Buy Kindle books on ipad

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by briegull, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. briegull macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2008
    I was helping a friend with an ipad air she was given a few months ago. I downloaded the Kindle app from the App Store, no problem. Connected her to Amazon via Safari and she set up an account but Amazon said she couldn't set one-click up there, she had to do it on a real computer. Ok. Let's forget that.

    I went to the App Store and looked for the Kindle Store app (which I have on my ipad, and which works there). IT IS NOT THERE.

    I downloaded the AMAZON STORE app and went to the Kindle Store. I chose a book. And I go the message "This mobile application does not currently support digital downloads. Add this item to your Wish list and you can view and purchase it from your computer."

    I have verified this on my own ipad. Apparently there is no current APP with which to buy Kindle books on iOS. It IS possible, I THINK, to buy them by going through Safari to their website.

    What's going on here?
  2. mgipe macrumors demi-god


    Oct 6, 2009
    The ability to buy a book through an app was removed years ago when Apple insisted on charging Amazon 30% of each sale, just like all other in-app purchases.
    You can buy Amazon e-books from your phone or iPad by using a web browser and going to the regular Amazon website.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Amazon didn't want to pay apple 30% on the sale of ebooks when done through the in app purchase so it was removed. It's a pain, but you have to go amazon, buy it, then have it pushed to your app.

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