Where to buy pdf books

Hi:) Since we can’t import kindle books… does anyone know a good website to buy pdf books (french) I’ve only found places that want me to buy a subscription and idk if the websites are safe:/
thank you!!

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Im not sure if you want a free option or not, but there is a French torrent site: yggtorrent (dot) si
it only has French content, and it has a bunch. I have downloaded and imported Harry Potter and lord of the rings. You do need a sign up, but I used an old unused email address

Im not even sure if im allowed to share that here, but I guess I’ll see

Thank you !
I don’t mind paying. I just can’t find a version to buy in pdf form for books . Other than kindle which doesn’t work with linq:/

do you mind telling me what app you used to actually open the file? for example my download says epud.pdf.torrent and I can’t figure it out how to open it. (on a new mac)

nevermind I figured it out ! thank you SO much. i was coping two pages at a time on kindlebookmarks before this! :))

Epubor has a program (Ultimate) that I use to remove encryption from Kindle books, allowing me to import them into LingQ. It works.

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to use a torrent I downloaded an application called “bittorrent” it will allow you to open the torrent file and download the actual pdf,epub etc.

Hi, vivienkitty!

Why don’t you convert your Kindle books into PDFs using a software like “Calibre”?
See: How to Convert a Kindle Book to PDF Using Free Tools | Digital Trends

For some recommendations regarding French books, see:




I second this. Epubor works a lot more reliably than Calibre.

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Hi, cheska99!

I must have converted more than 100 e-books from various e-book formats to PDF using Calibre, but I have never had any problems so far.

What were your issues with Calibre?

thank you!

thank you ! ill try it!!!

thank you! I will try the cite out.
and thank you for the reading suggestions :)!

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Most kindle books you purchase nowadays are encrypted and cannot be converted in native format into text files or e-pubs directly. Not sure about different softwares but I have to use a special older version 1.17.1 of kindle for PC to download the kindle files before converting in Calibre. This old version does not download the DRM with the file as the newer versions do whcih prevents calibre from converting! Also, I use it on Firefox so I’m not sure about other browsers. I have a huge French Kindle library that I have paid for dearly, and I don’t support the idea that when I “buy” a kindle book that I should be limited to only reading it on my kindle. But I suppose it might be in their terms and conditions, so I only recommend this conversion “method” using my super secret pseudonym and not my real name LOL!

Yes, you’re right.
The problem is you don’t buy an “e-book” from Amazon per se.
You just pay for a “license” to display the content on an Amazon (supported) device / app.
Here is some legalese on this subject from the Amazon website : Kindle Store Terms of Use - Amazon Customer Service)

"Use of Kindle Content. Upon your download or access of Kindle Content and payment of any applicable fees (including applicable taxes), the Content Provider grants you a non-exclusive right to view, use, and display such Kindle Content an unlimited number of times (for Subscription Content, only as long as you remain an active member of the underlying membership or subscription program), solely through a Kindle Application or as otherwise permitted as part of the Service, solely on the number of Supported Devices specified in the Kindle Store, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Kindle Content is licensed, not sold, to you by the Content Provider. The Content Provider may include additional terms for use within its Kindle Content. Those terms will also apply, but this Agreement will govern in the event of a conflict. Some Kindle Content, such as interactive or highly formatted content, may not be available to you on all Kindle Applications.

Limitations. Unless specifically indicated otherwise, you may not sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense, or otherwise assign any rights to the Kindle Content or any portion of it to any third party, and you may not remove or modify any proprietary notices or labels on the Kindle Content. In addition, you may not attempt to bypass, modify, defeat, or otherwise circumvent any digital rights management system or other content protection or features used as part of the Service." (highlighting by me)

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smashwords.com sells e-books without copyright protection in several languages, including French.


Supported formats are: EPUB, PDF, DOCX, TXT, MOBI, SRT, ASS, VTT, TTML

Kindle is MOBI. There are no problems with the import. I import them all the time.

Smashwords.com has a lot of books. It takes some tweaking with search, but you can find PDF/EPUB books in other languages to import into Lingq, sometimes free and sometimes paid - but usually affordable.

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There are also other nice sites for downloading francophone literature:
Open Culture
ebooksgratuits This is a really great site for the 'classics

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