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German living in UK, can I access both kindle ebook shops?

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Initial post: 2 Jan 2014 16:47:43 GMT
Miss W. Hott says:
As above, am German, living in UK and would like to download and read books in my native tongue as well as in English when appropriate. In fact, I am so eager to get my kindle paperwhite that I am buying it on holiday here in Germany in a shop because I can't wait! *squee* However, when I just looked on the German kindle shop page a note came up suggesting that I should access the uk shop unless i recently moved. Mh, so, how does this work? My amazon log-on gives me access to the UK and the German online shop, on my iPhone app I can smoothly select whichever shop I want to buy from (i.e. had Christmas presents sent ahead of us to Germany before we arrived here via the German online shop...) does this not translate to the way I can buy and download books for my kindle? Thank you for your help. Wibke :)

Posted on 2 Jan 2014 18:06:08 GMT
Clagg says:
Books are different and are geographically controlled by the publishers, so to stop any issues you can only buy books in the UK from the site.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2014 20:51:35 GMT
Denis Powell says:
The UK site only has licenses that can be sold to residents of the UK, Ireland, Gibraltar, and the Channel Islands (Nationality doesn't matter). If you're a UK resident you have the choice of having your Kindle Account with either the UK site or the .com site. If you're a German resident only temporarily in the UK you can register to the German site or .com.

The German site will have similar restrictions and only have licenses that can be sold to residents of Germany and Switzerland (there may be other countries too) but not UK residents.

Posted on 3 Jan 2014 11:36:05 GMT
Miss W. Hott says:
Thank you all! Makes perfect sense. Since I live in UK these days and my bank account is with a UK bank I shall register with the uk amazon shop and see if I can access the German language books I look for via the 'foreign language' section. ^_^ Thank you!! x
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