how to buy kindle books

Books and other media can be bought in the Kindle store and they will be transferred to your device using Amazon’s patented "Whispernet" wireless technology.
The Amazon Kindle is an e-reader that allows its users to read books, newspapers and magazines and play on a tablet.
Click on the title to begin reading your new Kindle book.

Thanks to Apple's strict rules regarding so-called "in-app" purchase on the , Amazon long ago removed a handy button on its Kindle app that used to lead users straight to the online Kindle store.
If you’ve joined the electronic book revolution (or even if you haven’t), you’ll find that reading books on Kindle Fire is convenient and economical (e-books are typically a few dollars less than the print version, and you can borrow e-books from your local library for free).
(It is worth noting that despite Amazon’s stated policy that customers can still access their previously purchased Kindle library even if their account is suspended, Nygaard couldn’t download her books to a new device because her account was suspended.
A man named Michael Murphy with Amazon UK’s "Executive Customer Relations" told Nygaard her account had been determined to be "directly related to another which has been previously closed for abuse of our policies." Which policies? He wouldn’t say.
But when Nygaard attempted to log into her Amazon account the next day, her account was suspended — and with it access to her library of 43 books.
Account status should not affect any customer’s ability to access their library." (Amazon loves copying-and-pasting, it seems.) Our follow up question — "Why wasn’t [Nygaard] told why her account was cancelled?" — hasn’t been answered yet.
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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.
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 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.
From here, you can search the entire store, or browse books, newspapers, magazines, or Kindle "Singles" (short stories, essays, and other short works, which typically cost $3 or less).
You should arrive on Amazon's "Cloud Reader," an online version of the Kindle e-reader for PC and Mac web browsers, as well as the iPad—and in the top-right corner of the page, you should see a button marked "Kindle Store." Go ahead and tap it.
At this point, you'll have arrived at the same page where the old "Kindle Store" button on the iPhone Kindle app would have taken you.
Now, you should be be looking at the touch-optimized Kindle Store for iPad, complete with a swipeable row of recommended books and about two-dozens categories to browse.
I’m surprised that Amazon, which has managed to find ways to sell (and upsell) just about anything to anyone, would want to make it easy for Kindle users to buy each other books as gifts.
The closest you can come to giving someone a Kindle book is to send them an Amazon certificate and then tell them which book to buy — which is awkward, convoluted, and a bit obnoxious.
Amazon deftly sidesteps this issue on their Kindle gift support page, but the bottom line is that you cannot directly purchase a Kindle book for anyone but yourself.
Kindle sales spiked after the company slashed prices for the device from $259 to $189 (for the smaller model), according to Amazon.
(CNN) — Amazon recently has been touting the growing popularity of its Kindle e-reader and mobile apps.
Yes, they’d have to revamp their routing system for e-book downloads, so you could send a book to a Kindle you don’t own.
We know of people that have bought a book using their own Amazon account only to realise it’s locked to their Kindle, so have then had to buy a gift certificate and send it to the other person.
To make matters worse, it’s not obvious how to get a refund on a Kindle book that you’ve bought by accident as they’re not listed along with your other Amazon purchases.
The main annoyance, however, is that Amazon allows its US customers to ‘gift’ Kindle books to each other.
It seems like an obvious omission, too, since Amazon’s US customers can ‘gift’ Kindle books.
That’s the beauty of Amazon’s set up: a relatively affordable price for the hardware, a vast library of books to choose from and near-instant downloading via Wi-Fi directly to the Kindle.
If you don’t already use Feedbooks, you’re denying yourself access to what amounts to the free, open-source version of the Amazon Kindle store.
So you’ve got a Kindle, and you have books on it, and you want to keep those books—no matter what Amazon or a publisher decides you deserve in the future.
If you’ve already invested money in a Kindle and want to make good use of the device, these are some ideas for how to look beyond Amazon when building your digital library.
This will somewhat reduce your participation in Amazon’s cloud storage system, and increase the odds that should Amazon do something stupid in the future, you’ll have some advance warning from other users’ tweets and posts if not from Amazon itself.
Is it really likely that Amazon is going to go all 1984 on other books in your Kindle library? No, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look beyond Amazon for your ebook fix.
