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E-Reader with access to US content

Hi All,

I’m thinking of buying an e-reader, but it seems like — at least with the Kindle — I won’t be able to buy American content. It seemed like I would have a reduced list of American content available for purchase. Am I understanding this correctly?

Any advice would be appreciated. I used to buy paper books from amazon.de, but I’d like to stop buying paper books.

Thanks!
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Old 02.01.2021, 14:45
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Re: E-Reader with access to US content

My kindle is registered on the US Amazon, and I buy all my ebooks from there (whereas I order paper book from Amazon.de, it’s cheaper). The dollar is low and it’s really worth it. Amazon.com suggests I switch to Amazon.de, but they never forced me to do it.
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Re: E-Reader with access to US content

I buy my kindle books from Amazon.de and normally have no issues getting what I want. But if you register the kindle with Amazon.com (you might need US address & card) you can buy from there.
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My kindle is registered on the US Amazon, and I buy all my ebooks from there (whereas I order paper book from Amazon.de, it’s cheaper). The dollar is low and it’s really worth it. Amazon.com suggests I switch to Amazon.de, but they never forced me to do it.
Same here, I keep on buying from Amazon.com without any issues!
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Same here, I keep on buying from Amazon.com without any issues!
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Just go to Amazon dot com and open an account, if you don’t already have one.

And you don’t need to buy a kindle. Amazon has an app for almost all tablets running iOS or Android. They have an application for PCs and Macs too.

But Amazon dot UK won’t sell kindle books to me because I’m not in the UK
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Re: E-Reader with access to US content

This is getting dumb recently. I have Google Play and Amazon accounts in the US and I cannot switch them to Switzerland. Google for instant insist on setting up a Swiss credit card which I don't have, but eventually I found a solution in google's own documentation, just open another account as you can use more than one on your phone

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Re: E-Reader with access to US content

I have Kobo and Kindle, both registered under my Swiss address. I have no issues to find the English titles that I need.
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Re: E-Reader with access to US content

I bought Kindle books whilst in CH all the time. No issues at all. Pretty much similar content in UK /US ebooks
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Re: E-Reader with access to US content

Don't remember how I set it up, but I've the kindle app on my ipad and purchase ebooks from US amazon even though I've no connection to US!
I buy paperbacks from the European ones.
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Re: E-Reader with access to US content

I, while in Japan, can only buy books from either my local Amazon.co.jp or from Amazon.com, which they call their international site. Has to do with copyright for digital content. If I buy a paper book, Amazon buys it from the publisher, then it belongs to Amazon and they can do with it, whatever they want including selling it to me wherever. With digital content that doesn't work the same way, unfortunately.

Not sure of the source. It was either an answer to my question by e-mail or somewhere on Amazon's help pages, it's been a long while, since I asked.

So if that is still correct, you should be fine buying from Amazon.com.
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