I've recently bought a Kindle Paperwhite, and upon trying to buy books, all the books that I've found were "currently unavailable", although I click on "buy now" after seeing sample pages. Besides, many books that are found on Amazon and are bestsellers are never found on Kindle Paperwhite. What seems to be the problem? I bought it to buy and read books, and I can't do any of that. Help!
be aware that if you changed your address to a country in which you are not physically living, that Amazon can tell that you are not where you claim to be living and will eventually contact you to either change your Country Settings or, in some cases, to provide proof of residence. This is common for UK expats who live in Europe, and not the UK. They find that after purchasing 5 books over an extended time period out side the UK, that they will be contacted by Amazon and will not be able to purchase any more books unless they migrate their account to somewhere where they can purchase books (local Kindle Store or amazon.com). It's also common for people living in kindle-free countries like those in the Middle East
1. Amazon can tell from the IP address of your device where you are located and they tend to be more restrictive if said address is in a kindle-free country
2. It depends on how long the moment is (several months could be considered a move/change of country) and Amazon is legally bound to only sell content that is licenses to certain regions to those who are physically in those region. Read this article for more information:
#2) Amazon minds because of distribution agreements that CBRetriever mentioned, as well as tax laws. The tax laws surrounding digitally downloaded goods define the purchase local to be the physical location that the digital good was downloaded to, not a billing address. Since we don't have to download a book we buy right away Amazon uses our CC billing address so that it can know location at time of sale. They monitor the IP address of downloads to make sure that the buyer is in the region they claim to be.
Be sure to use a legal payment method for the country you live in and the store you are using, and it's set up in your 1-Click Payment settings on your Amazon account.
ETA: If you reside in a "Kindle Free country" (aka a country where Amazon is not licensed or allowed to sell digital content to/in), there is no magic answer or country you can set to get around it. If you have a Kindle on one of those countries (besides not getting caught by local policing authorities), you will need to get your books from other sources and sideload them. As mentioned above, Amazon uses your ISP to determine if you are where you say you are.
Besides, this is an Amazon run forum. Do you really think they would allow people to post "here is the magic work around to skirt their policies" (if that's what you were thinking - if not, ignore the question)?
Hi, could I just ask which country did you put in that made books available? I’m having the same issue but im not sure what country and address to change to so I can buy books
according to the UK forums, downloading more that 5 books to a location outside of the region you claim to live in within a certain time period (unknown), will result in a demand that you prove you live where you say you live. Failure to do so could result in the closing of your account permanently.