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Kindle Books and More Content
You can purchase, lend, gift, rent, borrow, or sample Kindle books and more content for your Kindle device or free Kindle reading application. Follow our Getting Started in the Kindle Store guide to learn how to purchase and download a book from the Kindle Store, or read on to learn about more options.
Shopping in the Kindle Store
You can purchase Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, and, if you are a U.S. customer, Kindle active content and blogs, through the Kindle Store on your computer or on your Kindle device or compatible Kindle reading application.
On your computer, go to www.amazon.com/kindlestore
Learn more about shopping for Kindle Content for your Kindle reading application.
Inside the Kindle Store, you can browse by category or search for specific titles. When you've found a title you want, select the "Buy" button. The purchase will be applied to the 1-Click Payment Method on the Amazon account to which your Kindle device is registered.If shopping from your Kindle device or Kindle reading application, the item will be wirelessly delivered to your device. If shopping from your computer, the item will be delivered to whichever device you’ve selected under the “Deliver to” dropdown menu under the “Buy” button.
Content purchased from the Kindle Store is automatically stored in your Kindle Library on Amazon.com, which you can access through Manage Your Kindle. Learn how to deliver previously purchased content to another Kindle device or Kindle Reading application through Manage Your Kindle.
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If an item is not available in the Kindle Store, you may see a link labeled "Tell the Publisher! I'd like to read this book on Kindle" directly below the product image on some book detail pages. Click the link to let the publisher know you'd like a Kindle edition of the book.
Enhanced Features for Kindle Books
Some books sold in the Kindle Store have enhanced features including audio and video clips, Kindle Text Pop-Up for children's books, Kindle Panel View for comics and graphic novels, Kindle Print Replica content, X-ray, and Text-to-Speech.
Learn more about Enhanced Features for Kindle Books.
Sampling Kindle Books
You can sample many Kindle books for free by selecting Try a Sample when shopping in the Kindle Store. We'll send an excerpt to your Kindle device or Kindle reading application wirelessly.
Samples are not stored in your Archived Items or Cloud. To read a sample on a different Kindle device or Kindle reading app, you'll need to download it again from the product detail page and choose to have it delivered to a different Kindle device or Kindle reading app.
At the end of the sample, there will be an option to purchase the title. Once the title downloads to your device, you can navigate to the last page you were on by using the Go To menu.
Public Library Books for Kindle
More than 11,000 libraries in the United States offer Public Library Books for Kindle to read on any generation Kindle device, free Kindle app, or in your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader. Public Library Books for Kindle provide the same unique features as Kindle and Kindle books, including Whispersync technology that synchronizes your notes, highlights and last page read, real page numbers, and more.
Learn more about Public Library Books for Kindle.
Lending Kindle Books
Eligible Kindle books can be loaned once for a period of 14 days. The borrower does not need to own a Kindle -- Kindle books can also be read using our free Kindle reading applications or in your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader. Not all books are lendable -- it is up to the publisher or rights holder to determine which titles are eligible for lending. While a book is on loan, the lender is not able to read the book.
Learn more about Lending Kindle Books.
Giving and Receiving Kindle Book Gifts
Any Kindle book available for purchase in the Kindle Store can be given as a gift to anyone with an e-mail address. You do not need a Kindle to send or receive Kindle book gifts, and the recipient can read their gift on a registered Kindle device or any free Kindle reading application.
Learn more about Giving and Receiving Kindle Book Gifts.
Kindle Owners' Lending Library
The Kindle Owners' Lending Library allows eligible U. S. Amazon Prime members who own Kindle devices to choose from thousands of books to borrow for free -- including more than 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers -- as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.
Eligible Prime members -- paid Amazon Prime, paid Amazon student, one-month free trial, and customers receiving a free month of Prime benefits with a Kindle Fire -- must own a Kindle device that is registered to the same Amazon.com account as the eligible Prime account in order to access this benefit.
Learn more about the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
Renting Kindle Books
Kindle textbooks give you the flexibility to pay only for the amount of time you need with a book and can typically be rented for between 30 and 360 days. Titles eligible for rental have a message on the product detail page: "Rent this book." Select the end date for your rental to see the price and complete the transaction by selecting "Rent now with 1-Click."
Learn more about Renting Kindle Books.
Returning Kindle Content
You can request a refund for items purchased from the Kindle Store within seven days of purchase through Manage Your Kindle. Click the Actions button next to the title you'd like to return, and select Return for refund. You may also contact customer service.
Once a refund is issued, you will no longer have access to the book.
Learn more about Kindle Return Policies.
Returning Kindle Book Gifts
Kindle books you receive as a gift from the Amazon Kindle Store are eligible for exchange for an Amazon.com Gift Card before acceptance. To request an exchange, click the Contact Us button on the right side of this page to reach us via phone, e-mail, or chat. Please make sure to include the gift order number of the item you wish to return in your request (located at the bottom of your gift notification e-mail).
Sharing Your Notes & Highlights
When you highlight or make a note about a passage in a Kindle book, you can share to other Kindle readers and optionally to friends on Facebook or Twitter (when linked on your Kindle). All shares are displayed on the Amazon Kindle website at https://kindle.amazon.com and can be made public to other Amazon Kindle readers.
You can log into https://kindle.amazon.com with your Amazon account information to make your reading status public, review all the books in your Kindle Library, including your ratings, highlights and notes you’ve made, and other features like Public Notes so you can see what other Kindle readers are thinking.
Learn more about Public Notes, Daily Review, and other social features at the Amazon Kindle website.
Syncing Your Kindle Content
If you read the same Kindle book across multiple Kindles, Whispersync makes it easy for you to switch back and forth between devices and free Kindle reading applications. Whispersync synchronizes your bookmarks, annotations, and furthest page read across your Kindle devices and Kindle reading applications registered to the same Amazon account.
Learn more about Syncing Your Kindle Content.
Troubleshooting Kindle Content
Having problems downloading or syncing your Kindle content?Find help and answers to common questions about getting started in the Kindle Store, shopping, enhanded features, Public Library Books for Kindle, and lending Kindle Books.
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