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Can you download books/textbooks/audio books you already own onto a kindle?

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Initial post: Nov 7, 2008 8:32:30 AM PST
Sharon says:
I own some books/textbooks/audio books and I am considering buying a kindle. I do not want to have to purchase these textbooks again so I can use a kindle. Is there any way that I can enter a code or ISBN number so I can easily download those textbooks onto a kindle without re-buying the books?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2008 8:57:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2008 8:58:26 AM PST
If the books are not in a format readable by Kindle, or not convertible to a format readable by Kindle, you would, of course, have to buy or otherwise acquire them in Kindle format to read them on a Kindle.

Most textbooks do not convert well, because they are formatted for a larger page, have too many tables and graphics, color, etc. Frankly, most textbooks are going to be more usable in paper form, given the current technology.

Kindle is awesome for novels, and other text-only books, though.

If you mean that you want them to be free because you have them in another form - not possible. If you buy a hardback book, do you get the paperback for free? If you bought a VHS tape, did you get the DVD for free? The publishers are in this to make money.

Kindle supports audio books in from, or in mp3 format. See the User's Guide for information on reading audio books.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2008 9:06:37 AM PST
Sharon says:
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