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Books that have "Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited" listed under "Product Details" do not have DRM (Digital rights management). Those without this disclaimer have DRM.


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Amazon does still do the price matching, and that is the only way to get your book listed as free on their site. The advantage of Smashwords is in distributing to Apple and Sony. If you go to your e-book's details page on Amazon, you will see a link that says "tell us about a lower price". You can click that link and provide them a link to the product page ...


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You can have it permanently published for free at Smashwords. Amazon used to do price matching, and this used to be the way to publish your book for free at Amazon. I am not sure if Amazon is still following this method, and no method could realistically be permanent in Amazon's ever changing business model. You will still need to check periodically. ...


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Go to 'Manage Your Content and Devices' on Amazon. In the 'Your Content' section on that page, locate the row for the book you wish to delete. In that the row, locate and click on the Actions button. Select the 'Delete' option. NOTE: Though your Kindle Library will list Audible audiobooks, as well as Kindle ebooks, you cannot use this method to delete ...


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At least the following are supposed to work, although I haven't verified them: ;debugOn // verbose logging ;debugOff // non-verbose logging ~help ~usbNetwork // starts a Dropbear SSH server ;ReadingTimeOff - switches off the reading time display ;ReadingTimeOn - switches on the reading time display ;ReadingTimeReset - resets the reading time computation @...


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Text to speech is an ability of some computing devices to run a special program that will "speak aloud" a given text to you. That is, they process the text, and generate the sounds that resembles a person speaking that text aloud using speech synthesis algorithm. A lot of different software supports text to speech; among them, Microsoft Reader as well as ...


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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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Because otherwise Amazon would have to give Apple a cut of the 'in-app purchases'. One article on the subject.


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Amazon does not allow "permanently free" Kindle books. They want to make money. :D You may have seen what you think are permanently-free Kindle books, and though they were probably only running a free promotion via Kindle Select, who am I to say there aren't a few flukes out there? Perhaps you did — I have seen stranger things on Amazon. But regardless, ...


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I am not aware of any Amazon or other usage policy regulating the use of this file. The highlights are excerpts (quotes) from the book's content, so the copyright to those excerpts belongs to whoever owns the copyright of the content of the book. However, in most jurisdictions there are exceptions to copyright law that let you do a lot with quotes/excerpts ...


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As stated in Consumerist, as far as Amazon goes (the rules are usually similar [not identical] for B&N): You can download a book an unlimited number of times. In most cases, you can download the book to 6 devices. If you need to download it to more devices than that, you can request that Amazon release additional licenses for the book. ...


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According to the Kindle support forums, after purchasing a book, you will be presented with an option to send the book to additional Kindle devices. You will need to do this for each of the devices you would like to send the book to - there is no option to send it to all of them. Also, keep in mind that most books limit the number of devices that they may ...


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It looks like this is an Amazon based issue. This book is currently unavailable because there is an issue with its description, content, or formatting. We are working with the publisher to fix the issue. As always, we value customer feedback. Note that is book is avaiable at Wikisource & PG


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Go to the original statement. This includes Tom Doherty Associates, publishers of Tor and Forge, is pleased to announce that all of their ebooks are now available DRM-free from Amazon, B&N, Apple, Kobo, Google, and most other major ebook retailers. and The new DRM-free editions are available from the same retailers that have sold Tor e-books in ...


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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 in their stores is my primary argument for not calling PDFs "ebooks").


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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 on your device. Furthermore, if it's 3G enabled, you have no guarantee that it doesn't switch on data without your knowledge and snoops your files.


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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 money -- they lose money on the kindles and hope to make up for it with sales of ebooks and apps. After it is registered, you can connect via USB to a laptop or ...


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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 time" and loans are limited to 14 days.


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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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If you have a fixed layout epub 3.0 file, it's not much of a jump to prepare it for conversion to KF8 fixed layout. KF8 is, of course, the newest version of Amazon's proprietary ebook format. KindleGen or Kindle Previewer are the two options for creating a KF8 file from an epub file. Kindle Previewer is essentially a graphical interface for KindleGen that ...


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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 just as normal. The only thing you can't do if you don't register is to "buy" Amazon's drm books, or access the ones you've already "bought." Although it is ...


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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 had the book will also delete it. In case you are talking about a book that you have published, and then unpublished for editing, the previous version of the ...


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The answer is closely tied to the author's purpose. Amazon can provide significant exposure. From the question's comments, the purpose may be to track the number of readers. If the real purpose is simply to track the number of readers, Google Analytics or other tracking systems can give you that information with free software. There are other options (...


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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 requires of any self-published authors who use their Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program. The KDP program provides an interface that authors can use to ...


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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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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 program Calibre to convert epub etc to these formats. This works for a kindle of a couple of years ago with the square button on the bottom.


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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 is that, in 100% zoom level, the text is very small and somehow impossible to read. (If you want to simulate the real size of text on 100% zoom level in kindle,...


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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 ...


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Calibre conversions usually do not that long. There are a few things you should try: View the book in Calibre and flip through the pages. If the calibre viewer cannot handle that file, it is unlikely to be able to convert it. Your output seems to be from the interactive conversion log, you should try the command-line conversion with ebook-convert, the ...


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Check your product descriptions for certain trigger words. See this comment: http://www.thepassivevoice.com/12/2013/amazon-is-making-it-harder-to-sell-bigfoot-porn-ebooks/#comment-155994


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