How to Create Collections on Your Kindle Paperwhite

As you use your Kindle Paperwhite, you'll likely deal with a growing list of content on the device that can be put into collections, and putting your fingers on specific content can become challenging.

You can organize this cornucopia of content with collections. For example, if you want to keep track of all books you've read in a given year, you could create a Finished in 2013 collection. You might want to put dictionaries and product manuals in a References collection. Perhaps you want to set up collections for your favorite genres: Paranormal, Romance, Horror, Biographies, and so on.

Note that periodical back issues are stored in their own collection, following the Dictionaries collection in your list of content. You can't create a collection containing both periodicals and books.

To create a collection, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu icon.

  2. Tap Create New Collection.

    A pop-up window appears.

  3. Using the onscreen keyboard, enter a name for the new collection.

    A list of your content appears. With the second-generation Kindle Paperwhite, this list appears on both the Kindle Paperwhite and in the Cloud.

  4. Tap the check box for each title you want to add to the collection.

  5. When you're finished, tap Done.

    The collection is created.

You can add books after you've created a collection as follows:

  1. From the Home screen, tap and briefly hold down on the name of the e-book.

    A set of options appears.

  2. Tap Add to Collection.

  3. Select the collection to which you want to add the book.

  4. Tap Done.

You can assign a book to more than one collection. For example, you might put a book in a Finished collection as well as a Biographies collection.

After you move your book to a collection, you might be surprised to see it appear on your Home screen list. When you sort the Home screen by title, collections are listed alphabetically along with all the books on your Kindle Paperwhite. If you instead sort the Home screen by collections, your collections are displayed in alphabetical order, followed by any books and content that aren't assigned to a collection.

To remove items from a collection or delete a collection, open the collection and tap the Menu icon. You see options to Add/Remove Items, Rename Collection, and Delete Collection. Note that if you delete a collection, any books contained in the collection are not deleted from your Kindle Paperwhite.

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