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

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Is Amazon planning an alternative to the Kindle DX?

Over the past four years, I have loved my Kindle DX because of its large screen, which has been very helpful for reading PDFs. The keyboard has also been helpful. It's e-ink, which is easy on the eyes....
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Indesign -> Kindlegen -> Kindle flattens TOC?

I'd like 4 levels of hierarchy in my Kindle navigational TOC (aka "logical TOC" in Kindle Publishing Guidelines terminology), but when I do this: 1. InDesign CC → File → Export → (choose my nested ...
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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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Basic CSS not working in Kindle iOS App

I have some really simple CSS styles that work fine in the Kindle preview software, and on my actual Kindle Paperwhite, but when I send it to my iPad/iPhone and use the Amazon Kindle App, they don't ...
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Kindle Oasis: increase contrast for non-black text and images

I have a Kindle Oasis where the text and image contrast is normally great. But now I'm reading a book (ironically it's Universal Principles of Design) that has hundreds of images which are followed ...
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How to make the Contents display in the GO TO window?

This is my table of contents: <div style="page-break-before: always;"></div> <h2><a name="TOC">Contents</a></h2> <div class="center"> <p class="...
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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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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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Why is my cover image being made grey in my MOBI file?

I am creating a .MOBI file for upload to Amazon's Kindle services. I have a cover image that contains a lot of white. When I view the image in my Kindle app on my Android device, which has full colour,...
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How to convert Kindle format (.mobi or .azw) with annotations to PDF?

I'm looking for a way to convert a Kindle book, with several annotations in it, to PDF format, so that my annotations are also saved in the PDF file. Converting from .mobi or .azw to PDF seems pretty ...
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How can I rename my Kindle books?

This is a bit pedantic, but I don't like how certain books appear on my Kindle. The names are great when you're searching for products on Amazon, but they're unwieldy and annoying when navigating your ...
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How to sync mp3 audiobook to mobi ebook on Kindle for Android?

I installed Kindle for Android in my phone. I have ebook in mobi format and mp3. The mp3 is an audiobook for the ebook. I have put the mobi and mp3 in the Kindle folder. The ebook can read but how do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kindle Fire 2nd gen gets stuck

I know it's old, but I bought a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from Amazon a couple of months ago. It keeps getting stuck, like it becomes completely unresponsive/ unresponsive to touch. The only way to "...
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Using Kindle Preview 3 export, Amazon says the file type is not supported

I converted a pdf file to mobi using Calibre, then opened the mobi file in Kindle Previewer 3. I have exported the file to desktop, and sent it to my Amazon Kindle email account. But I got the ...
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Kindle footnote preview overflow

I am creating an ebook. I'm making the epub in Sigil, and then converting it to mobi in Calibre. Not that it matters, but I'm working on Ubuntu. I have endnotes set up as follows: In the chapters, I ...
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Where do highlights and marked words go for documents in a Kindle?

I have a Kindle Voyage where I put a .mobi document on it. I read this book and highlight few passages and looked for some words on the dictionary. Due to unexpected latencies and battery leakage, ...
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Formatting word for kindle

I've written a book and uploaded it to Kindle. I have two books available already and formatted them without issue. This time, Kindle Preview looked fine. When the book went live, I checked it on my ...
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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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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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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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Syncing Kindle for PC with Kindle for Samsung and Kindle for IPad

I've searched but been unable to see a solution. I previously synced my various devices after receiving advice to put my books into collections via Kindle for PC. I have now again worked on my ...
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Shortcut to save a note on Kindle for PC/MAC?

Whenever I want to save a note after I've finished typing on Kindle for PC/MAC I have to click on the "save" button by hand, which is very inconvenient. Is there a shortcut specifically designed for ...
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Should I register my Kindle DX?

A few days back I purchased a second hand Kindle DX online. But realized that I could not change the settings, I had to register it first. So, should I register it? I fear that if I do, I'll get ...
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How can I get table of contents entries to wrap instead of clip on my Kindle device?

The table of contents entries on my Kindle device are truncated after about 25 characters. This prevents me from seeing the full entry. Worse still, when the entry has a long prefix like "Chapter ...
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Synchronization Kindle between Macbook Pro and tablet

I want to read and edit books and pdfs on all my devices(Macbook Pro, Ipad Pro and Samsung Galaxy A7). I tried Kindle for this. However, Kindle for mac is not compatible with others. When I use ...
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Kindle Keyboard Wont Go To Drive Mode

My Kindle Keyboard won't Enter USB Drive Mode and IDK How To Get it too. it is version 3.4.2 B008. pls help me!
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Kindle App not available on my Samsung tablet; how can I access my library?

I want to read my many kindle titles on my newish Samsung Tablet but the Kindle app is not available for the model. What can I do?
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Purchasing foreign ebooks on kindle

Reading german books on the kindle. As I based in the UK and would like to read more german books and take advantage of kindle offers on the german kindle store. Can we have both the UK and German ...
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Kindle - How to add downloaded book to kid's account?

The device is Kindle Basic 10th Gen 2019. I have created a child account in Settings/Parental Controls/Amazon Kids and I am trying to add a downloaded book to it. However, the Kindle shows this ...
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Amazon Kindle Fire won't allow allow links in PDFs to work

On my Kindle Fire I opened the PDF via the silk browser. The PDF contains links. On my iOS device I can click on the links in the PDF. On my Kindle Fire the links don't work.
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Share kindle books with family on android?

My child has an Android phone. I have created an Amazon household account and created a child profile. I have added books to his profile. My question is how can my child read these books on the ...
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Reducing size of e-book on .MOBI file. Or any alternative to .MOBI file for KDP

I´m working on a e-book for kids with some images on it. I want to load to Amazon Kindle KDP. I have a book that it is only 26 pages and that it would have about 25 images. I tried to load the file ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Transferring “copied to kindle” mobi ebook files from one iPad to another

I just upgraded my iPad and have the kindle app on both. My problem is that I have a lot of ebooks stored on my old iPad that were sent to me as advance reader copies via bookfunnel etc. that were ...
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How do I filter out read items in a collection in Kindle?

I read a lot of short material on my Kindle Oasis, which I add to a collection to remember reading them later. I want a way to get rid of read items in this collection.
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