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A brand of e-book readers and tablet devices produced by Amazon.

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What is the definition for “location” in a kindle eBook?

I was navigating about this text I'm currently reading and I grew curious what exactly is meant by Loc or Location in the context of a kindle book. Is this essentially a word or character count? If ...
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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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Kindle Direct Publishing: How to mention other Books

Somebody knows how I can create "View in Store" Links within my Kindle E-Books? I noticed that some books I've bought on Amazon use these special type of links which have a little book symbol next to ...
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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 jailbreak Kindle Oasis 2?

Is it currently possible to jailbreak it? If not, have there been Kindle e-readers before without jailbreak possibility, and has Amazon released the jailbreak possibility later? My motivation for ...
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Nested menus in Mobi

I've created an epub that works great. It has daily meditations, for a total of 366. In my epub, the TOC is nested, so if I want to go to October 15, I click on October, the dates expand out 1 - 31, ...
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Kindle phrases dictionary

I recently bought a Kindle Oasis. Since I'm not a native English speaker, I'm using the dictionary option within e-books. I noticed that the default dictionary doesn't recognize pair of words or ...
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how does kindle ownership work?

Imagine I buy a book in kindle. question 1) is it possible to share it with someone else so that he doesn't pay at all for that book? Question 2) if it's possible, then how is it a good idea that ...
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which kindle supports remote factory reset?

I have an old Paperwhite and I freak out every time I almost lose it. Kindles are very personal. Under my device options on Manage My Kindle I can only deregister it, which prevents people from ...
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Linking to the same reference many times (instead of writing it over and over), while inserting each time a page number to it: possible?

I am writing an ebook and I'm referring to several books many times. I could use the regular notes section and citing the book 20 times per chapter, but it's cumbersome. What's the smartest way to ...
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Maintain font color when changing background color in ebook

The chapter headings and some specific lines in the book are red font, which shows up fine in normal (white background) reading mode. But when toggling the kindle/e-reader to black or sepia background,...
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How to avoid sporadic page breaks in epub when using page markers?

I'm inserting page markers to an epub file to then create a page list to reflect page numbers that mimic the print version of the book, i.e.: <span epub:type="pagebreak" id="page4" title="4" /> ...
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How do you create and add a .apnx file to a Kindle book to display real page numbers?

I have a decent amount of experience creating epub files and converting them to .mobi using Kindlegen or Amazon Kindle Previewer 3 for self publishing on KDP. I'm looking to add the "real page numbers"...
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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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Resetting to factory reset, 2 Kindles

Can you reset one kindle to factory reset, with out it bothering the newest kindle? I would assume yes, because I can pick where to send my ebooks but I just want to be sure...
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Accessing Clippings Deleted from MyClippings.txt

Is it possible to export old clippings after the MyClippings.Txt file has been deleted? I delete it because keeping every note I've ever saved would be messy. A few months ago docs on my computer ...
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Cannot view the collections I created on my kindle touch

I was recently given a kindle touch. I have created 3 collections, and have added several books to each. But when I go to the dropdown to sort the view, "Collections" is greyed out inactive. Did the ...
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What is this lock icon in the lower right corner of my iPhone kindle app?

I’m on a commute shuttle right now reading a book and this lock icon keeps popping up. What’s it communicating exactly?
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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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calibre - how to upload my highlights online?

I'm using calibre to upload books to my kindle (via usb). So my amazon account is not aware of my books. I want to be able to view my highlights and comments online somehow. Since my books are not ...
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I have the Kindle app on two of my Mac computers.

I have the Kindle app on two computers and both computers show the same purchased books. I want to delete the app and its content on my oldest computer. Will the books still appear on the new ...
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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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FlightCrew errors for certain Amazon CSS links

I have an Amazon Ebook in which I display nature photos that I have collected. Now several years later I am updating the book with some new images. I tried to run my update through KindlePreview and ...
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FlightCrew reporting errors in “amzn” CSS links

I have an Amazon Ebook in which I display nature photos that I have collected. Now several years later I am updating the book with some new images. I ran Flight Crew 0.7.2 on my epub and was ...
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What are the differences between the FireOS Kindle App and the Android Kindle App?

