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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

I just got a new paperwhite, and am reading my own books on it without registering. It nags you to register, but if you open Calibre, and then connect via USB, you can put books on, and it all works ...
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Is there a way to share my Amazon eBook collection with other family members?

You can lend Kindle books to others through the Kindle store: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_rel_topic?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200549320 "A Kindle book can only be loaned one ...
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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

Hello and welcome to forum. I am also mainly using kindle to read research papers. PDF files with two columns are running smoothly and fast on kindle (from the performance point of view). The problem ...
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How Does Amazon Kindle Renting work on *buntu/Linux Systems?

Perhaps renting works differently from buying/lending/borrowing ebooks, but all you do is to download the Kindle reading app on your device. Then, the rented item will magically appear after you ...
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How are Kindle standard pages calculated?

There is a plugin for Calibre called Count Pages. It can estimate page and word counts for a given ebook, using various algorithms, and one of them is an APNX estimation based on Amazon Kindle. You ...
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How are Kindle standard pages calculated?

This can be really hard to estimate without narrowing your question down a bit. But I just measured a text-heavy book to determine: Mobile Phone App 852 characters 26 lines On a small e-ink ...
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Can one use two Amazon accounts on one Kindle?

I asked the same question to an Amazon customer service. The answer I got was NO. I did recommended them to design a way to allow users to link their multiple accounts in whatever countries. What I'...
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Do I need an Amazon account to use a Kindle?

You don't need a credit Card to register your amazon account. With amazon account, it is much easier to send your personal books to your kindle: send books an an attachment to your personal amazon ...
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Can't download ebook from Amazon to my PC

After several hours of frustration and searching in internet (seriously, after like 3 hours), suddenly I remember the console. Hit F12 to open Chrome console and what a surprise: an error: Mixed ...
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Are Tor Ebooks DRM Free?

I have purchased several Tor books on Google Play that are DRM-free and they work perfectly. Before buying, look for the "This content is DRM free" label in the book details. Then, after purchase, ...
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Cannot highlight text on my Kindle Paperwhite using a sample ebook

I think that's by design. Samples are basically marketing material and Amazon doesn't want to provide full functionality of a Kindle eBook with them, in hopes to give users another plus factor to buy ...
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Can one use two Amazon accounts on one Kindle?

My answer shouldn't be treated as definitive, but I did google around a bit. One youtuber claims that he can access books from two accounts by logging off the device with his original account, ...
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How do I download DRM-free books from Amazon?

My recent experience with Amazon is that they add DRM to their books, even when the publisher doesn't require it. I bought a DRM free book (published by Tor) from Amazon. I executed the following (...
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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

Yes, you can use a Kindle (at least Kindles that are several years old) without an Amazon account. I got a secondhand Kindle that is probably ~4-5 years old. I connected to wifi to deregister the ...
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What commands can be given in the Kindle's search box?

";dm" gets you the device logs, checked on kindle paperwhite 1, very useful
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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

Actually you can have a try on this service I made recently. It will optimize the layout into a kindle readable format using k2pdfopt, with additional two column paper format support. Link: http://...
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Can eBooks deleted from Kindle Cloud be 'repurchased' for free?

It's probably rather late for this answer, but Amazon customer service reps do have the ability to get back books you've accidentally deleted. In my case, I was deleting old personal docs, got ...
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How to download & transfer from Kindle or Amazon.com to PC

The documented way is to use the Kindle PC app and download the book inside that. The file will end up on your PC and only readable in the Kindle. The current versions download the book as a .kfx file ...
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When an Amazon account contains more than 1023 purchased Kindle books, how do you access the books beyond the 1023rd book?

This sounds like a limitation of the software, so you probably won't be able to get around it from the device. First, I recommend reporting this as a bug to Amazon. Don't expect them to fix it right ...
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how to view the download queue for a Kindle

[Note: I know this thread is old, but I found it via a web search and have an answer for people in the future who find it that way as well.] There does not appear to be a built-in app, menu item, or ...
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collection shows as empty and refuses to populate -- not syncing properly

I think I see the problem (or one problem at least). I have a massive set of collections on the kindle app for android. (Like 50 collections holding 2000 or more ebooks). But when I install the ...
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If you purchased this item from Amazon, delete the item and download it from the Cloud

Most likely you downloaded a partial file or it was corrupted somehow. Just delete it from your device and try again. (Alternatively, remove it by going to Manage Your Content and Devices. Don't ...
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If you purchased this item from Amazon, delete the item and download it from the Cloud

I had the same problem. I contacted Amazon to solve it. The problem was a software update. Apparently, my kindle did not update vis wifi, so I updated it via manually via their website.
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Can't find books I have bought

Go to Manage your content and devices and verify that these ebooks are listed. If you have uploaded content instead of purchasing them, I may have to change the dropdown from Books to Docs. Piece ...
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Typical time needed to transfer books to Kindle 10th Paperwhite via email

I have had anything that resembles a commercial book be silently rejected, while clearly non-commercial documents (personal documents, scraped web serial novels) go through successfully (in about ...
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Can I publish my book (paperback) using createSpace if I already initiated paperback and published Kindle edition in Amazon?

I don't know if Createspace works in India, but Amazon controls that company too. It's fairly easy to find a local company produce the print books somewhere to be sold on Amazon. In my opinion, I ...
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Publishing an ebook for free on Kindle Direct Publishing?

It is possible, though there are certain conditions. If you publish with KDP and sign up for Kindle Unlimited, it will allow you to make the title free for a limited time (it used to be 2 days out ...
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My Amazon book does not have links from ToC to chapters, why?

Piece of advice. When troubleshooting, I would make your output an epub file to make it easier to see what is wrong. An epub can be unzipped (you have to change the file extension --- so you can ...
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What is Premium SSL download service that required to download some ebooks

There are several such services, where you pay for downloading material over secure connections (that is what SSL indicates), that means your provider cannot listen in on what you do while you visit ...
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