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ePUB to Kindle ebook transfer?

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Initial post: Oct 19, 2012 11:46:50 PM PDT
RoelV says:
Amazon should offer a service to "transfer" current (ePUB) ebooks to the Kindle ecosystem. E.g. something like a scan of existing ePUB books on the current ereader and enable them on Kindle.

Customers of course have to say something like "I bought them all and I will keep the existing ePUB books within my family without copies" (like the current possibility to share a Kindle ebook within your family account).

Customers win the possibility to switch platform without cost (or illegal actions) and Amazon wins the opportunity to penetrate existing ebook (ePUB) markets.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2012 11:50:10 PM PDT
If those epub books have any form of DRM on them (and all the ones from places like B&N and other major booksellers do), then the act of stripping that from the files is illegal in many countries.

But if you want to be certain that someone from Amazon hears your feedback, please send an email to or if you have a Fire - we are mainly Kindle owners here, not from Amazon.

And how would this help Amazon's bottom line?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2012 12:19:02 AM PDT
RoelV says:
@John: DRM is why I would like Amazon to offer a service like this. They should be able to negotiate with publishers the possibility to "migrate" one copy of a book to another format. Amazon does have the ecosystem for it (similar to scanning your music library and authorizing those songs in the cloud instead of transferring them).
Most people in the Netherlands (where I live) own ePUB readers and will not change to Kindle because of that.
I do own three Kindles with lots of books myself and love them. I would welcome just one ebook standard and one DRM standard but don't expect that to happen soon. This would be next best.

Posted on Oct 20, 2012 12:54:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 20, 2012 12:55:16 AM PDT
I truly believe that in the end kindles will be the ereader standard, but epub will be the format standard, and eventually kindles will be able to read epub format as well.

Check back with me in 10 years to see if I'm right LOL

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 6:20:23 PM PST
babedenny says:
Calibre will do the conversion.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 6:22:37 PM PST
Calibre can't convert DRM protected files.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 6:24:40 PM PST
You know Adobe would have to be part of that equation, right? If Amazon can sell Kindles for their file format, they've no incentive to do what you're wishing for.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 2:08:46 PM PST
RoelV says:
@Dittiefurkey: ePUB doesn't have to be Adobe DRM.

ePUB is just like MOBIpocket. On top of that are DRM systems. And yes, Adobe DRM is almost a default nowadays, Apple DRM comes second.

There are other options (to come), for example
In the Netherlands there is an initiative called "MijnEPUB" which consists of personalised ePUB files (name and order number) without DRM.

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 8:16:35 AM PST
Pat Bonsall says:
Love my Christmas present - Kindle Fire - had hopes this would replace the "smart phone" and bring my books to bigger page/print. I'm finding bringing my android apps to the kindle very convulted and confusing. I was convinced by my library that you needed and actual e-reader device to borrow some of their e-books. I can't figure out how to do this with the Kindle - viewed 2 videos and 10 "how to's". Lastly - I didn't need a more expensive toy just to buy ONLY amazon stuff. I can do that with my computer and my phone. ARGH ... looking at trading in for the NEXUS device.

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 8:39:42 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 1, 2013 8:48:26 AM PST
can I take books already downloaded on my old kindle and transfer them to the kindle 3G paperwhite?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 8:51:05 AM PST
No, you can't transfer them. They'll be in the archive of the Paperwhite ready for download once the device is registered to the same account.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 11:43:36 AM PST
Edith Solis says:
I have a new kindle hd with the camera does it take pictures besides taking pictures of myself

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 1:05:17 PM PST
how due you delete books off of the kindle fire once they have been read

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2013 1:18:59 PM PST
 nospin  says:
Press on the cover and an option will appear to Remove from Device.
Select it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2013 1:51:18 PM PST
flipoid says:
Your library is incorrect, Pat Bonsall. It's actually easier on the Kindle Fire to get library books than it is t get them on an e-ink Kindle device. On the Fire's web browser, navigate to your library's OverDrive website. Find a book that you want and choose the Kindle version to check out. It'll go in your "shopping" cart and then you'll "check out." Once you have the book actually checked out, a page will appear with the book's title and a button that says "Get for Kindle." Click (tap) on this button, and your browser will open a second tab (window) that's Amazon's website--there will be a button over on the right side of the page that reads "Get library book." Tap that (make sure your Fire is selected as the device that the book will be delivered to), and your book will be downloaded to your Fire. When you close the browser and go back to the home page (with the carousel) of your Fire, the book will appear (you might have to do a "sync") on the carousel and you can open it to read it.

It actually took me about 3 times longer to type this as the transaction takes to complete.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2013 2:28:52 PM PST
Jesus R. says:
No, the Kindle Fire HD only takes pictures from the front. There is no option to take photos or videos from the back of the Kindle. It makes it difficult if you want to take pictures of people or groups.
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