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Hi all,

My wife is going into hospital for a couple of weeks.

We have a 1st generation Kindle that she has never used and dislikes, a 3rd generation iPad and an iPad Mini that she takes everywhere.

Yesterday I bought 3 books from Kindle.

Am I restricted to downloading them to the Kindle or can I load them onto her iPad Mini? If so how do I do this please.

Are these books mine to be transferred to any of the iPads or are they restricted to the Kindle.

Any other information would be grateful please. I have tried reading the Amazon terms and conditions but found them useless gobbledigook.


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Just download the iOS Kindle app onto your iPad Drew.

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Once you have bought them they stay on the Amazon Kindle cloud and can be downloaded onto any device that you register AFAIK.

I am on my third Kindle (screens break), also can download onto laptop and now onto phone.

I have also discovered a company that repairs Kindles if anyone is interested.....

Reo Tech Ltd.

My second generation one has internet use, whereas my current one does not so repairing the (IMO better and easier to use) second generation one may well justify the costs....

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One solution is to buy (or borrow) a better reader.
The Kindle Paperwhite is good. Can be read in the dark and isn't too heavy to hold for long periods.

I believe the books you've bought are held in the cloud.
Readers other than Kindle can't read your Amazon obtained books as the file name will be mobi. or azw. which are specific to the Amazon system.
The file names can be changed!

Google can be useful
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As has been mentioned, you can download the Kindle app to various devices and read the books etc that you have purchased. I often read the same book on my kindle and if needed on the iPad. I can also read from my android phone but seldom do because of the size.

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Dave, do you ever use the kindle internet on that 2nd gen.I have the same but never bothered.seemed very slow, but am on super speed now.

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I've been trying to follow the thread but I don't understand the terminology,


I've got the first generation Kindle with the keyboard with 741 books on it. It gets used about 2-3 hours most days.


It has started to slow down at times and just lately I had to do a restart on it.
How many books will the Kindle hold in total?
If I have to buy a new Kindle can I transfer the books from the old one?
Can anybody recommend a replacement ? It would be useful to have one with a built in light. Also a keyboard as authors send me free books at times.


Please keep the replies simple.


If it's any help it's raining and very windy on the Algarve at present.


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If you PM me I will give you my home address, I have in the region of 2000 Kindle book files, so if you send me a USB drive (min 2.5Gb) I will happily let you have them by return.

I have no idea how to download them onto an Ipad (I have a mini) because I read them on my 1st Gen Kindle. They will work on all gens of Kindle. Its worth downloading a free programme called "calibre" onto your PC to store and handle them. I dont know if its also available for Ipad

There is a slight snag though, I am in Spain at present and not returning until 20th March.

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As far as I know, if you have a kindle or the app you can read whatever you have purchased on anything, you just need to log in to download it to the device, then it's offline after that.
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I've been trying to follow the thread but I don't understand the terminology,


I've got the first generation Kindle with the keyboard with 741 books on it. It gets used about 2-3 hours most days.


It has started to slow down at times and just lately I had to do a restart on it.
How many books will the Kindle hold in total?
If I have to buy a new Kindle can I transfer the books from the old one?
Can anybody recommend a replacement ? It would be useful to have one with a built in light. Also a keyboard as authors send me free books at times.


Please keep the replies simple.


If it's any help it's raining and very windy on the Algarve at present.


Don
Don, you keep the books that you have purchased. They should automatically transfer to your new kindle as long as you keep the same account. I used to have the first generation one until the screen broke. I now have the Paperwhite version which means it has its own back light. It doesn't have a physical keyboard but one that's part of the touch screen. It's lighter and easier to hold than the original. The only (slight) drawback I have found with it is that I can't surf the net with it. Not that I did much on the old one.
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