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How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

February 15, 2017 by Nathan

How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

One question that often comes up is how to load ebooks onto a new Kindle.

If you had a previous Kindle then you don’t really need to do anything. All of your purchased Kindle ebooks will automatically be available on your new Kindle, complete with all your highlights, bookmarks, last page read, etc.

If you have some non-Amazon ebooks then there are several ways to load them on a Kindle.

Kindles support a few formats in addition to Kindle formats, including PDF, TXT, MOBI and PRC.

Amazon also offers a free conversion service that can convert HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP files to Kindle format.

Here are six different ways to load ebooks on a Kindle:

1. The Cloud – They don’t call it “cloud” anymore but that’s the best way to describe it. All Kindle ebooks that you ever buy get associated to your account so they are available on any Kindle or Kindle app registered to your account, meaning there’s no need to “load” Kindle ebooks onto these devices, just download them from the “all” section.

2. Calibre – Calibre is the most popular third-party ebook software for managing your library and for converting ebooks to other formats. It’s one of the most common ways to send non-Amazon ebooks to a Kindle, and with a plugin you can easily remove the DRM from ePub ebooks to convert them to Kindle format.

3. Send to Kindle Apps – This is the quickest and easiest way to send documents, PDFs, and non-Amazon ebooks to a Kindle. With a send-to-Kindle app you can send files from your computer or Android device, and articles from a web browser. They get delivered wirelessly to your Kindle so you don’t have to mess with using a USB cable to sideload. Works with the following formats: DOC, DOCX, HTML, HTM, RTF, JPEG, MOBI, AZW, GIF, PNG, BMP and PDF.

4. Email – This basically works the same as using the send to Kindle apps above but with email instead. No need to install anything, just send files to your Kindle using email. Works with the same formats listed above. If you add “convert” to the subject line for PDFs they will be converted to Kindle format, which effectively works the same as PDF reflow.

5. Sideload via USB – If you own a Kindle device you have the option to download all your purchased Kindle ebooks directly from your Amazon account using the Manage Your Content and Devices page. You can then sideload them to your Kindle from a computer using a USB cable, a helpful option if you don’t have Wi-Fi. Additionally, you can wirelessly send ebooks to your Kindle from the MYKD page by selecting “deliver to” from the actions menu.

6. Web Browser – Another way to get non-Amazon ebooks onto a Kindle is by using the built-in experimental web browser. It can download MOBI, AZW, PRC, and TXT formats directly to the Kindle from a number of free ebook websites and sites that offer DRM-free Kindle books.

(100% Working) How to Read Kindle Books on ReMarkable Paper Tablet

The Remarkable paper tablet is not only a device where you can freehand draw and edit personal documents, but it can also function as a dedicated ebook reader. When Amazon Kindle books control the largest market share in the ebook industry, many people asked how they can read a Kindle book on their reMarkable device. If you are also pondering this question, you will find the easiest method after reading this post.

  • Part 1. A Brief Introduction of ReMarkable Paper Tablet
  • Part 2. How to Read Kindle Books on Remarkable Paper Tablet?

Part 1. A Brief Introduction of ReMarkable Paper Tablet

ReMarkable is an e-ink paper tablet for reading documents and ebooks, sketching and note-taking with a paper-like feel. It tries to combine the reading experience of an e-ink display with the writing experience of a high-end tablet, with the goal of replacing your notebooks, sketchbooks and printed books.

How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

What file formats does reMarkable support?

ReMarkable supports the ebook format PDF and EPUB. Some ebooks protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management) are not supported.

Where can we find ebooks for ReMarkable?

