how to buy kindle books on iphone

I’ve been an Amazon customer a lot longer than I’ve been an Apple customer, and here Apple was basically making it impossible for me to buy stuff from a store I’m already a customer of.
Many folks immediately confirmed that, yes, it was Apple’s greedy "30% or else" policy that was preventing me from being able to buy the book in my apps — because Apple is in the ebook business and Apple doesn’t want me to buy ebooks from anyone other than Apple unless Apple gets a huge cut.
And I became increasingly frustrated: Amazon, a company that is normally so excellent at making it as easy as possible to find and buy stuff, had been unable to build an iPhone app simple enough for me to figure out? I kept trying.
But this anti-customer Apple policy that is making my iPhone less useful and worse is really annoying to me.
I have been waiting two years for Apple to finally make an iPhone with a big screen, and I’m very excited that this year it likely will finally do that.

Thanks to Apple's strict rules regarding so-called "in-app" purchase on the iPhone, Amazon long ago removed a handy button on its Kindle app that used to lead iPhone users straight to the online Kindle store.
A number of e-reader applications are available for the iPhone and Touch, but the big advantage of the Kindle application is its ability to synchronize your Kindle with the iPhone or Touch automatically.
Some argue that turning pages is easier on the iPhone and iPod Touch than on the Kindle itself: You simply swipe the screen to turn the page.
For example, if you stopped at Location 555 in a book on your Kindle, when you open the same book on your iPhone or iPod Touch, it will be at Location 555.
The Kindle application, provided by, works with both the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
The Kindle for iPhone app enables the iPhone to connect to Amazon’s servers using Whispersync, so can keep track of where you stopped reading a book on either the Kindle or iPhone.
Now, if you’ve purchased ebooks from Amazon before, you’ll know that you can download a free sample of most ebooks on the store, and then opt to purchase the full version after you’ve decided whether or not it’s met your expectations.
Granted, you still have to venture into a Web browser to buy the full book, but it’s a clever solution to the problem presented by Apple’s in-app purchase policy, and perhaps the best option for Amazon.
Though Amazon has long remained apparently content to abide by Apple’s rules about in-app purchases, the retail giant’s latest update to its Kindle app for devices remains true to the letter of the law, if not the spirit.
Following Cupertino’s rules about offering in-app purchases would likely be implausible for Amazon, both technologically (due to the huge volume of purchases) and practically (since Amazon most certainly doesn’t want to send a chunk of its revenue to one of its competitors).
So Amazon has built the ability to search for and download free samples directly inside its Kindle app on iOS.
The fault, though, lies not in Amazon, but in Apple, which has mandated that anything sold in the App Store—including in-app purchases, subscriptions sold through apps, and so on—is subject to the company’s 30-percent cut.
In previous versions of the app, this search option only presented results from your own library—now it will also offer Kindle Free Samples that match the search terms.
When you finish reading one book, it’s only a swipe and a couple taps to download another free sample by the same author.
And when you’ve finished that book, it’s only a tap or two to download another sample by the same author, or add a related book to your Wish List.
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Although you can’t shop for Kindle content directly from the Kindle reading app, you can purchase content from the Kindle Store using the Safari browser and, during that process, deliver Kindle titles to the Kindle reading app on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
After you purchase content, your titles are automatically made available for download within the Kindle app on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Your device must be connected to a wireless or data network in order to download Kindle content to your Kindle reading app.
The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface.
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• Shop the Kindle Store by visiting Amazon for the largest selection of books people want to read: millions of books, including hundreds of thousands of titles that are exclusive to the Kindle Store and over 1.7 million titles that are $9.99 or less.
• You can also read your Kindle books on your Kindle e-reader, Kindle Fire, PC, Mac, Android-based device, Windows Phone 8-based device, or in your web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up your book where you left off on another device.
If Amazon sells thru an Apple company “facility” it would have to charge CA sales tax…???? California is currently trying to collect taxes if a website with a computer located in CA routes a sale from a customer thru its site (“Affiliate Program”) to Amazon.
