I bought some Kindle books, can I read them on my other eBook readers?

Posted on July 7, 2011

Kindle books are DRM’d. As far as I know, all of the books, even free books are DRM’d. Amazon allow you to link a number of devices to one Amazon account (multiple Kindle’s, your phone, iPad, tablet etc) and you can download your books to a number of these. You must however use the Kindle software on each and it will manage the distribution of the copies and keep you within the terms of licensing.

There is a way to remove the DRM that is described here. I haven’t tired it. It involves running various some tools (unswindle v7 and mobidedrm) and having Python installed as well as the PC Kindle application. I haven’t personally tried this yet (not had the need), if you give it a go let us know if it works for you. There are more tools and some DRM removal FAQ information here at Apprentice Alf’s Blog.

Posted in: Buying and using eBooks, Other eReaders

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