Questions tagged [kindle]

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

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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 avoid “orphaned” paragraph breaks in Scrivener?

I am using Scrivener to edit my book and publish it to Kindle. Right now, when a paragraph flows past the end of the page, sometimes only one line of this paragraph is shown on the next paragraph. ...
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What is the best way to read manga on Kindle?

I have a Kindle 5 and I would like to read manga (japanese comic) on it. What methods can I use? What format is the best and is there any converter that can create that format from a bunch of JPEG ...
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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

I want to be able to read research papers and if you have ever seen one they have two columns of text per page, does the Kindle format this is a user friendly way? Can it display any article from the ...
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How to discover/work around a limited number of devices for Kindle ebooks?

After reading Nathan's answer to this question, I was surprised that there was a limit on the number of devices you can download book to. I'm assuming this is controlled by Amazon but I would like to ...
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Track Pages Per Day on Kindle

I was curious if I can track the pages read per day on a Kindle. The two options I've found have not been updated in years: 1) This StackExchange answer utilizing Amazon's FreeTime 2) This GitHub ...
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Does erasing data before selling a Kindle remove updates I've downloaded?

I've updated my Kindle but am now selling it. If I reset to factory default, will the updates need to be downloaded again?
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converting hebrew books

I have a hebrew word file, which I want to read on my kindle. I tried converting it to epub/azw3, and all went well, except for the directions of the book. Hebrew is supposed to be read right to left, ...
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Does conversion between filetypes always break formatting in ebooks?

Do different file types of ebooks have different formatting parameters? It looks like many of my ebooks layout came from the Soviet Union or from a typewriter that has no options. It would be really ...
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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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Send to kindle - store in specific folder

When using "send to kindle" feature (e.g. through Readability), is there any way to put the files on Kindle into some folder, not into main directory? Usually I send some articles to read them later, ...
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For Kindle DX Graphite, how to quickly add books to different “Collections”?

I have over a hundred e-books on my Kindle DX Graphite. It would take several hundreds of keyboard clicks to add them into different Collections using the most naïve method. Is there some smart way ...
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How to perfectly convert and read malayalam ebooks on kindle?

I've heard that people read malayalam (മലയാളം) ebooks on kindle. Not the images placed in a PDF file. The file which we can read like normal ebook format (controlling the fontsize mainly). I tried ...
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What is the Paperwhite 3 Collections Cover Size?

What is the size of the collections "cover" on the Kindle Paperwhite 3? I'd like to resize the book covers so that everything is the same size. It's OCD I know...
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Which size is taken into account by Amazon when calculating the download fees

I get two very different sizes for my ebook in mobi format and, before publishing it, would like to know which size is the one which is taken into account by Amazon for calculating the download fees ...
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How can I update an existing side-loaded MOBI file on a Kindle?

I'm considering using Kindle devices to provide employees with easy access to corporate documents in MOBI format using "Send to Kindle" side-load service. However, once we side-load a MOBI file, how ...
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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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Book length indicator for Kindle Paperwhite firmware 5.7.2.1

My Kindle Paperwhite has been updated (automatically) to firmware 5.7.2.1 In the old firmware the length of the book was indicated by the number of dots below the book title. Bold dots indicated my ...
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Publishing HTML to Kindle - Encoding problem

I am publishing an HTML page (a book) to Kindle using kdp.amazon.com and I encountered an encoding problem so I added: lang="en" to: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www....
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Converting pdf with table of content to Kindle format

To convert the pdf using Calbre I use : Click 'Add Books' and add pdfs to library Save To Disk -> Save Only MOBI format to disk -Once saved the folder location of converted file should open. Send ...
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Quran ebook for kindle [closed]

I have been trying to find Quran ebook for my Kindle, but haven't found anything notable yet. Are there any good ebooks out there ? My preference is for Arabic text with tashkil, i.e. diacritics. Here ...
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Which software should I use to manage all my books and collections in my Kindle? [duplicate]

I have noticed that at times, when I am having too many books, I make up a mess. Also, I want to be able to easily add books which I have bought or downloaded from some other source. Like, I may have ...
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Media queries to distinguish between Kindle e-inks vs non-e-inks

I would like to separate styles (colors) for e-ink Kindles and the rest. It could be quite easy if monochrome or color queries worked. As far as I know, I have to use a workaround. It is said Kindle ...
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After I scanned(destructive) book: What are the steps to create a proper kindle ebook?

I have a book that is not available in .mobi or .epub . I want to convert it into ebook for Kindle. I scanned all the pages. What else should I do next?
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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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How to update Chinese fonts on a Kindle Paperwhite registered at US Amazon?