Apple devices are for users who want to use their devices easily but don’t want to read those “for dummies” or “for idiots” books.
Thanks to Apple’s strict rules regarding so-called “in-app” purchase on the iPhone (I won’t bore you with the details, but you can read all about it here), Amazon long ago removed a handy button on its Kindle app that used to lead iPhone users straight to the online Kindle store.
Wondering where Amazon hid the Kindle store on its Kindle app for the iPhone and iPad? Nope, you’re not missing anything—it simply isn’t there.
If Amazon wants to make Kindle the #1 ebook store on iOS, than adding it to the iPhone app, and making purchases as easy and seamless as possible, would be a very logical step.
If you want to add the Kindle Store to your iPhone home screen, just click the arrow down at the bottom and select the “Add to Home Screen” option.
When Amazon first decided to not include their bookstore in the Kindle app, I could see why they would not want to give a chunk of their profits away.
While the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and HDX both offer functionality more similar to the iPad, we’d rather have the range of creative apps that Apple offers on its device.
Should I buy a Kindle or an iPad mini: Buying advice and comparison reviews Should you get an Amazon Kindle or an Apple iPad: we look at the range of iPads and Kindles and what each has to offer for the price.
Both the Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad have vibrant book apps.
Whether you should buy an original Amazon Kindle, or Kindle Paperwhite, instead of an Apple iPad, is a somewhat more complicated question.
Not only that but you can also buy the Amazon Kindle app for the iPad, which gives you access to any Kindle books, magazines and newspapers purchased or subscribed to from the Kindle Store.
Most technology users treat the Amazon Kindle and Amazon Kindle Paperwhite as a second device that augments their iPad, rather than a main device.
Having said that the Kindle starts at £69 compared to the iPad mini’s £249: so if all you want to do is read books in an electronic format it’s worth veering towards the Kindle.
Is the Kindle better for reading books than an iPad mini, and will it be easier for non-tech savvy relatives to use an Amazon Kindle or an iPad mini.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the various iPad models available, and compare them to the Amazon Kindle devices.
The Amazon Kindle is a device, similar to the iPad, built by Amazon.
Both the Kindle Fire and Apple iPad mini share a lot of similar properties.
You can read any Kindle-compatible book you’ve purchased from Amazon’s catalog, read the first chapter of other books for free, adjust text size, bookmark pages, and view notations you’ve made on the Kindle.
Not looking to drop $360 bucks on a gadget purposed almost solely for book reading, but still want to partake in Amazon’s new found for eBooks? You’re not alone – and if you’ve got an iPhone or iPod Touch, you’re in luck.
This lets Amazon push e-products they’ve already got licenses to sell to more consumers, all the while coaxing the stubborn folks into the idea of reading books on an electronic screen without requiring them to drop $360 bucks on a dedicated device.
I really like reading books on the iPad, too, but I’ve been haunted with anxiety over which platform I should use: the native iBooks, Google Books, or Amazon’s Kindle app.
This squares with my natural, unconsidered behavior, which has pointed me towards buying blockbusters (A Visit from the Goon Squad) from iBooks, research books from Google, and more obscure books meant for actual reading from Amazon.
Matt Wood chooses books based on "price and availability," but "if they are equal, I prefer iBooks over Kindle because I like that interface better." That, thus far, has been my experience, too, but it’s not universal.
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However, I wonder why you would do this? With the cost of paying for International roaming, plus the price of the books, I would imagine it would be more expensive than just buying the books outright (i.e., just go to a bookstore).
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Basically, you will need to download the file to your computer, connect your device with a USB cable, and drag the file to your device’s books or documents folder.
It’s an application that lets you manage your books, convert between epub and mobi formats and copies your books to your device.
Most people only know how to buy a book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or iTunes and it just magically shows up on their reading device.
With that out the way, how do we actually go about turning a Kindle book into an ePub? The first thing you will need is Calibre, a free program for managing ebooks.
