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Why I can't buy books from Kindle Store using Kindle app on iPad?

Because otherwise Amazon would have to give Apple a cut of the 'in-app purchases'. One article on the subject.
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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

I just got a new paperwhite, and am reading my own books on it without registering. It nags you to register, but if you open Calibre, and then connect via USB, you can put books on, and it all works ...
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Is it possible to sell PDF as Kindle books on Amazon?

No, Amazon does not sell PDFs on their site. If you submit a PDF to them via KDP, it will be auto-converted to mobi format for sale to Kindles. (As an aside, the fact that no major retailers sell PDFs ...
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Is there a way to share my Amazon eBook collection with other family members?

You can lend Kindle books to others through the Kindle store: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_rel_topic?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200549320 "A Kindle book can only be loaned one ...
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Can Amazon know about the books I upload to my Kindle device?

While it is possible, it is improbable as long as you ensure all data capabilities of the device are always off. If they are ever turned on, there would be nothing stopping Amazon from snooping what's ...
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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

I can't speak definitively about this, but my understanding is that you need a kindle account to register the device as new. The reason is that amazon.com wants to make sure you are able to spend ...
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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

Never register your kindle when you buy. Turn off wifi by putting into wifi mode. Then just use your kindle as a sort of usb stick with screen. Drag and drop pdf and mobi files (use the great free ...
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Does deleting a book from a Kindle account delete it from Kindle devices?

By deleting an ebook I assume that it is a matter of a book that you have purchased and finished reading. In this case if you delete your book from the online library all Kindle synced devices that ...
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Amazon eBook Self-Publishing vs Major Publishing Houses

Big publishers may have a more direct route they can take for submitting their titles, but they are still required to follow the same formatting guidelines and provide the same information that Amazon ...
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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

Hello and welcome to forum. I am also mainly using kindle to read research papers. PDF files with two columns are running smoothly and fast on kindle (from the performance point of view). The problem ...
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How Does Amazon Kindle Renting work on *buntu/Linux Systems?

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 ...
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How much does Amazon make on Royalties earned but not paid?

I don't believe there is any way that anyone outside of Amazon could truly answer this. The best anyone could hope for would be to guess or speculate, and that's not what this site is about. As for ...
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Can Amazon know about the books I upload to my Kindle device?

Yes. A Kindle is an Amazon device, loaded with Amazon software, with communications capabilities. It absolutely is possible for the Kindle to phone home to Amazon and let it know what you have loaded.
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Is there a way to read kindle books on Windows which do not support Windows?

As we discussed in the comments, you can use the Kindle Cloud Reader to read your books in your browser, instead of in the Windows desktop application.
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Which distributor do authors prefer I purchase from?

I always buy from an author's website directly if he or she has one. Then there is no distributor or retailer fee paid by the publisher and author. Not many authors have this I know!
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Does Amazon provide subscription service for magazines?

Yes, I subscribe to a few tech mags not available in our area via my Android Kindle app, so I assume it is available on all kindle related apps and devices.
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Taxes on money made publishing on Amazon by a non-US/UK resident

Where you "are" is normally not decisive on where you pay tax, it is your country of residence (which might be South Africa or any other country) which determines where you pay tax. Having a bank-...
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Formatting Table of Contents in epub using HTML TOC or Logical TOC and how to include TOCs in <spine>

The epub 3 toc.xhtml was created specifically to do away with the need to have separate logical and visual ToCs. Unfortunately, it's not quite there. As long as you're only interested in adding some ...
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What commands can be given in the Kindle's search box?

The commands ~ds and ;411 worked for my kindle paperwhite 3. The ;411 command even measures the temperature of the display! To re-enable screensaver for ~ds command, you must reboot the kindle ...
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Do I need an Amazon account to use a Kindle?

You don't need a credit Card to register your amazon account. With amazon account, it is much easier to send your personal books to your kindle: send books an an attachment to your personal amazon ...
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Can one use two Amazon accounts on one Kindle?

I asked the same question to an Amazon customer service. The answer I got was NO. I did recommended them to design a way to allow users to link their multiple accounts in whatever countries. What I'...
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How are Kindle standard pages calculated?

This can be really hard to estimate without narrowing your question down a bit. But I just measured a text-heavy book to determine: Mobile Phone App 852 characters 26 lines On a small e-ink ...
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How are Kindle standard pages calculated?

There is a plugin for Calibre called Count Pages. It can estimate page and word counts for a given ebook, using various algorithms, and one of them is an APNX estimation based on Amazon Kindle. You ...
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Can't download ebook from Amazon to my PC

After several hours of frustration and searching in internet (seriously, after like 3 hours), suddenly I remember the console. Hit F12 to open Chrome console and what a surprise: an error: Mixed ...
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What commands can be given in the Kindle's search box?

";dm" gets you the device logs, checked on kindle paperwhite 1, very useful
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What triggers the "adult" designation on Amazon Kindle books (romance genre)?

This seems to be a moving target that tends to vary from time to time, but from what I have seen in various forums, there are some definite trends that seem to get a book targeted as "adult" content. ...
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Are Tor Ebooks DRM Free?

I have purchased several Tor books on Google Play that are DRM-free and they work perfectly. Before buying, look for the "This content is DRM free" label in the book details. Then, after purchase, ...
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Which distributor do authors prefer I purchase from?

I'm published through all the distributors. Selling books on Amazon usually helps me the most because the visibility boost I get from being on the bestseller lists on Amazon then helps me sell even ...
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Kindle Paperwhite Repair Code 2

Yes, see the discussion on: http://www.reddit.com/r/kindle/comments/2xojx2/how_to_fix_your_paperwhite_if_it_says_your_kindle/ It is happening IMHO due to Over The Air (pushed) software updates ...
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