Questions tagged [kindle]

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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Transferring books between Kindles

If I buy a newer and more complete Kindle reader than the one I'm using at present, how can I move my books from one reader to the other?
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Should a shorter Kindle file have faster word look up?

Word look up takes a lot of my time (because I use Kindle to learn to read foreign languages). Various things seem to affect the speed of word look up though it is hard to be sure since so many ...
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Did Kindle contrast get better or is my old Kindle growing old?

I have a 4th generation (iirc) basic Kindle which I bought new. My mom has a newer, also basic, Kindle that is now one year old, also bought new. The screen of her Kindle looks lighter / whiter than ...
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Kindle 4th gen unresponsive for a few minutes

Some time ago, I was reading an e-book on my Kindle 4th gen (the basic one), and after some time (probs over an hour of reading >.<) it wouldn't turn the page or do anything. I don't remember if ...
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Where are books downloaded from Amazon Kindle app stored in Android?

I download a book from Amazon Kindle app to my Android 4.4.2 phone (Kyocera Hydro Icon), and would like to transfer it to my laptop. Where is it stored in my phone? Is it possible to find it out ...
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How to synchronize Kindle collections across all devices, including older Kindles?

I have just started organizing collections on my bottom-of-the-line Kindle (the Kindle 4?). Despite selecting "annotations sync and backup" I'm not seeing these collections appear on my iPad and ...
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Is there a difference in rendering between Paperwhite and Voyage?

The question title pretty much sums it up. If I'm testing how my eBook looks across different devices, and I have a Paperwhite for testing, is there a significant difference between that and the ...
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Epub -> Mobi/Azw3 conversion (calibre) , Kindle App doesn't show cover no matter what

I am trying to convert my ebooks from epub format to mobi/azw3, in order to put them onto my Kindle App and Paperwhite. Everything works fine except the book covers don't show up in kindle app. There'...
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Changing reading speed from book to chapter in Kindle

How do I change the reading speed bar from displaying "Mins left in book" to "Mins left in chapter"? Device: Kindle - 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi
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How can I send articles from iOS Safari browser to my Kindle

I have extensions for Chrome and FireFox to "Send to Kindle" as listed on http://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle but there is no solution for iOS Safari browser. Does anyone have a solution?
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Convert/Send Standalone EPUB from PC to Kindle via Menu/Command Line

I have a number of EPUBs that I manage manually i.e. they are not in a Calibre library. These are in a Google Drive folder so Calibre is simply not an option. I'd like an easy way to convert these ...
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Is it possible to use Amazon Kindle without signing to a non-free unlimited cloud storage plan?

I got used to "Send to Kindle" service to populate my Kindle with e-books from external sources. I can see the files in "Manage Your Content and Devices → Docs" section in my Amazon account. Today (...
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How to get book list from amazon clouddrive?

I am sure that this is an obvious question. And that was already asked. But I can not find it. So first I apologize in advance for possible duplicate. I have on amazon.com/clouddrive a lot of books....
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Is it possible to transfer my Wattpad books to my Kindle?

Kindle model: 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi Amazon Link I can also live with a workaround for downloading them locally as a pdf and sending them through send-to-kindle.
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Centering images and text in ePUB and 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. For centering images and groups of text, I am using ...
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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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How to make the Contents display in the GO TO window?

This is my table of contents: <div style="page-break-before: always;"></div> <h2><a name="TOC">Contents</a></h2> <div class="center"> <p class="...
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Embed JavaScript in an e-book using an e-reader

I'm looking for an e-reader that can embed Javascript in an ebook. I need to display popup in the ebook but using a e-reader. Apparently, it is not possible for the Kindle Reader (cf.https://...
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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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How to add progress bar to Kindle ebook

How can I add little tick marks in the progress bar to a Kindle ebook? Tick marks indicate where chapters are so we can tell how close you are to the next chapter.
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Managing Kindle Collections from a computer

I have plenty of e-books on my Kindle (some in the cloud and some in local only) and I created many Collections to classify my books. One silly things I tried first time was to create a folder ...
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Can I transfer my Purchased Nook library to Kindle or other Service?

I have a Nook account and library with over 100 purchased titles. I really would like to take advantage of some of the features of the Kindle Fire but I do not want to give up my current library ...
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How to download from Amazon cloud to Kindle desktop?

For Kindle itself and Kindle for Android/iOS you can always see what documents you have in your library, and download them when necessary, even if you have already deleted them locally. All the ...
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Web service that sends html pages with code to kindle

I have a kindle and I am trying several web/cloud services that send a web page converted to kindle format to my kindle using myname@free.kindle.com. Unfortunately I need to convert web pages that ...
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How to convert Kindle format (.mobi or .azw) with annotations to PDF?

I'm looking for a way to convert a Kindle book, with several annotations in it, to PDF format, so that my annotations are also saved in the PDF file. Converting from .mobi or .azw to PDF seems pretty ...
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Can Amazon know about the books I upload to my Kindle device?

