Download Kindle highlights

Last tended on 17 April 2022 12:00 AM, about 1 min reading time
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Download Kindle highlights

While I love my Kindle, it is painful to have the notes and highlights exports downloaded from it.

The way I exported the highlights in the past was:

  • Going to https://read.amazon.com/notebook
  • Select the book
  • Downloaded the highlights using MarkDownload Chrome extension

That was going smoothly, but the issue was with the books not bought from Amazon, as those don't appear on the read.amazon. Those notes and highlights are recorded in My Clipping.txt file, but are hard to export as they are saved chronologically and not by the book.

Luckily I found out about Fyodor script on https://github.com/rc2dev/fyodor. As is explained on the Readme file "This application parses My Clippings.txt from your Kindle and generates a markdown file for each book/document, in the format #{Author} - #{Title}.md. This way, your annotations are conveniently stored and easily managed. " The script is working like a charm using the steps described on Readme. And now I can have all my notes and highlights on my own computer and not only on Amazon.

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