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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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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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Is it acceptable to use the same ISBN for a book in progress and until it is finished?

Some platforms like leanpub.com allow authors to self-publish works in progress. Is it acceptable to register an ISBN for a book in progress (say 70%) and use it along they way until it is 100% ...
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Evince Document Viewer, Calibre: How do i set a keyboard shortcut for autoscroll?

I use calibre as my primary ebook manager (and viewer). I like to convert books to pdf, mainly because when viewed with Ubuntu's native evince document reader, I can use the autoscroll feature. Evince ...
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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 e-book. I need to display a popup in the e-book but using a e-reader. Apparently, it is not possible for the Kindle Reader but I'm ...
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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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Can I force Calibre flow mode to ignore page breaks and never skip pages like paginated mode?

Is there a way to force Calibre to scroll content like a regular web page, instead of scroll normally till the bottom of a page comes up, then skip the whole screen to the next page, then skip to the ...
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Referencing cover, title, and dedication pages in ePub navigational TOC

I am preparing a book for ePub conversion in Indesign CC 2014. I have noticed almost all professional ePub eBooks have their TOCs reference every single page starting with the cover page. In print, ...
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Fixed Layout vs Reflowable For A Puzzle e-Book

I am putting together a puzzle book. In fact, I have been able to get the book organized into a valid .epub format. However, when I go to view the book on Amazon's Kindle Preview, the layout is less ...
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Can't exit the font size screen on the Kindle 10th gen

I really can't figure out why this is happening. Whenever I try to change the font size on the Kindle 10th gen (not paperwhite) by pinching the screen, the dialog box appears as usual showing me the ...
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Kindle app takes up entire screen on windows 10 and I don't know how to get out of it

I just downloaded the Kindle app for my Windows 10 PC. When I open a book, the app takes up the entire screen. I can't see any of my other apps, and I can't figure out how to close Kindle or switch to ...
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Extracting notes and highlighting from Kindle books

Is there a way to extract/export my notes and highlighted passages from books on a Kindle or in one of the Kindle reader apps? I primarily use the iOS apps and tend to mark up books heavily as I go, ...
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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 way to sync reading progress across multiple devices and platforms?

I know you can already do this for the Kindle and between Android devices with say Moon+ reader installed. What I meant is for EPUBs and between platforms. I would like to read on my Android phone for ...
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Non collection books doesn't appear

I have Amazon Kindle paperwhite 2018 edition. I have many collections and many books that I organized nicely in my old device. I always use the "collections" as my homepage. Whenever I download a new ...
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How to sync mp3 audiobook to mobi ebook on Kindle for Android?

I installed Kindle for Android in my phone. I have ebook in mobi format and mp3. The mp3 is an audiobook for the ebook. I have put the mobi and mp3 in the Kindle folder. The ebook can read but how do ...
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How do I convert from epub to mobi and reduce the file size?

I have a large (~200MB) image-heavy epub file that I want to convert to a <20MB mobi file. Following the advice in the answers to this question I am able to reduce the epub file size to <20MB by ...
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What system can host e-books on a website with a secure view-only option?

I work for a small org in the academic world, and we want to provide around 100 books for students from 17 schools. We want to be able to have a website where students can login and view any of the ...
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Can I read books from a Kindle Unlimited subscription on my 5th Gen Kindle Paperwhite?

I've noticed that some kindle-oriented features on the Amazon site don't work on my 5th Gen paperwhite. I assume this is because the paperwhite doesn't run the Kindle app. Maybe it's related to DRM, I ...
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How to create clickable table of contents in a PDF?

I have many technical PDF ebooks where there are no chapters (no clickable table of contents or other means for quick navigation through a document) and therefore it's really painful to search for ...
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Using Collections on Amazon's Manage Content and Devices

I've created some Collections on Amazon's Manage Content and Devices on my PC. Now what? I don't see any way to sort or select books by a particular Collection. Lots and lots of info on how to create....
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Can eBooks deleted from Kindle Cloud be 'repurchased' for free?

I recently permanently deleted my book from the Kindle Cloud and/or Content Library. I searched online and this is the information I read on the issue. It says: Important: After you delete an item ...
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Can you advice reader (APP) for ebooks?

