon site is helpful if you know exactly which generation or model of Kindle you have. But they give no guidance as to how to determine ...
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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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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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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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Converting a gmail email to kindle as readable document

I have a kindle paperwhite. I have html formatted email I'd like to read on my kindle. I tried several steps, but every time I try, I end with a document with pictures in it. Like pdf. Output is not ...
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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 paperwhite screensaver consuming power

I have just purchased the latest gen kindle paper-white (2016 300ppi) and received a case with a magnetic cover. Doing a little testing with the magnet in the corner, I can see that even when I turn ...
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converting hebrew books

I have a hebrew word file, which I want to read on my kindle. I tried converting it to epub/azw3, and all went well, except for the directions of the book. Hebrew is supposed to be read right to left, ...
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Hide a folder of ebooks on Kindle

So I have this folder in the documets folder of my Kindle Paperwhite which contains books that are inappropriate ebooks for small children(my cousins). I don't want to delete them and kids mode won't ...