How to download KINDLE notes and highlights to PDF or Print (2019)

Download Kindle Notes Article Summary

In this article I’ll show you how find your Kindle Notes, Highlights and Bookmarks and then how to download Kindle notes and highlights for each book in your Kindle book library to your computer. It’s quick. It’s easy. It works. After you download your Kindle notes and highlights, then you can print them or save them as PDF.


Download Kindle Notes

IMPORTANT: Save This Link!

By far the easiest way to export, download, and print your Kindle notes is by using a direct link to YOUR personal notes and highlights.

You can use this link to access your notes via your desktop or mobile device WITHOUT having to connect your Kindle.

Here is how to get YOUR link to download Kindle Notes (be sure you are signed in to Amazon)…

https://read.amazon.com/notebook

How to Download & Print Kindle Notes – The Video

So now that you have the link to download Kindle Notes, what do you do with it?

The easiest way for me to show you how to download and print your Kindle notes and highlights is actually with a video so check out this helpful video from our YouTube Channel…

If you watched the video you should now know how to easily export, download or print your Kindle notes. But if you want to know more about Kindle Notes and Highlights, keep reading…

What are Kindle Notes and Highlights?

If you need a basic refresher on Kindle Notes and Highlights these tips can help you.

First off, did you know Amazon has a great resource page to learn more on this topic?

Did you also know? You can add or remove bookmarks, highlights, and notes at any location in a Kindle book or personal document. Here’s how…

How to Manage Kindle Bookmarks

1. How to add a Kindle Bookmark:
Tap the top-right corner of the screen to show the Bookmark icon, and then tap + in the dialog box that appears. The Bookmark icon turns black when the page has been bookmarked.

2. How to view your Kindle bookmarks:
Tap the top-right corner of the screen to show the Bookmark icon. Tap a bookmark from the list to see a preview of that location in the book. You can tap the preview window to go to that location in the book.
Remove a bookmark: Tap the top-right corner of the screen to show the Bookmark icon, select the desired bookmark, and then tap x to remove the bookmark.

How to manage Kindle Highlights

Kindle Note

1. How to add a Kindle highlight:
Press and drag to highlight the desired text, and then tap Highlight. To highlight multiple pages, press and drag the desired text to the bottom-right corner of the screen and the page will turn. The highlight will automatically continue to the first period on the next page.

Pro Tip: You can drag the handles at the start or end of the highlighted text to edit your selection before you tap Highlight. Handles only appear when you have selected two or more words for most device languages.

2. How to remove a Kindle highlight:
Press and hold a word in the highlighted area, tap More, and then tap Delete.

3. How to view your Kindle highlights:
Tap the top of the screen to show the reading toolbar, tap Go To, and then tap the Notes tab.
Tap the Yours tab to view notes and highlights that you created. Tap a note or highlight to go to that location in the book.

How to Manage Kindle Notes

You can add, view, edit or remove notes at any location in a Kindle book or personal document.

1. How to add a Kindle Note:
Press and hold a word or press and drag to highlight the desired text. If you selected a word, tap More, tap Add Note, and then type your desired text. If you selected a phrase, tap Add Note, and then type your desired text. Tap Save to create your note.

2. How to edit a Kindle Note:
Tap the number where the note appears, and then tap Edit Note.
Make your desired changes, and then tap Save.

3. How to remove a Kindle Note:
Tap the number where the note appears, and then tap More.
Tap Delete Note.

4. How to view Kindle Notes:
Tap the top of the screen to show the reading toolbar, tap the Menu icon, and then tap Notes. Tap Yours to view the notes and highlights that you created. You can type a note or highlight to go to that location in the book.

How to see Popular Highlights from Other People

Did you know? Amazon displays Popular Highlights and Public Notes by combining highlights and notes of all Kindle customers and identifying passages with the most highlights and notes.

1. How to turn on Popular Highlights or Public Notes:
Tap the Menu menu icon and then tap Settings.
Tap Reading Options and then tap Notes & About This Book.
Next to Popular Highlights or Public Notes, tap Off. The switch will moves to the On position.
When reading, highlights people have frequently selected will appear.

