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Old 11-23-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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I am thinking of getting a kindle, can you tell me is it possible to upload my own ebooks via the computer or I am tied into using Amazon purchase?
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:17 AM   #2
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As long as the books are in a format the Kindle can read (AZW, TXT, PDF, MOBI), yes. It's called sideloading.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:42 AM   #3
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Kindle appears as a removable disk when plugged in via usb, any books you put in the Documents folder that are in azw or mobi format (plus a handful of others like pdf/txt that l_macd mentions) will be useable directly. The rest, like epub, you can convert with calibre.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:57 AM   #4
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Just be careful with PDFs. Some work well, others are an exercise in futility.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:02 PM   #5
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Just be careful with PDFs. Some work well, others are an exercise in futility.
PDFs are a very mixed bag, certainly.

Some PDFs are best viewed as is, in PDF format. Some are better after conversion to MOBI. Most are somewhat flawed either way.
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