Recently Amazon rolled out an update to Kindle Paperwhite(Generation 1) which added functionalities like vocabulary review, which are nice. However, one big problem I'm having is that it somehow ...
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What is the best tool for Amazon Kindle book publishing? [closed]

What is the best tool for Amazon Kindle book publishing?
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Upgrade Kindle 4 system from 4.1.3 to 5.6

I haven't found a way to upgrade the system of my old Kindle 4 notouch. I also have a Kindle Paperwhite and its interface is very nice, and has a great addition: vocabulary cards made from those words ...
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Can Kindle's dictionary be disabled?

I find Kindle's dictionary feature to be annoying - I've used Touch and Paperwhite, where I'm touching the screen all the time, and I frequently get an annoying pop-up definition I don't want. Is ...
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Are there any e-Readers that can't surf the net?

Does anyone know of an e-Reader that doesn't have any kind of internet browser on it? I don't care if I might need to buy an older generation of one.
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Ebook file size connected to word

I submitted my 180,000 word book to book baby having inserted images with the captions embedded alongside the pictures within the images. My first submission wound up being a 13.5 meg docx file. I ...
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What is support of source code files in Kindle?

I didn't have any Kindle in hand, so I might be completely wrong -- this is what I would like to do. Copy entire directory with C#, Swift, Python (and so on) files -- source code files -- so their ...
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Pages do not always break in the same place, why?

I have been reading a Kindle book (Code Complete 2 on the Kindle Paperwhite 7) and sometimes the following happens: When I turn the page, some of the content from the last page is repeated on the ...
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Known Issues with Amazon's Converter

What are the known issues with converting various document types to ebooks with Kindle's online or offline converters? I am not asking for a technical run-down of all of the things that could go wrong ...
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Turn of reading speed personalization on Kindle Paperwhite?

I know that I can reset personalized reading speed like this: How can I reset the reading speed data on a Kindle? But can I disable reading speed personalization? I want to be able to see how much is ...
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How do I return a borrowed Kindle book?

A friend lent me a Kindle book and we both received a notification that the loan was for 14 days. I've finished the book early, reading it on my Kindle Paperwhite, and would like to return it to the ...
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Do Kindles get firmware updates?

Hello =) The title says it all: do Kindles ever get firmware updates? I've had issues on my Kindle that went away on their own and a friend suggested it might be due to a firmware / software (not sure ...
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Do any CSS media queries work for Kindle ios app?

In section 8.1.4 of the Kindle Formatting Guide, it provides an example of a css media query to target ipad devices. It looks like this: @media (device-width: 768px) {} But the example is unclear; ...
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How to use the e-ink Kindle readers to display photos?

The Kindle e-readers that lack full color displays also lack an app for displaying photos. Is there a way to get a series of photos to display? I realize they will be displayed in monochrome / ...
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how to get books from computer to kindle

how can I convert my kindle books (located on my computer) from pdf form to mobi so I can send them to my kindle?
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How can I upload my 100+ ebook collection to kindle cloud?

I would like to upload all the books I have stored in my calibre library to kindle's cloud so that I can synchronize my reading (whispersync "sync to last page read" function) across my android and ...
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Images issue in iBooks 4.3 on ios 8 (iPad 2)

I am using images with 1400 px width in the EPUB. While reviewing the file in iPAD with iOS 8.4 and iBooks 4.3, I have noticed that the images are automatically shrinked to its screensize with space ...
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Do I need an Amazon account to use a Kindle?

I am looking to buy a Kindle Paperwhite (7th gen). Do I need an Amazon account for it to work? I just want to put books on it from my PC. I cannot create an Amazon Account because I have no credit ...
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Kindle Paperwhite Custom Fonts

I am getting really bored with the old kindle fonts, I'd really like to add some new ones. Is it possible? (I have a 6th generation Kindle Paperwhite)
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How do I copy and paste text from Windows 8 Kindle app book to Microsoft Word

I need to open up my Windows 8 Kindle app and while reading a book, I want to cut and paste certain passages to a Word document. I did this before a while back but can't seem to do it again (or ...
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How can I set my Kindle Paperwhite to ignore font color settings?

I bought an e-book from a 3rd party bookstore which looks really bad on my Kindle Paperwhite. I've investigated the book and it seems to me that the basic font color is defined to be grey instead of ...
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Create Kindle dictionary as KF8 / Floating images in a Kindle dictionary

I'm working on a Game of Thrones Kindle dictionary and would like to float images in some of the definitions. (width 20%, floated right) This is supported on newer kindles using the KF8 format ...
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How do I delete an undeletable book from my Kindle?

I had made an ebook with Calibre and copied it to my Kindle through the USB cable. Then I tried deleting the book from the Kindle. The cover changed to the default cover, but it did not disappear. ...
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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 ...