k1 Can you print an e-book from Kindle when it’s connected to your desktop machine with USB? In general, no, you can’t—but you can do so by copying text in “My Clippings.” Here’s how:

  • First, you need to highlight the text you want to copy while reading a book on the Kindle. You’ll see a box around the highlighted text. This will copy the text to a file on the Kindle in My Clippings.
  • Now connect your Kindle to your computer through the USB, and copy the My Clippings file to your computer.
  • Open the file and print it.

Of course, this way you can’t print the whole book. You have to do it page by page. And for sure, this isn’t convenient. So what can you do? You can’t do anything unless there is some hack by someone. Now the question is, Do you really want to print an e-book that you read on Kindle? Should we have the privilege to do so?

When we didn’t have any dedicated e-book devices, we could print an e-book in PDF or in other formats, if not the whole book. Now, with dedicated devices, we have been restricted to do a lot of things. With Sony reader, you can, at least, read your purchased e-book on desktop; and with Kindle you lose that. Why should we give up so much freedom? Shouldn’t we raise our voice?

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