|First, you must know that Amazon does not support any
Kindle book purchases Outside United States of America.
Therefore, this small guide was written as a workaround
solution to provide a way for buying Kindle books in Singapore, Malaysia,
Australia or any Kindle PaperWhite lover living outside U.S.A.
The following are the steps that will help you to purchase
your e-books for your Kindle PaperWhite.
Step 1. Purchase a Gift Card
Step 2. Travel Virtually to USA
Proceed to Amazon.com and to manage your Kindle page.
Set your country location to USA. You may use any America
address. The address that Borderlinx
gave you is also okay to use and also the one from vPost.com.sg
Tips: You can easily find out your local Forwarder
that provide such services which can provide you with an US address.
Purchase 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 PaperWhite ebooks.
Step 3. Purchase your Kindle ebooks
Tips: Using VPN is a cheap solution as you do
not need to purchase an air ticket and travel with your Kindle to the US.
The cheapest bandwidth package can last you for years.
Once you have an account you can purchase bandwidth and download
the VPN client.
After signing up the account, download the VPN software and
Login and connect. Open the internet browser.
Tips: Check and make sure you see your new IP
address at whatismyip.com
Important: Do not buy
eBooks (even if the books are free) with the Kindle device as you will
raise Red Flag From Amazon.
Always check that you have sufficient funds in your Amazon
account. If not, then buy more Gift Card.
Tips: Always check your Gift card balances before
making any purchases.
Select and shop for your ebooks from Kindle store using your
Gift Card balance.
After this point, the next step is to transfer your purchased
book to your Kindle device.
Step 4. 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’.
Click the Actions button on the Right and Choose “Download
& transfer via USB” option to download your ebooks to your computer.
Tips: Sometimes, Amazon might just change the
wording, previously, it was "Download to my Computer". You
should be flexible in such case to know that it is referring to the same
Download Problems Encountered
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 e-book is now
available for reading.
Not too sure why it happen but when I used my Internet
Explorer to download, nothing happened. So, I downloaded the Chrome
and the Download works.
Step 5. Disconnect
After you bought your Kindle book, do remember to disconnect
Tips: Check to ensure you Logout of your VPN account
as you do not want to waste it till your next Kindle books shopping.
Check your IP address again at whatismyip.com
to make sure you have travel virtually back from the US.
Enjoy reading from your Kindle!
There are many free ebook for kindle to found in Amazon website.
You can “shop” for the free ones first and download in your Kindle product
and see that you can follow the whole procedure before buying the paid
Tips: Search for Free ebooks on Amazon by typing
Kindle electronic book are quite simple to buy and download
once you already know this procedure.
Purchasing ebooks for your Kindle in the long run will save
more money and trees. With Amazon bargaining power, Kindle ebook
is always remain cheaper than the printed book.