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Old 01-25-2009, 03:31 PM   #16
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Bob's right. The other thing to keep in mind is that sometimes a kindle books is not DRM'ed, so it the mobidedrm script works for some books, but not others, and the book has a .azw at the end, try just changing the azw to a mobi and see if that works.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:11 PM   #17
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Kindle is mobi (99% of the time. .azw1 is Topaz). So calibre will convert Kindle to LRF as long as you have deDRMed it.

If you have a mobi book it will work fine on your Kindle with no conversion as long as it has no DRM on it.

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This is good to know--but I assume that there is still the problem of buying from Amazon in the first place, for which you need to have a registered Kindle? Or is there some way around that?
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:15 PM   #18
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How do you know if a Kindle eBook has DRM before you buy it?


And also what ShellShock said!

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Old 01-25-2009, 06:27 PM   #19
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If you bought a Kindle and had it registered to your account and then sold the Kindle or returned it to Amazon, would you still be able to buy Kindle books?
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:13 PM   #20
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If you bought a Kindle and had it registered to your account and then sold the Kindle or returned it to Amazon, would you still be able to buy Kindle books?
No. It would have to be de-registered in order for someone else to use it.

Therefore, once its not longer registered to you, your access is done.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:06 PM   #21
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Yes, you need a registered Kindle, otherwise Amazon won't sale to you. The DRM is tied to a specific device. I don't think you can buy from Sony without a Sony reader either, for that matter.

As far as I know, there is no way to know up front if a book has DRM or not. Older books seem to be more likely to not have DRM. I guess you could download the sample of the book and see if that has DRM. I haven't tried that personally, but it's something to try.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:08 PM   #22
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Yes, you need a registered Kindle, otherwise Amazon won't sale to you. The DRM is tied to a specific device. I don't think you can buy from Sony without a Sony reader either, for that matter.

As far as I know, there is no way to know up front if a book has DRM or not. Older books seem to be more likely to not have DRM. I guess you could download the sample of the book and see if that has DRM. I haven't tried that personally, but it's something to try.
Actually, I'm pretty sure you can (buy from Sony, that is).
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:30 PM   #23
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Sorry to bring back up an old thread but I couldn't find a newer one. I do not own a Kindle but was wondering if it's now possible to buy a kindle book through the newly available kindle books for PC's software offered by Amazon and then stripping the DRM?

I think previously, I had to either own a Kindle or a hacked iphone/itouch to purchase a kindle book and to remove the DRM. I know this forum doesn't allow for step by step instructions for removing DRM, but any help within the rules of the forums will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:02 AM   #24
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Sorry to bring back up an old thread but I couldn't find a newer one. I do not own a Kindle but was wondering if it's now possible to buy a kindle book through the newly available kindle books for PC's software offered by Amazon and then stripping the DRM?
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:50 PM   #25
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Thanks Soilwork and Wallcraft! Exactly what I was looking for.
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However, if you do NOT have a Kindle registered to your Amazon account you can NOT buy Kindle books. So it is kind of a moot point.

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This is incorrect. I do not own a kindle or any other kind of reading device. I do buy kindle books from amazon and read them using Kindle for pc, which I downloaded from amazon for free.

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This is incorrect. I do not own a kindle or any other kind of reading device. I do buy kindle books from amazon and read them using Kindle for pc, which I downloaded from amazon for free.

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that post you quoted was from January 2009... things change!

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:23 PM   #28
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Download and install Kindle-For-PC

Buy a Kindle Book

Install Calibre

Find online the programs that allow you to remove DRM from your purchased books and use them

Import the book into Calibre from "My Kindle Books" in your Documents (or whatever your flavor of Windows calls it) folder, and convert the file to .epub from .mobi

Transfer to your ereader's memory via Calibre.

Easy-peasy.
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Download and install Kindle-For-PC

Buy a Kindle Book

Install Calibre

Find online the programs that allow you to remove DRM from your purchased books and use them

Import the book into Calibre from "My Kindle Books" in your Documents (or whatever your flavor of Windows calls it) folder, and convert the file to .epub from .mobi

Transfer to your ereader's memory via Calibre.

Easy-peasy.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:42 PM   #30
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In order to download the Kindle books from Amazon, you have to have one of their reader software programs installed on a device you own, in order to gain access the actual book file.

You still have to convert the books from the Kindle formats to one that the Sony readers handle (and they don't natively handle the Kindle format) if you want to put it on a Sony ereader, as the OP asked about. That's where the Calibre steps come in; the OP can't just merely use the DRM stripping programs because the resulting .mobi file isn't readable on a Sony.
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