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Jeffrey Watts Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
I bought a book by John Ringo that had a DVD that contained all his books. I copied the DVD (which is allowed by the license) to my MacBook Pro. The books are in several formats including the one use by Kindle. Downloaded the Kindle app to my Macbook, added the books to my Kindle library and it works fine. Just got my iPad and want to load the books onto it. However, the Kindle does not sync the books. I assume that it will only sync books purchased from the Kindle store. The question is how to I get these onto my iPad.

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  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (43,770 points)
    You won't be able to get them into the Kindle app on the iPad. What other formats were the books in on the DVD? iBooks will handle PDFs.
  • Jeffrey Watts Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    The books are in a variety of formats for other readers including Nook, Sony, ebook, .rtf, and .htm formats. They are not in PDF or ePub formats.
  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7 (21,990 points)
    if you search with google you can find converters to make just about all formats into epub or whatever kindle use as format
  • teddyog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem. My downloaded files from Kindle store into MacBook are .azw file name extension and cannot transfer these to iPad. Although I changed the extension name to .epub or .txt or .azm, I cannot transfer either. Are there ant solutions?
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (43,770 points)
    teddyog wrote:
    I have the same problem. My downloaded files from Kindle store into MacBook are .azw file name extension and cannot transfer these to iPad. Although I changed the extension name to .epub or .txt or .azm, I cannot transfer either. Are there ant solutions?


    You're problem is actually completely different and not really a problem at all, download the Kindle app onto your iPad from the App Store. From within the app, you can redownload any of yournKindle book purchases right tonyour iPad.
  • DxPepper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried to load the Kindle app onto my ipad but got an error message. Tried again and I was asked to confirm that I have read the TOS from iTunes. Confirmed and then it asked me if I was SURE I wanted to download the Kindle app - Is there a potential conflict that I am not aware of?
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (106,645 points)
    No - I got the same thing when downloading an app update a few minutes ago. It seems that the terms have changed as a result of Apple launching it's mac app store, so you would have got the terms with whatever app you first downloaded since the change.
  • DxPepper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    SO then my question becomes - Should I download the Kindle app to move my songs over to my iPad or should I figure out how to convert my files to iBook compatible?
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (106,645 points)
    You can download the Kindle app - the new iTunes terms were unrelated to the app and would have appeared on whatever the first app that you downloaded after the terms were changed.

    If you've bought books from Amazon then you will only be able to read them via the Kindle app (and/or a Kindle itself, or the Kindle app for pc/mac). They will (most likely) by digital rights managed and you won't be able to be convert them to any other e-book app (iBooks, Nook, etc). Similarly DRM books bought in iBooks will only be readable in the iBooks app.
  • DxPepper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So I can't install the Kindle app - download the books purchased from Amazon to my computer in Kindle format - then load them in my Kindle App on my iPad?
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (43,770 points)
    You download the Kindle app the dowload books from Amazon directly to your iPad using the Kindle. Your computer is never involved.
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (106,645 points)
    You can try but Kindle (Amazon) and iBooks (Apple) use different digital rights systems and can only be read using their own system (I think partially due to book publisher licensing requirements, and also the app creator wanting you to buy content via their store). Also Kindle books are linked to your Amazon account and are synced directly into the app and not via iTunes, so you can't access them in any other app anyway (not as far as I know anyway).

    Both apps are free, so it's not as if you have to pay extra to be able to read your purchases.
  • baforer Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Jeffrey Watts Wrote
    Downloaded the Kindle app to my Macbook, added the books to my Kindle library and it works fine.


    How did you add the books to your Kindle library? If you mean you just copied the books to your "My Kindle Content" folder on your Mac, then it must mean that the books do not have DRM. In this case I would think that you could use a program like "iPhone Explorer" to copy the books to your Kindle app on your iPad. However, I have not tried this since I don't have any non-DRMed Kindle books to try this with.
  • Guy.W Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I know this is a bit after the event and you may have a solution, but I just came across this when I was trying to figure out the same sort of thing - kindle-formatted ebooks (legal!) that I had on my PC.

     

    It works via Dropbox. What you do is copy the files from your Kindle content folder on your PC to the  Dropbox folder there and then open Dropbox on your iPad. You then try to open each file in Dropbox and will be told it can't open it, but in the top right, there's the icon for Open With and you'll find the Kindle app shown when you select it. Open in Kindle, the file will be sync'd to your Kindle library and you can then delete it from your Dropbox folder.

     

    It will then exist separately on the iPad and your PC, so bookmarks, etc., won't be syn'd between them, but it will at least be readable.

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