Q. How do I cite a Kindle book with no page numbers?


Thank you for your question about how to cite Kindle e-books.  (See the APA Help guide for other examples.)

The correct citation for a References page for a Kindle ebook is:

Author's last name, Author's Initial. (year). Title of book. [Kindle version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com

In-text citation (for a direct quote):

If there are no page numbers, use paragraph numbers:

  • Count the paragraphs and use the (Smith, 2016, para. 20) method of citation.
  • Or, you can use chapter title and paragraph number such as (Smith, 2016, "Chapter 5," para. 17).

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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