There is no native ebook store in ReMarkable store. However, there are lots of free ebook download sites without registration where you can get free titles to read in ReMarkable. Or you can also purchase ebooks from the most popular eBook stores such as Amazon Kindle/Kobo/Google Play/Nook or many more.

reMarkable vs Tablet

Compared with iPad and other tablets which have an LCD-based screen that has screen glare and a glass surface, reMarkable has a higher-friction surface, and a digital paper display without screen glare, which makes it more comfortable and easy on the eyes when reading for a longer period. Without apps for web surfing, social media or games, the reMarkable is a dedicated device around reading, writing and sketching with a paper-like experience through its low lag Linux operating system.

reMarkable vs eReader

E-readers (like Kindle/Kobo/Nook), as well as reMarkable paper tablets, both use an electronic paper display technology and reflect light much in the same way as paper. However, in addition to reading books and documents, reMarkable lets you even write and sketch as well, which can’t be done on an eReader.

Part 2. How to Read Kindle Books on Remarkable Paper Tablet?

ReMarkable devices support only EPUB or PDF files. However, all Amazon Kindle books are DRM-protected and in Kindle format KFX/AZW/Mobi/AZW3. To read Kindle books on reMarkable, you should remove DRM from Kindle books and convert Kindle to EPUB/PDF as well. Fortunately, you can use a powerful eBook DRM Removal & eBook Converter named Epubor Ultimate to help you do the job in the following easy steps.

Step 1 Download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

Step 2 Download Kindle books to your computer via an older version Kindle for PC/Mac desktop app.

Download and run the Kindle for PC/Mac older version V1.24/V1.23 and sign in with your Amazon account. Then all your Kindle books will be synced to the library automatically. Just right-click the book cover and tap “Download” to download them to the computer.

Important Notice

Usually, if you download Kindle books via Kindle for PC/MAC 1.25 or higher version, you’ll fail to decrypt Kindle books. Therefore, to convert Kindle books successfully, you have to download Kindle books via the older version of Kindle for PC/MAC V1.24/1.23. (If you have already installed a higher latest version of Kindle desktop, you can automatically downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac to an older version.)

If you don’t want to downgrade or the downgrade does not work for you, e.g (1) you are using the macOS Catalina or maOS Big Sur, (2) your Kindle desktop forced update to the latest version, you can try to following two methods. The do work for both Windows and Mac users (macOS Catalina and Big Sur included).

How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

Step 3 Run Epubor Ultimate to remove Kindle DRM and convert Kindle books to ReMarkable supported format EPUB/PDF.

The Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC/Mac will be automatically uploaded and you can see them at the left column under the “Kindle” tab. Just drag and drop the Kindle books from the left to the right. From the pop-down menu, choose the output format as EPUB/PDF and start the conversion process.

How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

After the conversion is completed, there will be a “Succeeded” word at the end of each title. Just click it or the blue folder icon at the bottom-right to find the DRM-free and converted Kindle books.

How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

Step 4 Transfer Kindle books to reMarkable.

Once you get the DRM-free Kindle books in EPUB or PDF format in the previous step, what you should do now is to transfer these PDF/EPUB files to your reMarkable paper tablet with a USB cable or using the desktop app.

Bonus Tips—Read Kobo books/Google Play Books/Nook books on ReMarkable tablet.

Besides decrypting and converting Kindle books, Epubor software can still help you decrypt Kobo/Nook/Google Play books and read these books on ReMarkable. Here are the detailed guides:

1 To read Google Play Books(.ACSM) on ReMarkable: How to Remove DRM from Google Play Books.

Q: I’ve updated my macOS to the new 10.15 Catalina (or Mac Big Sur), but the older version Kindle for Mac no longer runs. How can I remove Kindle DRM and convert Kindle books on macOS Catalina?

A: The new macOS Catalina and Big Sure only support 64 bits application, but Kindle for Mac 1.23 is 32 bits. So downgrading Kindle for Mac to older version becomes an invalid method for removing Kindle DRM on macOS Catalina and Big Sur.

If you have a Kindle e-ink device, then you are still able to remove Kindle DRM on macOS Catalina and Big Sur by downloading the Kindle books from Amazon website.

If you don’t have a Kindle e-ink device, you can still Patch Kindle for Mac to Remove Kindle DRM on Mac Catalina & Big Sur.

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Michelle loves reading very much. She seeks the methods to enjoy eBooks and audiobooks more freely and wants to share everything new she has got with you.

