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Old 11-10-2009, 06:27 AM   #1
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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Correction: Yes it can. When downloading public-domain books from MobileRead or Feedbooks, one's given an option to open the book in the Kindle for PC. The books are then stored in the My Kindle Content folder in My Documents in unaltered .mobi or .prc format.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:51 AM   #4
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Is there anyway (if you have Kindle for PC) to remove the DRM from the Kindle ebooks? I've seen some ebooks that I'd like to have but want to read them on my CyBook.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:05 AM   #5
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Unfortunately, ebooks free for you aren't for me ! VAT is there ! $2.30 !
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:14 AM   #6
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:15 AM   #7
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Unfortunately, ebooks free for you aren't for me ! VAT is there ! $2.30 !
You EU folks should really get on your government on this. It's ridiculous you pay so much for electronic content.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:28 AM   #8
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I knew it! I knew it would arrive between monday and wednesday as I can't check my email until wednesday due to a server move of my mail server...

Awesome that you no longer need a Kindle to buy Kindle books.


Too bad I get a "unable to connect at this time"...
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You EU folks should really get on your government on this. It's ridiculous you pay so much for electronic content.
Don't know for sure if it's really VAT, marqued as below :
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But I agree totally with you nonetheless !
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:38 AM   #10
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Can you make annotations on the computer? It says you can see annotations made on your Kindle, but doesn't specify if you can make notes on your computer.

Anyone know if it handles PDF's directly, or if you need to convert it? e.g. say I'm doing a literature search on my work computer, find something I want. Can I bring it into the Kindle for PC program easily and take notes on it, then export it to a Kindle (if I get one?)
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:43 AM   #11
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Can you make annotations on the computer? It says you can see annotations made on your Kindle, but doesn't specify if you can make notes on your computer.

Anyone know if it handles PDF's directly, or if you need to convert it? e.g. say I'm doing a literature search on my work computer, find something I want. Can I bring it into the Kindle for PC program easily and take notes on it, then export it to a Kindle (if I get one?)
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* Create notes and highlights
Thanks to Whispersync, you can already read your notes and highlights from other devices on Kindle for PC. We'd like to add the ability to create notes and highlights using the Kindle for PC application.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:48 AM   #12
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Thanks for the heads up (cause I didn't receive the promised email notification)!

It looks like it's a beta product. Here is a list of proposed future improvements. I sitll don't see folder support... why is that so hard.

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We hope you are enjoying this beta version of Kindle for PC and the large selection of Kindle books that are available in the Kindle Store.

As with all our services, we plan to continue improving Kindle for PC. Below are some features we are thinking about bringing to Kindle for PC in the near future:


* Create notes and highlights
Thanks to Whispersync, you can already read your notes and highlights from other devices on Kindle for PC. We'd like to add the ability to create notes and highlights using the Kindle for PC application.

* Search
Find a word or a sentence in the book you are currently reading.

* Zoom and rotate images
Click on an image to see an expanded view and rotate it if desired.

We'd also like to hear from you. Please share your thoughts, feedback, and comments with us. You can send them to the Kindle team at kindleforpc-feedback@amazon.com or via the feedback form available in the application - we'd love to hear what you think!

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:49 AM   #13
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Don't know for sure if it's really VAT, marqued as below :
But I agree totally with you nonetheless !
Yes this is $2 connection, even if you d/l it to your computer via your own connection, plus UK VAT which is for the next few weeks 15% which accounts for the odd 30 cents.

If Amazon did not charge the $2 when you do not use their whispernet scam then there would be no VAT. This is just another money making scheme from the Evil reseller.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:51 AM   #14
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Yes this is $2 connection, even if you d/l it to your computer via your own connection, plus UK VAT which is for the next few weeks 15% which accounts for the odd 30 cents.

If Amazon did not charge the $2 when you do not use their whispernet scam then there would be no VAT. This is just another money making scheme from the Evil reseller.
well, plenty of ways around that have been discussed. So cheer up!
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:56 AM   #15
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Yes this is $2 connection, even if you d/l it to your computer via your own connection, plus UK VAT which is for the next few weeks 15% which accounts for the odd 30 cents.

If Amazon did not charge the $2 when you do not use their whispernet scam then there would be no VAT. This is just another money making scheme from the Evil reseller.
Wait a minute here. Amazon charges $2 in "whispernet fee" for downloading a "free" book to your PC using a "landbased" link?

Did I get that straight?

If so... That just leaves me speechless and flabbergasted and it will surely be a cold day in the place that is usually described as beeing very hot and smelling of sulphur before I use this stupid thing!
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