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

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reflowing text in pdf with reasonable filesize

I generally use k2pdfopt to format scanned pdf for my kindle. But this software increases the file size insanely. After converting a file of say, 10 mb, the reflowed version takes a space around 190 ...
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How long does it take Kindle app to learn your reading speed?

I'm fairly new to eBooks on Kindle, and in case it matters, I'm using the Kindle App on my oversized smartphone instead of a dedicated Kindle device. I love the feature that estimates the time ...
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The inline position of small pictures of equations in a text is too high

I am writing a technical Ebook for the Kindle of Amazon. My text is in a Word doc and has a lot of formulas. The main formulas are each written on an own line in the text with a formula number at the ...
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Can I include images with a src of “data:..” in a Kindle book created in HTML, and if so, are there restrictions?

I'd like to include images in HTML source for a Kindle book. Is a data URL image kosher for Amazon? Are there any restrictions on e.g. length? Thanks,
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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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What is the best way to export image highlights from Kindle?

Is there a way to export images that I've highlight on my Kindle? Thus far I've only been able to export text. Thanks!
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Darkening images inside a mobi file

I have a mobi ebook full of equations and texts. The equations are in image format, but the images are very light in contrast, and hence, my kindle is not able to render those properly. Is there any ...
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Having issues with references while using Kindle Create

I'm writing a book using the Kindle Create application (v1.43.0.0) for Windows and I have two issues with references throughout the book. I have quotes in the book and I want to reference the source ...
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Generating scrollable section list

Navigating through https://github.com/danchoi/kindlefodder I've found that some of the docs contain a neat section list. To view it, you have to click on the top of the page to reveal the options, and ...
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Books downloaded directly on Kindle not showing up in Kindle Android app

In my Kindle device I downloaded some books of .mobi format. I opened a website in experimental browser and downloaded some mobi format books from there directly on my Kindle device. Now these books ...
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Is there a way to get e-readers to change endnotes into footnotes?

I use Calibre on Linux and have a kindle (not sure the model but it has touchscreen and a built in light). I'm wondering if there's a way to get these readers to move endnotes to the bottom of the ...
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Publishing same book with difference layout

I am writing an alphabet book for toddlers. While, the paperback version has multiple characters (and their accompanying pictures) on the same page, I figured the kindle version should have only one ...
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Using Collections on Amazon's Manage Content and Devices

I've created some Collections on Amazon's Manage Content and Devices on my PC. Now what? I don't see any way to sort or select books by a particular Collection. Lots and lots of info on how to create....
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Is there a gesture or shortcut to turn light on and off on my Kindle 10th Generation?

My issue is the following: I go outside on a bright sunny day to read and turn off the back light via the settings menu so as not to waste battery. That evening, in my darkened bedroom I reach for my ...
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I bought a new laptop and the Kindle for PC stopped working

When I double click the icon, the app stops at "initializing..." I tried everything from Reinstalling Creating a "dumps" folder from the instructions that the Amazon help center ...
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Ho do I recover lost books in Kindle app?

Kindle asked me to do an update and I did it. Then I rebooted the computer and I lost more than 30 books. Then I asked explained a kindle expert the problem and he told me to uninstall kindle and then ...
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Amazon Kinde Predicted Remaining Time Left Is Out of Sync

I have my Kindle Paperwhite and put downloaded book (.kfx format). I am reading regularly without problem in predicted left time of the book. Until I reached 50% of the book it only display 1 min left....
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How do I change the language of the Wikipedia page available in the cards?

When I read ebooks in English or French and want to look for the wiki page of, say, a famous person, I only have access to the wiki page in Portuguese (I'm in Brazil) but often that page is ...
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How to send a larger mobi book to a Kindle?

As you can see, the mobi file is 44M which presumably is too large for something somewhere along the line in getting this into the kindle e-mail service: thufir@dur:~/Calibre Library/William Rothwell$...
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Overwrite book when sending updated version to kindle by mail

There's this collection of web pages (say, a blog) I'd rather read on my kindle device. Using pandoc, I turn them into an epub book, and in turn using kindlegen I convert them to mobi and send them to ...
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Kindle PW3 disappears in Amazon account's device list: lost or not used for a very long time?

I don't know whether I lost my Kindle or left it somewhere in my house since I haven't used it for over a month. Now when I check the device list in my Amazon account, I just couldn't find it. Does it ...
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How is math displayed on Kindles?

