When Robert Kiyosaki (one of my favorite personal finance authors) released his book, Why A Students Work for C Students, in 2013, I was eager to get a copy. I visited every available bookstore in Lagos but couldn’t find a copy. I had two options.
One: Order the paperback version from Amazon, pay for shipping and wait for delivery. Some patience required.
Two: Get the kindle version almost instantly.
The problem is, by default Amazon restricts most countries in Africa from accessing books on Kindle store.
If you live in Nigeria, Ghana or most African countries and have tried getting a book on Amazon Kindle store, you know how frustrating it is to see the message “The title is not available for customers from your location…”, or you get a page with no check-out link.
I was able to get through this restriction and got the Kindle version of the book I wanted. To date I’ve downloaded 100s of Kindle books.
Why should you care about getting access to Kindle Books?
- There is an ocean of free information on the internet. The problem is navigating the mass of content to find what you are looking for. With Kindle, you think of what you want to learn. Search on Amazon, select books that promise the information you need, read through the reviews of people who have read them and decide which title to get. You spend a tiny sum (even get some for free), save time and effort.
- Amazon Kindle (the largest bookstore in the world) has democratized book publishing. If you have a book idea, get your thoughts behind a book cover with your name on it, within few minutes.
- Thousands of African authors publish their books on Kindle. The problem for most of these authors is that their target audiences are Africans. Breaking through this barrier is in the best interest of the African authors as well as readers.
- There is an unlimited supply of titles on Kindle. Think about anything you want to read about, and you’ll find it on Kindle. You will find digital version of your favorite books. You get access to new releases from your favorite authors, before they make it to your local bookstore.
How to Get Access to Kindle Books
Watch this step by step 3 minutes video below, to learn how to break through the restriction and get any Kindle book, free or paid, without limitation.
Download Kindle App to read Kindle eBooks on your PC or mobile device.
Go ahead. Give it a try. Search and get any Kindle book here
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Hello good day, your site is really helpful. Thanks so much for this.
Please you know we in Nigeria don’t use credit cards. So whose credit card am I going to put in during d reg.?
Is it okay to put our master card ATM or something?
Or is it still my sisters credit card who stays in the USA that am going to Use?
Ikenna Odinaka says
I use my Gtbank Dollar Card to buy books on Kindle.
I haven’t tried using Naira card. Give it a try and let us know if it works.
Hi pls can i contact you on Facebook. Or 08065617359
What about the app itself? My friend in Angola cannot download the kindle app.
Thank you so much for sharing this information. I don’t understand what the restrictions are about. Its really insulting. I’m just glad there’s a way around it. I’ll give this a try.