How to Report Typos in Your Kindle Books

Lots of Kindle eBooks aren’t perfect. Maybe they’re self-published and the author never hired a proofreader, or maybe the eBook was made from an optical character recognition (OCR) scan of the print copy. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of ways typos and other small errors can creep into an eBook.

The nice thing is, when you find one on your Kindle, there’s a way to tell the publisher so they can fix it.

When you find an error in a Kindle eBook, highlight the offending word or sentence. I couldn’t find a typo, so I’m using the word “impeccably” as an example in the screenshots below.

On any Kindle with a touch screen, just tap and hold on a word to select it or tap and drag along a sentence to select a group of words.

From the menu that pops up, tap More.

Then Report Content Error.

Finally, select the error type and fill in any additional info you want. When you’re ready, tap Submit.

The next time your Kindle is connected to the internet, your error report will be uploaded and sent to Amazon so it can be passed along to the publisher.

Harry Guinness writes occasionally when he’s not busy skiing, sailing, partying, lifting weights, or otherwise dodging responsibility. His main areas of interest are himself, gin, and crazy people with interesting stories to tell. When people won’t pay him to write ill-thought-out opinion pieces, he covers photography, technology, and culture. You can follow him on Twitter.