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

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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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What is the native pixel resolution of the viewable area on a Kindle Paperwhite 2 when displaying a .pdf file?

My goal is to produce files which, when displayed, are rendered 1:1, pixel-for-pixel, in order to ensure maximum text clarity. The values provided in the GUI version of the k2pdfopt program, seem to ...
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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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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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Can books be transferred from Nooks to Kindles and back?

I'm currently using a Nook, but considering switching to Kindle hardware. Is there a simple way to keep books synced across devices, or at least to move purchased ebooks from one to the other?
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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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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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The content of “My Clippings” file are not shown when in the book

I have written some notes and highlighted some parts of one of my e-books on kindle. I can see those notes and highlights when I open the "My Clippings" file. But when I open the book, and try to see ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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I can't find the mobi format ebooks I copied from my computer to my kindle via usb, what should I do?

Transferring ebooks in mobi file to my kindle used to be hassle free. I just drag it to the "documents" folder and voilà! They're there. What happened yesterday was different. I tried to move mobi ...
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Is Amazon planning an alternative to the Kindle DX?

Over the past four years, I have loved my Kindle DX because of its large screen, which has been very helpful for reading PDFs. The keyboard has also been helpful. It's e-ink, which is easy on the eyes....
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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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Is there a detailed guide for creating an ebook for Kindle in HTML/CSS

I want to be able to create an ebook on my own for Kindle. I want to do this in HTML, and then later use KindleGen and KindlePreviewer for generating a .mobi file and previewing. I've looked around ...
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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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Setting up margins in ePUB and Kindle ebooks and @page rule

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 noticed a directive in the css file of one of the DRM-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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EPUB & Kindle File Glossary and Dictionary Selection

Copied from an identical Stack Overflow Question. (Didn't know there's an eBooks stack exchange now, woot!) The Puzzle I am working on an eBook file, or series of files, which should be compatible ...
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Auto-adding to a Collection when using a Send-to-Kindle email

When sending an ebook to the @kindle.com email ID to add to your Amazon "personal documents", is it possible to specify a Collection-name somewhere in the email such that the book automatically goes ...
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What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

In epub and kindle css, you can specify a fallback font by specifying p {font-family: "Georgia", serif} h1 {font-family: "Helvetica", sans-serif} If various reading systems have defaults for ...
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Can I only transfer files to my Kindle Paperwhite using the cable that shipped with the device?

I read a lot of out of copyright (and sometimes out of print) books, which I download from Gutenberg.org and then transfer from my Mac to my Kindle, usually with the excellent Calibre app. I just ...
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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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Will I be able to read PDFs in Cyrillic on Kindle (classic)?

I have many PDF's in Russian, with embedded fonts. Will I be able to read them on my Kindle (classic) device?
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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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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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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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Can one use a Kindle with two Amazon account?

For historical reasons I happen to have two accounts on Amazon, and I would prefer to keep both, as they are in different countries. I have ebooks in both accounts. Can I access both accounts with ...
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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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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 doesn't show cover

I just got a kindle as Christmas present. I got myself calibre and loaded 4 E-Books on my kindle. I can open and read every book, but unfortunately I just can see the covers of 2 of these 4 E-Books ...
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Does un-registering a kindle device remove ebooks downloaded to the device?

I would like to know if I can still continue to read my ebooks downloaded to one of my kindle devices, even after unregistering the device from my amazon account? Can I un-register a kindle device (...
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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 ...