I purchased an ebook from a third party site that downloaded to the Kindle Reader on my iPad. As expected, this book does NOT show up in my Amazon Kindle account to redownload if needed since it was not purchased through the Kindle store.
Though the book is not visible as it would be in the Kindle store or in Books in iTunes (for iBooks purchases), is the book stored as part of the Kindle Reader data backup for the iPad?
If I replaced my iPad using a restore from my current iPad, would the book be available on the new iPad?
Apparently it is NOT possibile to upload a .mobi file in the Kindle Reader app up to the Amazon cloud (could not find on Amazon support site, so spoke with Amazon support rep).
Amazon suggestion was to save the .mobi on the Mac/PC. I was able to get another copy of the .mobi from the bookstore, so this worked. It would not have worked if the .mobi document only existed on the iPad.
Solution was to purchase the book on the Mac/PC. Save the downloaded .mobi file; mail the .mobi file to myself, then select the Kindle Reader when prompted to download it to the iPad.
Not sure if this would work if there were was "protection" on the file to prevent further "free" distribution.
I still wonder though if the book/document might be stored with the data with the Kindle Reader app as part of the iPad backup.