I've recently been working on an ebook that I intend to self-publish. I was testing it using the Kindle Previewer application on my Mac, but when I tested the book on actual iOS devices (iPad and ...
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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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Where is Kindle.exe so I can change Windows Defender Controlled Flolder Access to allow updates

Now I have to turn Controlled folder access off to get updates. It's annoying. Please help.
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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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Translation on Kindle

We work with teenagers and adults diagnosed with dyslexia who practise reading using a kindle. When they come to a word they have difficulty reading they use the 'translation' function simply to ...
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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, ...
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Amazon Read versus Google Play books

How does read.amazon.com compare to play.google.com for ebooks? While I have a Kindle this would lead me more towards Amazon, Google seems to give more full samples and the cloud reader is less laggy....
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Notes for sideloaded material?

I see Indeed. I forgot to mention that it doesn’t work on sideloaded content, or even stuff that you’ve sent to your Kindle through Amazon. You can get Page Flip to work with sideloaded content, ...
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report for purchased Kindle material?

How do I see only purchased items with a value greater than zero? https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-view-my-all-time-Kindle-purchase-history shows all "purchased" items, including free material. A ...
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e-mail azw to Kindle Personal Documents Service?

To convert epub to the azw format I've tried an online conversion tool and then sending the generated file to myself as an attachment. So far this doesn't seem work so well. Yet sending mobi files ...
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how to enable landscape mode on a Kindle?

Running Firmware 5.8.9.0.1 on a seventh generation Kindle. I had landscape enabled before but can't find it now. The paperwhite directions don't work as there's no such option.
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Kindle text editor?

Take note has a nice interface: But how do I install onto a seventh generation basic Kindle? (Not fire, not paperwhite, just "regular".) Would love a simple text editor outside of adding notes to a ...
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kindle users guide requires registration to read?

A newly acquired Kindle running Firmware 5.8.9.0.1 has a Kindle Users Guide, Third Edition on the home screen. Opening this just leads to "register your kindle." How can I read the manual without ...
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How to best read a PDF on Kindle?

Interested in reliable ways of converting, specifically, PDF files for reading on a Kindle. See also: https://stackoverflow.com/q/5429242/262852 Not looking for a steep learning curve, something ...
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What are the negatives of linking a Kindle to an account?

What are the cons to register a Kindle with an Amazon account? Not so much whether a Kindle is usable, nor whether account is required but, once account is linked to a device, what then are the ...
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How to put downloaded Kindle e-books on to a Kindle device that cannot access the internet

I have a Kindle device, but it cannot connect to the internet because the only internet I can access requires signing in, and the Kindle just can't be controlled accurately enough for me to select the ...
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Kindle 5th Generation MOBI files not showing up in the Books app

I'm converting my EPUB files to MOBI files (in Calibre, "both" file format, stripped the [PDOC] tag, put in the [EBOK] tag). After transferring them via USB and dropping them in the Books folder and ...
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How to export (or share) a highlighted PDF from Kindle Reader?

I can email a PDF to my Kindle Fire Device. I can highlight and take notes in that PDF. I can export the notes and the highlighting. BUT I see no way to share/export the PDF with the highlights. ...
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Is there a way to quickly download all of my Kindle books?

I have ~165 books in my Kindle cloud library. I am currently trying to download all of them onto my laptop (the Kindle app; I use Windows) so that I can access them when I don't have an internet ...
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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 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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Kindle doesn't read the files after being formatted

I have borrowed my friend's old kindle to read some files on it. They were plenty and he had a large archive himself. So, I had to transfer them somewhere else. But the capacity was still full so I ...
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How do you access the benefits from Amazon Prime to get free Kindle books?

I have downloaded the Kindle app to an IPad, and I just about get locked in having to try and get Kindle Unlimited, which I do not want. I am an Amazon Prime customer. And, I understand such ...
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Kobo Aura One or the new 7 inch Kindle Oasis for PDF files?

I have an old 2009 Kindle 4 with its low resolution screen. I work in academia so I read books, articles and technical documents in PDF format on a daily basis. I once tried to use my old Kindle for ...