Posted by Jacob Allred on Mar 28, 2012 in DIY | 1 comment

I don’t have a real Kindle, but I do like the Kindle app on my wife’s iPad, my iPod Touch, my computer, my phone, etc. Recently there was an awesome deal to get The Hunger Games trilogy for only $3.06 total:

  1. The Hunger Games for $0.83 with promo code HUNGERGAMESDEAL
  2. Catching Fire for $1.16 with promo code HUNGERGAMESDEAL2
  3. Mockingjay for $1.07 with promo code HUNGERGAMESDEAL3

The deal may still be valid, not sure. Feel free to give it a shot.

The problem was the ebooks were only available in Adobe Digital Editions format. Adobe has some fine software, but I’d rather read it on a Kindle. So I searched Google and found how to remove the DRM, convert to Kindle format, and load the book into my Kindle software.

First, you need to make sure you have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer. It is free and takes about 2 minutes to install.

Next, load your purchased books into Adobe Digital Editions. For me, this was as easy as clicking the “download” button at the site that I purchased the books from. The books were downloaded and opened in Adobe Digital Editions automatically for me.

Adobe ebooks use DRM to keep you from doing what you want with the book that you paid for. Lame. Use this awesome free DRM removal tool to strip the DRM out. That page has clear instructions on how to use the application.

The last step is to install Calibre. When you set it up, be sure to tell it you have a Kindle. It lets you set up a Kindle email address (view your Amazon account or your Kindle software if you aren’t sure what your Kindle email address is). Â Once Calibre is installed, it is pretty easy to add your books, right click on a book, then go to Connect/share ->Email to [email protected]. Calibre will convert your ebook then email it to Amazon.

Once Amazon gets the book, it will make it available to your devices. This can take 5-15 minutes, so be patient.

It may sound complicated at first, but really the whole process takes maybe 5 minutes. Anyways, the process worked great for me. I finished reading The Hunger Games yesterday, and my wife isn’t far behind. I’m waiting for her to finish the first book before I move on to the second. Hopefully she hurries because I’m dying to know what happens next!

Send to your Kindle

  1. Connect your device to Wi-Fi
    For speedy downloading and no mobile data charges, we strongly recommend using Wi-Fi to transfer the eBooks to your device.
    Not using Wi-Fi? Download the files below and transfer them to your Kindle via USB.
  2. Approve Humble Bundle to email your Kindle account
    Visit the Manage Your Kindle page and log in, then select the Preferences tab. Under the section called Approved Personal Document E-mail List, select Add a new approved e-mail address and enter: [email protected]
  3. Find your Kindle device’s unique email address
    On the same Preferences tab, look for your device’s name and email address in the Send-to-Kindle E-Mail Settings section (it should end in @kindle.com). If you have multiple devices, it does not matter which one you choose, as you will have access to the eBooks on all of them!

Then, navigate to your order download page, enter your Kindle address, choose the book or books you want to send from the checklist, and hit the “Send Email” button!

You can now send individual MOBI files to your Kindle! If you experience issues not receiving your eBooks (sometimes caused by certain types of eReaders and the size of the eBooks) you may want to use this option.

Please be aware that due to a 13MB size restriction, only certain titles are listed and available to send using this feature.

If the eBooks are not appearing, try syncing your device with the Kindle server.

Sideloading to your Kindle

Windows – Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD

  1. Save the MOBI file to a convenient location on your computer, such as the desktop.
  2. Attach your device to your computer using a micro-USB cable. One should’ve been included with your Kindle Fire.
  3. Wait for your computer to recognize the device, then click the Start Globe and select Computer to open Windows Explorer.
  4. Under Portable Devices, double-click Kindle >Internal storage.
  5. Double-click Books and move the window aside.
  6. Find the MOBI file you saved in step 1, then drag-and-drop it into the device’s Books folder you opened in Step 5.
  7. Wait for the file to transfer and safely eject the device from your computer.
  8. The ebook should appear on the device’s carousel screen. If not, tap Docs on the top menu, then tap Device: the ebook should appear there, as well.

