I'm interested in renting this textbook (https://www.amazon.com/Legal-Ethical-Issues-Nursing-Guido/dp/013335587X) from Amazon, but I am running a Linux system (Kubuntu 18.04.01).

How does renting from the Amazon store work if I'm running such a system? Do I need a special application to rent from the Amazon store, or will a program such a Calibre suffice?

  • Welcome to ebooks-SE. Note that you can usually use shorter URL. For example, for the above book, this should be enough: amazon.com/Legal-Ethical-Issues-Nursing-Guido/dp/013335587X . Are you sure this books exists for Kindle ... I cannot see it from my country, only the paper version. Last point is I never managed cleanly Kindle ebooks on Linux. Amazon is NOT Linux friendly. See for example ebooks.stackexchange.com/questions/6786 You may try installing the Windows Kindle app with Wine.
    – babou
    Oct 28, 2018 at 12:50
  • What do you mean by renting? Which amazon product allows that. When I go to the url I see no option to rent.
    – mmmmmm
    Nov 1, 2018 at 18:32

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Perhaps renting works differently from buying/lending/borrowing ebooks, but all you do is to download the Kindle reading app on your device. Then, the rented item will magically appear after you purchase it. I know the android Kindle app works great on mobile devices.

I don't know if Calibre has the ability to strip DRM from ebooks.(NOTE: We don't discuss DRM on this Stack Exchange). But the Kindle cloud reader is browser-based, so I don't see why you can't just read ebooks in a web browser.

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