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Minimal Kindle

Unfortunately, this is a lost battle. A new update made the interface 1000x nastier (a terrible home screen is the default instead of the library).

Unsubscribe from special offers

  • Use this Amazon help page to find out how to disable ads in your device. It will cost you around $20, but it's so worth it. Your attention is more valuable than that.

Disable the cluttered 'Home screen view'

  • Go to Settings > Device Options > Personalize your Kindle > Advanced Options > and turn 'Home Screen View' off.

Delete books

  • Delete any book you are not planning to read in the next 6 months. Seriously, do it. You can always redownload them anyway.

Remove noise with collections

  • Create collections and add your books there. Personally I have one collection for each category / interest I'm currently pursuing. For example, my current collections are:

    • Fiction

    • Computer Science

    • Stoicism

  • I have scheduled time slots in my calendar to read a bit of each one of these collections. Besides it, I like to have a single book that I consider my 'current' book. I keep this book in a "Current collection".

Select the right filters

  • In your home screen, select the following filters:

    • Just downloaded items

    • Collections only

    • Ordered by title

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