Mac – Kindle Fire 2nd Generation and Kindle Fire HD

Mac users with a Kindle Fire 2nd Generation or Kindle Fire HD will first need to install the free Android File Transfer app to complete USB transfers. Go to File Transfer App using your computer’s Web browser and follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the app.

  1. Save the MOBI file to a convenient location on your computer, such as the desktop.
  2. Attach your device to your computer using a micro-USB cable. One should’ve been included with your Kindle Fire.
  3. Use Finder to navigate to the Applications folder and double-click the File Transfer App. Your Mac opens the device’s file system, as shown below:
    How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle
  4. Find the MOBI file you saved in step 1, then drag-and-drop it into the device’s Books folder.
  5. Wait for the file to transfer and safely eject the device from your computer.
  6. The ebook should appear on the device’s carousel screen. If not, tap Docs on the top menu, then tap Device: the ebook should appear there, as well.

Sideload to a Kindle App

Kindle for PC or Mac

  1. Save the MOBI file to a convenient location on your computer, such as the desktop.
  2. Download an install the Kindle app for your computer’s operating system:
    • https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp
  3. Find the MOBI file you saved in step 1 then double-click it. It should open with the Kindle app.
    Note: In some cases, it may be necessary to right-click the file and select the application.

Kindle for Android

  1. Save the MOBI file to a convenient location on your computer, such as the desktop.
  2. On your device, tap the Google Play Store or Amazon App Store icon then find the Kindle for Android app and install it.
  3. Attach your phone or tablet to your computer using the USB cable that came with the device.
  4. Wait for your computer to recognize the device, then click the Start Globe and select Computer to open Windows Explorer.
  5. Under Portable Devices, find and double-click Kindle and move the window aside. Note: the Android operating system handles the device’s file system in different ways.
  6. Find the MOBI file you saved in step 1, then drag-and-drop it into the device’s Kindle folder you opened in Step 5.
  7. Wait for the file to transfer and safely eject the device from your computer.
  8. Open the Kindle app. The ebook should appear on the device’s Home screen.

Kindle for iPad/iPhone/iPod

The Kindle for iPad/iPhone/iPod app does not yet fully support Kindle Format 8, Amazon’s next-generation ebook file format. Accordingly, some design features may not display exactly as they do on other Kindle devices and apps. Please keep this in mind when reviewing MOBI files on an Apple iOS device with the Kindle app installed.

  1. Save the MOBI file to a convenient location on your computer, such as the desktop.
  2. On your device, tap the App Store icon then find the Kindle for iPad/iPhone/iPod app and install it.
  3. Attach your iPad, iPhone or iPod to your computer using the USB cable that came with the device.
  4. Open iTunes if it does not open automatically.
  5. On the top menu, click Apps and then scroll to the bottom of the window to see the File Sharing section, as shown below in iTunes 11.0.1.12:

How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

  1. In the Apps panel on the left-hand side, click the Kindle icon.
  2. Find the MOBI file you saved in step 1 and drag-and-drop it into the Documents panel on the right-hand side.
  3. Wait for the file to transfer and safely eject the device from your computer.
  4. Open the Kindle app and the MOBI file should appear on the app’s Device Library screen.

Additional comic viewing information for your device or computer can be found here.

How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

Apple iBooks vs. Amazon Kindle eBooks

Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle are two biggest online eBook stores in the world that provide a large selection of eBooks allowing us read books on iOS devices or Kindle eReaders. However, one big difference between iBooks and Kindle eBooks we should know is that although we can access both eBook sources via iBooks and Kindle app on iOS devices, we can’t read iBooks directly on the Kindle devices at all due to different eBook formats and the DRM protection on iBooks. So here comes the problem, since most of the people like to read eBooks on Kindle eReaders because of the eye-friendly screen, what if they purchased eBooks from iBooks store but want to read on Amazon Kindle? Is there any effective way to get iBooks readable on Kindle eReaders, such as Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage, etc.?

