Have you noticed that there are some Kindle books which are not available in your local Amazon website? However, you can access to those books from another Amazon website. Or have you ever experienced such a sad but true fact that the same Kindle book available in your local Amazon website is much more expensive than another Amazon website? If you do, here’s a workaround for you: change your Kindle Store Country. Then you can purchase any Kindle books listed on that Amazon site. Let’s find out how to change Kindle store country.
Why do you need to change Kindle store country?
Amazon is the largest global eCommerce markets in the world, and its Kindle store is available in many countries. It’s worth pointing out, however, that you do not have the option to reach some eBooks on your country’s site due to copyrights. For example, publishers from one country can’t sell their books in another country, and vice versa. And for those best selling or popular books, you can almost find them in the most obvious place of all Amazon’s sites. However, for some historical or old books, they are only available in limited Amazon sites.
This can be very frustrating when you can’t purchase the books on your country’s Amazon site because they can only be accessed from another country’s site. But luckily, you can change your Kindle store country setting in order to purchase the items you want.
Another important factor is the price issue. The price of some books are way cheaper to get from another Amazon site. Thus switching Kindle store country is a great way to help you reduce costs.
A Complete List of International Amazon Sites
With more and more countries have its own Amazon site, Amazon offers us a great opportunity to access to all kinds of wonderful products and services. If your country doesn’t have its own dedicated Amazon store, you can still use another country’s – the US one is the biggest – and see if this site has the products you want.
Here’s the full list of global Amazon sites as well as which languages they operate in.
Japanese, English, Chinese
amazon.com.sg (prime only)
How to Change Kindle Store Country?
If you are unable to access Kindle books you are looking for in your Amazon site, changing Kindle Store country may provide you with this access. Let us take transfer Amazon.com account to Amazon.de as an example, below guide provides step-by-step instructions to transfer your Amazon account from one Kindle Store to another.
Step 1Sign in to your local Amazon website and go to Your Content and Devices.
Step 2Click the Preferences tab >> click Change your country/region under Country Settings >> click Change.
Step 3Enter your address, and then click Update.
As long as you hit the update button, a message will pop up to tell you that your default Kindle Store is currently set to Amazon.de. You can now shop for digital contents directly from Amazon.de.
Note: It is not possible to transfer and Amazon.co.jp or Amazon.cn account to another Amazon site at this time.
Step 4If you are eligible to purchase digital content from another Amazon website, follow the onscreen prompts to learn more about what will happen if you transfer accounts.
Step 5When you’re ready, select the option to transfer your account to complete the process. By clicking Transfer your Kindle store account to Amazon.de, all of your purchased Kindle books will be transferred to your Amazon.de site.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you need to create a new Amazon account after changing Kindle store country?
A: No, you do not need to create a new Amazon account in this other country, otherwise your transferred Kindle books won’t be available on that new account.
Q: What will happen if you change your Kindle store country too often?
A: Amazon may contact you and check whether you have moved recently and whether you want to change your account permanently. Usually, you can simply tell them that you often need to spend months in another country due to the nature of your work and then sometimes switch your account accordingly.
It’s really wonderful that you can switch back and forth Kindle store between countries to get your desired kindle books. More importantly, it helps you save more on ebooks. What a useful trick to get the most out of Amazon website!
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