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« on: Saturday, 28 May, 2022 @ 03:46:30 »
Some old Kindle e-readers won't be able to access the Store after August 17th

Amazon has decided not to allow some old Kindle e-readers to access its eBook store beyond this August. The company has sent out emails to owners of affected devices, informing them about the upcoming change.

It mentions that the company is ending support for Store access on Kindle devices that are over 10 years old. The devices will not be able to browse or buy books from the Store from August 17th, 2022.

List of Kindle eReaders that will lose access to the Store in August

    Kindle 2nd Gen International
    Kindle DX International
    Kindle Keyboard
    Kindle 4th Gen
    Kindle 5th Gen

Users can continue using their eReaders to read books that they have downloaded from the Store.

The mail from Amazon recommends users to access via a web browser on phones, computers, or tablets to browse and buy eBooks.

What that means is, when you purchase books from the store on another device, they will be delivered to your Kindle per usual.

A support page on Amazon says that it will allow reading EPUB files on Kindle eReaders. Until now, users have had to convert them to the MOBI format (via the Calibre app), before sending the books to their devices. Ironically, Amazon is also ending support for MOBI and AZW formats for the Send to Kindle app. These changes are planned for late 2022, so we can expect a software update that adds EPUB support officially.