As you may have found out by now Kindle has a proprietary DRM in order to allow Amazon to protect their interest by restricting the number of times that you potentially share Kindle Content. So you may ask what the limits are. It’s hard to find but here it is:
- You can not share Amazon content between two Kindles that are registered under different Amazon accounts. That includes books, magazines, and subscriptions (unless of course you hack your Kindle).
- You cannot share subscriptions with any other Kindle regardless.
- You can share books between two Kindles registered under same account, but that would be only 6 times.
- Your books are stored online by Amazon and there is no limit as far as the number of times you can download an eBook.
So basically if you do not have eBooks (PDF or any other format) of your own, and you decide to go with Amazon content, you are pretty much limited to one Kindle. If your Kindle dies, you can transfer data to your new Kindle that is registered under the same Amazon account. Now this would be a fair deal if Amazon dropped the prices from $9.99 to $4.99 or something like that. I think $10 is too expensive especially since you can’t sell these books after you are done with them!