If you read paperbacks and hardcover books, use page numbers to track progress and to discuss parts of the book. But Amazon̵
When it comes to Kindle software, the most reliable way to track your location in a book is not to use page numbers. This is because when you read on an ebook reader with customizable font sizes, page numbers become meaningless. Instead, Kindle breaks the contents of the book into small pieces and uses them to calculate how far along you are.
But don’t worry, Kindle also supports page numbers. If a Kindle book has a ‘Print Length’ section on the Amazon page, it means that you can see actual page numbers as you scroll through the book.
Once enabled, page numbers are visible in the lower left corner of the reading screen (replaces the location or reading progress).
In our experience, we have found that books transferred with caliber (sometimes converted from the ePub format) also support real page numbers.
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To get started, first navigate to the ‘Your Library’ section in the Kindle eBook reader (this works for all Kindle models).
Then tap a book to start reading.
Tap here on the top part of the screen to display the toolbar.
From here select the “Aa” button.
Go to the “More” tab and choose the option “Read progress”.
Switch to the “Page in book” option. If this option is obscured, it means that no actual page numbers are available for this book on Kindle.
Now go back to Reading view. You will now see the page number at the bottom left of the screen.
You can quickly scroll through all the reading progress options (Page in Book, Time Remaining in Chapter, Time Remaining in Book, Location in Book, and Note) by tapping the text in the lower left corner of the screen.
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