I don't understand what a book in kindle format means. It is listed after the listing of several books in Amazon. Can you please explain?

  • Basically, it means that it’s a format used by the Kindle devices/apps. (There is a more technical explanation here, under KF8 Amazon Kindle).
    – Alex
    Commented Apr 3, 2015 at 5:29

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Basically any book you see on amazon that has enter image description here
this means that the books can be used in .KPF format which is used exclusively for kindle products. So the book will get sent to your kindle automatically via the amazon application. Basically, if you buy that kind of copy of the book you can only use it on your Kindle.

  • Not exactly. There are Kindle readers available on several platforms. I can read Kindle books on my Android phone, for instance.
    – ale
    Commented Jun 4, 2015 at 11:50

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