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Posted by DURBAN-188330 - Created: 6 years ago
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Posted by gardengarden-246645 - 6 years ago

Exactly that go to UK amazon free kindle books copy titles and then go to amazon.fr kindle choose the language of your books (anglais) paste the title of the book into the amazon browser click the search button and you will get the title for free exactly as on amazon uk. I have just done this this morning. I use my computer for all this not my kindle. Thus I get 5/6 books at a time.

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Posted by Depanordique - 6 years ago

If you are registered in France with your kindle all you have to do is look at the UK kindle book list and copy and paste into the french english selection and you will get it for the same price etc. as in the UK or US no problem.

Care to explain what should be copy-pasted?

Can you share books in the family ie from one Kindle to another? It seems a pity to have to purchase a book twice...

If the Kindles are on the same account, yes. In fact they share all books. If they're on different accounts you'll have to ask the ever helpful Apprentice Alf for help. Also see the links below.

I don't know if the procedure has changed recently, but I don't think a Kindle registered in France can buy English language books from Amazon.co.uk.

You can't. A UK credit card is required.

Another Kindle question. We are about to buy a second Kindle, but how do we manage our Amazon account? Do we have to open a second Amazon account or can the one account handle the two devices? (I would hate to take delivery of some of titles my wife orders!!)

Two accounts seems to be the only way. The following links should help explain it:

http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdThread=Tx3VQEIK3GTN1VI

http://www.amazon.com/sharing-books-multiple-kindle-2s/forum/Fx8K5S3V834TCX/Tx3H02BAA5QUDXM/1?asin=B001P81618

And I'll recommend (again) that you all go here for your e-reader questions: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/

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Posted by Svein-197135 - 6 years ago

I don't know if the procedure has changed recently, but I don't think a Kindle registered in France can buy English language books from Amazon.co.uk. We have a Kindle, bought in UK, but registered from Switzerland. Initially we could only buy English Kindle books through USA, even when ordering from a French location. Our Kindle account is currently with Amazon.com which in fact suits us. Now we can also buy from Germany, Italy and France, but not from UK (have not tried lately), I think it has something to do with copyright. Can anyone verify this?
Another Kindle question. We are about to buy a second Kindle, but how do we manage our Amazon account? Do we have to open a second Amazon account or can the one account handle the two devices? (I would hate to take delivery of some of titles my wife orders!!)
PSI think we have decided on the "standard" Kindle, not the Touch, and with the Cover with the built-in light.

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Posted by ESS-209984 - 6 years ago

Can you share books in the family ie from one Kindle to another? It seems a pity to have to purchase a book twice...

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Posted by gardengarden-246645 - 6 years ago

If you are registered in France with your kindle all you have to do is look at the UK kindle book list and copy and paste into the french english selection and you will get it for the same price etc. as in the UK or US no problem.

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Posted by Depanordique - 6 years ago

I have no UK cards, only Danish and French, and I get the choice between .fr and .com.

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Posted by ouch that hurt !-230853 - 6 years ago

Go to your account page on Amazon & change parametres to .uk or .com so that you can buy english booksno point having a kindle with an .fr account if you are native anglophile, the book choice is too small.not sure is you have to have a bank account in £ or $ though
you can go to their help page if you don't know how to do this

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Posted by ESS-209984 - 6 years ago

So, it is easy to register other than in France? There is therefore no IP address checking when you try to download?

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Posted by Depanordique - 6 years ago

Oh, and you may want to Google for "Apprentice Alf".

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Posted by Depanordique - 6 years ago

For anyone looking to get, or already have, an e-reader (Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony Reader etc.) I highly recommend going here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/
It's the place to get recommendations and help. And remember: The Kindle isn't the only (or best) e-reader.

As others have said, 3G is hardly essential. An e-reader can easily hold a thousand books, so just stock up before venturing out into the wilderness (which probably has a McDonalds with WiFi nearby, anyway).

Whatever you get, do install Calibre. It it will let you easily organize, convert and side-load books you get from elsewhere. http://calibre-ebook.com

Some places to get free, legal, e-books from:

http://inkmesh.com/ - An e-book search engine.http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_stores - List of places to get/buy e-books.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ - Project Gutenberg. Public domain books.
http://www.feedbooks.com/ - Lots of public domain works. Many of them reformatted from PG.http://www.baen.com/library/ - Baen Free Library. Mostly (military) Sci-Fi.http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com/ - Even more free Baen books. You can actually find most (all?) of the Honor Harrington novels here.

As long as the books aren't "protected" with DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), then Calibre can convert and load them on just about any device. The Kindle uses the Mobi format and just about everyone else uses ePub.