Kindle Book Not Showing up? 5 Ways to Fix it

Re-register on the app or sync your details to bypass this problem

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Key notes

  • A PC with a poor internet connection can prevent books from displaying on the Kindle library.
  • Ensure you're running the latest version of Kindle to prevent bugs and future errors.
  • Enable sync on Kindle so books purchased on any device can be available on all devices.
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After purchasing books from Amazon, some of our readers have reported that the books are not showing up in their Kindle readers. Further, a poor internet connection or a synchronization problem is usually attributed to this error.

Hence, this article will provide ways to help you fix it. In addition, you can read up to find where Kindle books are stored on Windows PCs.

Why is my Kindle book not showing up?

Some of the major causes for Kindle book not to show up are listed below:

  • Outdated application – If you’re running an outdated version of Kindle, you can run into errors triggered by underlying bugs in the software. 
  • App synchronisation – You must enable syncing using Kindle on multiple devices. Also, if syncing is not enabled, books purchased on a device might not display on other of your devices.
  • Poor Internet connection – Kindle readers utilize the internet to download and display books in your library. If you have a poor internet connection, you’ll be unable to view books in your Kindle library.
  • App filters – If you have used Internet filtering to streamline your search and didn’t reset to default, you’ll be unable to view books outside the filtered category.

Irrespective of the causes, try the following ways to troubleshoot it below.

What can I do if the Kindle book is not showing up?

Before we proceed with advanced troubleshooting solutions, here are a couple of quick fixes that can resolve the Kindle book not showing error:

If the error persists, the following are advanced troubleshooting steps to fix the error:

1. Enable Whisper sync

  1. Press the Windows key, type in Kindle, and hit Enter.
  2. In the Kindle app, click on Settings, and select Device Options.
  3. Then, click on Advanced Options, and check to see if it is turned on under Whisper Sync. If it’s not turned on, click on it to enable the feature.

2. Sync your Kindle app

  1. Launch Kindle and navigate to the File tab.
  2. Under the pop-up, click on Sync or use the F5 key.
  3. Then, wait a few seconds, and check your Kindle Library to see if the error is fixed.

Sometimes, even after enabling whisper sync, you’ll still need to manually sync Kindle to your Amazon account to fix the error. You can also check out our guide on how to fix Windows 11 sync settings not working.

3. Deregister and re-register Kindle

  1. Press the Windows key, type Kindle, and hit Enter.
  2. Then, select Tools, and click on Option.
  3. Click Registration on the left pane, and select Deregister.
  4. Then, click on Register.
  5. Input your Amazon details and sign-in.
  6. Finally, click on Register to finalize the process, and restart Kindle to see if the error is fixed.

Registering Kindle afresh helps in clearing up bugs and glitches and also ensures that synchronization takes place.

4. Update Kindle

  1. Tap anywhere on the screen and select the downward-facing arrow on the topmost section of the screen.
  2. Click on all Settings.
  3. Tap on Device Options and select Update Your Kindle.

Updating Kindle fixes underlying bugs that might be causing errors with the app. We have further information on updating the Kindle app here.

5. Reinstall the Kindle app

  1. Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Then, click on Apps and select Installed Apps.
  3. Then, locate Kindle, click on the options icon, and select Uninstall.
  4. In addition, click Uninstall again to confirm the uninstallation, and wait for the process to be completed.
  5. Once the software is removed, follow the steps listed in solution 4 to download and install Kindle on your PC.

If the Kindle reader is corrupt, you must reinstall the app to fix the errors. Here is a detailed guide showing you how to fix corrupt system files on Windows.

Further, the most common reasons for Kindle books not showing is a poor internet connection, or the device hasn’t synced to your Amazon account.

If you’ve purchased a book and can’t find it on your Kindle reader, we hope the steps listed in this article will help you fix the error.