Questions tagged [kindle]

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

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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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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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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 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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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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Formatting Table of Contents in epub using HTML TOC or Logical TOC and how to include TOCs in <spine>

I am trying to create an epub file (in epub 3), and will be using KindleGen to convert it into kindle's mobi format. At the moment I was working on the table of contents files, and there were a few ...
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What is this lock icon in the lower right corner of my iPhone kindle app?

I’m on a commute shuttle right now reading a book and this lock icon keeps popping up. What’s it communicating exactly?
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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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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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How to remove an article from kindle and Amazon cloud permanently

I have kindle paperwhite (firmware version 5.4.4.2). My view settings are: On Device | My Items | Collection Issue : After long press on article and selecting "Remove from device", article is still ...
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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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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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SVG in azw3 for kindle paperwhite always going to new page

I made svg file in illustrator and I am trying to put it inline in azw3 book with calibre. svg is 680x100. But everything I do put this svg on new page on kindle. Or this picture is deformed. Is ...
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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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Is it possible to sync ebook app with desktop applications?

Would it be possible to connect an ebook app directly to its PC application equivalent, so that it can synchronise its library without going across the Internet to the store? e.g. A PC may have a ...
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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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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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Why is my cover image being made grey in my MOBI file?

I am creating a .MOBI file for upload to Amazon's Kindle services. I have a cover image that contains a lot of white. When I view the image in my Kindle app on my Android device, which has full ...
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

What is the best way to convert multi-column PDF file into readable format in a 6 inch display devices like kindle?
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Kindle paperwhite needs repair

I have a kindle paperwhite and it continues to give me the message that it needs repair.Have tried to reset it but it does not respond. Any suggestions?
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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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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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Maintain font color when changing background color in ebook

The chapter headings and some specific lines in the book are red font, which shows up fine in normal (white background) reading mode. But when toggling the kindle/e-reader to black or sepia background,...
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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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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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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 you create and add a .apnx file to a Kindle book to display real page numbers?

I have a decent amount of experience creating epub files and converting them to .mobi using Kindlegen or Amazon Kindle Previewer 3 for self publishing on KDP. I'm looking to add the "real page numbers"...
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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 5th needs repair

I have Kindle 5th generation, model number D01100. I had this problem for few years now and I gave up. Recently I tried to turn it on and to my surprise it worked. Unfortunately after reboot it showed ...
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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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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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Kindle highlights not syncing between devices

I have the Kindle app on my iPhone and iPad. When I go into a book on the iPad and add a highlight I never see it appear on the same book on my iPhone, even if I press the sync item from the side menu ...
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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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Kindle cover image

I was wondering about the book cover image used for KDP. Amazon documentation only mentions the minimum required resolution of the pictures. So, I assume: I should upload the best quality picture ...
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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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Kindle Keyboard shortcut for returning to last “page”

I have a Kindle Keyboard, and sometimes, while reading a book, if I press on the left/right key, it will throw me off to the previous/next chapter's first page. (the nearby up/down keys invoke the ...
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how does kindle ownership work?

Imagine I buy a book in kindle. question 1) is it possible to share it with someone else so that he doesn't pay at all for that book? Question 2) if it's possible, then how is it a good idea that ...
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How to avoid sporadic page breaks in epub when using page markers?

I'm inserting page markers to an epub file to then create a page list to reflect page numbers that mimic the print version of the book, i.e.: <span epub:type="pagebreak" id="page4" title="4" /> ...
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calibre - how to upload my highlights online?

I'm using calibre to upload books to my kindle (via usb). So my amazon account is not aware of my books. I want to be able to view my highlights and comments online somehow. Since my books are not ...
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light at maximum normal?

I just got a 6th generation Kindle paperwhite and I have to have the light up to the maximum to get a decent light to read it during the daytime indoors. Is this normal? Why would it not have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Kindle Direct Publishing: How to mention other Books

Somebody knows how I can create "View in Store" Links within my Kindle E-Books? I noticed that some books I've bought on Amazon use these special type of links which have a little book symbol next to ...
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How to download & transfer from Kindle or Amazon.com to PC

How can I download & transfer an eBook from Kindle or www.amazon.com to PC? I have the Kindle for PC and Kindle for Android apps. I can't find an option to do it in the apps. For the web browser ...
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How to read DjVu files on Kindle?

I want to be able to read DjVu files on my kindle. I don't want to convert DjVu to PDF or MOBI. Is there a way I can do this?
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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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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....