So far, if you wanted to access on the web the highlights and notes you made while reading an ebook on a Kindle, Fire, or in a Kindle app, you opened a dedicated Amazon service at kindle.amazon.com.
If you’ve ever used the service, you know it was not just a list of all your highlights and notes. It was designed to be a book discovery tool, based on what other users were highlighting (Popular Highlights, remember?).
Obviously, the book discovery component made the service complicated, while all you wanted was to copy the passage of a text.
These days are over. Good E-reader reports Amazon is sending out an email to customers, informing that Kindle highlights have the new homepage.
It’s probably the same information you’ll see when you access your Kindle notes and highlights at the old web address:
New and Improved Home for Kindle Notes and Highlights
Hello there! We have good news. Customers have been asking for more ways to access Kindle notes and highlights, and we now have a new and improved experience at read.amazon.com/kp/notebook. It’s designed for easy reading on your phone and tablet, so you can access your notes and highlights wherever you are.
As you see, the entire change was made to let you easily access your Kindle highlights and notes on the phone or tablet, using the mobile browser, for instance, Safari on the iPad or Chrome on the Android smartphone.
When you enter the new homepage, you’ll see the list of all books you’ve made highlights and notes. After tapping a single title, you will see all your notes and highlights from this publication, together with the highlight colors attached to each marked passage of text.
The list of options is limited to “Add note” and “Delete highlight” but I hope new features will come soon, for instance, the option to export all highlights from a single publication.
The switch from the old to new Kindle highlights system also means that the book discovery part of the service will be gone.
Maybe Amazon is thinking about finding another place for it. Maybe its end is definitive.
I think it’s the second route. When it comes to the book discovery, Amazon has now a more convincing and useful tool than exploring Kindle highlights of the others. It’s Amazon Charts – weekly Kindle bestsellers lists based not only on sales, but also reading stats.
You will be able to access the old system until July 3, 2017. After this date, the old system won’t be available. Most probably, when you enter it, you will be redirected to the new homepage of Kindle notes and highlights.
Your old highlights are available until July 3, 2017, at:
Your new highlights are available at:
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