The way I see it, removing DRM from a Kindle book and turning into an ePub to read on another device is exactly the same as purchasing a print copy, pulling out all of the pages, punching holes in them and putting them into a ring binder because that’s how you prefer to read.
If you’ve ever downloaded a Kindle book, you’ll know it’s only possible to read it on a Kindle device or Kindle app.
Next up, we need to tell Calibre to convert our Kindle books, which means letting it know where to find them and what to do with them.
There is a little bit of setting up involved to get there, because Amazon protect their downloads in order to prevent you from doing just this, but once the setup is done you’ll be able to convert any Kindle book in seconds.
You’ll find your newly created ePub files in the Calibre library folder, which on a Mac is in ~USERNAME/Calibre Library (unless you choose otherwise in the Calibre settings).
But what if you chose to buy a Nook reader, and subsequently discover there’s a Kindle book you really want to read? Amazon would say you should buy a Kindle reader, or use one of their apps.
Almost every ereading device on the market (with the notable exception of the Kindle itself) can read ePub formatted books.
Now we need a way of getting the Kindle books into Calibre.
We need to get to the the Preferences window – click on the Preferences icon if you’re using the Windows version, on a Mac you can just use the menu or usual keyboard shortcut (CMD+,).
Upon your payment of the applicable fees (if any) set by Amazon, Amazon grants you the non-exclusive right to keep a permanent copy of the applicable Digital Content and to view, use, and display such Digital Content an unlimited number of times, on the iPhone or iPod touch (individually and collectively, “iPhone”) onto which you download the Application and on other Kindle applications and devices as authorized by Amazon, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use.
Upon your payment of the applicable fees set by Amazon, Amazon grants you the non-exclusive right to keep a permanent copy of the applicable Digital Content and to view, use, and display such Digital Content an unlimited number of times, solely on the Device or as authorized by Amazon as part of the Service and solely for your personal, non-commercial use.
We want people to be able to read their books anywhere they want to read them." He doesn’t to sell you a Kindle.
If you own a device that a fair number of other people also own, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to read Kindle books on it.
Kindle’s position looks shakier than iTunes, threatened by competition from Barnes & Noble and iBooks, and its tense relations with publishers.
If anything, Kindle’s in a better position than iTunes, since it doesn’t restrict you to Amazon’s hardware.
Kindle is a living thing, spreading from the E Ink reader you can buy from Amazon, to iPhones and iPads, Macs and PCs and Android phones.
• Shop the Kindle Store by visiting Amazon for the largest selection of books people want to read: millions of books, including hundreds of thousands of titles that are exclusive to the Kindle Store and over 1.7 million titles that are $9.99 or less.
• You can also read your Kindle books on your Kindle e-reader, Kindle Fire, PC, Mac, Android-based device, Windows Phone 8-based device, or in your web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
• Accessibility features make it easier for blind and visually impaired customers to navigate their Kindle libraries, read & interact with books, and more.
• Get free book samples – read the first chapter free before you decide to buy via Kindle Free Sample Search.
• Exclusive to Kindle, X-Ray lets you see the “bones of the book” and learn more about notable characters, places, and phrases with descriptions from Shelfari and Wikipedia.
After I put a book on six devices, can I purchase another copy on that same account and assign the second copy of the book to the other six devices? Or do I need to put the other six Kindles on another Amazon account? Thank you.
Most e-book library lending is based on devices that support Adobe Digital Editions software, which manages the digital licenses that allow books to be distributed to different users for a specified lending period.
As schools began to implement ereader programs, educators saw the benefit of this policy: if a school purchases six or more Kindle, every book they buy can be distributed to six devices, effectively cutting the cost of an already lower-priced e-book by a factor of six.
This means that once you have assigned the book to the allowed number of devices, those devices “own” those books and they cannot be pulled back into the archive and assigned to other devices.
Yes, Amazon allows you to place a book on six different devices at one time.
Lending an e-book means allowing another reader with the same type of ereader to read a book in your library for two weeks.

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