Answered By: Christina Johnson
Last Updated: Aug 11, 2021     Views: 2108

Citing an ebook can be done by following the example from the APA Citation Guide, linked below.  The post from the APA Style Blog, also linked below, provides some useful information regarding how to in-text cite Kindle books.  Kindle books don't show page numbers, so the blog states:

In-Text Citations

For in-text citations of paraphrased material, provide the author and date, as for any APA Style reference. To cite a direct quotation, also provide page numbers if the e-book has page numbers. If there are no page numbers, you can include any of the following in the text to cite the quotation (see section 6.05 of the Publication Manual, pp. 171–172):

  • a paragraph number, if provided; alternatively, you can count paragraphs down from the beginning of the document; 
  • an overarching heading plus a paragraph number within that section; or 
  • an abbreviated heading (or the first few words of the heading) in quotation marks, in cases in which the heading is too unwieldy to cite in full.


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