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How to Read DRM iBooks on Kindle

In order to read the iBooks on Kindle, you need to firstly understand that the iBooks are in ePub format while the eBooks supported by Kindle should in formats like Mobi, AZW, PDF, etc. It’s easy to convert the DRM-free iBooks to Amazon Kindle compatible formats by using some eBook converter software. But for most of the iBooks you purchased from iBooks store, it’s no easy job to make them readable on Kindle eReaders since they are protected by Apple’s DRM technology. To read those DRM-protected iBooks on Kindle, you must completely remove the DRM restriction from the iBooks before converting them to Kindle eBook formats.

Now here in the following article, we’ll show you the complete guide to read DRM iBooks on Amazon Kindle eReaders.

Part 1. Remove DRM from Protected iBooks

Firstly we meet TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac, which is a professional iBook DRM removal tool specially developed to help iBook users easily bypass DRM lock from protected iBook ePub files while making the copies of DRM-free iBooks with original meta info retained. Once the DRM is removed from the iBooks, you can freely transfer the non-DRM iBooks to any eReader as you wish. Please download the free trial version of this smart iBook DRM remover as below.

Step 1 Add iBooks to TunesKit iBook Copy

How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

Once launching TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac, you can load the iBooks to the program either via the “Add Files” button or via directly drag-and-drop.

Step 2 Adjust Output Settings

When the protected iBooks are added successfully into TunesKit iBook Copy, you can customize the output settings, like output folder by yourself.

Step 3 Start to Remove DRM from iBooks

How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

After all things are set OK, you can start removing DRM from iBooks by clicking the “Convert” button.

It will take some time to get the process done. The whole time is mainly depending on the total iBook files converted there. Normally it will work at 30x faster speed in copying each eBook.

You can also simply view this video demo to learn how to get rid of the DRM from iBooks with TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac with ease.

Part 2. Convert DRM-free iBook ePub Files to Kindle Mobi eBooks

Since all the iBooks are DRM-free now, we can use some eBook converter, such as Calibre to convert the non-DRM iBook ePub files to Kindle Mobi eBooks. You can get this free eBook management app from its official website: calibre-ebook.com.

How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

For the complete guide to convert eBooks to common formats with Calibre, you can refer to: How to Convert DRM-free iBooks ePub with Calibre >>

Alternatively, you can also use some professional yet paid eBook converter software, like ePubor eBook Converter Ultimate to convert the DRM-free iBooks to more eBook formats with better performance.

Part 3. Transfer Converted iBooks to Amazon Kindle eReaders

Once the iBooks are converted to Kindle compatible eBooks, you now get two different yet easy ways to transfer the iBooks to Amazon Kindle eReaders.

Method 1. Sync iBooks to Kindle via USB

Connect Kindle to your computer with USB cable, then you can put the DRM-free iBooks to Kindle by Copy & Paste the mobi files to the folder.

Method 2. Send iBooks to Kindle Email

When you connect your Kindle to WiFi, the converted iBooks will transfer to your Kindle automatically. Find your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address in Amazon.com—Manage your Kindle.

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    Adam Gorden is an experienced writer of TunesKit who is obsessed about tech, movie and software.

    It’s not complicated any more!

    Amazon has made loading content wirelessly from outside their platform (ebook files like ours, PDFs, and even .doc files and web pages) as simple as dragging and dropping the files onto their Send to Kindle app. You can do it from your PC or Mac desktop, your Android phone or tablet. If using the app isn’t your favorite method, you can just email one of our ebooks to any Kindle or device running the Kindle app.

    To use the free app, download it from Amazon:

    When you purchase your ebook from us: Make sure to purchase the Kindle / .mobi version, as it’s the only one we sell that the Kindle and Kindle app can handle. If you make a mistake when purchasing, just contact our customer help email and we’ll fix your order and send you new links for free.

    When the system sends you your download links, download your .mobi file to some easily located directory and then move it to your desktop.

    To use Send to Kindle: If you’ve downloaded one of the desktop apps, install it and log in. (Please note: if you have Two Factor Authorization / 2FA running on your Amazon account, you will probably need to deactivate it while you’re installing the app. We had to.)

