How can I download & transfer an eBook from Kindle or www.amazon.com to PC? I have the Kindle for PC and Kindle for Android apps. I can't find an option to do it in the apps.

For the web browser on www.amazon.com, under Account > (Manage) Your Content and Devices, clicking the Download & transfer via USB action for the eBook brings up the below prompt. The options in the drop down menu are the aforementioned apps, neither of which are selectable. Must I possess Kindle or Fire hardware to enable the download option?

You have selected content that is not compatible with any of your registered devices. Please remove incompatible content from selection for eligible devices to appear. Transfer Tip: After downloading, use your USB cable to connect your computer and Kindle. Your Kindle will appear as a drive on your computer. Copy your downloaded file from your computer to your Kindle's documents folder.


I don't know the PROPER answer but I can think of a workaround. Use a memory stick. As it's in the USB socket, the system SHOULD say 'Ah. There's something in the socket for me to put the file onto' and just do it, then you can move it back off the stick onto the computer. If you've got a smart phone, you should be able to use that. Connect up the smart phone, which'll likely show up as disc drive, put it on smart phone, move it from smart phone to PC.

It's not a very good answer. If anyone knows how to do it directly I, too, would love to read how! Right now it's the only way I know to do it, too!

Yours respectfully


  • The "Download and transfer via USB" option has nothing to do with USB drives. It downloads to any drive or directory on your computer. The page only says "USB" because you can use a USB cable to copy files from your computer to a Kindle device. – Jeanne Pindar Aug 11 at 2:02

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