- Any Kindle experts out there please?
Yes. If you buy them and then link the Kindle to that account once you’ve got it, they will automatically download, once a wi-fi network is set-up and connected.
Or you could probably just plug it into the computer as well (never tried this, myself).
Why not just add books to your wishlist though and then buy them when the Kindle arrives? Or do you also want to view them on the PC before the you have the Kindle?Posted 4 years ago
Please bear with my bimbo questions!
I have a new model Kindle Paperwhite on order that will arrive in November. If I couldn’t wait til then and wanted to download books to my PC, would I be able to upload them to the Kindle when it arrives?
Thanks very much. 🙂Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Yeah the stuff you buy from Amazon is in their ‘Cloud’ sort of thing. You buy the rights to it and you can download it to anything when you want. Only applies to electronic media though, sadly you can’t get the paper version of a book you’ve bought on Kindle. However you DO get the rights to download the MP3 version of a real CD that you buy, which is kind of cool.
Also, I had assumed that you could download mags to a Kindle but apparently not.
You can – there’s a magazine and newspaper section on the Kindle store, but there’s not that much in it. But you can download a Kindle version of STW from the site – you eithe have to do it from the device or with a PC and copy/email it over.
Stuff from the store is cool because it gets pushed to your device every day/week/month automatically. STW doesn’t do this afaik.Posted 4 years ago
molgrips – Member
Only applies to electronic media though, sadly you can’t get the paper version of a book you’ve bought on Kindle.
I thought I read somewhere recently that they will soon be letting you buy books you have bought physical copies of (from Amazon, of course) as Kindle versions at a massive discount. So not free, but perhaps better than nothing? Dunno what a ‘massive discount’ is though?Posted 4 years agospudly1979Member
that’ll depend on the publisher. I buy quite a lot of Black Library stuff (yes, geek) and they won’t allow amazon to sell their e books, but you can buy the actual physical books.
Gutted about it as amazon is far far far cheaper for e books than their official site – i can’t see how you can justify the same price (or sometimes significantly more!) for both a paper copy and an e book. Charge me a fair price by all means, but you can’t tell me its the same!Posted 4 years ago
molgrips – Member
You can’t officially lend books.. there may be a way to hack this but I’m not sure there is.
I thought you could lend/borrow books if you were an Amazon Prime customer. Not sure if that’s just from a pool of books or from a specific other account holder.Posted 4 years ago
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