Questions tagged [kindle]

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

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How to erase data before selling a Kindle?

I plan to sell my old Kindle Keyboard and I want to erase all the Kindle's data ( my books, my personal info, wi-fi passwords...) before. Is it enough to deregister the Kindle and execute a factory ...
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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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Deliver Emailed or Converted Books to Amazon Cloud Reader and PC Reader

I use the Amazon Cloud Reader and PC Reader, but I can only view books purchased through Amazon in them. In fact, it won't let me deliver other books - those I emailed to Amazon for conversion or ...
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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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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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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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Can I use a third party software as a full OS replacement on a Kindle Keyboard?

If you purchase a new PC, it comes preloaded with some software, this is mostly just a convenience. You could reformat the drive, remove all the windows software and load Linux or similar software, as ...
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How do I modify the connection habits of my Kindle Keyboard 3G?

I have Kindle Keyboard 3G, I use the text to speech for reading books while commuting. If I leave the wireless turned on it uses up the battery pretty fast trying to keep and or find a 3G or WiFi ...
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Is there a compelling reason to distribute both '.azw' and '.mobi' files?

I am currently researching what ebook formats I should be targeting. I would like maximum distribution potential with minimum fuss (for both myself and users, with the latter taking priority). I have ...
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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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How can I left justify text on my Kindle?

I can't stand reading full-justified text, yet none of my Kindles seem to give me anything else! They all attempt to justify text even when the font size is too large and causes huge gaps between ...
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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 can I get access to my personal documents on Amazon for my Kindle?

I used to sync my personal documents to my Kindle via Amazon website "Manage my Kindle". Unfortunately there has been an update to Amazon’s website and there, under Manage my Kindle, I simply cannot ...
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What are the actual on/off/sleep states for and how do you hard reset a Kindle WiFi?

I recently purchased a Kindle device (the current non Touch WiFi model) for an AP. I don't live locally but that doesn't get me off the hook for supporting it. Unfortunately, as my device is the ...
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Legality of read-it-later services, most specifically Send to Kindle

I just got a Kindle, and the send-to-kindle applications look very appealing. I'm wondering about the legality of these read-it-later services. I know that some websites have terms saying that the ...
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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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How can non-US customers buy Kindle Active Content

Kindle Active Content allows software to be purchased and used on the e-ink Kindles. It is however only available to US customers. Is there any way for foreign customers to buy these items? I have ...
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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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Will Kindle 3 Touch cover case fit a Paperwhite?

My Kindle 3 Touch device has broken, and I'm getting the new Paperwhite version. Will the cover case I've already got for the Touch fit with the Paperwhite, or are the device designs different enough ...
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Would extracting the Kindle highlights from the 'my clippings' file break some usage policy?

I read all sort of things on my kindle, not only ebooks bought on Amazon, so often I want to get hold of the highlights and use them as notes or memories of what I've read (think there are online apps ...
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Syncing kindle book annotations (non Amazon books) across kindle apps

I buy Kindle Manning + O'Reilly books as they tend to be cheaper than the ones on Amazon. Can I sync annotations (e.g. notes, highlights) between Kindle apps (PC, tablet, etc.) ?
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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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How does the 3G carrier designation limit a Kindle's use?

I am looking into buying a used Kindle DX, and I've noticed that people describe their Kindles either as unlocked, or as belonging to a certain carrier (for example, AT&T). I don't live in the ...
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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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How do I delete a book off of my Kindle account?

I've noticed that once you buy a book on a kindle account, it's there forever! You can't shake it. How do I get rid of a book on a kindle account?
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How do I publish a book permanently free on Amazon

I have tried to publish a book permanently free on Amazon but I couldn't. I have seen many books on Kindle that seems to be permanently free. How do I publish a book on Kindle and keep it free forever?...
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Kindle (classic) power consumption when reading PDF vs. MOBI

I'm reading mostly PDFs on my Kindle Classic (e-ink) device. Most of my e-books are PDFs, and after converting them, I've find out it's easier for me to read original PDF than converted version. ...
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What should I consider when purchasing a solar charger for my Kindle?

Inspired by a comment on Are there any solar-powered ebook reader? suggesting a stand alone solar charger. I search and found several inexpensive charges ranging from 4000 mAh to 10,000 mAh. I have ...
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Kindle Touch Battery Replacement

Can I replace the internal battery of my Kindle Touch. How do I go about this? What battery does it use? Where can I find a replacement?
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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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What does the extremely fragile glass do in Kindle3's pearl e-ink display?

I've recently seen two great tutorials that disassemble the Kindle 3 for repairing. One is this great Fix your broken Kindle Keyboard Screen tutorial by ghwhitcher, and the other is the Amazon Kindle ...
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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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Kindle paperwhite loses the Wifi connection all the time

I recently purchased an new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and I wanted to configure the Wifi. My Wifi router hides the SSID (it is not broadcasted) and I am able to connect the Kindle by entering the SSID ...
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How can I listen to non-Audible audiobooks on my Kindle?

The Kindle has support for audible audiobooks. However, I am wondering if I can listen to audiobooks from other sources such as http://www.audiobooks.com/.
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Is there a way within the UI of the Kindle (Fire) to search only for books that can be borrowed?

Users of Amazon Prime can borrow up to one book per month via the service. Unfortunately, finding these titles seems to be challenging unless you happen upon one on Amazon's website. Is there a way ...
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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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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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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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How practical is it to learn to develop apps for e-ink Kindles?

I provide e-ink kindles to schools in Kenya (10 schools so far) where we also help the schools acquire relevant ebooks for teaching the pupils based on curriculum topics. We'd like to develop apps for ...
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Internet access on the 3G Amazon Kindles?

I had a 3G Kindle back in the day (2 years ago), and one of my favourite features as a traveller was the whispernet experimental web browser. It was slow as a dog, but hey, free internet in most ...
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How to change the images displayed when my Kindle Touch is put to sleep?

Whenever I press the power button on my Kindle Touch, an image is displayed on the e-ink screen. The images depict various typographical tools and elements (like a typewriter, etc.). However, it ...
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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 can I read notes alongside with text in Kindle readers?

I was given a Kindle e-reader a couple of years ago and, after some hesitation, I've become addicted to it, so that now I have scores and scores of books on my device. Lately I've downloaded a few ...
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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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Can I view books scanned to PDF on Kindle Classic?

I have many books scanned to PDF (the content are the graphic images, no OCR processing). Will Kindle Classic be able to view such PDFs? Aren't they too heavy? Acrobat Reader on my old smartphone ...
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Does Kindle (classic) support all embedded fonts in PDFs?

I have PDFs using many embedded fonts from many alphabets. Should I expect them to be viewed without any problems on Kindle, or only a part of them will be supported (for the most popular alphabets)?
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Disabling Ads on a Kindle with Special Offers

If I get the Kindle with Special Offers can I upgrade to disable the ads? Would it cost more than just buying a Kindle without Special Offers?
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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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What triggers the “adult” designation on Amazon Kindle books (romance genre)?

I do software development for an ebook publisher specializing in Romance novels. One thing we encounter from time to time is that a book gets classified by Amazon as "adult". That effectively removes ...
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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 ...