How to Buy Kindle Books in Singapore

by admin on March 30, 2012

This is a written instruction to guide Singaporeans, or those living in Singapore, to buying Kindle Books in Singapore. Just like in buying Amazon Kindle products (Kindle FireKindle Touch, and Kindle), Amazon US does not support any kindle book purchases fromSingapore.

So this written instruction is a workaround solution to provide a way to buying Kindle books in Singapore.

Here are the steps that you can follow:

1. Buy a Gift Card 

    • Sign in to Amazon and go to manage your kindle page here.
    • Set your location to USA. You may use anyUSAaddress.  The address that Borderlinx gave you is also okay to use.
    • Buy a  Gift Card with your local credit card and email the gift card to your email address.
    • For delivery method, choose digital and e-mail.
    • Email the Gift Card to  yourself.
    • Check your email and get the Gift Card code.
    • On your account page, click ‘Apply a Gift Card to Your Account’ and enter the code of the Gift Card.
    • When you have Gift Card funds, Amazon will always use that before your credit cards.
    • Go to your account, ‘manage payment options’, and erase all your credit card information with Amazon.com.
    • You are now ready to buy your Kindle books.

2. Buy your kindle books
  • Ensure that you have sufficient funds in your account.  If not, then buy more Gift Card.
  • Select and buy your books from Kindle store using your Gift Card balance.
  • After this point, the next step is to transfer your purchased book to your kindle device.
3. Download the kindle books and sync to your kindle via USB cable
  • Go to ‘My Account’. Go to ‘Digital Content’ and then click on the “Manage Your Kindle” link.
  • Then scroll down until you see, ‘Your Orders’.
  • Choose  “Transfer via computer” option to download your ebooks to your computer.
  • Connect your Kindle via USB cable and drop the purchased books into your Documents folder of your Kindle.
  • You have completed the whole process and your book is now available for reading

Notes:

  • There are free e book for kindle.  You may want to “buy” the free ones first and download in your Kindle product and see that you can follow the whole procedure before buying the paid ebooks.
  • Kindle electronic book or kindle ebook are easy to buy and download once you already know this procedure.
  • Just buying ebooks for kindle in the long run will save more money (and trees!). Kindle ebook is always cheaper than the printed book.

Happy reading!

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