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Initial post: Dec 14, 2012 9:55:34 AM PST
Can I only buy books from amazon with the kindle? or can I download books from other sites?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 10:07:16 AM PST
Lots of other sites sell books that are readable on a Kindle - you're not limited to just Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 10:17:41 AM PST
Make sure, when buying books from a site other than Amazon, that the books are compatible, such as mobi files.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 10:23:41 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2012 10:25:26 AM PST
Cluny says:
or you may have to install Calibre or another called Mobi....something? (on pc) to convert non mobi books to mobi files. Anyone know the Mobi....something name?????

eta for correct spelling of Caibre

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 10:28:48 AM PST
The file extension is .azw or .azw3

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 10:52:30 AM PST
The Blade says:
Yes. Mobipocket Creator.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 10:56:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2012 11:00:59 AM PST
The Blade says:
Everyone here is correct. You can use other places to buy books. But let me be more specific. You can use any .mobi or .prc file - but they MUST be DRM free. DRM is digital rights management, a form of copy protection.

For example, books purchased from Baen will be DRM free and can be used on your Kindle. If you like Sci-fi or fantasy that is a good site to check out. Many free and low cost books by known authors.

epubs, pdbs, copy-protected pdfs cannot be read by your Kindle.

Edit:
Which books outside of Amazon can be used can be a complicated issue. If you have a specific place in mind, feel free to ask. Also, you don't mention which Kindle, but some reader apps can be sideloaded to a Fire which will allow some non-Amazon books with different copy-protection systems to be read on the Fire.
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