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

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Malayalam epub to Kindle format

There are some good Malayalam books in DCBooks for purchase. It's in epub format. Have to use DCBooks ebook reader application to read. I don't like to read in mobile ... I want this in Kindle. I ...
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Kindle app takes up entire screen on windows 10 and I don't know how to get out of it

I just downloaded the Kindle app for my Windows 10 PC. When I open a book, the app takes up the entire screen. I can't see any of my other apps, and I can't figure out how to close Kindle or switch to ...
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Quran ebook for kindle [closed]

I have been trying to find Quran ebook for my Kindle, but haven't found anything notable yet. Are there any good ebooks out there ? My preference is for Arabic text with tashkil, i.e. diacritics. Here ...
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Converting pdf with table of content to Kindle format

To convert the pdf using Calbre I use : Click 'Add Books' and add pdfs to library Save To Disk -> Save Only MOBI format to disk -Once saved the folder location of converted file should open. Send ...
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Which software should I use to manage all my books and collections in my Kindle? [duplicate]

I have noticed that at times, when I am having too many books, I make up a mess. Also, I want to be able to easily add books which I have bought or downloaded from some other source. Like, I may have ...
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K4iOS Media Query

Does anyone know of a way to target K4iOS with a media query? Like this: https://gist.github.com/dvschultz/8324974 but with Kindle for iOS.
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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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After I scanned(destructive) book: What are the steps to create a proper kindle ebook?

I have a book that is not available in .mobi or .epub . I want to convert it into ebook for Kindle. I scanned all the pages. What else should I do next?
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Calibre to Kindle Book Transfer

I just bought a Kindle Paperwhite. I am having troubles transferring books from calibre to Kindle. The major problems that I face are as follows: Font size even after changing the PDF format to ...
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Upgrade Kindle 4 system from 4.1.3 to 5.6

I haven't found a way to upgrade the system of my old Kindle 4 notouch. I also have a Kindle Paperwhite and its interface is very nice, and has a great addition: vocabulary cards made from those words ...
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Publishing HTML to Kindle - Encoding problem

I am publishing an HTML page (a book) to Kindle using kdp.amazon.com and I encountered an encoding problem so I added: lang="en" to: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www....
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Ebook file size connected to word

I submitted my 180,000 word book to book baby having inserted images with the captions embedded alongside the pictures within the images. My first submission wound up being a 13.5 meg docx file. I ...
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Media queries to distinguish between Kindle e-inks vs non-e-inks

I would like to separate styles (colors) for e-ink Kindles and the rest. It could be quite easy if monochrome or color queries worked. As far as I know, I have to use a workaround. It is said Kindle ...
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What is support of source code files in Kindle?

I didn't have any Kindle in hand, so I might be completely wrong -- this is what I would like to do. Copy entire directory with C#, Swift, Python (and so on) files -- source code files -- so their ...
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concatenate several files generated by send to kindle amazon plugin to consolidate multiple page documents

I'm happily using the Amazon Kindle chrome plugin but very often the web pages I would like to read on my kindle are split among different pages, for example in the case of pagination, or separate ...
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Are there any e-Readers that can't surf the net?

Does anyone know of an e-Reader that doesn't have any kind of internet browser on it? I don't care if I might need to buy an older generation of one.
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How can I update an existing side-loaded MOBI file on a Kindle?

I'm considering using Kindle devices to provide employees with easy access to corporate documents in MOBI format using "Send to Kindle" side-load service. However, once we side-load a MOBI file, how ...
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What is the best tool for Amazon Kindle book publishing? [closed]

What is the best tool for Amazon Kindle book publishing?
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Pages do not always break in the same place, why?

I have been reading a Kindle book (Code Complete 2 on the Kindle Paperwhite 7) and sometimes the following happens: When I turn the page, some of the content from the last page is repeated on the ...
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Turn of reading speed personalization on Kindle Paperwhite?

I know that I can reset personalized reading speed like this: How can I reset the reading speed data on a Kindle? But can I disable reading speed personalization? I want to be able to see how much is ...
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How to sync non Amazon books from the iPad Kindle app to a PC or Mac

I purchased a Kindle book from a 3rd party publisher on my iPad. I've read it, highlighted it, etc. and really want to transfer it to Amazon Cloud so it is available on my other devices. The "share" ...
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How do I return a borrowed Kindle book?

A friend lent me a Kindle book and we both received a notification that the loan was for 14 days. I've finished the book early, reading it on my Kindle Paperwhite, and would like to return it to the ...
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Kindle Voyage does not show book transferred under Calibre

I have a Kindle Voyage. I tried to transfer an AZW3 or MOBI book with 17MB size to it using Calibre. This book was previously converted from EPUB. But it does not appear in my Kindle Voyage. I have ...
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

What is the best way to convert multi-column PDF file into readable format in a 6 inch display devices like kindle?
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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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how to get books from computer to kindle

how can I convert my kindle books (located on my computer) from pdf form to mobi so I can send them to my kindle?
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How can I upload my 100+ ebook collection to kindle cloud?

