Questions tagged [kindle]

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

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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 ...
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kindle users guide requires registration to read?

A newly acquired Kindle running Firmware 5.8.9.0.1 has a Kindle Users Guide, Third Edition on the home screen. Opening this just leads to "register your kindle." How can I read the manual without ...
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How to convert PDFs to readable Kindle format

I have several class notes (more like books summarizing the material) that my college professors have provided in PDF form. As reading on a computer screen isn't exactly easy on the eyes (and gobbles ...
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Where is my Ebook that I just bought from Amazon Kindle to my PC?

I am new to Amazon Kindle ebooks. I am using my computer to read Kindle ebooks. I am using Kindle-for-Pc software. I just downloaded an ebook, but I cannot find it anywhere. I need to find it so that ...
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What are the negatives of linking a Kindle to an account?

What are the cons to register a Kindle with an Amazon account? Not so much whether a Kindle is usable, nor whether account is required but, once account is linked to a device, what then are the ...
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How to put downloaded Kindle e-books on to a Kindle device that cannot access the internet

I have a Kindle device, but it cannot connect to the internet because the only internet I can access requires signing in, and the Kindle just can't be controlled accurately enough for me to select the ...
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Trouble hooking up Goodreads with sideloaded ebook on Kindle Paperwhite

So I'm using calibre to load ebooks onto my Kindle Paperwhite and everything seems to be working just fine except when I try to use any of the Goodreads options on that book ("View on Goodreads" or "...
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Kindle 5th Generation MOBI files not showing up in the Books app

I'm converting my EPUB files to MOBI files (in Calibre, "both" file format, stripped the [PDOC] tag, put in the [EBOK] tag). After transferring them via USB and dropping them in the Books folder and ...
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Is there a way to quickly download all of my Kindle books?

I have ~165 books in my Kindle cloud library. I am currently trying to download all of them onto my laptop (the Kindle app; I use Windows) so that I can access them when I don't have an internet ...
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self-hosted, self-updating book repository

My Amazon Kindle synchronizes with my Amazon library. Additionally, I have a Calibre library, which publishes its contents via a web server. As far as I know, you can only copy books from the server,...
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How can you delete the books from 'Cloud' in Kindle PaperWhite?

I'm using this Google Chrome Push to Kindle extension for reading articles on the kindle. In short it converts an article and sends it to your device. It's very convenient, but I've collected a lot ...
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German TTS for kindle PC

Is it possible to listen an ebook with another language then english ? If yes, how can I switch to german for example ?
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What are the benefits of Amazon Kindle device over Amazon Kindle app for a power user?

Are there any benefits to reading e-books on Amazon Kindle device over reading those same e-books on Amazon's Kindle app on a smartphone/tablet, for someone who is a power user? I'm excluding the ...
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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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How can I rename my Kindle books?

I know this is a bit anal of me, but I really don't like how some of the books I've purchased appear on my Kindle devices. The names are great when you're searching for products on Amazon, but they're ...
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What eBook conversions from HTML to Kindle and ePub scale best to 8MB input?

I am working with Calibre and now, from the command line, know how to use convert-ebook to transform HTML source to Kindle and ePub output. The operation is taking multiple minutes, possibly my fault ...
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Can kindle fire highlight text while reading it

I Use Kindle fire HD 7th generation. I love and use Text to speech capability. Questions: Can kindle fire(Text to speech) highlight the text while reading it? Can any other app reads Kindle books(...
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How does the kindle define how many “book size dots” to display?

You ever notice how the lot dots on the Kindle that indicate how big the work is are not really all that helpful? I think there are like 4 sizes, but all the little dots make you think there are more ...
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Can I publish my book (paperback) using createSpace if I already initiated paperback and published Kindle edition in Amazon?

I have published my ebook in all Amazon websites (US UK DE FR ES IT NL JP BR CA MX AU IN). I also initiated paperback through Amazon. Unfortunately for Amazon India paperback option was not ...
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Which Kindle Paperwhite model/generation do I have?

