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How can I remove DRM from Kindle books?

How can I the remove the DRM from books I have purchased for my Kindle? A solution that works on Mac OS X and/or Linux would be ideal, but a Windows-only solution is also acceptable.
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How do I automatically convert academic papers (PDF) for reading on a Kindle?

I got a Kindle for Christmas and I'd like to read some academic papers on it. Almost all of those papers are in either PostScript or the PDF format and made for A4-sized paper. See the example here. ...
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Can I transfer .epub to the kindle via usb?

Hey, I'm just in love with the new Kindle 3. Is it currently possible to transfer my epub files to the device via usb? I know, it's not allways been working...
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Is it possible to upload my own PDF to kindle app for windows 8?

Unlike "kindle for windows", for Windows 8 metro version of kindle app where is no "My Kindle Content" folder where i can place my own PDF files. Is it any way i can upload my own PDF file to it? I'm ...
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How can I convert a whole XML dump from Wikia to Kindle?

I'd like to convert an XML dump of whole Deus Ex Wikia to my Kindle. How can I do that? Here's the compressed XML file if anyone wants to try their solutions before posting an answer: ...
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Converting PDF eBooks into a Kindle format

Over the past couple of years I've amassed quite a collection of guides, tutorials and ebooks in PDF format. A lot of these are quite useful for work, especially PDF documentation, and rather than ...
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Can I import existing PDF books into Kindle for PC?

I have a touchscreen laptop and Kindle for PC works great as a ebook reader with touch functionality. However I have several PDFs books which I would like to import and read using Kindle for PC. How ...
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Kindle: File transfer over WiFi?

I can connect my Kindle via USB and transfer files between my computer and my Kindle. How can I do the same using WiFi? For example, from my computer is there a way to browse what's on my kindle ...
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Syncing between “Kindle for PC” and “Kindle for iPhone”

I have a number of ebooks that I am managing using calibre - E-book management. These books are in a number of various formats (pdf, chm, epub, mobi...etc). I found a blog post that detailed using ...
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How to preview an HTML file in Kindle for PC?

I have the task of preparing an HTML file that will be used in a Kindle ebook. I would like to preview this HTML file in Kindle to see how it translates fonts and images. Is this possible using ...
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How to Synchronize Dropbox PDFs to Kindle DX? [closed]

Background I'm strongly considering the purchase of a Kindle DX for PDF reading to save my eyes from LCD strain. I currently sync a folder of PDFs on Dropbox to my iPad via an app called GoodReader. ...
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Can I Change the PC File Location for Kindle For PC?

When I install Kindle for PC, a content folder (My Kindle Content) is created in the My Documents folder. At work, My Documents maps to a home drive and I can only keep quite a small quantity of data ...
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Enabling limited texting on Kindle fire

My nephew is a voracious reader and his folks got him a kindle fire. They want to let him text (they have a wifi gateway service) but only with some people - a short list of phone numbers. Any ideas? ...
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How to open a PDF file in the Kindle app for Windows?

On Amazon.com it says you can view PDF files from within the app but when I go through the menus I can't find a way to open a PDF file that's on my computer! How do I do it?
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File specifications for HTML folder --> Kindle?

OK, so on the Kindle website there's all about how to go from .doc --> HTML --> kindle. But I write primarily in HTML, which is what Kindle uses in the first place, so it seems silly to convert to ...
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How to convert websites into Kindle documents?

I want to convert a set of websites into a Kindle document. So far I have managed to convert the web sites into epub via ECub and from there into Mobi via Calibre, but unfortunately I am losing all ...
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What's the easiest way to get text onto a Kindle?

I can send a bunch of documents as attachments and have Amazon convert these documents and send them to my Kindle. I do it all the time for .doc and .pdf files. But what if there's a long email or ...
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I can't find adb_usb.ini

I want to edit it so that it suits my Kindle Fire 6.2 firmware to be able to install apks from outside the market.... Why can't I find adb_usb.ini I have installed Android SDK
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How to get back to main screen / library view in Kindle Modern UI app for Windows 8 using PC with mouse?

I just downloaded the Kindle Modern UI app for Windows 8, from the Windows Store. I'm using Windows 8 on a regular PC with mouse, i.e. no touchscreen or touchpad capability. When I launched the ...
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Export Notes, highlights and bookmarks from non-Amazon books on a Kindle 2

I have a Kindle 2 and I have some books I did not purchase from the Amazon store. Mostly PDFs, text files and .mobi files from other eBook stores. Is there a way to export or otherwise back up my ...
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K2PDFOPT and highlights in Kindle Paperwhite

I converted a PDF file using K2PDFOPT to use it in my Kindle Paperwhite. But now I can not highlight the text in this file while reading it in my Kindle. Can you tell me why? Gustavo
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How to reset the furthest page read on kindle devices

I was navigating through a kindle book on my mac, and flipped to one of the last pages by mistake. I have an iPad, an actual Kindle, and a Mac that all want to sync to the acknowledgements section of ...
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Can I upload a local mobi file from my PC to my e-ink Kindle without uploading it to Kindle store?

I want to create an ebook in *.mobi format (for now assume that's a solved problem) and view it on a regular 6-inch e-ink Kindle (not Kindle Fire). Is it possible to do this without going through ...
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How to properly convert a PDF to Mobi with Calibre?

I know how to convert PDFs using calibre the simple way. Just pressing convert and thats's it. But how can I actually convert the PDF to a "richer" .mobi? I would like to take the images, headline ...
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Can DRM-free Kindle books still be read on the Kindle app for PC?

