Questions tagged [kindle]

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

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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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Kindle 5th needs repair

I have Kindle 5th generation, model number D01100. I had this problem for few years now and I gave up. Recently I tried to turn it on and to my surprise it worked. Unfortunately after reboot it showed ...
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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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Un tech savvy user needs help

My mother is 100 and has macular degeneration. Her eye doctor recommended the Kindle Paperwhite. She has never used a computer and I bought a Paperwhite and set it up for her. The backlighting and ...
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Can Kindle books handle side-by-side texts?

In the realm of bilingual print books, there are many "side-by-side" story books in which one page tells a story in one language, and the facing page tells the same story in another language. This ...
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SVG in azw3 for kindle paperwhite always going to new page

I made svg file in illustrator and I am trying to put it inline in azw3 book with calibre. svg is 680x100. But everything I do put this svg on new page on kindle. Or this picture is deformed. Is ...
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How to avoid sporadic page breaks in epub when using page markers?

I'm inserting page markers to an epub file to then create a page list to reflect page numbers that mimic the print version of the book, i.e.: <span epub:type="pagebreak" id="page4" title="4" /> ...
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which kindle supports remote factory reset?

I have an old Paperwhite and I freak out every time I almost lose it. Kindles are very personal. Under my device options on Manage My Kindle I can only deregister it, which prevents people from ...
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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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Linking to the same reference many times (instead of writing it over and over), while inserting each time a page number to it: possible?

I am writing an ebook and I'm referring to several books many times. I could use the regular notes section and citing the book 20 times per chapter, but it's cumbersome. What's the smartest way to ...
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Maintain font color when changing background color in ebook

The chapter headings and some specific lines in the book are red font, which shows up fine in normal (white background) reading mode. But when toggling the kindle/e-reader to black or sepia background,...
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Is there a way to read DjVu files on a 4th gen Kindle?

DJVU format is a very good format both in terms of file size an readability. Is there a way that I can read DjVu files on a 4th generation Kindle?
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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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Resetting to factory reset, 2 Kindles

Can you reset one kindle to factory reset, with out it bothering the newest 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 to load large mobi files on a Kindle e-reader?

`How do I set this ebook: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ ll /media/thufir/Kindle/mobi/microsoft/Microsoft_Press_ebook_Windows_10_Support_Secrets_MOBI.mobi -rw-r--r-- 1 thufir thufir 30318271 Jul 7 22:...
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How do you create and add a .apnx file to a Kindle book to display real page numbers?

I have a decent amount of experience creating epub files and converting them to .mobi using Kindlegen or Amazon Kindle Previewer 3 for self publishing on KDP. I'm looking to add the "real page numbers"...
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Delete all directly import/sent kindle books

I have plenty of kindle books in my kindle 5, that were directly imported. Either by calibre, or just sending .mobi files to @kindle.com. How do I delete those? Honestly, I would like to erase all my ...
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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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Publishing an ebook for free on Kindle Direct Publishing?

When doing research on improving SEO/site traffic, something that was often mentioned was using Kindle Direct Publishing as a method for generating this. Is it possible to upload resources that we ...
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Kindle - single gesture / action to go “back”

With touch screen E Ink Kindle devices, is there some way to trigger the back button / action without having to tap twice (i.e. once to trigger the top menu and then again to press the back button)? ...
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Can the sleep timeout be adjusted on Kindle devices?

The seemingly fixed screen timeout on all my Kindle devices has never been an issue for normal reading. If it goes off on me it is usually because I fell asleep myself, so one cannot blame a device ...
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Kindle doesn't read the files after being formatted

I have borrowed my friend's old kindle to read some files on it. They were plenty and he had a large archive himself. So, I had to transfer them somewhere else. But the capacity was still full so I ...
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Can I use a TV or Monitor for a larger screen with my Kindle?

I have a Kindle Keyboard and a Paperwhite, they both have WiFi and mini USB. Is there anyway to connect with a TV or computer monitor so I can get a larger screen size, while reading with my Kindle?
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Annotation of non-Amazon books on Kindle Paperwhite

What I know: Using e.g., Calibre, I can put E-Books which I bought in other stores than Amazon onto a Kindle Paperwhite (2013). Also, the Paperwhite supports PDF reading. My Question is: Can I ...
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How can I create an ebook from existing HTML files?