I need to determine which firmware update to download. The Amazon site is helpful if you know exactly which generation or model of Kindle you have. But they give no guidance as to how to determine ...
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How to make money by giving books away for free? [closed]

I recently did my first free book giveaway for a few books on amazon and was getting hundreds of downloads a day, my first reaction being holy crap ... my second being does anyone have any ideas how I ...
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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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Kindle does not show epub book correctly

I am trying to read the .epub version of this book, but when I open it in the kindle, the page numbers and the header of each page (which as you can see from that website correspond alternatively to ...
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Disable 3G wireless access on a Kindle Paperwhite

Is there a way to disable the 3G cellular access to preserve the battery while keeping the wifi access? Airplane mode kills both the cellular and the wifi.
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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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Any way to find a lost Kindle inside a house?

I left a Kindle Paperwhite with my mom a month ago and it disappeared in the house, probably in between books somewhere. I know it still connects to wifi and receives documents through the kindle ...
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How are Kindle standard pages calculated?

How does Amazon Kindle count a standard page? Or, if I may ask more specifically: What is a believable range of character lengths for a standard page as calculated for Amazon Kindle?
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Kindle (2nd gen) battery can't hold power

I bought a Kindle some years ago. At first I used it a lot, then I left it unused. I would like to use it again: only trouble is that the battery can't mantain the charge. This is not surprising, it's ...
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Table of Contents just contains lots of “New Article N” entries

I'm using QuarkXPress 2017 to create a Kindle ebook based on a print layout that someone else has created for commercial printing. Everything's going fine apart from the Table of Contents; when I load ...
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Looking for recommendation on eBook reader for university textbooks

I'm looking for a eBook reader to carry around with me for studying and reading science textbooks and papers. I was interested in kindle because of the e-ink technology. Briefly what I'm looking is : ...
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To upload my malayalam book in Kindle

I have published books in Malayalam language through Creative Space. Now I know that kindle is accepting Malayalam language books and when I try to upload the files (as per KDP they need docx file), ...
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How do I wipe clean kindle e-reader?

How do I wipe clean (for selling) a kindle e-reader. There is no option under settings. I have also held the power button for 20 seconds.
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How to prevent the “flash” on Kindle e-readers?

I have avoided buying a Kindle e-reader and opted instead to read on my laptop to avoid the "flash" that occurs on the Kindle screen. The background and font will invert colors briefly every 5-10 ...
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Kindle Book published old version

I am the book author and I have access to KDP and can preview my internal texts from there. I have checked and double checked the internal version did indeed update to fix typo and a program (for ...
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How do I change login info on my kindle?

I read from another question on here that Amazon will automatically register your user/kindle info when you order from them. If that's so, my husband bought me this as a gift and he has nothing on his ...
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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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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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Can I use a service like Scribd/Oyster with the Kindle eReader?

I'm not talking about Kindle fire. The $79 one. It doesn't have to directly support it. My thinking is: If Kindle support the epub format Scribd offers epub There's software out there like ...
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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 vs Kindle paperwhite, is the resolution really important for eyes?

I'm trying to decide between buying a Kindle vs. a Kindle Paperwhite. The Kindle has a resolution of 167 ppi and the Paperwhite has a resolution of 300 ppi. I don't care about the backlighting since ...
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what devices will be affected by deleting iPad Kindle app

If I delete my ipad kindle app, will my books remain on my kindle device? Will they remain in the ipad icloud storage?
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What is the best way to scan paper books to digital ebooks? [duplicate]

To make a long story short, me and my daughter have ALOT of paper books, and we would like to find a app that would let us "scan" the book in a digital format that can be used with my Kindle Fire, so ...
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Is it possible to emulate the firmware of ereader devices?

I'd like to know if it is possible to emulate the firmware of the various available ereader devices, and run them from a personal computer. I'd like to know this mainly to try and compare them and ...
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Red ants entered Amazon Kindle 7 generation [closed]

My amazon kindle is of 7th generation. I have found that red ants have entered my kindle through the data transfer slot. How should I get rid of them before they damage my kindle?
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Paragraph margins: CSS vs br tags

I'm formating my fiction ebook using Sigil. For clarity between scenes/POV changes/scene breaks etc, I need to have certain margins between paragraphs. I decided I need three types of margins: short-...
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Body Text Formatting and Text Indentation for Kindle eBooks

I am currently creating an ePUB3 file for converting it to Kindle format, and for it be compatible to other ereading devices that support epub. I was confused about whether Kindle allows the font ...