2. How to view a list of Popular Highlights or Public notes:
While reading, tap the top of your screen to show the reading toolbar.
Tap Go To, and then tap the Notes tab.
Tap the Popular tab to view Popular Highlights or tap the Public tab to view Public Notes.


How to find YOUR Kindle Notes and Highlights

Remember, use this link to find YOUR personal Kindle Notes and Highlights:

https://read.amazon.com/notebook 

My Favorite Kindle and Accessories

In order to download Kindle Notes you first have to actually have a Kindle! 🙂

I have multiple Kindles, my favorites are the Kindle Paperwhite and the basic Kindle. I’m also including some recommended covers and power adapters. Here are the current links and prices for all of them…

Bestseller No. 1
Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof with 2x the Storage – Ad-Supported
  • Now available in Black, Twilight Blue, Plum, or Sage
  • The thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet—with a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight.
  • Now waterproof, so you’re free to read and relax at the beach, by the pool, or in the bath.
  • Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. Or choose 32 GB to hold more magazines, comics, and audiobooks.
  • Now with Audible. Pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your story.
Bestseller No. 2
Kindle - Now with a Built-in Front Light - Black - Ad-Supported
  • Purpose-built for reading with a 167 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper, even in direct sunlight.
  • Adjustable brightness lets you read comfortably—indoors and outdoors, day and night.
  • Unlike a tablet, a single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
  • 8GB of Storage means thousands of titles on hand all in a compact size.
  • Read distraction-free. Highlight passages, look up definitions, translate words, and adjust text size—without ever leaving the page.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Kindle E-reader (Previous Generation - 8th) - Black, 6" Display, Wi-Fi, Built-In Audible - Includes Special Offers
  • All-new design is thinner and lighter, and now available in your choice of black or white.
  • With built-in Audible, access the world’s largest library of audiobooks. Easily switch between reading and listening on Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones.
  • Easy on your eyes—touchscreen display reads like real paper.
  • No screen glare, even in bright sunlight, unlike tablets.
  • Keep reading—a single charge lasts weeks, not hours.

