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Where to buy ebooks other than Amazon?

I often find, when I go to buy ebooks for my kindle, that Amazon does not carry the ebook title I am looking for. What are good sites to buy the ebooks that Amazon *doesn't* carry?
posted by The locked room sockpuppet on May 24, 2014 - 10 answers

GO AWAY, archived items.

I'm having a frustrating problem with my Kindle Keyboard/Manage Your Kindle Amazon account. Long ago, I subscribed to the New York Times Daily Audio Digest. I have now unsubscribed, but I can't remove the approximately 200 past "Archived Items" associated with that subscription from the list of same in my device or from my MYK account. [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Apr 13, 2014 - 4 answers

Does buying the Kindle Edition count towards bestseller lists?

An old friend put out her first book, and I want to pre-order it, but I also want to help it "pop." If I buy the Kindle Edition instead of the hardcover, will it still maximally count for the popularity trackers like NYTimes bestsellers and Amazon Best Of, or whatever? Or is that too "new media"?
posted by tintexas on Feb 15, 2014 - 3 answers

Where can I get clear instructions for this type of Kindle publishing?

My book is in an HTML file, not Word. I'm going to use kindlegen to convert it. Everything is working great, except I can't figure out how to include the cover, start page, and table of contents. Amazon's directions are spectacularly opaque. Where can I go to find out what to do?
posted by markcmyers on Sep 22, 2013 - 4 answers

How to Manage Two Kindles, One Account, and Multiple Wishlists

I own a Kindle associated with my Amazon account. For his birthday this year my son received a Kindle Fire, which we decided to also associate with my account so that he can share access to the books I already own. All was well until he realized he could add things to a wish list. I took his first round of wishes and added them to a new "Son's Wishlist," and when he's shopping for books my son can choose which wishlist he wants to add them to. But physical items can apparently only be added to the default wishlist (mine) and I haven't found a way on the Fire for him to move them. As a result I regularly find myself sorting dozens of collectible cards and other items from my list to his. Have any of you found a better way of dealing with this?
posted by Songdog on Jun 16, 2013 - 4 answers

organizing ebooks on Kindle Fire

How do you all organize your ebooks? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Jun 12, 2013 - 8 answers

Publishing adult/erotic pulp fiction on Amazon KDP?

I'm looking for warnings or limitations for publishing adult/mature erotic fiction through Kindle Direct Publishing, and I'm worried about pitfalls and I haven't yet found any direct language about content or rated content or the like. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on May 30, 2013 - 5 answers

Is upgrading from a Kindle Keyboard to a Paperwhite worth it?

I've had a Kindle Keyboard with lighted case that I've been pretty happy with for a couple of years. However, I'm thinking of upgrading to the Paperwhite for the improved display. Is it worth the price, and is there any trade-off in battery life? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on May 10, 2013 - 17 answers

True Author Revenue Share on Amazon

I recently read a blog post / article written by a best-selling Amazon author who noted that after all of Amazon's small print, he was only getting about 20% revenue share on the sale of his work (comparable to the traditional publishing industry) rather than Amazon's frequently lauded 70%. Can anyone find the post / article in question?
posted by whimsicalnymph on Apr 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Kindle for the iPad - something's been bugging me for years...

Why hasn't Amazon implemented "collections" or "folders" in the kindle for the ipad application? [more inside]
posted by mscottveach on Mar 30, 2013 - 14 answers

Looking for free Kindle books

Which websites list Kindle-compatible books which are free for a limited time? [more inside]
posted by lea724 on Mar 20, 2013 - 18 answers

Where can I buy the Practical Nomad eBook?

I'm looking to purchase The Practical Nomad as an e-book for my Kindle. It seems like it was previously available, but all the Amazon links are dead and I can't find any other e-book store where it can be purchased. I have a physical copy of the book already, but would like an e-book to travel with.
posted by smitt on Mar 17, 2013 - 1 answer

Broken Screen, Broken Heart

Cracked screen on a Kindle Fire HD. Can it be repaired? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Feb 17, 2013 - 8 answers

What can I/should I do with my new-to-me used Kindle DX?

