Any ebook that is available in either of these formats can be transferred to your Kindle:
At this point there is no sign from Amazon that they intend to configure the Kindle such that users can buy encrypted ebooks from other sites, such as eBooks.com. eBooks.com has a growing list of titles that are compatible with the Kindle.
There are two ways to do this:
For further help, refer to the documentation provided with the Kindle.
First, register eBooks.com in Your Kindle Account at Amazon (Once-Only Task)
Then, send the book from your eBooks.com Account
Note:Amazon will charge you a small fee for each ebook you transfer to the Kindle in this way. Check www.amazon.com/kindle for details.
To deter piracy, most publishers require their ebooks to be sold in a secure format.
When you buy an ebook from eBooks.com or Amazon (or any bookseller) it is normally delivered to you as an encrypted file. You need special software to open it.
The software on Amazon’s Kindle prevents their customers from opening secure ebooks supplied by other retailers. It’s true that there are some unsecure ebooks for sale on the web, but 95 per cent of ebook sales are secure ebooks. This means that, if you want to read on your Kindle, you have to buy virtually all your ebooks from Amazon from now on.
We suggest that you study the documentation that accompanied your Kindle, where it is most likely that Amazon spelled out their exclusion policy.
Other retailers, and other software and hardware platforms, allow freedom of choice. For example, you can buy ebooks in Adobe’s “Digital Editions” format from most ebook retailers on the web. And then you can read them on a vast range of different devices, including PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones. Similarly, even though the iPad includes Apple’s own ebookstore, Apple also allows users to read ebooks they buy from other retailers on their iPhones and iPads.
We hope that one day Amazon will open up the Kindle platform so their customers may enjoy the freedom they expect. Please write to Amazon’s support team who will be glad to explain their exclusion policy.