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OK I have a question, it may be a little hard to explain so please bear with me.

What are the little dots on your kindle screen, they appear right below each book title. Some of the dots are a long sequence and some sequences are shorter. Also some of the dots in the sequence are bolder and then some are lighter. What do the dots represent in correlation to the book??

Best example I can show ..It's like this:

Pride and Prejudice
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Little Women
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Marley and Me
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My Sister's Keeper
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If any of this makes sense to you and you know what the 'dots' mean plmk. I've wondered about this almost everytime I go to read a book. Thanks!
 

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If you are referring to the dots at the bottom while you are in a book, they are there to give you an indication of how far you are in the book, since there are no book pages.
 

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As mlewis said, they're an indication of how far you are into a book. However, they also appear on the home page beneath each title as you said. This is an indication of the length of the book (as you have noticed, the series of dots have different lengths, more for longer books, less for shorter books). The bolder dots tell you the amount you have read so far. It's basically a visual cue to compare the length of your books.
 

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Reemixx is correct. Also, if you are sharing an account and have done a sync it may show the progress of someone else in the book.
 

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mlewis78 said:
If you are referring to the dots at the bottom while you are in a book, they are there to give you an indication of how far you are in the book, since there are no book pages.
No I am referring to the dots on the HOME page screen. They will be underneath each book title.
 

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reemixx said:
As mlewis said, they're an indication of how far you are into a book. However, they also appear on the home page beneath each title as you said. This is an indication of the length of the book (as you have noticed, the series of dots have different lengths, more for longer books, less for shorter books). The bolder dots tell you the amount you have read so far. It's basically a visual cue to compare the length of your books.
Ok I understand now, at first when I read your post I thought you were talking about the little location markers at the bottom of every page while reading a book.

After I re-read your post it made more sense to me and that explains the dots perfectly. Thank You so much
 

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No I am referring to the dots on the HOME page screen. They will be underneath each book title.
Reemixx's post answers that. Those dots serve the same purpose as the dots on the bottom of each page as you are reading. Shows how far you are in the book, even though you are not currently in the book.
 

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mlewis78 said:
Reemixx's post answers that. Those dots serve the same purpose as the dots on the bottom of each page as you are reading. Shows how far you are in the book, even though you are not currently in the book.
Thank you so much, I understand now. Was confused before but re-read the posts and it made sense to me. Thanks again
 
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