How to repair a Kindle

Shaun Bythell, a used bookseller in Scotland, has made a video showing how to repair a Kindle:

Here’s my favorite still from the video:

We already know that friends don’t let friends buy books from Amazon — Amazon’ s business practices have reduced author income while reducing the profitability of bookstores to a razor-thin margin. Friends certainly don’t let friends buy Kindles, because they don’t want their friends being tracked by Amazon — no one needs a faceless multinational corporation learning exactly how much of every book you read, and what you underline in your book, and what color your underwear is.

A good friend will tell their friends to buy their new books from a place like the Seminary Coop Bookstore, or used books from a place like Powell’s (but not from ABE, it’s owned by Amazon), or if you’re in the U.K. from Shaun Bythell’s The Bookshop — or better yet, buy your books from your local bookseller, so they don’t go out of business.

One thought on “How to repair a Kindle”

  1. With Amazon’s Fire tablets, it’s possible to avoid using Amazon’s Kindle software and use another e-book vendor such as Kobo (independent bookseller e-book software).

    Sideloading android apps on Amazon’s tablets is surprisingly easy to do. And Amazon sells them at a loss because they assume you will purchase all of your content from Amazon and price them accordingly.

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