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TOC section scope is not included in the parent chapter:Table of Contents

My epub files pass epubcheck, but Kindlegen refuses to generate mobi files. It seems that issue is caused by adding references ("colophon", "dedication", etc.) to pages. I'm really hitting a wall ...
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Kindle Voyage does not show book transferred under Calibre

I have a Kindle Voyage. I tried to transfer an AZW3 or MOBI book with 17MB size to it using Calibre. This book was previously converted from EPUB. But it does not appear in my Kindle Voyage. I have ...
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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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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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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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reflowing text in pdf with reasonable filesize

I generally use k2pdfopt to format scanned pdf for my kindle. But this software increases the file size insanely. After converting a file of say, 10 mb, the reflowed version takes a space around 190 ...
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How long does it take Kindle app to learn your reading speed?

I'm fairly new to eBooks on Kindle, and in case it matters, I'm using the Kindle App on my oversized smartphone instead of a dedicated Kindle device. I love the feature that estimates the time ...
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Can I include images with a src of “data:..” in a Kindle book created in HTML, and if so, are there restrictions?

I'd like to include images in HTML source for a Kindle book. Is a data URL image kosher for Amazon? Are there any restrictions on e.g. length? Thanks,
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Darkening images inside a mobi file

I have a mobi ebook full of equations and texts. The equations are in image format, but the images are very light in contrast, and hence, my kindle is not able to render those properly. Is there any ...
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Having issues with references while using Kindle Create

I'm writing a book using the Kindle Create application (v1.43.0.0) for Windows and I have two issues with references throughout the book. I have quotes in the book and I want to reference the source ...
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Generating scrollable section list

Navigating through https://github.com/danchoi/kindlefodder I've found that some of the docs contain a neat section list. To view it, you have to click on the top of the page to reveal the options, and ...
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Books downloaded directly on Kindle not showing up in Kindle Android app

In my Kindle device I downloaded some books of .mobi format. I opened a website in experimental browser and downloaded some mobi format books from there directly on my Kindle device. Now these books ...
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Publishing same book with difference layout

I am writing an alphabet book for toddlers. While, the paperback version has multiple characters (and their accompanying pictures) on the same page, I figured the kindle version should have only one ...
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Is there a gesture or shortcut to turn light on and off on my Kindle 10th Generation?

My issue is the following: I go outside on a bright sunny day to read and turn off the back light via the settings menu so as not to waste battery. That evening, in my darkened bedroom I reach for my ...
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I bought a new laptop and the Kindle for PC stopped working

When I double click the icon, the app stops at "initializing..." I tried everything from Reinstalling Creating a "dumps" folder from the instructions that the Amazon help center ...
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Ho do I recover lost books in Kindle app?

Kindle asked me to do an update and I did it. Then I rebooted the computer and I lost more than 30 books. Then I asked explained a kindle expert the problem and he told me to uninstall kindle and then ...
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Amazon Kinde Predicted Remaining Time Left Is Out of Sync

I have my Kindle Paperwhite and put downloaded book (.kfx format). I am reading regularly without problem in predicted left time of the book. Until I reached 50% of the book it only display 1 min left....
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How do I change the language of the Wikipedia page available in the cards?

When I read ebooks in English or French and want to look for the wiki page of, say, a famous person, I only have access to the wiki page in Portuguese (I'm in Brazil) but often that page is ...
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How to send a larger mobi book to a Kindle?

As you can see, the mobi file is 44M which presumably is too large for something somewhere along the line in getting this into the kindle e-mail service: thufir@dur:~/Calibre Library/William Rothwell$...
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Overwrite book when sending updated version to kindle by mail

There's this collection of web pages (say, a blog) I'd rather read on my kindle device. Using pandoc, I turn them into an epub book, and in turn using kindlegen I convert them to mobi and send them to ...
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Kindle PW3 disappears in Amazon account's device list: lost or not used for a very long time?

I don't know whether I lost my Kindle or left it somewhere in my house since I haven't used it for over a month. Now when I check the device list in my Amazon account, I just couldn't find it. Does it ...
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About notes and highlights

Is there a way of sharing my notes and highlights on a "personal document" (I mean, some book that was not bought on Kindle)? I even contacted the customer service because I thought it was something ...
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How can I see the page numbers based on my current font size

I have set a specific font size on my kindle. But now the page number increases only after I read around 3 kindle pages. Is there a way to recalculate the page number based on the current font size?...
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How can I save archived 4chan threads to read on my Kindle Oasis?

