Accessing Kindle Notes and Highlights from a PDF document


I learned something that might prove useful for those who read pdfs (advance review copies, Project Gutenberg copies of books, etc) on Kindle and want to access afterwards the highlights and notes in another application. I read King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard as one of the books on the 1001 Books To Read Before You Die and highlighted some passages that I wanted to use in a future review and on Twitter. Highlights and notes for pdfs do not show on Goodreads where they can be copied nor could I get the highlighted pdf over to my desktop.

On my iPhone, in the Kindle app, there is a feature which allowed me to send the bunch as one html document to my email. Open the pdf and click on the icon that looks like a page of writing. That opens “My Notebook” which then gives you the share icon (the one with the up arrow). Click on the share icon and then select email. That opens another screen about the style you want. I chose none and then hit export. That opens your email. with the html document attached ready to be sent. Add an email address and hit send.