Amazon Finally Adds Real Page Numbers to the Kindle

By Lowell Heddings on February 7th, 2011

One of the very few complaints anybody has about Amazon’s Kindle is the lack of real page numbers—and the latest version of their software finally supports them.

Everybody that has a recent Kindle will automatically receive the update soon, but you can manually download and apply if you really want to.

Our customers have told us they want real page numbers that match the page numbers in print books so they can easily reference and cite passages, and read alongside others in a book club or class. Rather than add page numbers that don’t correspond to print books, which is how page numbers have been added to e-books in the past, we’re adding real page numbers that correspond directly to a book’s print edition.

There’s a few other new features that have been added like Public Notes, and improved layouts for newspapers and magazines, but this is probably the most surprising feature, since people have been complaining about it for a long time.

Kindle Software Update Version 3.1 [Amazon]

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/7/11
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