Answered By: Jackie Stevens
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2020     Views: 0

When using a Kindle and you need to use page/location numbers in an in-text reference, APA recommends that you "name the major sections (chapter, section, and paragraph number; abbreviate if titles are long)". An example looks like this:

One of the author’s main points is that “people don’t rise from nothing” (Gladwell, 2008, Chapter 1, Section 2, para. 5).

Not all eBooks have DOIs. The reference list format for an eBook on an e-reader without a DOI is:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book [E-reader version]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx

An example is:

Gladwell, M. (2008). Outliers: The story of success [Kindle DX version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com 

This information comes from the APA 6th edition blog. See link below for a full explanation.