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melonie mangum

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No idea how to download my own book kindle version on my iPad or phone
Posted: Dec 16, 2015 1:43 PM
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can't find any help or information that tells me what to do, nor can I find anywhere to contact anyone if the subject doesn't fit their listed subjects!!!!!
cdalebrittain

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Re: No idea how to download my own book kindle version on my iPad or phone
Posted: Dec 16, 2015 1:56 PM   in response to: melonie mangum in response to: melonie mangum
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Have you ever downloaded any ebook to your iPad before? If so, just follow the same procedure. You buy your own book just as you buy any book. Yes, you have to pay for it, but you get a sales bump and get your royalties on the purchase.

Or have you never bought an ebook? You start by downloading the "reading app" for the iPad, from the book's product page. Then there's a link "buy now." If you still can't figure it out, call Apple, and they should be able to talk you through it. Good luck!
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Re: No idea how to download my own book kindle version on my iPad or phone
Posted: Dec 16, 2015 5:30 PM   in response to: melonie mangum in response to: melonie mangum
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My advice is to, disregard CDaleBrittains advice. Do Not contact Apple. The Kindle App for iPad and iPhone is a third party app. Apple, rightfully do not take responsibility for third party apps.

You will have to contact KDP support for that.
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Posted: Dec 16, 2015 6:08 PM   in response to: mixus in response to: mixus
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She couldn't figure out how to download a book. The app was the least of her worries. Apple will certainly tell her how to use her iPad to download a file.
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Re: No idea how to download my own book kindle version on my iPad or phone
Posted: Dec 16, 2015 6:45 PM   in response to: melonie mangum in response to: melonie mangum
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melonie mangum wrote:
can't find any help or information that tells me what to do, nor can I find anywhere to contact anyone if the subject doesn't fit their listed subjects!!!!!

If you are talking about an "O"fficial kindle book -- yours or anyone else's -- Simply buy the book and and direct the download to your iPad.

You have to already have installed the Kindle for ... iPad app.

If you have already purchased the book, Go to the "Manage my kindle" page https://www.amazon.com/gp/digital/fiona/manage?ie=UTF8&ref_=sv_kstore_8#All

and select the book and click the 'deliver' option and send it to your iPad (it will probably be called "Melonie's IOS or something like that.)

Or you can open your Kindle for ... app and go to the library function and select all and find it in your archive.

If it is not published, I (THINK?) you can email yourself the file as an attachment and click to open the attachment (Must be in MOBI format -- Try Calibre to convert it)

Hope this helps

I don't fool with i-Stuff A-Tall.

JT

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mixus

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Posted: Dec 16, 2015 9:24 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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Ring them...

I bet they don't!

Apple have their own iBooks. They will provide support for their iBooks. But, they will to provide support for Kindle downloads.

Kindle is an amazon app. Not Apples.

Will Microsoft provide support for Adobe❓
booknookbiz

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Posted: Dec 16, 2015 9:34 PM   in response to: mixus in response to: mixus
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mixus wrote:
Ring them...

I bet they don't!

Apple have their own iBooks. They will provide support for their iBooks. But, they will to provide support for Kindle downloads.

Kindle is an amazon app. Not Apples.

Will Microsoft provide support for Adobe❓


Mixus is correct. Apple will not provide an iota of support for any Amazon product. I have a client that spent 5 hours on the phone with them, during which they insisted that we'd given him a corrupted file--which was completely wrong. The client continuously drag-dropped a LINK to his file--as opposed to the actual file--to his desktop from Gmail. Of course, that wouldn't load to Kindle Previewer. Did Apple bother to find out if the guy was actually downloading a file? No. They sat there using up his nickels, perfectly content. They didn't help him one iota.

And, yes: of course we did. To the point of booting up a spare Mac in our office, emailing the file to my own spare Gmail account, and then making a movie to show him how to download the file and open it, as he apparently refused to read the instructions I'd sent him more than once.

You've been warned.

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Notjohn

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Posted: Dec 17, 2015 3:40 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
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I don't fool with i-Stuff A-Tall.

Good to see you back, JT. You should visit more often. The Wordsters need you!

Good luck! -- NJ

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