When you download those books from Amazon you’re just purchasing a license that can (obviously) be revoked without warning.
First of all, don’t believe the old fogeys who pour haterade all over ebooks whenever Amazon does something stupid with the Kindle.
Unfortunately, unlike Feedbooks you’ll have to download the files first to your PC and then copy them over to the Kindle via USB cable.
When you find something you want, select it; you’ll be taken to a download page on the device’s built-in browser, and if you accept the download, the book will automatically be loaded onto your Kindle.
Yes, Amazon just flipped a giant, cloud-computed middle finger at its customers, and wiped away any sense of trust that the company either knows what it’s doing or respects the privacy of customers—but that doesn’t mean ebooks are a bad idea.
What if you have digital copies of books that you want to read on the Kindle, but they won’t display in their current format? Try installing Calibre (calibre.kovidgoyal.net) or Stanza ( ) on your PC/Mac.
The most simple of which is surf to an individual book’s page in within the Kindle Store, where you’ll see a yellow bar on top of the page, indicating that you’ve already purchased the book and with a link labeled "Loan this book." Click that link and you’re brought to another page that requests information on the person you intend to share the book with, including his or her e-mail address–make sure the email address you enter is the one the recipient associated with his or her Amazon.com account–and name.
When it comes to ebooks, Amazon’s Kindle Store is my favorite online destination to obtain new reading material, mainly because it’s so easy to access Kindle books on all of my various ereaders, smartphones, tablets, PCs and other gadgets–Amazon offers mobile apps for most mobile platforms including iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, and the Web-based "Cloud Reader" lets you access your Kindle library via most popular browsers, so you can don’t need a Kindle ereader to read Kindle books.
If you want to know whether or not a specific Kindle book can be shared before you buy it, simply surf over to the book’s webpage in the Kindle Store, navigate down to the "Product Details" section of the page, and if the book can be shared you’ll see the words "Lending: Enabled." If the book is not eligible for sharing, you won’t see any "Lending" option.
To determine whether or not a Kindle book can be shared after you’ve purchased it, sign into your Amazon account on Amazon’s site, navigate to the Kindle Store and then click the "Manage Your Kindle" tab in the top right of the main store navigation bar at the top of the page.
Want to share one of your Amazon Kindle ebooks with a colleague, friend, family member or other reader? Check out this quick and easy Kindle-sharing tutorial, and you’ll be loaning out your digital books in no time.
But other than reading free public domain classics, how can e-book readers save money without getting a monthly credit card bill in the double digits for the many more books they expect to read with their new toy? There are quite a few ways, as I discovered after some research, with some e-readers offering more ways than others to get free or discounted books.I’m already into my third book on the Kindle I got for Christmas, and I can’t see ever buying another hardcover book to lug around, no matter if it’s discounted by 50% or more, when an e-book is typically $5 less than the discounted hardcover.
Claire Diaz Ortiz, creator of the blog SavingMoneyPlan.com and a 2010 Savings.com "DealPro," recommended these sites for free classics: Project Gutenberg, Google e-bookstore, Open Library, and LibriVox, which has free audio books that can be read on a Kindle with its voice reader.
At present, four different models of the Kindle are available, and these are split between ebook readers and tablets.
Kindle ebook readers, including the Paperwhite range, are available as wi-fi only models, or models with wi-fi and 3G internet.
Amazon’s Kindle is the leading name in ebook readers, but there are several Kindle models at a range of prices.
For this reason, the Kindle Fire tablets and the Kindle ebook readers offer contrasting advantages and disadvantages.
Kindle ebook readers use e-ink screens designed to closely imitate the look of printed text in a paperback.
While older Kindle ebook readers used to support MP3 files, the modern models don’t.
E-ink screens don’t support video either, meaning that a Kindle ebook reader only excels at the printed word.
Amazon has discontinued the basic Kindle that had a full set of keyboard keys – you may still be able to find it online, but we’d suggest the Paperwhite is better alternative if you want a keyboard that’s simple to use.
Tablets and ebook readers both let you read digital books, but they are built around very different screen technologies.
Essentially it’s a trade-off, with Kindle Fire tablets offering many more functions, but being less adept at displaying text in an easily digestible way.
