[GRLUG] e-Books rule at Amazon

Don Ellis don.ellis at gmail.com
Thu May 19 15:18:24 EDT 2011

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 12:59 PM, Ron Lauzon <rlauzon at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
>> *  Does one have unlimited access to a
>>    digital version?  i.e., if I want to reference
>>    a book three years later, will I be able to?
>>    I'm really looking for an online library.
> It depends.  At Amazon, Publishers can place more restrictions on the
> number of times their eBook can be downloaded.
> Also, Amazon Swindle... er... Kindle eBooks can be read ONLY on a
> Kindle.  So you might be able to read them 3 years later, but only if
> you have a Kindle.

I've loaded a Kindle reader on several desktop computers and on an
iPad, but I've only been loading free content on it. As I understand
it, though, if you load the Kindle software on a machine, you have a
Kindle, from the vendor's point of view. It is Amazon official
software. Would be pointless for them to push a desktop application
then say you can't use it to buy their stuff.

--Don Ellis

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