I know how to tell if a book on Amazon is DRM free. There are lots of ways to sort, and filter books to just ones I am interested in on Amazon. I want to also be able to limit to books that I would purchase, which for me means DRM free.

How can I add a filter or sort so when I am browsing Amazon I only see books that are DRM free?


Since Amazon does not seem to let you search for this, you might want to use google:

site:www.amazon.com -forum "Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited" SEARCH-TERM

Google for DRM-free thrillers

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    +1 good answer. Though it does use an outside solution. See This answer for an alternative. Calibre will also allow you search by a single retailer. – James Jenkins Feb 16 '14 at 11:25
  • but not all DrM free books have this – mmmmmm Feb 19 '14 at 22:29
  • @Mark . It is my understanding that all DRM-free Kindle ebooks on the Amazon store show "Unlimited" while the ones with DRM don't. Can you show an example where this is not the case? – Hazzit Feb 20 '14 at 11:52
  • @Hazzit The TOR book Three Parts Dead with comment "t the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied." (Note I did not actually buy this copy to check from Amazon) – mmmmmm Feb 20 '14 at 12:33
  • @Mark . Interesting find. I didn't spend $3 to get a definate answer, but please check this news item on cnet: news.cnet.com/8301-19882_3-10439335-250.html – Hazzit Feb 20 '14 at 14:41

Amazon does not currently have a method of displaying this information to the end user unfortunately. The author always has the option of informing his audience in the description, but that does not generally provide an easy way to identify the book as DRM-free via a search or filter.


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