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Subject: Page numbers on Kindle?
Date Posted: 4/6/2011 8:48 PM ET
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Is there any way to find the page numbers on the Kindle? I have the second gen. one, if that makes a difference. My son has to tally up the number of pages he reads each night for school. I told him to just make a mark on a paper every time he turned the page for now, but was wondering if there is a better way to do it.

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 12:11 AM ET
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Dont know about Kindle 2  But with K3 you click on menu & the page number pops up!

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 2:02 AM ET
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Ahhh I have k3 and didnt know on pages....I do not think K2 has that

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 1:33 PM ET
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Page numbers is a new feature on the newest Kindle, and it only works on books from amazon.

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 4:23 PM ET
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Denise--What you could do is look up the physical book on Amazon.  It should show the number of pages the physical book has--then you could just multply the percentage read from the Kindle by the total # of pages to get an approximation of the actual physical pages.

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 5:52 PM ET
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Thanks Laura. I'll try that. I think the pages are shorter on a Kindle. Unless he read 155 pages last night. lol  It's actually quite silly to me, as he's supposed to read 300 pages every 6 weeks and he usually does that in about a week. But, he stresses about doing it "right." This time I realized it's the book they are reading for a class (and counts for the reading log), so I told him to write down the chapter where he stopped in pencil and look up the page 3s at school today. I'm thinking maybe 2 Kindle pages = 1 regular book page from looking at it.

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 6:07 PM ET
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Dont know about Kindle 2  But with K3 you click on menu & the page number pops up! 

ooooh...i did not know this...im gonna go play with that feature right now....

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 6:59 PM ET
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Thanks Laura. I'll try that. I think the pages are shorter on a Kindle. Unless he read 155 pages last night.

I know on my Sony Reader at medium font, it usually takes between 2 and 3 page turns to equal a page in a physical book.  Of course that always depends on the book and font size both on the reader and in the physical book.

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 10:19 PM ET
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Depending on his magnifycation a page may Not be a page in the actual book!  My page is actually 1/3   3 page turns = 1 full book page......  Hope I making sence LOL

Date Posted: 4/8/2011 2:47 AM ET
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I have my Kindle set on the smallest font, so I've found my pages are about 2/3 to one page.  So it all depends on how big you have the font set. 

I do the multiply percentage thing myself, since I like to keep up with my reading on Goodreads.