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Don't Lose Your Place When Reading on a Kindle

written by: Rita A.•edited by: Elizabeth Wistrom•updated: 8/17/2011

Hate to put your story down for fear of losing your place? This article will show you how to bookmark your book no matter which Kindle you own.

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    If you are new to using a Kindle, you may wonder, " How do I bookmark a book I am reading on my Kindle?" Good news! The Kindle will automatically save your place when you stop reading your book. You can also add additional bookmarks throughout the book. The bookmarks show on the page as a small shaded square in the upper right hand corner of the page. You can add bookmarks easily, and it only takes a few minutes, with a few short steps. It is only a little different, depending upon which Kindle you own.

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    Kindle 1st Generation

    The Kindle 1st Generation does save your place automatically when you stop reading, but you can still add additional bookmarks in the book anywhere you want. The Kindle 1st Generation lets you place a bookmark at the exact place you stopped reading, so no more skimming down the page trying to figure out where you stopped. All of your bookmarks are saved in a file called My Clippings that is always available on your Kindle Home screen.

    Place the Bookmark

    When you are ready to place the bookmark on your page, simply put the cursor at the top of the page that you want to bookmark, and then click the select wheel. You can also select the Menu option shown at the bottom of the page, and then click Add Bookmark from the side menu. You will automatically see a bookmark icon at the top of the page.

    Remove a Bookmark

    If you want to remove a bookmark that you have already in place, put the cursor at the top of the page that has the bookmark, and then click the select wheel. You can also select the Menu option shown at the bottom of the page, and then click Delete Bookmark. The bookmark will be automatically removed.

    View the Bookmarks

    If you want to see what bookmarks you have set in a certain book, click Go to Bookmark from the menu. Each bookmark you have set in the book will be shown, showing you the page number and the line on the page you have bookmarked.

    You can move among the bookmarks you have set by placing the cursor by the progress bar at the bottom, and then click the select wheel. Small inverted triangles will appear on the progress bar. These indicate where the bookmarks are in the book. You can press the Next Page and Previous Page buttons to move from bookmark to bookmark.

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    Kindle 2nd Generation

    On the Kindle 2nd generation, you can put bookmarks anywhere you want. You can also place multiple bookmarks within the same book. If you want to return to a bookmark, simply select My Names & Marks from the Menu. Pages that are bookmarked will have a dog ear icon in the upper right-hand corner.

    Place the Bookmark

    Navigate to the page in the book you are reading that you want to bookmark and press the Menu button. Use the 5-way controller on your Kindle to select Add a Bookmark. The page will automatically be bookmarked.

    You can also create a bookmark by pressing Alt + B.

    Remove the Bookmark

    If you want to remove a bookmark you have placed, navigate to the page you have bookmarked, press the Menu button, and then click Delete Bookmark. The bookmark will automatically be deleted.

    View Bookmarks

    If you want to view the bookmarks that you have set on your Kindle, press the Menu button and click My Notes & Marks. A list of your current bookmarks will display. Select the bookmark you want to view from the list.

    Remove Several Bookmarks At One Time

    If you need to delete several bookmarks at one time, press the Menu button and click My Notes and Marks. Underline the bookmark you want to delete using the 5-way controller and press the Delete key. Repeat these steps to remove the other bookmarks.

    How do I bookmark a book I am reading on my Kindle? As you can see, it is simple to do.

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    Kindle 3rd Generation

    In the Kindle 3rd generation (latest) you can add a bookmark at any place, and you can also have several of them if you want. It does automatically bookmark the page you are reading.

    Place a Bookmark

    To place a bookmark in the book you are reading, navigate to the page you want to bookmark and press the Menu button. Underline Add a Bookmark using the 5-way controller, and then press the 5-way controller to select it. The bookmark will automatically be added in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

    Remove Bookmark

    If you want to remove a bookmark you have already set, navigate to the page in the book that is bookmarked and press the Menu button. Underline Delete Bookmark, and press the 5-way controller. The bookmark will be removed automatically. You can also hold down Alt + B to delete a bookmark.

    Remove Several Bookmarks At One Time

    If you need to delete several bookmarks at one time, press the Menu button, underline My Notes and Marks, and use the 5-way controller to select it. Navigate to the bookmark you want to delete and press the Delete key. Repeat these steps to remove the other bookmarks.

    View Bookmarks

    To view the bookmarks you have already set, press the Menu button, and then click View Notes & Marks. You will see a list of the bookmarks you have set in the order that they occur in the book. Each bookmark shows a location number, and the first line of the location. If you want to go to that bookmark, navigate to the bookmark and select it with the 5-way controller.

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    Still Have Questions?

    Still wondering, "How do I bookmark a book I am reading on my Kindle?" If so, be sure to visit the comments section below, and I will do my best to help you further.

References

  • Kindle Image Credit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200317150
  • http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200317150