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

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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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why is kindle ebook content not displaying properly after windows 10 update

I'm using Kindle app for PCs on several windows OS devices, including Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. After one of the Windows 10 machines did a recent update to latest build, the Kindle app started ...
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Reading progress on a Kindle Paperwhite

I like to know how much time I've got left in any book I'm reading on my Kindle. I set it up each time a start reading but it seems to default to location or no reading progress at all. I know it's ...
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Kindle: how to wirelessly send an Enhanced Typesetting to device?

If you want Enhanced Typessetting you must generate your ebook with the new ebook proprietary format KFX. Amazon generates this format when you publish books in their store or you do it yourself using ...
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Table of Contents links in Kindle no longer work

The links for Table of Contents in my kindle no longer workers. It doesn't take me to the location of the page anymore. Instead, whenever I click on it, the Oxford Dictionary pops up. Any ideas why?
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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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How to self generate a Kindle ebook with Enhanced Typesetting so that I can left align the text?

I generated an HTML page and would like to send it to my Kindle. I'm trying to have this HTML book left-justified in my kindle. I used Calibre and Kindle Previewer to generate Mobi, KDP, and HTML ...
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How can I left justify text on my Kindle?

I can't stand reading full-justified text, yet none of my Kindles seem to give me anything else! They all attempt to justify text even when the font size is too large and causes huge gaps between ...
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How to convert PDF's with footnotes for Kindle?

I have a collection of PDF files which I'm looking to load onto a Kindle. First, however, they need to be converted. Experimentation gives sub-par results by selecting and converting to mobi through ...
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Remove Kindle special offers as a gift

I found a deal on a Kindle with special offers that I want to send to someone for a gift. I don't have access to their Amazon account. Can I send them something like a voucher to remove (or just ...
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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 to configure Calibre to bypass the Amazon requirement to verify each document?

What are known work-arounds to use calibre to send documents through its e-mail service? https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/06/05/when-did-amazon-start-demanding-that-you-verify-your-ebooks-before-...
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What are the limits or parameters for send-to-kindle for volume or quantity?

More of an Amazon Kindle policy question than technical. I have about two hundred PDF's which I'd like to load on my Kindle using calibre to send attachments. Each PDF is about fifty pages of text, ...
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How do you center a table in Kindle?

I'm trying to center for a table for a Kindle ebook. When I test it, the table shows fine in the Look Inside page, but not in the Kindle Cloud reader. This is the CSS I'm using to center the table: ...
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collection shows as empty and refuses to populate -- not syncing properly

I had a few collections on the Amazon Kindle web interface populated with books purchased through Amazon, readable through the web reader. However, I wasn't able get my Kindle to sync with the cloud ...
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Are any apps available for the Kindle e-book e-reader?

For a Kindle Paperwhite, what apps are generally available? Is there a calendar app? There are clear limitations with e-ink screens, but, are there not, or were there, apps such as chess, calendar, ...
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How do I download DRM-free books from Amazon?

In a previous question, When shopping for ebooks on Amazon how do I tell if they have DRM?, it is explained that DRM-free ebooks on Amazon are characterized by the "Product Details" item: "...
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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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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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Is there a kindle with a light up screen but NOT a touchscreen?

I currently have a 3rd gen Kindle with physical buttons. I love the physical buttons, but would also like to have a screen that lights up. I've browsed the list of kindles here and didn't seem to ...
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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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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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Tracking time spent reading on a kindle?

Is there a way to track and export time spent reading on a Kindle? I'm setting a goal around reading books several hours a week, and I would love to automate the tracking. Amazon seems to track ...
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Does deleting a book from a Kindle account delete it from Kindle devices?

This answer: How do I delete a book off of my Kindle account? - shows that you can delete a book from your account/library on Amazon's web page. What effect does this have on your Kindle readers? ...
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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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How many links are too many for EPUB?

I have an ebook with a large number of internal links. The stats are below. I'm trying to understand if my troubles are related to the Kindle Previewer or to some unspecified limit on how many ...
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Why are the last footnotes of each page in my book broken?

I have a book that has pages with footnotes, but the last and only the last one or two footnotes are always broken on my Kindle Paperwhite (Not on any other reader). That means they are treated as ...
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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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Can you send epubs to Kindle and keep the cover art?

I've been working on a hobby javascript project recently that automatically compiles content from some websites into an epub (with the help of epub-gen) and then sends it to my device via the Send-to-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Extracting notes and highlighting from Kindle books

Is there a way to extract/export my notes and highlighted passages from books on a Kindle or in one of the Kindle reader apps? I primarily use the iOS apps and tend to mark up books heavily as I go, ...
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What commands can be given in the Kindle's search box?

In this forum thread, a user explains that the Kindle's reading speed algorithm can be reset by typing ";ReadingTimeReset" in the Kindle's search box. The user states he was told by a member of Amazon'...
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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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Can eBooks deleted from Kindle Cloud be 'repurchased' for free?

I recently permanently deleted my book from the Kindle Cloud and/or Content Library. I searched online and this is the information I read on the issue. It says: Important: After you delete an item ...
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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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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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Unable to purchase from UK kindle store (2nd Gen)

I'm having a problem purchasing from the Kindle Store in the UK with my 2nd generation kindle (3G). My account was originally with US store then moved to the UK store not too long after Amazon opened ...
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Your Kindle is unable to connect at this time

Dealing with a new used K3 keyboard Kindle, it connects wirelessly and will even connect to Google for search results. However, whenever I try to login it gives an error that the wireless network isn'...
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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

I'd like to know if it is possible to use a Kindle reader without having an Amazon account, but rather only uploading the reader's own files into the device.
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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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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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Can I factory reset a Kindle without interfering with another newer Kindle?

Can you reset one kindle to factory reset, without it bothering a newer 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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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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Stretching an image to fit the screen

I am converting a book for use on a Kindle 7. I want certain images to display as large as possible while keeping the original aspect ratio. I can get the images to display properly in EPUB format, ...

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