I bought a bunch of Kindle books which I read in the Kindle for PC app but it's too restrictive so I want to try to convert them into another format but I'm worried whether the books will no longer ...
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How to use Kindle through proxy?

I access internet in my college through proxy but my kindle paperwhite doesn't have any option to input proxy settings for a wifi network. How can I get it to work? What I did to overcome the problem ...
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Can I sync books I didn't buy from Amazon via Kindle app?

I have the Kindle app both on mac and android, I want to know if it's possible to sync the books that I have on android over to mac and vice versa as well as the last page I viewed? Some books weren't ...
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Access Kindle files sent via the special email address?

If I send a file to my kindle via the special email address, is it possible for me to copy those files off of my kindle via USB? (with or without hacking)
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Clipboard to Kindle?

Recenly I stumbled upon an article on a website and figured I'd rather copy-paste it to my Kindle instead of tiring my eyes. The problem is, I know no fast way to fix it, especially with HTML markup ...
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Is there a way to bundle PDF files into to a Kindle friendly file?

I'm downloading PDF approach plates from Navigraph, and I have a folder--per airport--with files named after their corresponding approach / departure etc. Now I'd like to take such a folder with a ...
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How to turn off amazon email messages “Your amazon kindle document is here”?

I am subscriber of e-zine and I am receiving every day one ebook to my kindle. It works ok, but for each time I get a daily ebook, I receive also email with subject "your amazon kindle document is ...
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How would I activate audio reading of non-Kindle-store bought ebooks?

I have a Kindle DX and mostly use it for listening to (text to speech capability) books I bought on the Amazon Kindle store site while I drive. I'm interested in knowing if it is possible to somehow ...
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How can I lock the Kindle Fire's app-store to require a pin number for purchases?

I'm sure this is a duplicate, but I can't find an answer on SuperUser with these words and it seems useful to at least provide a redirect. On the Amazon Kindle Fire, how can I require that a pin ...
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converting Kindle files

I've never bought anything on Amazon Kindle store and I don't have a Kindle. Is there any chance for me to buy a book there and convert it into a file format I could read on my non-kindle ebook ...
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Utility to convert web page into .mobi or .pdf (for Kindle)?

I'd like some automated method of converting the following URL into a format I can read on my Kindle (i.e. .mobi or PDF). http://blogs.msdn.com/b/meek/ The output would have to have the first level ...
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Kindle (client) for Mac – is there text search or highlighting/notes?

Just so we're clear, I am talking about the client/software version here, i.e. the one that you install on your Mac or PC, not the device. The Kindle client was recently released for the Mac. I ...
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File security of books/papers on a eReader [closed]

In context with IT security it is suggested to encrypt data on portable devices like USB-sticks, so if they get lost the confidential data does remain secret. But what if they confidential material is ...
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How can I get my highlights out of Kindle? (the software, not the device)

As I read Kindle books on my laptop I keep highlighting sections that I want to remember. How can I export all the text that I highlighted so I can study it later on without having to flip through ...
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Matlab user guides in Kindle format

I want to read the Matlab user guides and getting started guides in Kindle format, but I can not find them in Amazon. Someone could show me how to convert a special section in the Help file into the ...
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Cannot connect Kindle Fire HD to Windows 7 x64 machine

I have a Kindle Fire HD which I am trying to connect to a Windows 7 x64 machine via USB. Whenever I connect the device I get this... I can't find any drivers for the Kindle, so I'm not sure what I ...
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Converting pdf ebooks that has java code to kindle format

I tried kindle's username@free.kindle.com, calibre, mobipocket creator and none of them work with the book that has java/html css code in it. Am I the only one who is facing this situation or are ...
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Transfer Kindle books to Toshiba Thrive

I have the basic model Kindle and I have many books on it that I would like to transfer to my Toshiba Thrive. The catch is that I do not have WIFI or internet access where I am located. Is there a ...
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How to change a cover icon for a PDF in Amazon Kindle Paperwhite [closed]

I'm an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G user. I have in my collection both, ebooks from Amazon Store, and lectures/books in PDF format from 3rd parties. When my Kindle is in "Cover view", there are many ...
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Enable others to mail web pages to my kindle/pocket

There is facility in both kindle and pocket which allows us to send Web page links to these services which in turn convert it to text view enabling us to read it later. However, is there a way someone ...
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Change installation directory for Kindle on PC?

My C: drive is a solid state drive intended only for my OS. I downloaded the Kindle app installer to my D: drive, and when I open the installer, it just installs it straight to my C: drive, without ...
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Is it possible to view the notes and marks from Kindle for Android .embp - on the PC?

I created a mobi file, and uploaded to my android phone via usb connection, read it in the "Kindle for Android" app and made some notes and highlights. Kindle App seemingly stored them in the .embp ...
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Can I add my own books to Kindle for PC and have them sync with my Andoid phone? [duplicate]

I don't own a Kindle, but I still use the app for reading on both my PC and Android phone (Samsung Galaxy Note). Now I searched around and read that if I convert any book to mobi with calibre I should ...
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I need a practical Read-Index( by Keyword and URL) - Delete process, and can't find one [closed]

I read a lot on all sorts of topics. I use Kindle on IPad. But I want to easily index them, which I do - awkwardly because I have to leave Kindle - using Delicious. Then I want to delete them. But ...
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How can Amazon Kindle Reader be accessed offline from Firefox?

After the books have been pinned and downloaded, disconnecting the internet and then going to https://read.amazon.com gives the same error as when trying to access any other web page, with no internet ...
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How do I transfer books and news articles to my Kindle device from my computer?

I want to transfer books and news articles from my computer to my Kindle. I did some research and found that I can use a program called Calibre. However, I noticed that Calibre emails the content ...