I want to read a bunch of old 4chan threads on my Kindle Oasis, reading with the experimental browser is an uncomfortable experience, and every time I've tried to save threads on my computer and ...
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Where can I see the Kindle Copy Limit for a book

One of the limitation of the DRM in Kindle books is the amount of text you can copy from it. After this limit it will not allow you to copy - You have reached the publisher's copy limit set for this ...
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How do I import an EPUB e-book into my Kindle?

How do I import an EPUB (.epub) e-book into my Kindle considering that file format is not native to Kindle's?
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How do you increase the padding at the bottom of the window on Kindle?

My MOBI is looking great, except for a very tight bottom padding on Kindle. On any of the Kindle devices I'm testing with (two Android, and an eInk version), the last sentence of a page is ...
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Convert math-heavy epub to mobi?

I have an epub with a lot of equations, and these get garbled when converted to mobi using calibre. (E.g., “=“ gets dropped off in the mobi version.) They also become rather small images. (I’d prefer ...
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How to display clock on lock screen?

On a Kindle 5.12.3, I can see no option to customize the lock screen. can I set the lock screen to display the current time?
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Kindle's sync doesn't recognize personal documents not sent via e-mail

I've added documents to my Kindle directly through my computer by connecting the Kindle to it using a USB cable. Are these documents supposed to show up in synced documents (under Manage Your Content ...
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Two Kindles synced to same account - reading location being shared, but not Kindle content?

I have two Kindles (both 10th Generation Paperwhite) and one Amazon account. Both Kindles are registered to the one Amazon account and I have enabled Whispersync in my Amazon settings. However, if ...
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What are the consequences of changing my Kindle's region?

I used to live in the US, but now I live in Germany. I own a lot of books on the US Amazon site. I'd like to switch my Kindle to Germany so I can purchase books in German...but if I do, what happens ...
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How do I filter out read items in a collection in Kindle?

I read a lot of short material on my Kindle Oasis, which I add to a collection to remember reading them later. I want a way to get rid of read items in this collection.
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Remove Kindle special offers as a gift

I found a deal on a Kindle with special offers that I want to send to someone for a gift. I don't have access to their Amazon account. Can I send them something like a voucher to remove (or just ...
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what native fonts are there on a kindle? [duplicate]

I would like to publish an ebook which uses different fonts, but I don't want neither to embed them in the .mobi file nor have the user download them. I am fairly sure that somewhere there should be ...
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How to get number of locations of a Kindle ebook programatically?

I've been googling around for some time but couldn't find absolutely any clue. I have an ebook file in mobi format and would like get the number of locations of this ebook. I want to do it ...
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How to convert jarirreader format to PDF/Mobi

I do have a book extension is .jarirreader from https://jarirreader.com/ However I can't read / convert the book unless i open it with there app. here is the book structure. Images contains the ...
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I would like to view full cover of converted pdf ebook originally purchased on Kindle Store

I would like to view full cover of pdf ebook originally purchased on Kindle Store and then converted with Ultimate. I see the thumbnail on my adobe reader app on my ios device. I would like to know ...
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Your Kindle is unable to connect at this time

Dealing with a new used K3 keyboard Kindle, it connects wirelessly and will even connect to Google for search results. However, whenever I try to login it gives an error that the wireless network isn'...
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Authoring Kindle ebook from MS Word document - how to prevent pictures from stretching?

I am in the process of authoring a Kindle book. I am using MS Word for the authoring. I am following these steps for converting the .DOCX to .MOBI. MS Word --> Kindle Previewer --> Export to MOBI ...
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Kindle eBook turns into two page layout in landscape

I created a fixed layout ebook for Kindle which displays a single page in portrait and two pages in landscape. I didn't use any special code for this behavior so, how can I avoid this?
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Un tech savvy user needs help

My mother is 100 and has macular degeneration. Her eye doctor recommended the Kindle Paperwhite. She has never used a computer and I bought a Paperwhite and set it up for her. The backlighting and ...
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FlightCrew errors for certain Amazon CSS links

I have an Amazon Ebook in which I display nature photos that I have collected. Now several years later I am updating the book with some new images. I tried to run my update through KindlePreview and ...
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K4iOS Media Query

Does anyone know of a way to target K4iOS with a media query? Like this: https://gist.github.com/dvschultz/8324974 but with Kindle for iOS.
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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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How to upload my Malayalam book in Kindle?

I have published books in Malayalam language through Creative Space. Now I know that kindle is accepting Malayalam language books and when I try to upload the files (as per KDP they need docx file),...
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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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