I will be writing software that allows me to select stretching exercises, put them in order, and then create an ebook, one per page, and then use it on my kindle. I was hoping that my software could ...
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What is this lock icon in the lower right corner of my iPhone kindle app?

I’m on a commute shuttle right now reading a book and this lock icon keeps popping up. What’s it communicating exactly?
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calibre - how to upload my highlights online?

I'm using calibre to upload books to my kindle (via usb). So my amazon account is not aware of my books. I want to be able to view my highlights and comments online somehow. Since my books are not ...
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I have the Kindle app on two of my Mac computers.

I have the Kindle app on two computers and both computers show the same purchased books. I want to delete the app and its content on my oldest computer. Will the books still appear on the new ...
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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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Cannot send document to cloud reader

I "sent" a website to Kindle with the Chrome plugin. The sent page shows in "Manage your Content" but I can't find it in the cloud reader. I even added to a collection and ensured it was sent to a ...
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Kindle vs Hyperlinked Images

I should have tested my first epub better before publishing it to Kindle. I just now discovered that Kindle apparently doesn't support hyperlinked images, which seems bizarre to me. Can anyone tell ...
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FlightCrew errors for certain Amazon CSS links

I have an Amazon Ebook in which I display nature photos that I have collected. Now several years later I am updating the book with some new images. I tried to run my update through KindlePreview and ...
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FlightCrew reporting errors in “amzn” CSS links

I have an Amazon Ebook in which I display nature photos that I have collected. Now several years later I am updating the book with some new images. I ran Flight Crew 0.7.2 on my epub and was ...
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Pdf docs not viewable on amazon cloud

"My Send-to-Kindle Docs" folder available at https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/folder/ does not contain docs I've converted to kindle via sending a pdf to kindle email account. I can view the docs via ...
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Where is Kindle.exe so I can change Windows Defender Controlled Flolder Access to allow updates

Now I have to turn Controlled folder access off to get updates. It's annoying. Please help.
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Kindle highlights not syncing between devices

I have the Kindle app on my iPhone and iPad. When I go into a book on the iPad and add a highlight I never see it appear on the same book on my iPhone, even if I press the sync item from the side menu ...
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TOC section scope is not included in the parent chapter:Table of Contents

My epub files pass epubcheck, but Kindlegen refuses to generate mobi files. It seems that issue is caused by adding references ("colophon", "dedication", etc.) to pages. I'm really hitting a wall ...
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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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Translation on Kindle

We work with teenagers and adults diagnosed with dyslexia who practise reading using a kindle. When they come to a word they have difficulty reading they use the 'translation' function simply to ...
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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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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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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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Get error when I try to upload book to kindle

I've just received a kindle. I bought a book on Google Play Book. I downloaded the book from play book in .ascn, converted to PDF with the adobe program, removed the DRM. Now I have a working PDF (...
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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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Notes for sideloaded material?

I see Indeed. I forgot to mention that it doesn’t work on sideloaded content, or even stuff that you’ve sent to your Kindle through Amazon. You can get Page Flip to work with sideloaded content, ...
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How do you access the benefits from Amazon Prime to get free Kindle books?

I have downloaded the Kindle app to an IPad, and I just about get locked in having to try and get Kindle Unlimited, which I do not want. I am an Amazon Prime customer. And, I understand such ...
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report for purchased Kindle material?

How do I see only purchased items with a value greater than zero? https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-view-my-all-time-Kindle-purchase-history shows all "purchased" items, including free material. A ...
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How do I open my Ebook library in kindle?

I recently saved my library of kindle ebooks onto a flash drive (I got my nephew to do it for me). I have the file saved on my desktop now and it's quite a few books (10 gigs). Now I have windows 8 ...
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how to enable landscape mode on a Kindle?

Running Firmware 5.8.9.0.1 on a seventh generation Kindle. I had landscape enabled before but can't find it now. The paperwhite directions don't work as there's no such option.
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How to best read a PDF on Kindle?

Interested in reliable ways of converting, specifically, PDF files for reading on a Kindle. See also: https://stackoverflow.com/q/5429242/262852 Not looking for a steep learning curve, something ...