Can I Read non-Kindle Books on a Paperwhite?

This is a question that we are asked enough with regard to the Kindle Paperwhite. We all know that you can read Kindle eBooks on your Android tablet and on your PC by installing relevant applications. But, is it possible for you to read non Kindle eBooks on a Kindle? Can you download (read pirate) books from somewhere and then read them on your Kindle Paperwhite?

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How to Read non-Kindle Books on a Paperwhite

The answer to the above question is, yes, you can read non-Kindle books on a Paperwhite. And you don’t have to worry about being penalized should you decide to do so. So, how do you read non Kindle books on a Paperwhite?

  • Download the book that you wish to read. Most books that are out there will be in the epub, mobi or PDF formats.
  • Kindle books come in the Mobi format, which means that if your books already is in this format, reading it on a Paperwhite is a simple matter of transferring it onto the device using the provided data cable.
  • If your book is in any other format, you will need to first convert it to make it compatible with the kindle.

Converting books to Mobi

The good news is that there are many sites on the internet that convert books free of charge. All that you need to do is upload the book in question and the conversion will take only a few seconds. Once that is done, you will then need to transfer your book onto your Kindle Paperwhite to begin reading it.

Will I be penalized by Kindle?

Hopefully, you have all the rights to the books that you wish to read on the Kindle. However, even if you have acquired your book using less than honest means, Kindle is not going to penalize you for having a pirated book. It’s even doubtful that Kindle has the ability to detect such books. Policing your device would probably be illegal, so you don’t have to worry about the books that you transfer onto your Kindle. A word from a writer though; piracy is really uncalled for, considering that most of the books that are out there cost a dollar or so.

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