I've had an e-reader, but never a Kindle and never one with 3G. I understand the reading PDFs and mobi file part, but what else should I know about: what the 3G is good for; apps; hacks; subscribable Kindle-optimized content; the Kindle ecosystem? Besides Instapaper, are there other convert-stuff-to-read-on-your-ereader things I should know about? [more inside]
posted by Zed on Feb 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Articles into Kindles

Any experience with selling an article, as opposed to a book, for Kindle on Amazon? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Oct 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Can We Move Kindle Content to a New Account?

My wife would like to de-register her Kindle from my account and move it to her own Amazon account that she has sole control of. Is it possible for us to move some (but not all) of the digital content to her new account? [more inside]
posted by Irontom on Aug 30, 2012 - 8 answers

How to get Amazon to think I'm in France?

How do I get Amazon to think I'm in France? Amazon-filter: I live in the U.S. and would like buy Kindle-books from the Amazon.fr (France) store. How do I get Amazon to think I'm in France? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Aug 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Which Kindle Amazon store - UK or Australian/US?

I live in Australia. My new Kindle is hooked up to the Amazon.co.uk store for legacy reasons. Should I bother trying to change it to amazon.com like most Kindles in Australia do? [more inside]
posted by 8k on Jul 30, 2012 - 3 answers

How did you go from not liking reading books on your iPad to enjoying the experience?

How did you go from not liking reading books on your iPad to enjoying the experience? And how do you negotiate the morass that is the self-published ebook section of Amazon? [more inside]
posted by lesbiassparrow on Jul 29, 2012 - 32 answers

Kindle is dead, long live... nope, just dead.

Kindle keyboard w/ lines on screen... Amazon does NOT seem interested in replacing (this time). Any options on repair? [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Jul 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Which is better for a light reader: Kindle or Kindle Touch?

I'm a light reader who normally only ploughs through books when I'm on holiday. Which is better for my needs, a Kindle or Kindle Touch? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Apr 12, 2012 - 28 answers

Nook vs. Kindle? Please help me choose.

I am looking to purchase an e-ink reader... Been looking at the Kindle and Nook and I am having trouble deciding. One of my top priorities is that books I purchase not be lost in 3, 5 or 10 years down the road. Which device is most likely to be be future proof? I also have specific uses that I want it to work for such as being able to load PDFs of academic articles/books and access to the library (see extended explanation for more uses). Thanks for your help! [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on Mar 20, 2012 - 43 answers

I've read a lot of books. Now I want to do something productive.

Is there a way to download a list, en masse, of ALL the digital books I've bought via Amazon.com? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Mar 12, 2012 - 4 answers

What should I know about buying a Kindle DX?

I'm considering purchasing a Kindle DX, but the current version is two years old and two hardware generations behind the regular Kindle. Is there functionality in the newer versions of the regular Kindle that I would miss when using the Kindle DX? Is it likely to be replaced or discontinued in the near future? Is there anything else that I should know about before buying a Kindle DX?
posted by theclaw on Feb 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Kindle without amazon

If I cancel my Amazon account, how will it affect my kindle? [more inside]
posted by Megami on Feb 27, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I construct a url to search Amazon's kindle store?

How do I construct a URL so that it will search Amazon's Kindle store with any text I append to the end of it? I can create one to search all of Amazon (by simply taking the URL I get as the result of an ordinary search and adding words to the end), but I can't find a way of specifying in the URL that it should only search the Kindle store.
posted by humblepigeon on Jan 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Publishing a magazine electronically - who should I be asking?

I'm helping a Chinese magazine put out an electronic English edition. In addition to the Kindle and Apple iVenues, what are other platforms where we should be distributing this? They're hoping to achieve as wide a paid readership as possible without having to pay impossible listing fees. It's a magazine on the Chinese advertising industry. Are there any advertising industry-specific platforms I should be aware of?
posted by saysthis on Jan 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Kindle Fire or iPod Touch?

Kindle Fire or iPod Touch for my disabled dad? [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Dec 6, 2011 - 23 answers

Kindle email, whispernet and personal documents

Kindle email, whispernet and personal documents [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Oct 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Are there still benefits to traditional publishing or should we try self-publishing?

