Amazon has announced some changes to eBooks purchased through the Kindle Unlimited program. As per the new scheme, downloading Kindle Unlimited eBooks via USB from the Manage Content section is disabled. Rather, going forward, such titles must be transferred wirelessly to a Wi-Fi enabled Kindle device or via the Kindle app, but cannot be downloaded or transferred via USB. This is behind an earlier move to do away with the option to download samples, as stated by the site TheEbookReader.
Many believe that this could lead to the complete removal of the entire USB download option in the not too distant future. This could also be seen as part of Amazon’s larger struggle to stop anyone from removing the DRM from purchased Kindle e-books. At this time, Amazon no longer allows the Kindle for PC and Mac apps to download newer titles in older formats, where DRM removal is relatively easy. Of course, it’s no wonder that many people are starting to speculate whether DRM removal is feasible in the future.
In such scenarios, Amazon recommends keeping a backup of all Kindle titles on your PC or compatible storage media while Amazon still uses the AZW format. Once everything is migrated to KFX format, it may not be possible to break the DRM.
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