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Offline Balliol
31 Mar 2016, 05:56 PM | Post: #1

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Kindle questions.

[font=Times New Roman","serif]I am interested in Islam and its history but I find taking handwritten notes torturous and not always accurate and scanning from a book is not that much better.  I know nothing about Kindle and as a result I need to ask if it’s possible to download a Kindle into ones computer and copy pieces from it to use as quoted matter and was told the following.[/font]
[font=Times New Roman","serif]“Kindles are an e-reader. They download e-books and display them like a book.  The e-books they download come from Amazon (AND other sources) in a variety of formats. MOST Amazon books are in "kindle" format (.MOBI, .AZW, .AZ3). You can also download and read these books on a computer (or tablet or phone) by installing the free Kindle for XXX app. There are around 3 million books available from Amazon, and more from other sources.  The Kindles do NOT read the other popular format that e-books use of .ePub.”[/font]
[font=Times New Roman","serif]You take your Kindle (or your Kindle for XXX free app) and register it to your Amazon account. You "buy" a book from Amazon using that account (around 100,000 are free - so the buy can cost you nothing). You read the book on the device or app. It can be done for free: why not just try it!![/font]
[font=Times New Roman","serif]I still do not know what the answer is to the question. [/font]
[font=Times New Roman","serif]"What is a Kindle, is it a device only Amazon deals in?  [/font]
[font=Times New Roman","serif]How do I start this adventure?[/font]
[font=Times New Roman","serif]Do I have to use only Amazon software?[/font]
[font=Times New Roman","serif]Are there other major producers of Kindle type books?[/font]
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31 Mar 2016, 06:10 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Kindle questions.

Kindle books can read on PC using Kindle for PC which is free from Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk...

Alternatively you can use a program called Calibre to convert eBooks to other formats (PDF, ePub for Nook etc). You can download that here: https://calibre-ebook.com/download

In terms of content you can search the kindle store on Amazon for e.g. Islamic History to see what is available at http://www.amazon.co.uk...

Other eBook vendors include Google, Apple, Sainsburys Media on Demand and Kobo.
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Offline Balliol
25 Jan 2017, 10:00 AM | Post: #3

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RE: Kindle questions.

Having uploaded or downloaded, whatever the correct term is can one cut and past parts of the book onto Word?
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