It’s also good to check country-specific information in Kindle Store US – when you select country in Important Information box (picture below) you may learn that you can buy Kindle device in another location – even if you don’t live in a country with a local Kindle Store.
If you want to read and buy books in a convenient way, and you can’t find them at Kindle Store, think of picking up an alternative ereader – sold by your local ebookstore.
Also, there are different prices in different locations, so it’s generally good to spend some time to browse for books and check their prices, if you don’t want to get disappointed after your Kindle arrives.
If you compare the offer to ebookstores in your country, good chances are that there are much more interesting books there than in Kindle Store.
You can find books easily, not only in your local Kindle Store, buy also in the US, where there is a special Foreign Language Books on Kindle page.
For books bought in Kindle Store or the ones in mobi format, 6-inch size should be fine.
The fact that Kindle ships to 177 countries doesn’t mean there are books in your language at Kindle Store.
Shipping costs from US to Europe are around $20, so for instance for $109 Kindle the price is similar if you buy a device in your local store.
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How Amazon’s remote deletion of e-books from the Kindle paves the way for book-banning’s digital future.
Zittrain writes: "Imagine a world in which all copies of once-censored books like Candide, The Call of the Wild, and Ulysses had been permanently destroyed at the time of the censoring and could not be studied or enjoyed after subsequent decision-makers lifted the ban." This may sound like an exaggeration; after all, we’ll surely always have file-sharing networks and other online repositories for works that have been decreed illegal.
The contract gives the company "the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Service at any time, and Amazon will not be liable to you should it exercise such right." In Amazon’s view, the books you buy aren’t your property—they’re part of a "service," and Amazon maintains complete control of that service at all times.
As Zittrain points out, courts might consider such a request a logical way to enforce a ban—if they can order Dish Network to disable your DVR, they can also tell Amazon or Apple to disable a certain book, movie, or song.
For other examples, take a look at Stay Free! magazine’s collection of "illegal art": You’ll find Todd Haynes’ 1987 film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, which played at several film festivals before all copies were ordered recalled and destroyed (Haynes hadn’t obtained legal clearance for the music in the film); a CD’s worth of songs shot down due to allegations of unlicensed sampling; and lots of parody comics—including of Family Circus and Mickey Mouse—that never saw the light of day.
In The Future of the Internet and How To Stop It, Harvard professor Jonathan Zittrain argues that such "tethered" appliances give the government unprecedented power to reach into our homes and change how our devices function.
If bin Mahfouz had sued over a Kindle book, on the other hand, he could ask the court not only to stop sales but also to delete all copies that had already been sold.
Amazon says the Kindle versions of all these books were illegal.
Amazon explained that the books had been mistakenly published, and it gave customers a full refund.
Someone uploaded bootlegged copies using the Kindle Store’s self-publishing system, and Amazon was only trying to look after publishers’ intellectual property.
I’ve uploaded some original short stories and backlisted books to the Kindle store, but also to Smashwords where you can get them for a wide variety of devices, because not everyone wants a Kindle, but people still want to read e-books.
With print books, I’m a very slow reader, but reading seems much quicker with the Kindle — maybe that’s due to the smaller pages.
My experience is similar to yours, I’m reading more fiction because Kindle books are 3 times cheaper than printed books in local stores.
I finally bought a kindle about 10 days ago and although I haven’t actually paid for a book yet, I’ve uploaded about 40 free ones I got from Amazon.
If you’re not convinced that eBooks are here to stay, check out this article on how reading and book buying has changed with the Kindle.
But what I realized is that many of my much loved-much read books were mass paperbacks–that are decades old–so the paper is shredding, the bindings are giving out, and the dust mites are breeding- As a result, rereading them on the Kindle has been a much more pleasant experience.
[…] Joanna Penn muses on how reading and book buying have changed with the Kindle.
i also see that if i really, really like a book i’ve read in kindle, i will buy the paper version.
I now offer a multi-media online short course on how to publish your book on the Kindle, iPad, Nook and other e-readers as well as answers to all your ebook publishing questions.
But the real reason why I bought it was because I just published my first ebook – which I did for Kindle on Amazon.com and the other eReades through Smashwords.com – and I wanted to see how the whole ebook business worked.
[…] I’m so glad I decided to join the future of reading, writing, and publishing with the Kindle 3.

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