My husband wrote a novel a few years back. It has pretty much sat in our house in digital and a print-out form. I will not comment on how the major publishing houses tend to not come searching in your house for The Next Great American Novel... *ahem* But what SHOULD he do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Kindle 3 3G in Canada

I'm in Canada and planning on buying a kindle, and am currently deciding whether I should buy a Kindle 3G, or stick with the Wi-fi only model. I'd like to use it at the cottage, where there is no Internet Access, but (not-so-great) 3G coverage. It seems like there are some restrictions on international kindles that don't exist in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar on Aug 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Kindle 3 faulty screens

I am sending back my 5th defective Kindle 3 because of screen faults--lines, not fully loading, not displaying properly. Amazon never says anything about why, but apologize for my trouble and agree to ship a replacement. But the damn things only last a month sometimes before the same problem happens. It's a nuisance not to have it work, especially when I'm off the grid on a trip or a vacation, and tedious to have to set up and transfer books and periodicals from old to new. Is there an alternative? Do others have similar problems? The last CR I talked to suggested I buy a thick leather cover (which the sell for $40) but declined to say the lack of a cover was the cause of the problem. Has anyone used a cover? Is it necessary? Is so why doesn't Amazon provide a cover. It would be cheaper than sending so many replacements.
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Jun 28, 2011 - 25 answers

An open book test...

Please suggest ways to make the most of a mostly-dormant Kindle. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jun 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Pre-ordering Kindle books

A book that I want to read on my Kindle will be released soon. Is there any advantage in pre-ordering it? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable on Feb 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Am I going to have to return my brand new Kindle?

Am I going to have to return my brand new Kindle? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Oct 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Batch PDF to Kindle conversion?

What's the easiest way to batch convert PDF files to the Kindle format on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Oct 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Kindling Abroad

Kindle 3 abroad? I'm looking to buy a Kindle and take it to Germany with me -- will I be able to download books from Amazon US without difficulties? Should I get the wifi or 3G version? [more inside]
posted by muckster on Sep 19, 2010 - 8 answers

tell me about dead dudes.

Recommendations for non-fiction history, preferably available through Amazon's Kindle store? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Jul 20, 2010 - 21 answers

Is my iPad protecting me from the non-commercial use of my own content?

Can I use an iPad for something I haven't purchased? Specifically, do the ebook apps only work on content I've bought or obtained through either Amazon or the iBookstore? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on May 5, 2010 - 10 answers

1984, part two?

I'm sure most of you remember last year's Kindle debacle, when Amazon deleted copies of 1984 from users' machines. Now I've heard that Amazon can also track the highlight function, and stores the information of how users read. Is this true? Are there other Kindle-spylike things that Amazon can do/is doing?
posted by sdn on Mar 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Share the kindle love?

How do you like your kindle? Knowing what you know now, would you buy it again? How can I make a kindle/ebook experience better? [more inside]
posted by cgg on Feb 24, 2010 - 29 answers

Kindle for cookbooks?

Anyone using an Amazon Kindle e-book reader primarily for cookbooks? [more inside]
posted by kindall on Dec 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Why does Amazon want me to go to Burma to get a Kindle?

How does Amazon decide where to sell the Kindle? [more inside]
posted by blue mustard on Dec 13, 2009 - 16 answers

I want to love my Kindle as much as you do.

How do I get the most out of my Kindle? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Aug 11, 2009 - 2 answers

I heart non-fiction ebooks

I'm looking for blogs about new non-fiction books on the Kindle. [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Jun 28, 2009 - 2 answers

Skindle

I bought a Kindle 2. Amazon lists a paltry selection of covers and skins. I want a good one. [more inside]
posted by dbgrady on Feb 16, 2009 - 6 answers

How to take a Kindle screenshot?

How do you take a screenshot on the Kindle? I know the keystroke, but can't find the screenshot file anywhere. [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Dec 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Should I Kindle outside the U.S., or will I get burned?

Any Non-U.S. users of Amazon's Kindle (or other E-reader) out there? Can you tell me how it's working out for you? I'm trying to decide whether to splurge for my birthday, and really don't want to invest that much money in a mistake. [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 9, 2008 - 14 answers

How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle?

How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jul 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Do docs emailed to a Kindle stay in the cloud?

Amazon Kindle question: does anyone know if the documents you email to Amazon's 10ยข conversion service are stored in your account cloud forever, as with books you purchase?
posted by symbebekos on May 28, 2008 - 3 answers

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