You can read Kindle books on your Mac thanks to Amazon’s Kindle App but the Kindle for Mac page numbers system can be a bit confusing. The reason is because it depends on whether the book you are reading includes page numbers as a feature. Strange as it sounds, not all Kindle books do. Kindles use a text location based system for navigating books and the real pages numbers that appear in the print version are not always included as an option. Here’s how to find if your book supports page numbers and how to show them on Kindle For Mac.
The best way to check if a book includes the page number feature is by checking the Kindle Edition product detail page on the Amazon website. As you can see below, next to the “Length” bullet point, it will indicate whether the book has real pages with a note such as: “Contains real page numbers based on the print edition (ISBN 0307588378)”:
To then show the real page numbers on Kindle for Mac:
1. Open the book on your Kindle and press the Kindle Menu button
2. Change the View Style at the bottom of the book from Location or Reading Progress to Page Numbers
3. You’ll then be able to see page numbers on your Kindle next to the Location at the bottom of the screen:
If you have any problems or questions finding the page numbers on your Kindle, let us know in the comments below. If your Kindle won’t open on your Mac, you need to send documents to your Kindle or you’re having any other problems, let us know in the comments below.