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I am changing from Kindle for reading eBooks onto a different eReader platform. I've purchased a couple of eBooks for Kindle on the Amazon platform but those books I didn't start reading yet. Additionally there are some Amazon/Kindle books I've purchased that I would like to read again and therefor be on my new eReader as well.

I had a hard time finding relevant information, I guess because it's not possible or damn hard (for obvious reasons I understand why Amazon doesn't want that to be easy).

So is this a hopeless endeavour?

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It depends if the books have DRM (Digital Rights Management) or not.

If they do then you can only read them on Amazon devices or with a Kindle app on PCs Macs Android or ios.

If not DRM then download them to a computer using the transfer by USB option on the "manage your contents and devices" page on Amazon on the Web.

Then you need to convert your books to a different format usually. .epub The usual way is to use the program calibre. https://calibre-ebook.com. Some calibre plugins might be able to import the books from where the kindle app stores the books on a computer, look at kfx importer

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  • That has worked very well. Thank you! – Lars Blumberg Sep 22 at 10:58
  • @LarsBlumberg you can't have done all that so soon. – mmmmmm Sep 22 at 11:00
  • I actually found it out myself shortly ago, exactly the way you described. – Lars Blumberg Sep 22 at 11:01
  • @LarsBlumberg on stackexchange you are allowed to answer your own questions – mmmmmm Sep 22 at 11:06
  • I appreciate the time you took to write down your answer. You have just been faster than me! – Lars Blumberg Sep 22 at 11:08

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