Questions tagged [kindle-paperwhite]

A specific type of device manufactured and distributed by Amazon.

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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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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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Share directly transferred books with Kid Account

I have a new Paperwhite Kindle that I have used Calibre to manage directly transferring my ebooks. I setup a Kid Account for one of my children. When selecting book for my child to read I can only ...
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Can you defragment a Kindle Paperwhite?

Different websites say different things about defragmenting Kindles, the ones I found are all several years old, and some say defragmenting is a poor idea compared to re-indexing. How can you ...
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Should a shorter Kindle file have faster word look up?

Word look up takes a lot of my time (because I use Kindle to learn to read foreign languages). Various things seem to affect the speed of word look up though it is hard to be sure since so many ...
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Can a Kindle Paperwhite show metadata?

Can a Kindle Paperwhite show you the metadata on an e-book? I do not mean to edit the metadata, but just to see it. Or does just seeing the metadata already require special software like Calibre? ...
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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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sharing books on kindle is not allowed [closed]

The loaning of books option is not allowed on all amazon sites. It seems like it is allowed only on the US site. I could not fin this restriction on their loan books documentation. Why is their such a ...
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DIN A5 PDF on Kindle Paperwhite 2

What PDF paper sizes does Kindle Paperwhite 2 supports? I'm generating a ebook from sources, so I can specify a size. But when I use any paper size (like A5, or B7) different from default (portrait ...
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How to install new font to Kindle 5.6.5

I have bought an Kindle paperwhite with version 5.6.5 and I want to know how to install new fonts to my device. I have seen that previously it was possible to just copy paste the font with a file and ...
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Collections Mangement of Kindle Paperwhite 3

I got my Kindle Paperwhite 3 yesterday and it's my first kindle. I found the collections is very usefull(which is similary to tags I guess?). Since kindle is slow, I want to group my hundreds of ...
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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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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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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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What is the different compatible formats between Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire?

More specifically, I would like to know why this eBook is not compatible with the Kindle Paperwhite. It says that it is a print-replica with the additional features given by X-ray which is compatible ...
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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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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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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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Is there a difference in rendering between Paperwhite and Voyage?

The question title pretty much sums it up. If I'm testing how my eBook looks across different devices, and I have a Paperwhite for testing, is there a significant difference between that and the ...
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How to set a cover image on a PDF on Kindle PW2? [duplicate]

How do I set a custom cover image on a PDF downloaded on Kindle PaperWhite 2? PS1: I use Calibre to convert books and set covers, but it does not help with PDFs. The reason might be that PDF's are ...
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Transfer books from Adobe Digital Edition to Calibre

I have a number of free ebooks and pdfs maintained under Adobe Digital Edition. I would like to move all of them to Calibre which I use to maintain my ebooks library on another PC. The Calibre tool is ...
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Transfer highlights in side-loaded book from Kindle to Android

I have a side-loaded book on my Kindle and make highlights in it while reading. Is it possible to transfer the highlights to my Android so that they appear in the same places in the book when opened ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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Green key associated with mobi file in Kindle File Folder

I downloaded a mobi file from a public forum but when I copied the file to my Kindle, I don't see in the list of books available for reading. So when I looked back in the PC, the files, I see a key ...
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How to remove an article from kindle and Amazon cloud permanently

I have kindle paperwhite (firmware version 5.4.4.2). My view settings are: On Device | My Items | Collection Issue : After long press on article and selecting "Remove from device", article is still ...
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Kindle Paperwhite Repair Code 2

One of my Kindle Paperwhite's recently came up with "Your Kindle needs repair" with a Repair Code 2. Amazon instantly sent out a new device, no questions asked (bit odd). Which is great, but they ...
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what 's the alternative to paperwhite in my old kindle?

I have bought Kindle touch 3g two years ago, it's a great device and I'm happy when reading books on it. But I have a set of questions: I read at night a lot so I miss the built in light and I have ...
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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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Kindle PaperWhite Page turn glitches

I just got my new Kindle PaperWhite (Wifi). Every time I turn the page I see the screen glitch (some thing like blur) for fraction second irrespective whether the page has image or not. Is this in all ...
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Which distributor do authors prefer I purchase from?

I own a Kindle Paperwhite, and until now I've unthinkingly bought all my ebooks from Amazon. It recently occurred to me that since ebook distributors take on no risk when making a book available, it ...
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Send periodicals via email

I have same RSS feeds, that I would like to read them via periodicals menu. I can create a .mobi file as need format for periodicals and send it to Kindle PW2 with usb cable or download it from a ...
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How can I set my Kindle Paperwhite to ignore font color settings?

I bought an e-book from a 3rd party bookstore which looks really bad on my Kindle Paperwhite. I've investigated the book and it seems to me that the basic font color is defined to be grey instead of ...
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How to update Chinese fonts on a Kindle Paperwhite registered at US Amazon?

Recently Amazon rolled out an update to Kindle Paperwhite(Generation 1) which added functionalities like vocabulary review, which are nice. However, one big problem I'm having is that it somehow ...
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How can I embed fonts in a kindle ebook (azw3/kf8)

I want to read a Microsoft Word document (.docx format) on my Kindle Paperwhite, with its original two fonts (every third paragraph has a different font from the rest of the document). How do I do ...
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Kindle Paperwhite VS Kobo Glo: Screen Contrast Comparison [closed]

The two e-readers are almost evenly matched in the physical features department. The only variable left out is the quality of the screens. Both have great support structures (e-book stores) that may ...
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Paperwhite error on open book, how do I get the error log?

I downloaded a .mobi file format book from Baen it opens fine on Calibre, and on my Kindle keyboard. When I try to open it on my Kindle Paperwhite I get this message Error An error occurred. If ...
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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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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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Security risks when the Kindle(Paperwhite) is plugged into a PC

Are there any security risks to plug a Kindle Paperwhite in a PC (imagine infected with viruses PC)? I mean for both the software of the Kindle and the PC?
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Kindle paperwhite loses the Wifi connection all the time

I recently purchased an new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and I wanted to configure the Wifi. My Wifi router hides the SSID (it is not broadcasted) and I am able to connect the Kindle by entering the SSID ...
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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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