Post by Default User
I got a free iPad mini, which I am using as an ereader. I have
successfully borrowed ebooks from the library (Overdrive). I'm also
looking at getting books from Amazon.
There's a free Kindle app and all. Anybody used that? If you look at
ebooks on Amazon logged in through a web browser, the only purchase
option is Kindle Cloud. Does the app allow you to log into Amazon and
purchase books for download directly to the device? My wireless
connectivity is limited at this time, so I haven't been able to
My primary ebook reader is the Kindle app on my iPad. (And the majority
of my book reading nowadays is ebooks.)
You can't log in to Amazon through the app. You can, however, register
the device to your Amazon account, go to Amazon through the web browser
of your choice, and select "deliver to Brian's iPad" as the delivery
option on a purchased book. Also, once the device is registered, it
gets an email address, and you can send emails to the device with .mobi
or .pdf files as attachments, and the files will then show up in the
app, available to read. This is how I load new issues of Uncanny onto
it, for instance.
I also have the Kindle app on my phone, and am able to download the
same files to it. When I've been reading on my tablet, and then open
up the same book on the phone, it asks whether I want to go to the
last location viewed on the tablet. (And vice versa, of course.)
This means that I can use the tablet as my main reading device, but
can read on the phone in situations where the tablet is unwieldy
(for example, standing in line at the grocery store).
Yes, this means that they can spy on my reading. Frankly, for me
the convenience of being able to switch between devices far outweighs
the possible privacy concern.
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