    When the app has installed, you’ll see a screen announcing the installation, and then this window will appear.

    How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

    Drag your .mobi ebook file onto the sideloading window. The window will now show you your available Kindle devices. Click the ones where you want your ebook sent.

    How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

    Amazon’s system will let you know that your file is being uploaded.

    How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

    . and will confirm when it’s finished.

    How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

    That’s all there is to it! Your ebook will now appear in your Kindle devices and be stored in your account’s ebook archive, if you clicked the box for that option. (If it doesn’t show up right away, select “Sync & Check for Items” and check if your book has arrived. This might take a few minutes. If you have a Kindle Fire, the book might turn up in the “Docs” section, and the cover might not display till you’ve opened the book.)

    For those customers who prefer to handle Kindle uploads to their devices by using a physical connection (a cable to their device from their computer), we’ll be posting a video showing all the steps around August 10th. Thanks for your patience while we get this set up!

    How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

    This week, ebook lovers got yet another reminder of why DRM (Digital Rights Management) is terrible for ebooks. While attending a library conference in Singapore, Jim O’Donnell lost access to the titles in his Google Play Books app. Apparently, the app detected that he was in a country where Google Books aren’t available and subsequently denied him access to his books. Stories like this crop up every now and then, each time highlighting some crazy ebook restriction or policy that most people aren’t even aware of. The way things are set up, you kind of need to protect the digital books you buy from the companies that sell them. There are a growing number of ways and reasons why Amazon, Google, or a book publisher might strip you of your digital library.

    The best way to protect yourself is to break the DRM on your ebooks for the purpose of keeping a local, personal backup. (We don’t encourage you to do this for any other reason.) The process is not difficult, even if you aren’t very techie. And it allows you to read your ebooks on any device since the software can also convert file types. Keep in mind that this is technically against the Amazon Kindle terms of service, and other ebook sellers like Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, and Google certainly frown on such actions. However, here are five really good reasons to do it, anyway.

    1: Leave the country, lose your ebooks

    As O’Donnell’s story highlights, attempting to access Google Play Books from a country where that service is not available isn’t possible, even if you bought the books in an access country. This affects people traveling internationally as well as those who move from one country to another. Why it should matter where you are when you decide to read a book you’ve already bought is beyond us.

    We reached out to Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Sony, and Kobo and asked if customers utilizing their apps or ebook readers would encounter the same problem. B&N assured us that customers can access content and buy new titles no matter where they are in the world as long as they have a valid US or UK credit card and billing address. Kobo went a step further in their statement, saying: “Purchases remain in the account even if the customer changes his or her credit card information and address to another country, regardless of the content’s territorial rights” We haven’t heard back from the other companies as of press time. However, looking at the permissions for the various Android apps, none of them gather location information or have access to “read Google service configuration” under Accounts, which is likely how Google Play Books knows where you are.

    Still, until you know for sure, it seems a good idea to backup your ebooks before you cross the border.

    2: Anger Amazon, lose your ebooks

    How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindleLast year a woman from the Netherlands got a rude shock when she discovered that Amazon had wiped her Kindle and severed access to her account. It seems the retail giant decided that her account was closely connected to another that was involved in violating the terms of service. Attempts to get answers from Amazon proved futile, and all the books the woman bought and paid for: gone. This situation mirrored one that occurred even further back when Amazon reached into hundreds of Kindles and removed copies of Orwell’s 1984 that shouldn’t have been available. Problem was that Amazon gave no warning or explanation for this at first. Turns out the entity that published the book didn’t have the rights to do so.

    Given that Amazon has the ability to yank books from hardware without recourse, keeping copies of your own that you control is a good idea.

