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Amazon API Publish ebook automatically [closed]

I'm looking for information and documentation about Amazon API MWS, but in particular if it's possible to upload and publish ebooks for Kindle using only the API. As I would like to integrate the ...

How to write a sharing extension for Kindle Paperwhite?

I want write a custom sharing plugin for my Kindle Paperwhite. Currently I can share text to twitter but I want to share to pump.io enabled websites. Which SDK, language should I use and how can I ...

Several Android versions on same device (Kindle HD) possible?

I have an old Kindle Fire HD device (running FireOS), which I do not use anymore. Now I would like to test it for my mobile app development in regards to Android. I read about being able to run ...

Sort list with Kindle tags alphabetically. What are those tags called?

I am trying to sort a list alphabetically. Can someone please help me figure out what the mbp:frameset and idx:entry tags are called? They don't seem to respond to getElementByTagName. Here's the ...

How to parse text from a plain text file and use the result to highlight a PDF file

Back in 2010, some guy claimed to be capable of doing this: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103847 "The Kindle stores its annotations in a Mobipocket (".mobi") file for each ...

css ebook image float

I'm developing an ebook for kindle epub reader, with flowing layout and several illustrations. The exact placement of the illustrations relative to the text is not critical. As you know, unlike ...

kindle as a server monitoring screen

I saw someone using a kindle to display server load/stats. It's all text such as page response time and # of current active users. How should I go about creating a such display on kindle?

Prevent scaling on Kindle Paperwhite browser

I am trying to develop an app that works on the Kindle Paperwhite "experimental" browser. I would like to prevent the browser from scaling because I have designed my app to fit the screen perfectly. ...

WebKit and amazon kindle

Im, obviously, not as advanced of a programmer as I thought I was because I find myself confused about this. Regarding the usage of WebKit, why does a product, such as amazon kindle for windows 7, use ...

Simulate Amazon Kindle in a virtual machine

I would like to simulate an Amazon kindle in a VM. Is there a way to simulate a Kindle on my computer, so I can see how my created books would look on a Kindle?

Differences between AZW and MOBI format for Kindle

I am new to Kindle development and I wonder if there are code level differences between Amazon's AZW format and Mobipocket MOBI format. As far as I understand, AZW is simply DRM added version of ...

Is Android keystore file enough for amazon Amazon Apps & Games Developer Portal

Hi I am new to Amazon Kindle. I already uploaded an apk file to Google Play store. Can I use same keystore file to export apk and publishing app in AmazonAmazon Apps & Games Developer Portal ...

Running applications on a Kindle

I would really like to create one of these Kindle based weather stations: In this implementation, an external server uploads pictures to the Kindle, which are displayed by the screen saver. In this ...

How do content publishers maintain a similar UX on different devices?

How do developers able to handle publishing their stuff on devices with different screen sizes (and even different dimension ratios)? For instance I own an old 10" and a newer 6" kindle. For some ...

javascript code replaces spanish accents with?

I am trying to use the javascript on this page http://learnoutlive.com/german-english-dictionary-kindle-cloud-reader/ which is amazing if it works and opens up my reading foreign books with kindle and ...

Unable to log in to Amazon using Python

I'm using Python 3 to write a script to log in to Amazon to grab my Kindle highlights. It is based on this article: https://blog.jverkamp.com/2015/07/02/scraping-kindle-highlights/ I am unable to ...

Extracting information from a Google Calendar using Python

Summary: I'd like to use a Python script to automatically download events from a Google Calendar. Detail: I am making a Kindle based Heads-up display. The Kindle runs a python script every hour, ...

What is the main interest of landmarks nav in epub

I implementing (for personal test) an epub reader. I don't see the value of "landmarks" nav. Any hint?

Extracting text from damaged HTML?

DRM is a plague even in the books industry. Last week I discovered many of my Kindle annotations were missing because a publisher sought fit to limit annotations to 10% of the book. I've ...

Can't get ADB set up for Kindle Fire 2 (Otter2) - does not show as Android Composite ADB Interface

Yes, I tried all the things from this one: Cannot install ADB for Kindle Fire HD I have the 2012 Kindle Fire 7" (NOT HD, 2ND GEN - Otter2) Trying to root, eventually install Cyanogen. I have: --...

attachments from Mailgun to kindle

I tried to send a self generated mobi file to kindle through mailgun. I tried lots of times, below are the logs for the message status "delivery-status": { "tls": false, "mx-host": "", "...

Live App Testing in Amazon kindle

I have released an app from Amazon successfully and mails are sent to Testers. In my device I have installed by pressing sync(from settings) and cloud (from apps). After that, I have removed it from ...

Readable pdf book on my Kindle 4

I am unable to read some PDF documents on my Kindle 4, they are not too complex (I usually read more complex ones as paper with a lot of colora and images). Someone could you tell me the reason?

Deploy KindleEar through GAE ERROR appcfg.py:2449

Here is the code and tutorials: https://github.com/cdhigh/kindleear I tried a lot of times but it failed with following error message. No matter how you use cmd mode or GAE launcher, it was always the ...

Kindle - Get Quiet Time Setting

I need to get the quiet time setting so my app will not play any sounds when the user has Quiet Time turned on in their Kindle. Does anyone know how to do this? I was hoping it would be simple as ...

How can I link to a specific bookmark or chapter in a kindle eBook from an android app?

I have an Android app that I want to integrate with the Kindle Android app. For example, I'd like to be able to link to a specific bookmark from a webview, so that when the user clicks the link, the ...

link is not working at kindle app for iphone 6s?

