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Old 03-06-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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Can i download kindle book samples to my computer ?

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i am out of whispernet coverge so i can't receive kindle samples
can i download book samples to my computer and then transfer it via USB ?
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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AFAIK, no you can't.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:09 AM   #3
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hi
i am out of whispernet coverge so i can't receive kindle samples
can i download book samples to my computer and then transfer it via USB ?
Nope nope nope.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:10 AM   #4
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i am out of whispernet coverge so i can't receive kindle samples
can i download book samples to my computer and then transfer it via USB ?
Welcome to MobileRead, sweet noom.

Keep asking questions, we'll keep answering.

Did you know you could read library books on your K?

click on the linky to find out how. (you don't need whispernet to do that.)
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:13 AM   #5
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hi
i am out of whispernet coverge so i can't receive kindle samples
can i download book samples to my computer and then transfer it via USB ?
If you want to read a sample on your computer, you have to get it from somewhere else. Go to MobiPocket.com for books samples. DO NOT buy books from them for your Kindle because they have a different encryption that won't work on the Kindle. The samples are not encrypted so you can read them on your computer or your Kindle.

You will also need to download MobiPocket Reader to read the samples on your computer.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:44 PM   #6
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Often the ebooks at http://www.ereader.com/ have excerpts that you can read at the site. Again, don't buy books for your Kindle from them, but usually if ereader.com carries a book it will be available from Amazon too.
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:14 PM   #7
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If you want to read a sample on your computer, you have to get it from somewhere else. Go to MobiPocket.com for books samples. DO NOT buy books from them for your Kindle because they have a different encryption that won't work on the Kindle. The samples are not encrypted so you can read them on your computer or your Kindle.

You will also need to download MobiPocket Reader to read the samples on your computer.
this is very useful advise
it solve my problem
i wonder way amazon don't make it this simple !

thanks very much
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:00 PM   #8
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You can't download them, but you can use the "Look inside" feature for many physical books sold on amazon.
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