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

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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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Kindle Touch 4th Generation does not render published font correctly

I am using Calibre to create an ebook in Urdu language. The language is written from right to left. The whole book is in Unicode and uses UTF-8 encoding. If I open the book in TextEdit on Mac. Mac own ...
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Unlock Demo Mode Kindle Oasis 2

I would like to remove the demo firmware from a Kindle Oasis 2 and replace it with functional firmware. Is anyone aware of how I may go about doing this?
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How to update the firmware for a K3 Kindle keyboard from Linux?

From Linux, how do I update a K3 Kindle from 3.4 to 3.4.2 version? This is a slightly different question than previous because it's Linux specific. My device is: Kindle Keyboard 3G (Free 3G + Wi-...
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how to view the download queue for a Kindle

How can I purge, edit, or, at least, view, the download queue for a device? Probably I just have too many pending downloads and a slow connection. But, perhaps the Kindle is stalled. I was seeing a ...
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Kindle paperwhite needs repair

I have a kindle paperwhite and it continues to give me the message that it needs repair.Have tried to reset it but it does not respond. Any suggestions?
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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 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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Kindle's sleep mode: keeping last page on screen

Since it is E-ink, is there a way to keep the last page read on screen instead of screensaver/ad? (And if not, why not? it is a killer feature...)
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Can an ebook on essays sell good on amazon/kindle?

I am a newbie writer, and I am thinking of writing an ebook on collection of essays, and i need to know whether such genre sell good on amazon/kindle?
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How can I transfer data from kindle to computer without a cable?

I use kindle without using a USB cable most times. But when I want to export the myclippings.txt file, I have to use a cable to connect to computer. I know there is a quick way to export notes, which ...
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what native fonts are there on a kindle? [duplicate]

I would like to publish an ebook which uses different fonts, but I don't want neither to embed them in the .mobi file nor have the user download them. I am fairly sure that somewhere there should be ...
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How can I fix this kindle?

I tried to turn on my kindle DX and I found it in this state: The screen was normal prior to that with no anomalies.The external screen is fine with no cracks or scratches. What I remember one day ...
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Can you access Audible through Kindle for kids on the Paperwhite?

I am looking at getting a PaperWhite for my daughter, and it would be good to access Audible through it, which is a feature of the new Paperwhite. However, it doesn't say if it is available anywhere ...
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light at maximum normal?

I just got a 6th generation Kindle paperwhite and I have to have the light up to the maximum to get a decent light to read it during the daytime indoors. Is this normal? Why would it not have a ...
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Cannot find books added from PC onto Kindle

I have added 2 books from my PC onto my Kindle, into the Documents folder. I was able to read it. It only showed when I tapped on the Home icon (the Pentagon symbol), but when I click on Library it ...
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How to read DjVu files on Kindle?

I want to be able to read DjVu files on my kindle. I don't want to convert DjVu to PDF or MOBI. Is there a way I can do this?
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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 ...
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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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Drop caps on kindle (paperwhite)

I'm working on an ebook and struggling to make a 3 line tall drop cap work on the actual kindle. It looks great in the kindle previewer. But when I try it on the kindle the drop cap is about 2x too ...
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How can I turn my hardcover book into a digital copy?

I have several books that I love reading but because of my asthma I would need them in digital format. The paper back is too old and would affect me. I tried to find one of them in digital format but ...
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How to send web pages to a Kindle from Firefox?

I'm looking to send web pages to a Kindle from Firefox, so am looking at: https://www.online-convert.com/ Unlike Calibre, there's no convenient share button. There is an upload button for "the ...
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Reading PDFs on Kindle device

I have many interesting books and documents in PDF format. Can I read PDFs on Kindle in comfortable way? My concern is, that PDFs are adapted to the print page size and Kindle screen is much smaller....
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ppt conversion for kindle

How is ppt converted to mobi? Since many websites manage the conversion it would seem to be possible.
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How does Kindle know my login at first boot?

I have just received my Kindle Paperwhite, which I ordered through my Amazon account (it was not a gift). I've connected the usb cable, it started up. Connected to my wireless, and then I am ...
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editing the font for a Mobi file

How can I edit a mobi file from Calibre to change the font? Converting from epub to mobi allows specifying fonts, but it seems that mobi cannot be edited. (As an aside, I'm not opposed, entirely, to ...
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What information does my Kindle share with Amazon?

One of my Kindles spends most of it's time in the car. Most books are loaded to it from my PC, via Calibre. I almost never turn the WiFi on because it just burns up the batteries looking for a ...
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automate the sending of Calibre recipes to Kindle?

How do I configure calibre to "sync", or at least automagically, send "books" to my kindle? Not "books" per se, but, specifically, magazines and other items through the "news" button on calibre. ...
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e-book cloud interface with Kindle web based admin

With regards to creating an e-book cloud, follow-up question: how does this play out with a registered Kindle e-reader device? Ideally, I would want to serve up a number of Calibre recipe's as well ...
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bulk conversion of EPUB for Kindle (mobi)

While I've never had success with converting epub to azw or azw3, converting to mobi works fine for me. For a large number of epub files what's a good workflow or tool for converting to a Kindle ...
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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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Amazon Kindle Fire : Account Authentication Failure, The customer has reached max number of registered devices

Has anyone else encountered what appears to be a 50 devices/account maximum for Kindle registrations? This message shown during initial configuration of a Fire HD 10...
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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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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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How to create plain text flashcards for the Kindle?

Amazon for the Mac can create flashcards: Amazon Device Support › Kindle for Mac › Read Books› Read with Flashcards Flashcards are note cards created for select content on Kindle for Mac, which ...
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How can I reset the reading speed data on a Kindle?

I'd like to test the theory that the Kindle Touch/Paperwhite ignores long pauses between page reads when learning your reading speed for a particular book. But experimenting is complicated by having ...
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Can I use Google Docs to write an ebook for Kindle?

I'm in the process of writing my first eBook. The writing is nearly finished - I will be done by Tuesday. Currently I'm writing in Google Docs and I plan to publish on Kindle. Are these compatible? ...
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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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If I buy a Kindle Paperwhite do I have to get books from Amazon?

If I have a kindle paperwhite, am I limited to books from Amazon? Can I purchase or download books from other sources/retailers?
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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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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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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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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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What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

In epub and kindle css, you can specify a fallback font by specifying p {font-family: "Georgia", serif} h1 {font-family: "Helvetica", sans-serif} If various reading systems have defaults for ...
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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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What is the native pixel resolution of the viewable area on a Kindle Paperwhite 2 when displaying a .pdf file?

My goal is to produce files which, when displayed, are rendered 1:1, pixel-for-pixel, in order to ensure maximum text clarity. The values provided in the GUI version of the k2pdfopt program, seem to ...
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Attempting to create an ebook for sale on kindle

I'm trying to create an ebook for sale on Amazon. I have Calibre and can sort out an epub version with automatic hyphenation, but when I convert to mobi it won't echo this (and I really want automatic ...
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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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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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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 ...