Leslie· Premium Member
Once a Kindle is purchased and registered to an Amazon account, you can start buying books, downloading sample chapters, and "buying" the free books that Amazon offers.Harvey said:For those of us about to buy or receive a Kindle (he typed hopefully), is there a way to start buying Kindle Books even before I receive my Kindle?
There doesn't seem to be, but am curious if anyone knows a way.
I'd like to take advantage of buying some of the sales, and downloading free books from the Kindle Store, even before my Kindle arrives. Then I'll have a library ready to go when my Kindle arrives (he again typed hopefully).
So, if your wife has indeed bought you a Kindle for Christmas, then it may be registered to her--or your--account (if you have a joint account). On the other hand, if she designated it as a gift when she bought it, then it will not be registered to any account. The gift recipient (you) would need to register it upon opening it. In that scenario, you wouldn't be able to buy any books in advance.