    3: Own too many devices, lose your ebooks

    Back in 2009, when the mobile technology boom was underway, more people started to read ebooks on devices other than dedicated ebook readers: you know, like smartphones, PDAs/MIDs, tablets, and computers. Due to this, Kindle users started to run up against a hidden “feature” of the ebooks they’d bought: download limits. A specific number of downloads were baked into each Kindle title, and if you hit that limit you couldn’t access the ebook again. Even better, this number wasn’t public. Six was the magic number for many books, but the publisher could set any value and that info was no where in the book itself or the product page. When Amazon finally clarified the policy it turned out that the download limit was connected to the number of registered devices – deregister an old device and gain a download back. That’s fine for people with fewer than six active devices, not so great for families sharing one account.

    This policy isn’t limited to Amazon. Most (if not all) ebook stores are affected since the policy originates with the publishers. Books without DRM don’t have this problem.

    4: Switch to a different book store, lose your ebooks

    Looking at all these stories about Amazon might make a person nervous and lead to the decision to switch to an ebook seller less prone to shenanigans. Maybe Barnes & Noble’s many Nook features will tempt you, or Kobo since their service is available in so many more countries. Depending on the type of device you choose to read books, you might not be able to access the books you already bought on Kindle. You can load the Kindle app on the Nook HD/HD+ and the Kobo Arc tablets (or any other Android tablet and the iPads), but not on Kobo or Nook E Ink ebook readers. Same goes for the reverse. Plus, Kindle books in the iOS and Android apps aren’t any safer from corporate meddling.

    If you remove DRM, backup, and convert your ebooks to DRM-free formats like ePub, you’ll be able to read them on any device you want no matter where you bought them.

    5: Bookstore shuts down, lose your ebooks

    If you’re not a big ebook nerd you might not know that there were plenty of places to buy them before Amazon introduced the Kindle. May of the early pioneers in the ebook space are now defunct, and when they went out of business, their servers went down, too. If customers didn’t download copies of their books before that happened, they’re out of luck now. Even worse, some old ebook formats require outdated software and/or hardware to read. Don’t even ask about the files with DRM on them, it’s too depressing to think about. It’s hard to imagine Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google, Sony, and Kobo going out of business completely (yes, even with the demise of Borders), yet history tells us that nothing lasts forever.

    Having a local, non-DRM backup copy means your books will stay with you even if the bookseller goes the way of the dodo.

    How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

    Apple iBooks vs. Amazon Kindle eBooks

    Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle are two biggest online eBook stores in the world that provide a large selection of eBooks allowing us read books on iOS devices or Kindle eReaders. However, one big difference between iBooks and Kindle eBooks we should know is that although we can access both eBook sources via iBooks and Kindle app on iOS devices, we can’t read iBooks directly on the Kindle devices at all due to different eBook formats and the DRM protection on iBooks. So here comes the problem, since most of the people like to read eBooks on Kindle eReaders because of the eye-friendly screen, what if they purchased eBooks from iBooks store but want to read on Amazon Kindle? Is there any effective way to get iBooks readable on Kindle eReaders, such as Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage, etc.?

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    How to Read DRM iBooks on Kindle

    In order to read the iBooks on Kindle, you need to firstly understand that the iBooks are in ePub format while the eBooks supported by Kindle should in formats like Mobi, AZW, PDF, etc. It’s easy to convert the DRM-free iBooks to Amazon Kindle compatible formats by using some eBook converter software. But for most of the iBooks you purchased from iBooks store, it’s no easy job to make them readable on Kindle eReaders since they are protected by Apple’s DRM technology. To read those DRM-protected iBooks on Kindle, you must completely remove the DRM restriction from the iBooks before converting them to Kindle eBook formats.

    Now here in the following article, we’ll show you the complete guide to read DRM iBooks on Amazon Kindle eReaders.

    Part 1. Remove DRM from Protected iBooks

    Firstly we meet TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac, which is a professional iBook DRM removal tool specially developed to help iBook users easily bypass DRM lock from protected iBook ePub files while making the copies of DRM-free iBooks with original meta info retained. Once the DRM is removed from the iBooks, you can freely transfer the non-DRM iBooks to any eReader as you wish. Please download the free trial version of this smart iBook DRM remover as below.