Hyperlinks are malfunctioning. For instance, if “Appendix F” is hyperlinked to go to exactly that place, the entirety of “Appendix F” in the text is blue and underlined, however, only clicking on the “...

MissingResourceException in Amazon Kindle due to Context.TELEPHONY_SERVICE

I'm getting a java.util.MissingResourceException due to the below code in Amazon Kindle Fire, which otherwise works perfectly fine ->TelephonyManager tm = (TelephonyManager) cntx.getSystemService(...

Can I use google analytics in an app released for the kindle fire store?

I currently have an app on the play store using google analytics. I would like to modify and release that app for the kindle app store and still be able to use GA. I understand that this depends on ...

kindle paperwhite 2 check email over 3g [closed]

I am still unable to get an answer to this question: Can I check email and do other web-browsing activities with the kindle paperwhite 2 (of course with poor quality viewing experience) over 3g? I ...

Text Encoding for Kindle with Python

Basicly, I'm crawling text from a webpage with python using Beautifulsoup, then save it as an HTML and send it to my Kindle as a mail attachement. The problem is; Kindle supports Latin1(ISO-8859-1) ...

Restrict app to be installed on android tablets and kindle devices only

Until now I was restricting my app to only run on tablets by having something like this in the manifest file: <supports-screens android:largeScreens="true" android:normalScreens="false" ...

Is there a way to access the my clippings kindle from amazon website?

Context; I use kindle to read pdf files which i then hight passages from and add notes as part of research work flow. On the amazon website i can see the highlights for books i've purchased but not ...

Unity Unibill Plugin issue with Amazon testing, AMAZONAPPSTORE_GETITEMDATAREQUEST_NO_PRODUCTS_RETURNED

I got Unibill set up for my Unity project and everything is fine with Android payments. Now trying to get it running for Amazon and it is not working. I tried it with "Amazon Sandbox" turned on and ...

Google Advertising ID equivalent for Amazon devices

Wondering whats equivalent for Google Advertising Id for Amazon kindle/phone devices ? I researched around, and it seems only "Secure.ANDROID_ID" seems to be nearest solution. Any inputs will be ...

How to convert a DOC that contains two columns in its each page to MOBI

I have a DOC document that contains two columns. Actually, it is a side by side translated text. I want to convert it to MOBI retaining its columns, views. Is it possible?

Silk bowser of kindle has a download bug?

Suppose that I want to write a webpage with laravel5 (a PHP framework) to download a mobi/awz3 file from kindle's webbowser directly. The code looks like (please refer to the link given above for the ...

How can I programatically Kindlize an .HTML or .DOCX or .PDF file (make it Kindle-ready)?

Empirical observation has brought me to the conclusion that when I upload book files to CreateSpace (print books), they are best rendered from .pdf files. Kindle (eBook) format, OTOH, turn out better ...

Is the Amazon Send to Kindle Button still supported?

I am trying to implement this Send to Kindle button for my website. https://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle/developers/button When you click it, it loads the article just fine, but when you click ...

How to link to amazon web store from browser in a kindle?

I want to redirect the user to kindle web store directly from my website. Is there a way to do it? I already tried using "amzn://apps/android?asin=B004FRX0MY" but I guess this works only to redirect ...

Android Amazon Kindle: URL Scheme won't open app

We are integrating App Links into our games and so far on Google Android everything works nicely. This is how we do the intent filter: <!-- App Links --> <activity android:launchMode="...

How to align table data for Kindle (KF8)

I'm doing my first steps with the kindle format KF8. The Publishing Guidelines state that the format supports CSS3: The earlier Kindle platform offered very basic support for Cascading Style ...

Extract info from mobi

I am creating simple app for ebooks handling. Extracting info from epub files is piece of cake, there are plenty of packages for getting info about author of book, title, cover, description etc. But ...

Maps Navigation Intent for Amazon Kindle Devices

I tried finding this via google search and searching through stackoverflow. I would think this would be a simple thing if it exists... Is there a way to create an Intent on Amazon devices to start ...

How to generate .mobi file for Kindle that supports Kindle Reading Speed feature

I am generating a multi-chapter eBook for Kindle Fire by first generating a well-formed xhtml-based EPUB 3.0 format file and then converting the .epub file to .mobi w/ Kindle Previewer and/or ...

Programmatically Resume a child activity

Long story short, I am developing a multi-activity app for the Amazon Kindle. Kindle has a somewhat exotic launcher that does not support (correctly) more than one LAUNCHER activity in the manifest, ...

Amazon Kindle Fire Music playlist

I'm trying to get my app to play a playlist created on the device. On non amazon devices i used String[] proj ={"_id", "playlist_name" }; Uri gMusicUri = Uri.parse("content://com.google.android....

Running shell scripts on Jailbroken Kindle

I'm trying to do something similar to Matthew Petroff's weather display on a Kindle 4. I have managed to jailbreak the kindle and ssh into it. Now, however, I'm wondering what the best way to run the ...

Leaflet Marker Pop-Up Not Working on Kindle

I use Leaflet in a WebView for offline maps in several apps. It works fine on all my devices. Except on a Kindle Fire HD 6 (4th generation) the marker pop-up rarely display. I keep clicking on the ...

how to detect kindle user agent

I have an asp code that check if it's a mobile device / ipad / tablet / any touch I'm afraid that it's not enough because I checked with Chrome emulator and it didn't recognize kindle there is the ...
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