I'm guessing it's through MathML. MathML is a W3 standard technology for representing math as XML in documents. It's used on the web, and this thread seems to suggest support in Kindles. I tried ...
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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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Can't exit the font size screen on the Kindle 10th gen

I really can't figure out why this is happening. Whenever I try to change the font size on the Kindle 10th gen (not paperwhite) by pinching the screen, the dialog box appears as usual showing me the ...
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why arabic is not displaying left to right on kindle

I uploaded a docx file in arabic to kdp following the required formatting. The book displays correctly on Amazon's look inside feature but a test buy did not display properly for the buyer on kindle ...
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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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About notes and highlights

Is there a way of sharing my notes and highlights on a "personal document" (I mean, some book that was not bought on Kindle)? I even contacted the customer service because I thought it was something ...
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How can I see the page numbers based on my current font size

I have set a specific font size on my kindle. But now the page number increases only after I read around 3 kindle pages. Is there a way to recalculate the page number based on the current font size?...
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How can I add a default cover with name and author to an mobi file?

I have some mobi files without covers. If I use calibre tool it identifies the author and the name of the book. Is there a way to generate a default cover that contains only the name and the author of ...
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How can I save archived 4chan threads to read on my Kindle Oasis?

I want to read a bunch of old 4chan threads on my Kindle Oasis, reading with the experimental browser is an uncomfortable experience, and every time I've tried to save threads on my computer and ...
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Kindle Fire HD MyClippings.txt missing

I'm trying to extract all the highlights I have on my Kindle Fire HD - all of the books are non-Amazon (i.e. downloaded and then imported onto the device using Calibre). When I open any of the books ...
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Where can I see the Kindle Copy Limit for a book

One of the limitation of the DRM in Kindle books is the amount of text you can copy from it. After this limit it will not allow you to copy - You have reached the publisher's copy limit set for this ...
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How do I import an EPUB e-book into my Kindle?

How do I import an EPUB (.epub) e-book into my Kindle considering that file format is not native to Kindle's?
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How do you increase the padding at the bottom of the window on Kindle?

My MOBI is looking great, except for a very tight bottom padding on Kindle. On any of the Kindle devices I'm testing with (two Android, and an eInk version), the last sentence of a page is ...
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Exporting/saving annotations and highlights for DRM-free book on Kindle Fire

I have a DRM-free book on my Kindle Fire that I’d like to annotate, but before I make that effort I want to make sure I can save/export the annotations and highlights. So far as I can tell, this is in ...
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How to view book summary on Kindle reader

When I open a book for the first time on my Kindle reader it no longer shows me the book summary (about this book). How do I get it to show? I have tried everything on reading options but I can't ...
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Convert math-heavy epub to mobi?

I have an epub with a lot of equations, and these get garbled when converted to mobi using calibre. (E.g., “=“ gets dropped off in the mobi version.) They also become rather small images. (I’d prefer ...
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Disable clicking links on Kindle books

I have a Kindle Paperwhite. Frequently when reading technical books (i.e. Docker for Rails Developers, I tap to go to the next page, but accidentally click a hyperlink in the content, which jumps me ...
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kindlegen dictionary creation

Hi I am trying to create a dictionary for my kindle. It is quite a large one, and I've splitted into 16 files each of them are around 20mb. While I am trying to generate the dictionary, kindlegen ...
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How to display clock on lock screen?

On a Kindle 5.12.3, I can see no option to customize the lock screen. can I set the lock screen to display the current time?
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Is it possible (and how do I do it) to set up my Kindle to talk to Calibre over Wifi, instead of talking to Amazon?

I have a Kindle Paperwhite. I also have Calibre, and a goodly number of DRM free ebooks that have nothing to do with Amazon. I'd like to be able to transfer these to the Kindle without the hassle of ...
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how to redeem Amazon gift cards on a Kindle?

I currently have some money in my Amazon account purchased through an Amazon gift card and can redeem an additional card through the web interface. I have redeemed cards directly on the kindle, but ...
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Syncing highlights made on kindle with kindle for Mac

I have a Kindle Paperwhite, on which I've transferred books from my Mac using calibre. While reading on my kindle, I've made some notes and highlights. How do I go about syncing these highlights and ...
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Kindle's sync doesn't recognize personal documents not sent via e-mail

I've added documents to my Kindle directly through my computer by connecting the Kindle to it using a USB cable. Are these documents supposed to show up in synced documents (under Manage Your Content ...
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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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If you purchased this item from Amazon, delete the item and download it from the Cloud

I'll probably end up asking Amazon for a refund on: XQuery: Search Across a Variety of XML Data Product details Paperback: 762 pages Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (Jan. 7 2016) ...
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How to generate Kindle AZK on the command line from mobi/epub?

I'm trying to generate an AZK file from the command line. I need an AZK file because I need to test my Kindle books on iOS devices. These books are in Japanese, which currently is not supported for ...
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how to convert a wikibook to e-pub or mobi?

Not strictly a Kindle question, e-pub would work. PDF isn't suitable. How can I get a wikibook, in full, on my Kindle? Kindle support I know it's been a bit of time, but maybe it's time to ...
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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 to send a long web page to a Kindle device?

What's the simplest solution to send a long web page to a Kindle device? Normally I use five filters, but it sometimes barfs. In this case I'm guessing it's simply the size of the page. I'm ...

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