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Which Kindle Paperwhite model/generation do I have?

While impossible for me to find on my own, an external link brought me to this page by Amazon with hints as to how to identify which of the many Kindle models you may have: Which Kindle E-reader do I ...
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 - Reading progress line has disappeared

Have you tried tapping on the bottom left corner of the screen while reading a book? You can switch among various options: %, Loc %, time left in chapter %, time left in book blank (ie, your current ...
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Trouble hooking up Goodreads with sideloaded ebook on Kindle Paperwhite

I have found the best way to get it 100 percent working is this: If your book is not already in AZW3 format then convert it. (Has to be AZW3 and not just AZW.) Secondly, highlight the book and edit ...
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How does Kindle know my login at first boot?

From the manual, it tells you that if you purchased the device through Amazon then they use your Amazon account information and register the product to you before they ship the device. Definitely not ...
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Trouble hooking up Goodreads with sideloaded ebook on Kindle Paperwhite

Get the Quality Check plugin for Calibre and then use it's "Fix -> Fix ASIN for Kindle Fire" feature. It expects that you have the Amazon ID in the book's metadata somewhere, which should be there if ...
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Can I suppress Wikipedia lookup on a Kindle Paperwhite?

I share your pain and although I don't have a solution (almost in 2020...) I do have a viable explanation why they keep it this way. Two factors, based on my thinking: - They don't want to show an ...
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Kindle doesn't show cover

The PDF file format does not support cover images. PDF was designed to show a faithful representation of printed pages. Reflowing text to other page sizes typically is not possible; you should use ...
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Kindle PaperWhite Page turn glitches

From the User's guide: Understanding Kindle display technology Your Kindle uses a high-resolution display technology called electronic paper. The display is reflective, which means you can ...
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sharing books on kindle is not allowed

According to this site This is due to geographical restrictions the Editor can impose into a book. BTW, this option is enabled in the Mexico site so it's not only on the US.
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Can I only transfer files to my Kindle Paperwhite using the cable that shipped with the device?

Additionally, there are some USB cables that are with charge-only feature. They have less pins, usually a lot cheaper or come with devices that are not made for a pc-device storage connection. For ...
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How to update Chinese fonts on a Kindle Paperwhite registered at US Amazon?

Well OK I somehow found the answer myself. The problem of Chinese fonts not updating is not because of my registration at US Amazon, but because of my system font not being Chinese. As soon as I ...
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Trouble hooking up Goodreads with sideloaded ebook on Kindle Paperwhite

Here is a simplified solution for you. • Add your book to Calibre • Convert it to .azw3 • Download metadata for the right version • Make sure in the "ids" box you have the id from amazon.com (as ...
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Kindle paperwhite needs repair

Ok I found a solution for my problem: My kindle 4 non touch fell down from the table, and I had the screen "your kindle needs repair" and I did as above with DO_RESTORE_FACTORY, after that it was ...
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Kindle paperwhite needs repair

I searched all over and could not find the solution until I came across a russian site http://kindle.zzweb.ru/paperwhite/repair/. Basicly it sates this: Connect the Kindle Paperwhite to a computer ...
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Collections Mangement of Kindle Paperwhite 3

An alternative, which at least gets round "kindle is slow" is to use the Kindle app, on e.g. Android phone or tablet, if you have one, to manage your collections. The Android app does support the new-...
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Can you defragment a Kindle Paperwhite?

To defragment a filesystem you need a software that does that. All you have to do to defragment the memory of your Kindle Paperwhite is to connect it to a PC/Mac and run a defragmentation utility on ...
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Kindle paperwhite needs repair

The best way is to contact the Amazon support. If your Kindle is still under warranty they will replace it free of charge. If it is not we might to try help you but you must provide us some extra info ...
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Transfer books from Adobe Digital Edition to Calibre

The simple, answer is that you export the PDFs to files on your disc and then use the add books function of Calibre to add them (or drag and drop) to get them into Calibre. Any files that have DRM ...
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Is there a difference in rendering between Paperwhite and Voyage?

Apparently the Voyage rendering system is similar to the Paperwhite, but not the same. I (currently) know of one difference between the two; there is a rendering bug in the Voyage that the Paperwhite ...
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Which distributor do authors prefer I purchase from?

I always buy from an author's website directly if he or she has one. Then there is no distributor or retailer fee paid by the publisher and author. Not many authors have this I know!
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Send periodicals via email

No, this is impossible. Since the Kindle email service converts everything to a personal document, you must USB sideload in order to retain the periodical tag.
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Annotation of non-Amazon books on Kindle Paperwhite

Update 2018: Got an epub book? Best way at the moment for most qualiity and support is renaming to .txt (or png?) and sending to kindle email adress with convert subject (doesn t even need convert ...
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Can you defragment a Kindle Paperwhite?

Do not defragment any flash devices (in contrast to classic hard drives) The original purpose of defragmentation was to reorganize data on a hard drive to shorten future paths of a read-head and ...
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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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How do I make the images larger for Paperwhite?

I can only speak generally about how images are converted in Kindle. I have not used MS Word to do it (I make my ebooks in HTML), but I have lots of insights about images in kindle and have done a lot ...
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How can I set my Kindle Paperwhite to ignore font color settings?

In the case you have bought pure ePub and later converted it to Mobi, you could delete the color attribute at all (Kindle will treat this with it’s built in color spec.). This needs unpacking of ePub, ...
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Which distributor do authors prefer I purchase from?

I'm published through all the distributors. Selling books on Amazon usually helps me the most because the visibility boost I get from being on the bestseller lists on Amazon then helps me sell even ...
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Kindle Paperwhite Repair Code 2

Yes, see the discussion on: http://www.reddit.com/r/kindle/comments/2xojx2/how_to_fix_your_paperwhite_if_it_says_your_kindle/ It is happening IMHO due to Over The Air (pushed) software updates ...
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what 's the alternative to paperwhite in my old kindle?

The light used on Kindles is amazing since the light is projected down toward the screen rather than up in your eyes. Amazon developed this technology and patented it (hopefully it will be sold to ...
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