One user can upload her/his own ebook files onto a Kindle device . I'd want to know if Amazon is able to know what you are uploading on the device or not.
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Security risks when the Kindle(Paperwhite) is plugged into a PC

Are there any security risks to plug a Kindle Paperwhite in a PC (imagine infected with viruses PC)? I mean for both the software of the Kindle and the PC?
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How to convert tagged articles into a single ebook without losing tags for reading on kindle?

We had 1000+ (quite lengthy) articles lying in our old computers in .doc (non-uniformly named) format in our organization. To make them accessible, We've taken the painful task of setting up a drupal ...
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Send periodicals via email

I have same RSS feeds, that I would like to read them via periodicals menu. I can create a .mobi file as need format for periodicals and send it to Kindle PW2 with usb cable or download it from a ...
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How can I cut down on superfluous Instapaper files on my Kindle?

I regularly use the Instapaper service to send articles from my browser to my Kindle (Paperwhite if it matters). The settings allow for sending a new digest every time there are X new articles to be ...
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How to handle formatted text examples in book content?

I am preparing a book for print that includes many (60+) examples of formatted text (indentation is used for a specific purpose in the method that the book describes and a different font helps set the ...
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Collections Mangement of Kindle Paperwhite 3

I got my Kindle Paperwhite 3 yesterday and it's my first kindle. I found the collections is very usefull(which is similary to tags I guess?). Since kindle is slow, I want to group my hundreds of ...
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How to login to windows 8 kindle app

I have an account on amazon.ca and I can login properly and it works to buy and read books from the kindle store. But when I go onto the kindle app for windows 8.1, it says that there is no account ...
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Where to find eBook designers? [closed]

I'm struggling to convert my book from InDesign to EBook / Kindle mobi format and I've tried finding somebody who could do it, but with no luck. Does anybody know some online marketplace or somebody ...
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Is it possible to sell PDF as Kindle books on Amazon?

I have a book that has a fixed layout, so it's not really easy to transfer it to ePub format (no one can manage to do that). I'm thinking of selling it as a PDF. Is it possible to sell it as a ...
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Screen Rendering only 2/3 of eBook - Troubleshooting Ideas?

I like my Kindle DX. Yesterday, I turned it on and found it like this. It's fully charged and I reset it but it didn't help. I chatted with Amazon and they provided 'service fee replacement' option ...
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Rich e-book authoring, other than iBooks Author?

i am writing (or should i say, developing) an ebook on iBooks Author with all the cool features it provides. After this I wanted to do a version of it for other platforms, such as the Kindle. From ...
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Can I include code in .mobi to control the native voice synthesizer in a Kindle?

Some kindle models come with a text to speech software that has several optional settings. There is both male and female, as well as 3 speeds, which gives 6 different combinations. In theory, a low ...
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Is it possible to make a Kindle ebook look exactly like my InDesign / PDF file?

I have a book that I designed using InDesign and it has a very specific layout where some pages refer to other pages (kind of like analogue hyperlinks). I need to convert it now into a Kindle-...
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No .indd files to convert for Kindle publishing

I have been asked to create a Kindle ebook from a PDF document. This ebook will be published on Amazon website officially. I checked on the Kindle website and they had a plugin to convert the file ...
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Can I connect to eduroam using a non-touch Kindle?

Eduroam is a network that allows members of universities or research institutes to use wifi in other universities or research institutes without having to register for a guest account. This utilizes ...
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Are there any ebook readers which are NOT backlit, but for which you can upload pdfs?

I love my iPad Mini Retina, but reading on it for hours bugs my eyes! :( My mom has the basic Kobo reader, and I envy her in that it possesses no backlight, and is ergo, easier on the eyes! However, ...
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Transfer highlights in side-loaded book from Kindle to Android

I have a side-loaded book on my Kindle and make highlights in it while reading. Is it possible to transfer the highlights to my Android so that they appear in the same places in the book when opened ...
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Convert a Spanish pdf into kindle format

To convert my .PDFs into Kindle format I just email my Kindle account. I tried one that was in Spanish and words like matemática appear as mate´matica, which is uncomfortable to read. Is there some ...
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Problems with reading MOBI documens from Aldiko on Kindle

I've used once handy to read e-books and I've used some app called Aldiko, that was downloading e-books in MOBI format. After buying Kindle I've copied them into it, but when I try to open it, the ...
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personal documents in iPad Kindle app

Is there a way to make highlights to my "personal documents" on kindle iPad app appear on http://kindle.amazon.com "my highlights" list?
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Can I float an image to the top or the bottom of the screen?

Is there a way to create floating images for Kindle (or for any eBook format) that float up to the top or down to the bottom of the screen/page? I have a written children's book for my daughter, with ...
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How can I read an PDF purchased from Kobo on an Amazon Kindle?

I own both a Kobo Mini and a larger Kindle. I recently bought a PDF from the Kobo store. I was able to import it into Kobo Desktop, but what I'd really like to do is copy it to my Kindle and read it ...
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What can I do to ensure Amazon pays to advertiser?

For formation, I often begin by following websites for resources. Some times, I decide to purchase an e-book and, most times, the sites I visit offer a selection with links to amazon and what appears ...