Can you advise a e-reader for e-books? For synchronization between PC (Windows) and smartphone (Android). Now I use FBreader for my phone and Microsoft Edge for PC. But it's not convenient, because I ...
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epubcheck error: mimetype entry missing or not the first in archive

I have an ePub that returns "mimetype entry missing or not the first in archive" error in epubcheck, even though the mimetype file is correctly placed. How to fix that?
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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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How is math displayed on Kindles?

I'm guessing it's through MathML. MathML is a W3 standard technology for representing math as XML in documents. It's used on the web, and this thread seems to suggest support in Kindles. I tried ...
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Is there a Cloud Service that can allow me to remove downloaded EPUB files?

DRM software out there is pretty expensive, like Adobe's DRM solutions. Even resellers of their service are a little expensive for a smaller business. This is the best price I could find. I'm ...
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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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Windows explorer - preview thumbnail of MOBI and AZW files

I am able to preview epub thumbnail on windows explorer via CBX Shell. However, MOBI and AZW files didn't have a thumbnail. How to solve the problem? Should I convert to epub files?
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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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How to generate Kindle AZK on the command line from mobi/epub?

I'm trying to generate an AZK file from the command line. I need an AZK file because I need to test my Kindle books on iOS devices. These books are in Japanese, which currently is not supported for ...
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e-reader that can manage certain hand movement without turning page?

Never used one before. Looking for e-reader that can manage hand movement under words, blocks,over pages without turning page? it has to handle PDF's. Finger under words help me read faster. I do need ...
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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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Endnote formatting when using epub and kindlegen

I try to use ePub formatting as below. This is based on the output of the pandoc tool. <div id="chapter-two" class="section level1"> <h1>Chapter Two</h1> <p>Chapter two has ...
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Font not loading in Epub

I have this folder structure: ./Fonts/chimod.otf ./Styles/style.css ./Text/main.xhtml content.opf toc.ncx Here is the content.opf: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ...
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Any way to identify source of traffic on Amazon KDP?

Given a kindle book published on Amazon KDP, is there a way to find out from where traffic or sales came from? For example, I might add links pointing to my book on my website, or on social media, on ...
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Diagrams and code formatting in kdp format [duplicate]

I need to create a Kindle eBook containing code and diagrams. Can anyone suggest the best tool to create diagrams and code blocks that blend easily into KDP format?
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Code block formatting in KDP

I am planning to create an ebook and publish on Amazon (kdp) format. However,When I converted my rough copy to kdp . The code formatting was not up to the mark . What is the best way to include code ...
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JPG loses quality during ePUB to PDF conversion with calibre

I have a ePUB with a bunch of formulas as JPG files. In the ePUB they are super crisp, but during ePUB to PDF conversion with calibre all the images become blurry, I'd imagine they are JPG compressed. ...
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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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Set calibre cover style on per-library basis

In calibre I have some different libraries in which I store different kinds of books. Most of them don't have a "built-in" cover, so I use the cover generation function of calibre to create ...
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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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I've started created my epub v3 with Sigil, should I have used Calibre instead?

I'm new to creating ebooks. I have mp3s and mp4s that I want to include in my epub so I started off making an epub v3. I started with using Sigil to create my file but I'm wondering if it was a ...
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How do I remove a book from my Sony Reader?

I have lots of space left on my Sony Reader (a PRS-T1), but I also have a few books on there that I don't want to read again (or at all). I am trying to figure out how to remove them from the reader ...
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Is there any way to remove DRM from DAISY ebooks?

DAISY is a digital ebook format designed for blind and disabled people. There are two kinds of DAISY books, "open" books which can be freely read by anyone, and "protected" books which have DRM and ...
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How to rename epubs when the file name is a numeric string?

I have a number of EPUB titles that need renaming, from the likes of "1631214659.epub" to "Moon's Napa and Sonoma" and so on. They load into Calibre under their actual titles, but I still need to ...
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Kindle phrases dictionary

I recently bought a Kindle Oasis. Since I'm not a native English speaker, I'm using the dictionary option within e-books. I noticed that the default dictionary doesn't recognize pair of words or ...
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EPUB 3 CSS stylesheet ignored in some cases?

I created a MOBI file using Kindlegen. I fed the MOBI file to Calibre and converted it to an EPUB. If I view the HTML files I used to create the MOBI file, they look great. All formatting is picked ...
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Accessible voice controlled e-reader?

I am looking for an e-reader or Ipad app for someone with mobility issues. A voice activated system would be ideal. For example, a verbal "Turn page" command instead of a physical swipe. While the ...

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