"In the text, however, citation can get confusing because e-books often lack page numbers (though PDF versions may have them). Kindle books have 'location numbers,' which are static, but those are useless to anyone who doesn't have a Kindle too. To cite in text, either (a) paraphrase, thus avoiding the problem (e.g., 'Gladwell, 2008'), or (b)..." from the Official APA Style Blog
So, the official response in regards to using a direct quote from an e-book is something along the lines of "Yeah, you don't want to do that because we've decided to make it arbitrarily complicated." Who people these people in charge?