Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle is a series of e-readers designed and marketed by Amazon. Amazon Kindle devices enable users to browse, buy, download, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media via wireless networking to the Kindle Store.


Offline Device Updates

Fortunately updating Kindle works anywhere:

  1. Download your update from here
    • Depending on your model, you’ll end up with a file like update_kindle_voyage_5.13.6.bin
  2. Plugin the Kindle to USB. You should get a prompt whether to open the device.
  3. Copy the update_kindle_voyage_5.13.6.bin to the Kindle
  4. Eject the Kindle

Now simply execute the software update:

  1. On your Kindle home screen, tap the Menu icon, and then tap Settings.
  2. Tap the Menu icon again, and then tap Update Your Kindle.

eBook Management

PantherX comes with a great e-book library manager called calibre.


guix package -i calibre

Set-up is easy:

  1. Select a location at which to store your eBooks
  2. Select your eBook reader manufacturer and model (Amazon, …)
  3. Optionally: Add your Kindle email to automatically send books

Once you’re done, close the setup. You should be on the main Calibre interface.

  1. Plugin your Kindle (You might get a removable storage prompt, ignore that)
  2. In Calibre, look for the “Device” icon and click on it

You should now be looking at a list of all eBooks on your Kindle.

To learn more about working with calibre, checkout the calibre User Manual.

See also

PantherX & (unofficial) GNU Guix Wiki.

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