Kindle is Amazon's book silo service and hardware e-reader devices for viewing those books. They utilize a number of proprietary file types including .mobi, .azw, .tpz, and others that often include DRM protection and prevent books from being transferred easily from one device to another or from being converted to other file types.
Book files can often be exported directly from most devices by connecting them directly to a computer.
Highlights and Annotations
Several services offer alternate means for extracting some Kindle data:
- Clippings.io offers a paid service (as a Chrome extension) that exports Kindle annotations in a variety of formats. There is a free version that allows uploading of myclippings.txt to extract clippings. It also supports export to Evernote.
- Calibre offers an import data tool
- diigo is a bookmarking service that offers methods to export Kindle annotation data Introduce a new way to retain knowledge from Kindle books by Joel Liu
- Readwise Will allow you to sync your Kindle, iBooks, and Instapaper highlights and review them.
- Articles with walk throughs of some of the above along with a few other tools and options:
Remote Book Deletion
2009 Deletion of "1984" book incident.
Requires software updates or else