    Step 1 Add iBooks to TunesKit iBook Copy

    How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

    Once launching TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac, you can load the iBooks to the program either via the “Add Files” button or via directly drag-and-drop.

    Step 2 Adjust Output Settings

    When the protected iBooks are added successfully into TunesKit iBook Copy, you can customize the output settings, like output folder by yourself.

    Step 3 Start to Remove DRM from iBooks

    How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

    After all things are set OK, you can start removing DRM from iBooks by clicking the “Convert” button.

    It will take some time to get the process done. The whole time is mainly depending on the total iBook files converted there. Normally it will work at 30x faster speed in copying each eBook.

    You can also simply view this video demo to learn how to get rid of the DRM from iBooks with TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac with ease.

    Part 2. Convert DRM-free iBook ePub Files to Kindle Mobi eBooks

    Since all the iBooks are DRM-free now, we can use some eBook converter, such as Calibre to convert the non-DRM iBook ePub files to Kindle Mobi eBooks. You can get this free eBook management app from its official website: calibre-ebook.com.

    How to load drm-free ebooks onto your kindle

    For the complete guide to convert eBooks to common formats with Calibre, you can refer to: How to Convert DRM-free iBooks ePub with Calibre >>

    Alternatively, you can also use some professional yet paid eBook converter software, like ePubor eBook Converter Ultimate to convert the DRM-free iBooks to more eBook formats with better performance.

    Part 3. Transfer Converted iBooks to Amazon Kindle eReaders

    Once the iBooks are converted to Kindle compatible eBooks, you now get two different yet easy ways to transfer the iBooks to Amazon Kindle eReaders.

    Method 1. Sync iBooks to Kindle via USB

    Connect Kindle to your computer with USB cable, then you can put the DRM-free iBooks to Kindle by Copy & Paste the mobi files to the folder.

    Method 2. Send iBooks to Kindle Email

    When you connect your Kindle to WiFi, the converted iBooks will transfer to your Kindle automatically. Find your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address in Amazon.com—Manage your Kindle.

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    Posted by Jacob Allred on Mar 28, 2012 in DIY | 1 comment

    I don’t have a real Kindle, but I do like the Kindle app on my wife’s iPad, my iPod Touch, my computer, my phone, etc. Recently there was an awesome deal to get The Hunger Games trilogy for only $3.06 total:

    1. The Hunger Games for $0.83 with promo code HUNGERGAMESDEAL
    2. Catching Fire for $1.16 with promo code HUNGERGAMESDEAL2
    3. Mockingjay for $1.07 with promo code HUNGERGAMESDEAL3

    The deal may still be valid, not sure. Feel free to give it a shot.

    The problem was the ebooks were only available in Adobe Digital Editions format. Adobe has some fine software, but I’d rather read it on a Kindle. So I searched Google and found how to remove the DRM, convert to Kindle format, and load the book into my Kindle software.

    First, you need to make sure you have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer. It is free and takes about 2 minutes to install.

    Next, load your purchased books into Adobe Digital Editions. For me, this was as easy as clicking the “download” button at the site that I purchased the books from. The books were downloaded and opened in Adobe Digital Editions automatically for me.

    Adobe ebooks use DRM to keep you from doing what you want with the book that you paid for. Lame. Use this awesome free DRM removal tool to strip the DRM out. That page has clear instructions on how to use the application.

    The last step is to install Calibre. When you set it up, be sure to tell it you have a Kindle. It lets you set up a Kindle email address (view your Amazon account or your Kindle software if you aren’t sure what your Kindle email address is). Â Once Calibre is installed, it is pretty easy to add your books, right click on a book, then go to Connect/share ->Email to [email protected]. Calibre will convert your ebook then email it to Amazon.

    Once Amazon gets the book, it will make it available to your devices. This can take 5-15 minutes, so be patient.

    It may sound complicated at first, but really the whole process takes maybe 5 minutes. Anyways, the process worked great for me. I finished reading The Hunger Games yesterday, and my wife isn’t far behind. I’m waiting for her to finish the first book before I move on to the second. Hopefully she hurries because I’m dying to know what happens next!