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can amazon kindle products be downloaded as pdf or printed?
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in other words can i buy a book in amazon but later also print it and keep it as hard copy, if i prefer..
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No -- you can read them on your Kindle, your PC (using Kindle for PC), or on several other devices that have Kindle apps (iPad, etc.) => but you can't convert them to PDFs or print them.
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The answer is - it depends.  If the book has DRM protection, you can't, but if not, there are tools like Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/about) that will let you convert to other formats.
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Agree ... but of course I have yet to see an eBook for my Kindle that wasn't DRM protected :-)
(I'm sure there are some, of course)

Calibre's demo implies it works okay with DRM content for managing the books -- I haven't used it, so I can't confirm that.    But it clearly can't print the books or convert them to a printable format.    It does look like a nice library management utility.
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In the output formats http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq.html#what-formats-does-app-support-conversion-to-from, PDF is included, along with RTF, so I assume those can be printed.

There  are non-DRM books being published http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2011/02/07/where-to-get-drm-free-ebooks-for-kindle-sony-nook-and-other-ereaders/
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Good link -- I'll have to look through their selections.     Up to this point I've only got books for my Kindle from Amazon.
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OK- thanks..

but if you buy from amazon, it will definitely have DRM for all their books, right?
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"all" is a strong word -- but I can say that every one that I've bought is DRM protected.
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Not all Amazon books have DRM - that is the publisher's decision: http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/01/amazon-quietly-lets-publishers-remove-drm-from-kindle-ebooks/
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OK- thanks
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