I have a Kindle (7th Gen). I have about 100 books on it, and suddenly it shows only one book. When I plug it into my computer, I can see all the books I have, but when I unplug it, it shows only one. I have tried adding the books again, but they still don't show up. This happened just the other day, when I added one book to read. This is the only book that shows up now. What can I do to find all the other books?
Hello! I have a similar problem - when I finish a book, it doesn't show up in my library and I have to restart the device(Kindle Paperwhite from 2014, I think 6-th or 7-th gen). When I restart the device I have to open the finished book to find out what my progress is and update, instead of showing it on library menu. This started to happened after the last update. Also after it my battery life is shorter...So battery life is not so a problem for me, but dispersing books and the need of restart is a huge problem.
Yea I know this, but it's not showing them and even when I try to search the books that disappear (the same finished shortly before) they are not showing. That happens now for a 3-rd time and it's frustrating.
If it is the same problem I had, it did not matter if I chose All or Downloaded, the books simply did not appear when I sorted by Title. I had screen after screen after screen of nothingness. The books did show up when sorted by Author or Recent. I also could not search for books by title because they were simply invisible. For me, downloading the newest software (5.11.2) fixed it (at least for now).
I had 8 pages of books on my Kindle. I plugged it into my computer so that I could drag and drop a book to it -- something I do frequently. When I unplugged the Kindle from my computer, and it refreshed, it showed all of 1 book -- the book I had just put on it. I usually have it set to show only the books downloaded. I have never touched the Filter, nothing is checked. Sort is sully alphabetic by title, though occasionally I change it to author. It just depends on what I'm looking for. Of course, with one book on the device, there's not much to sort. I tried searching for a title and an author, but all it does it go to my online library to find the book -- even though the book is still on the Kindle. I tried restarting the Kindle, but that didn't bring them back. I have never synced the Kindle, since I only download 3 to 5 books at a time. I don't want the entire library on the device, especially after I've read the books. I do keep a few books on there all the time, and other documents I've formatted for Kindle myself. I just find it extremely odd that the books are still on the device, but can't be seen or accessed.
Thank you for your suggestion, CBRetriever, but as I said above, I have never synced my Kindle. I only download 3-5 books at a time. Once they are read, I delete them from the device. Your suggestion does not explain where all the books went, and why they could not be seen. I ended up resetting the Kindle and starting fresh. I put all the documents back on it that I had on it before. And they all show up each time I turn it on. If it happens again, I will call Customer Support and talk to them.
a sync is only needed if you have books purchased from Amazon so you can see them in the Archives/Cloud/All tab. If you only have books from other sources and have sideloaded them, syncing isn't necessary. I store all my personal Docs on my Amazon account so people on my account can easily and quickly download them from the account to any device registered to my account (11 Kindles/Fires). That way notes and highlights are synced to the cloud and will be available the next time you open the book.
and it's likely that Customer Service would simply tell you to do exactly what you did. That seems to be their default option (either reboot or reset to factory defaults). They're not likely to know what is causing the problem. It could be a book, it could be that you accidentally deleted something you shouldn't via usb or it could be a corrupted file. If it was a book purchased by Amazon they could check the book and see if it has a problem
Just to clarify, sync'ing does not download all of your books. It just downloads books you've sent to the Kindle from the Amazon website, saves things like your annotations and last page read markers, and updates the All list. The Kindle sync's itself automatically when connected to a wireless network, or you can manually sync from the menu.