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Downloads of Amazon Kindle books are currently declining

It's a good thing that most Amazon Kindle users probably still have a few dozen unread books on their reader, because they currently cannot download new ones.

Rather untypically, the Kindle Store has reportedly been experiencing an outage since Wednesday, preventing device owners from receiving new books or restoring previously downloaded titles.

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According to customer service representatives on Amazon's own support forum, the company is working to resolve the issues. On Wednesday, Good E-Reader reported that Amazon support said server issues were the cause and that it would “take at least 48 hours for e-books to start downloading again, but it could take longer.”

Users have taken to Reddit to share the issue with other Kindle owners, with one writing: “Just got off the phone with Amazon support. Amazon knows what's going on. It's common. It happens to everyone. Said they don't have an answer as to when it will be back. Check back in an hour or tomorrow morning.”

That was yesterday and people are still experiencing issues across all territories and on Amazon's own devices too, but the iOS and Android apps don't seem to be affected by the outage. The report warns that users should try to fix the problem by performing a factory reset.

Having trouble downloading books to your Kindle while either relaxing on the Fourth of July or avoiding the non-stop UK general election coverage? Let us know on Twitter at @trustedreviews.