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Kindle devices allow you to load non-Amazon files onto them; you can copy them directly to your device using a micro-USB cable, or have them sent to your device wirelessly, through Amazon's Kindle Personal Documents service. You are limited to the types of files supported on the Kindle: at present, these are .azw, .azw1, .txt, .mobi, and .prc. In addition, ...


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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 metadata. Once you are at that screen delete any other format that you have shown in the top right side leaving only AZW3. Delete the tags by hitting the recycle ...


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Yes, custom fonts are easily added to any ereader of the Kobo family. An article on MobileRead fully explain how. Fonts can be be very easily added to the Kobo family of eReaders. With the Kobo attached to your computer, create a new directory called fonts in the root directory of the device (the same location as the .kobo, .adobe-digital-editions ...


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Exactly the same problem. Fedora 24, Kobo mini connected via micro USB cable Kobo starts charging but no sign of it on computer, no "connect" option on kobo. Tried a different cable and hey presto - instant success... Sadly, I've seen this behaviour before, hence trying a different cable was my first thing to try (after checking internet and finding no ...


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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 you download the metadata using Calibre. This inserts the ASIN and allows goodreads integration to work. I tested it myself. One annoying thing is that it ...


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The Kindle Fire is not difficult to sideload to--at any rate, the 1st generation version that I have is trivially easy: just plug the Fire into the computer with a micro USB cable, it shows up as a drive, and drag .mobi files into the relevant folder on the Fire. Easy!


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I face the same issue. My guess is that Amazon must be relying on ASIN for matching Kindle books with Goodreads. We know we can sideload books (most of them illegal downloads) but from Amazon's perspective most users should be using only Kindle eBooks. Amazon can provide good integration for (legal) content with their platforms. I haven't tried adding ASIN ...


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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 shown in the picture) • If you don't have the amazon id, just go to amazon.com, search the Kindle version of your book, and copy the ASIN number, paste it into ...


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As far as I know (but I'm not a kindle user, so I can't tell you first-hand), you can side-load books from other sources (i.e. Project Gutenberg or MobileRead), privided that they are in a format recognized by the Kindle (they should be MOBI and AZW3); if you have books in other formats, you can easily convert them by using Calibre. See here: link, link


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It's difficult to answer this in a format that's useful for Stack Exchange since it usually turns into a long comment thread of "Have you tried this?" so I'll try a more generic answer. The sequence I follow when trying to debug things like these is to systematically swap out things to see what could affect it. You have already swapped the operating system ...


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Just tried this on my laptop (running Mint 18.2) and my Kobo Aura One was not detected. I tried Steve's solution of trying a different cable but it did not work for me, which I found strange since I've used these same cables to transfer data from my cell phone with no problem. However I realized I was plugging my Kobo into a powered USB port, so I tried ...


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I've been using kindle inside an android emulator on my windows 8 tablet for a while now in order to read personal documents and get the full syncing capabilities. Like you, I've seen that even though the registered emulator app shows on your device list at amazon, you can't send documents to it directly. The workaround is to send documents to one of your ...


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You must be absolutely sure that your USB cable supports the data connections. Many cheap cables do not, and can be used for charging only. Thus I mark all my USB cables which support data with "data" on them. Your other options is to go and buy a USB cable that is made specifically for data and make sure that works before looking for other problems. Don'...


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Using the Calibre program, you can clear the [pdoc] tag from the mobi file. Remove the tag from this textbox, and convert (back) to .mobi. Finish by sideloading the converted files via USB or Dropbox.


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The books you send via "send-to-kindle" should show up under the documents tab. Within the documents tab you will need to select "cloud", then you should be able to download to the device from there. Odd about the foreign language dictionaries. I had them on mine also a while back and thought maybe someone had hacked my account and was buying books ...


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The Kindle devices do not support the EPUB format. They require you to use the Amazon Format. There are converters that allow to convert to the Amazon format. So this makes side loading harder. On the Fire, as you have the chance to install Android apps, you can install an Android ebook reader app with EPUB support.


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In my experience I'm able to download .mobi files directly to various Kindle models. The web site needs to include appropriate meta-data with the HTTP response (which includes the ebook). As an example try the following web site http://www.munseys.com/ and one book I picked from the homepage http://www.munseys.com/book/35352/Red-Headed_Sinners that ...


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