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How to claim your Kindle ebook if your reader is linked to a different Amazon store country


Amazon helps us all with a single login for all their stores, but then they make things more complicated by not sharing the items sold on each one of them. When you buy something in their .com store you will not see it in your .es, .ca or any other international Amazon store.

To make things even more complicated you can only buy kindle ebook gifts from the country of your Amazon Kindle reader account. As a result of this policy it becomes a bit messy to gift and claim Kindle ebooks in our global economy, but it is not impossible!

I asked Amazon support for their step by step instructions and this is what they said:

  1. Select the Settings tab.

  2. Under Country Settings click on “Change”.

  3. Enter or select an existing international address, and click Update.

  4. Once updated, a notification will appear at the top of the Manage Your Content and Devices page. Click “Learn more about transferring to Amazon.[.co.uk / .de / .es / .it / .fr / .ca / .co.jp / .com.br / .in / .com.au].”

  5.   Click “Transfer your Kindle account to Amazon.[.co.uk / .de / .es / .it / .fr / .ca / .co.jp / .com.br / .in / .com.au]” to complete the migration. You’ll be notified of the changes being made to your Amazon account when you transfer it to another Amazon website.

You can migrate your account from one country to other and back. However, if a book is not available for a particular country it will not be accessible even after claiming it.

For most of you this would mean changing the country of your account to USA (Amazon.com).

I hope this post can help you all claim your copy of The Coworking Handbook.

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All the books have been sent to the crowdfunders

Ramon is happy !

At last! Last Friday all the books were sent to the great people that have helped the book via the crowdfunding campaign and the very early buyers (prehistoric almost.)

Without their support and the will to deliver to them The Coworking Handbook would not have shipped.

Delivering has been a bigger challenge than I ever expected. Amazon does not have any bulk buying method for “gifts” and does not allow to send freebies, so I had to buy evey single book separately on two different websites (KDP and CreateSpace). On top of it, they have a slight issue that made me have to wait for 4 minutes and 45 seconds between Kindle gift purchase. So after about 20 hours of work everything was sent and all the issues on my side solved :)

If you are one of the original backers of the handbook and have not received an email confirmation, please check your spam box for an email from me or from Amazon.

Join the Crowdfunders!

Home page of the crowdfunding campaign for the coworking handbook

Photo by Stefano Borghi

Last night we launched the crowdfunding campaign for the Coworking Handbook and we have already passed the 75% of our first goal :) With this money we will be doing the professional proofreading of the book in English.  We have set up a few stretch goals to be able to translate it and edit in in different management. Check the perks and support us.

Hurry or pay more

Discounted Coworking Handbook Offer

We have set up a special price for the duration of the Coworking Europe Conference. If you buy it after tomorrow it will be more expensive.

Help us

We need your help to spread the word and reach as many people as possible. We want to be able to help the most coworking space managers possible in their locations and languages. Here’s a list of things that you can do to help us throughout the campaign:

  • Buy the book
  • Promote this campaign among your friends and followers. Social Media are awesome, but if you can send emails or talk to the people even better.
  • Retweet, share, and like our updates on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Talk to journalists and online influencers about the Coworking Handbook and try to convince them to write about the campaign and the book.
  • Talk to your school directors and teachers and local authorities to try to get them to buy loads of books.
  • Talk to a publisher or media outlet that may want to print and distribute the book in your city/country.

This is the link for your convenient copying and pasting: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/coworking-handbook-the-practical-guide-for-coworking-space-managers/x/111478