Page Numbers!

This is clearly the result of my earlier blog post.

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. We’ve already added real page numbers to tens of thousands of Kindle books, including the top 100 bestselling books in the Kindle Store that have matching print editions and thousands more of the most popular books. Page numbers will also be available on our free “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” Kindle apps in the coming months.


  1. #1 Rieux
    February 9, 2011

    So, what’s the over-under on the number of years that will elapse before some young academic learning about citation form needs to have it explained to him/her what a “page” was?

  2. #2 Tom
    February 9, 2011

    I noticed this yesterday, and excitedly downloaded the early release of the latest 3.1 version of the Kindle software. Two things: not all Kindle books have page numbers (at least 50% of my existing Kindle library did not have page numbers) and you need to press the Menu button to see the page numbers on the books that do have them. The latter is not a big deal, and I suspect that the former will not last too long.

    I’m absolutely sure that we now have page numbers on our Kindles because of your post, and I thank you for it!!

    Page Numbers on the Kindle! Woohoo!

  3. #3 RBH
    February 11, 2011

    Alas, my Nook was not affected by your post, Jason.

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