Would you like to be able to download all your notes and highlights from your Kindle books? Amazon doesn’t make it easy, but here’s the workaround way to get your notes and highlights.
1) Sign into your online kindle account. Go to: https://kindle.amazon.com and sign in.
2) Find the book you want to copy your notes from. In this case my book is in the “read” section, so I clicked the number next to “read” (It’s currently 9, because I’ve finished nine books on the kindle)
3) Click on the book title
4) Click on “You have 62 highlighted passages You have 61 notes” found in the upper right.
5) All your highlights and notes from this book will appear on this page. Go ahead and copy them. Then paste the text into a document somewhere else.
As you can see, Amazon doesn’t allow a simple download for the notes. Instead I copied them from my Kindle profile. You can only do the following with your own notes and highlights.
If you wanted to read a friend’s notes and highlights on a book, you are out of luck. I would really like Amazon to enable more sharing of notes. It would be fantastic to read a book with someone and then have conversations over passages in the book via the notes.