I love reading on my Paperwhite. But… here’s the thing.

Every now and then I find that when I try to get a book to download onto my Kindle it just decides to not download. 

In fact it actually happened a few days ago as I was trying to get Dune (the sci-fi novel) onto my Kindle. I tried everything from trying to retry tapping the Download button to even contacting Amazon’s Support and asking them for advice.

After some persistence and time wasted, I kinda managed to do it. So in this guide (to save you the time) I’ll show six quick ways on how you can fix a Kindle eBook that’s not downloading.

Let’s dive right in.



How to Fix A Kindle Ebook That’s Not Downloading: 6 Ways


1.  Shut Down and Restart Your Kindle.

I’m pretty sure you know how to power on and off your Kindle. Anyways, this fixes most problems. 

If you find this was pretty much useless then keep reading as there’s five other ways down below that you can try.


2.  Disconnect and Reconnect back Your Wireless Connection

Once you’ve disconnected and reconnected back your Wireless Connection to your Kindle, now all you have to do is just check if your wireless connection does indeed work. 


3.  Delete and Redownload Your App or Book

If you find that your app or your book that you’ve just downloaded gets stuck downloading halfway through then here’s what you do:

Step 1:  Select your app and Delete it from your Kindle app or your device.

Step 2:  Done? Alright. Now try downloading it back from the cloud section.

If you are unsure about anything or if you find that it still doesn’t work for you then comment down below



4.  Manage Your Content and Devices setting.

Here’s what you do:

Step 1:  Head to Manage Your Content and Devices page over at Amazon.

Step 2:  Now find the book or app that you find it won’t download and then select Actions.

Step 3:  Next choose to Deliver that to a specific device of yours. You can also choose to download and transfer it to your device from your computer using a USB cable.

Done! It should work and has worked for some or if not most of our readers. If not, make sure to comment down below. 🙂



5.  Check Your Digital Orders.

If the book or the app that you were trying to download doesn’t appear in Your Content and Devices, then here’s what you do:

Step 1:  Check and make sure that the book or the app that you were trying to download was indeed completed by heading over to Amazon.

Step 2:  Once you’re in Amazon, check Your Orders and then Digital Orders.



6.  Contact Amazon or Comment Below

If you tried all of the above and you still find that none of which does the trick, then you can always get a hold of Amazon, or even comment down below. 🙂


Illustration By Ryan Chapman


Share this guide with your Kindle buddies and help save their Kindles too. 🙂



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