Bestseller No. 1
Kindle Paperwhite Water-Safe Fabric Cover (10th Generation-2018), Charcoal Black
  • Designed to perfectly fit your all-new Kindle Paperwhite (10th Generation only—will not fit prior generation Kindle devices).
  • Water-safe fabric cover complements your Kindle Paperwhite, so you can read in more places.
  • Opens and closes just like a book to wake your Kindle or put it to sleep.
  • Thin and lightweight design allows for hours of comfortable reading.
  • Magnetic attachment ensures cover is securely closed.
Bestseller No. 2
Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover (10th Generation-2018)
  • Designed to perfectly fit your Kindle Paperwhite (10th Generation only—will not fit prior generation Kindle devices).
  • Our thinnest and lightest leather cover ever created for Kindle Paperwhite allows for hours of comfortable reading.
  • Textured natural leather cover with microfiber interior protects your display from scratches.
  • Opens and closes just like a book to wake your Kindle or put it to sleep.
  • Magnetic attachment ensures cover is securely closed.
Bestseller No. 3
Fintie Stand Case for Kindle Paperwhite (Fits All-New 10th Generation 2018 / All Paperwhite Generations) - Premium PU Leather Protective Sleeve Cover with Card Slot and Hand Strap, Emerald Illusions
  • Designed exclusively for Kindle Paperwhite (Fits All-New 10th Generation 2018 / All Paperwhite Generations).
  • Premium synthetic leather with soft non-scratch microfiber interior. Prevent from finger prints, dirt, and scratches.
  • Foldable stand design could set your hands free during your reading. Build-in card slot is convenient to store your cards and cashes.
  • Hand strap allows to read with one hand easier and more comfortable.
  • Wake or put your device to sleep by opening or closing the cover. Magnetic clasp ensures cover securely closed, secures your device without straps covering the front. (Official Micklyn Le Feuvre product.)
Bestseller No. 1
Amazon 5W USB Official OEM Charger and Power Adapter for Fire Tablets and Kindle eReaders - Black
  • Official Amazon 5W, 1A power adapter compatible with most devices with a micro-USB port, although charging times may vary (requires micro-USB cable, not included with charger)
  • Also approved to work with all Kindle Fire tablets, Fire tablets, Fire phone and Fire Keyboard
  • Designed for use with the micro-USB cable included with Amazon devices and replacements sold in the Kindle Store
Bestseller No. 2
Amazon 9W Official OEM USB Charger and Power Adapter for Fire Tablets, Kindle eReaders, and Echo Dot
  • Official Amazon 9W, 1.8A power adapter compatible with most devices with a micro-USB port, although charging times may vary (requires micro-USB cable, not included with charger)
  • Charges your Kindle, Kindle Fire tablets, Fire tablets, Fire phone and Fire Keyboard in less than 5 hours
  • Designed for use with the micro-USB cable included with Amazon devices and replacements sold in the Kindle Store
  • Official Amazon 9W, 1.8A adapter charges Kindle Fire HD 8.9" in under 5 hours, Kindle Fire HD 7" in under 4 hours, and Kindle Fire in under 3 hours
  • Official Amazon 9W power adapter for Echo Dot (1st and 2nd Generation). Cable not included.
Bestseller No. 3
Kindle Fire 2A Charger for All Amazon Kindle Fire HD/HDX 6 7 8 8.9 10 Adults Kids Edition Tablet with Rapid Micro USB Power Cord Charging Cable
  • Compatibility: 5 Feet Charging Cable Charged All Micro-USB Powered Tablets and Phones including Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, Fire HD 8, Fire 7,Fire HD 10 Tablet, Fire Kids Edition Tablet, Kindle Paperwhite Voyage Oasis E-reader,Fire Phone, Fire TV Stick,Echo Dot 2nd Generation,Kindle Fire HD HDX 7” 8.9” Tablet. Note: Not Compatible with USB-C Devices, such as New Fire HD 10 and Kids Edition (9th generation - 2019 release),New Fire HD 8,8 Plus and Kids Edition (10th generation - 2020 release)
  • SPEC: Output Max: 5V 2A (5V-1A 5W, 5V 1.8A 9W also Compatible ), Input:100V - 240V Worldwide Compatibility.
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  • CABLE : Includes Extra Long 5FT Micro-USB Charging Cord Cable;Easy to Charging At Different Occasion of Home, Office,Car Travel,etc.
  • 12 MONTH WARRANTY: We stand behind the quality of our products. If you have any problems with this charger in the first two years of use, then we’ll be more than happy to replace it or give you a refund if you wish.

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15 thoughts on “How to download KINDLE notes and highlights to PDF or Print (2019)”

  1. This was so helpful!! Thank you!! I will check out your blog for more tips.

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  2. This is very helpful, but only seems to work for actual, bought-from-Amazon Kindle books. I beta read for several authors and generally upload these books to my Kindle Touch with a USB cable. I use the highlights and notes features all the time when beta reading. I just tried emailing my latest beta read to my Kindle (it did work!) but that document does not show up on my Highlights page. I would like to thank you for that link to my books and highlights; I never knew that existed. It will make my reviewing much easier.

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    • Madelon, this is great insight. I never considered the option you are describing. Thanks for bringing that to light. If I find a solution I’ll post here and vice versa. Best of luck with your reviews.

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  3. THANK YOU! I’ve been looking for a quick and easy way to export highlights and notes for YEARS!! Switching accounts now… I found a way to do that through the Family Library, but would have been losing all of my notes and highlights! So glad to find this way to save them!!

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  4. Thank you so much. There were several links you shared that I saved, but the one that goes directly to my Kindle account and shows the highlights (color coded BTW!) for each book w/o searching and searching…that was manna from heaven! Much thanks!!!

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  5. This is a good basic option; however, if you are a student or researcher that highlights a great deal you will run in to limits imposed by the Kindle app so many of your notes will be truncated which make this option not so useful. To get around this use I recommend Bookcision (https://readwise.io/bookcision). This will allow you to use the Kindle Read link that you mention and export ALL of your notes.

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  6. How can I get it to use page numbers instead of location? I use page numbers as I read.

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  7. Thank you so much for the video on saving Kindle notes. I just saved the notes from several books in just a few minutes.

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