I would like to upload all the books I have stored in my calibre library to kindle's cloud so that I can synchronize my reading (whispersync "sync to last page read" function) across my android and ...
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Book length indicator for Kindle Paperwhite firmware 5.7.2.1

My Kindle Paperwhite has been updated (automatically) to firmware 5.7.2.1 In the old firmware the length of the book was indicated by the number of dots below the book title. Bold dots indicated my ...
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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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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

I want to be able to read research papers and if you have ever seen one they have two columns of text per page, does the Kindle format this is a user friendly way? Can it display any article from the ...
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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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Formulas are not displayed properly

I usually create summaries of my university stuff with Open Office. I then export it as ODT and convert it to MOBI with Calibre in order to read it on my Kindle 4. The problem is, my created formulas ...
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self-hosted, self-updating book repository

My Amazon Kindle synchronizes with my Amazon library. Additionally, I have a Calibre library, which publishes its contents via a web server. As far as I know, you can only copy books from the server,...
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Create chapters with Office

I usually create summaries of my university stuff with Open Office (in DIN A5 page format) and export it as a PDF. This file I then just send to my Kindle 4 and the document is ready to be read. Now ...
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Create Kindle dictionary as KF8 / Floating images in a Kindle dictionary

I'm working on a Game of Thrones Kindle dictionary and would like to float images in some of the definitions. (width 20%, floated right) This is supported on newer kindles using the KF8 format ...
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How do I delete an undeletable book from my Kindle?

I had made an ebook with Calibre and copied it to my Kindle through the USB cable. Then I tried deleting the book from the Kindle. The cover changed to the default cover, but it did not disappear. ...
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Possible to transfer Adobe Digital Edition ePUB books from my local library to my Kindle?

I recently purchased a Kindle Paperwhite. My local library provides books in a variety of formats, ePUB and Kindle being 2 of them. For the Kindle I was able to transfer them without much effort to my ...
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How to perfectly convert and read malayalam ebooks on kindle?

I've heard that people read malayalam (മലയാളം) ebooks on kindle. Not the images placed in a PDF file. The file which we can read like normal ebook format (controlling the fontsize mainly). I tried ...
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Do Kindles get firmware updates?

Hello =) The title says it all: do Kindles ever get firmware updates? I've had issues on my Kindle that went away on their own and a friend suggested it might be due to a firmware / software (not sure ...
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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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Did Kindle contrast get better or is my old Kindle growing old?

I have a 4th generation (iirc) basic Kindle which I bought new. My mom has a newer, also basic, Kindle that is now one year old, also bought new. The screen of her Kindle looks lighter / whiter than ...
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Where are books downloaded from Amazon Kindle app stored in Android?

I download a book from Amazon Kindle app to my Android 4.4.2 phone (Kyocera Hydro Icon), and would like to transfer it to my laptop. Where is it stored in my phone? Is it possible to find it out ...
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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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Do any CSS media queries work for Kindle ios app?

In section 8.1.4 of the Kindle Formatting Guide, it provides an example of a css media query to target ipad devices. It looks like this: @media (device-width: 768px) {} But the example is unclear; ...
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Changing reading speed from book to chapter in Kindle

How do I change the reading speed bar from displaying "Mins left in book" to "Mins left in chapter"? Device: Kindle - 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi
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Epub -> Mobi/Azw3 conversion (calibre) , Kindle App doesn't show cover no matter what

I am trying to convert my ebooks from epub format to mobi/azw3, in order to put them onto my Kindle App and Paperwhite. Everything works fine except the book covers don't show up in kindle app. There'...
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Convert/Send Standalone EPUB from PC to Kindle via Menu/Command Line

I have a number of EPUBs that I manage manually i.e. they are not in a Calibre library. These are in a Google Drive folder so Calibre is simply not an option. I'd like an easy way to convert these ...
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Can I use a service like Scribd/Oyster with the Kindle eReader?

I'm not talking about Kindle fire. The $79 one. It doesn't have to directly support it. My thinking is: If Kindle support the epub format Scribd offers epub There's software out there like ...
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Is it possible to transfer my Wattpad books to my Kindle?

Kindle model: 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi Amazon Link I can also live with a workaround for downloading them locally as a pdf and sending them through send-to-kindle.
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How to get book list from amazon clouddrive?

I am sure that this is an obvious question. And that was already asked. But I can not find it. So first I apologize in advance for possible duplicate. I have on amazon.com/clouddrive a lot of books....