It is easy to print a PDF file. Choose the documents you need in the print-friendly program and then click on the “Print” button to get this job done easily. But how do I print out a kindle book? Things would be totally different if you want to print a kindle book because the majority of kindle books have a protective technology wrapper called DRM that prevents readers from copying, pasting and even printing text.
Before the detailed steps of printing kindle books, make your target clearly at the very beginning: do you just want to print text or very small parts of kindle books? Or you need to print the entire kindle books or a large part of kindle books? Because your choice will lead you to different methods.
There is no print option in any kindle official app, like kindle app for PC/MAC/Android/iOS or even kindle cloud reader. So it is not possible for users to print directly from kindle app. To make the kindle books printable, the first step for us is to copy and paste the text from kindle books.
What should we do if we want to print the kindle book?
1. Copy text from kindle for printing
Given that you don’t want to print a large proportion of the kindle book, you can just copy text from kindle book and then print it. You can choose either copy text from kindle app or kindle cloud reader.
Method 1. copy text from kindle cloud reader
Please bear in mind that there is no straightforward copy and paste option on the Kindle Cloud Reader. But there is still the workaround that enables you to copy and paste from kindle cloud reader.
Step 1. Highlight text you want to print in your Kindle cloud reader.
Step 2. In your browser, log into Amazon Kindle: Welcome and go to “Notes & Highlights.”
Step 3. All your highlights will be there in plain text for you to copy and print. Then you can either copy kindle highlights to Microsoft Word documents for printing or just select the highlights and right click to select “Print” from the pop-up menu.
Method 2. copy text from kindle app
Is it possible to copy/paste text from a Kindle book, using Kindle for PC or Kindle for Mac? Copying text from kindle app is much easier on kindle app than on kindle cloud reader. To do this, you should install kindle for PC/Mac on your computer at first.
Step 1. Open the kindle book on Kindle app( for PC or MAC), then simply select the text you would like to print, then choose ‘Copy’ from the menu that pops up.
Step 2. Then paste your selected kindle text to Microsoft Word. When you paste the text, you’ll see that Kindle has appended a citation to the end of your selection, including the book title, author, and page number or location.
Now you can print the kindle text easily.
Note:Kindle eBooks have a “clipping limit” which allows you to copy or select some fraction of the book’s text before you are prevented. For most books, this is 10%, but in a few rare cases, the publisher may have set set it much lower to 5%. In any case, when you hit the limit, the kindle app will tell you that “your copy limit for this book has been exceeded” upon the attempt to copy.
2. Print kindle books without limitations
You can also done this job by utilizing screen capture, but you need to print screenshot each page and print them one by one. This is a huge project. If you can print the kindle books like printing PDF files, things will be much easier. Therefore, to print kindle books, we should convert kindle books to pdf format.
As we have mentioned that most kindle books are drm protected and in kindle unique format, to convert kindle books to pdf, there are two main steps: removing kindle drm and converting kindle books to pdf format. A handy tool is needed here.
iSummersoft Kindle Converter is a great software to switch your kindle books from one format to another, and it is frequently updated. It is a user-friendly software which is really fast in ebook format converting and
Step 1. Download kindle books to your computer via kindle for PC/Mac.
Step 2. Launch iSummersoft Kindle Converter to load kindle books at the left panel.
Step 3. Add the kindle books from left to right panel to remove kindle drm.
Step 4. Click “Convert to PDF” to start the converting.
Finally, you will get the kindle books in PDF format and are ready for printing.
Step 5. Open the Kindle PDF and click the “Print” button and choose the print machine and the “Pages”, then start the print.
Now you can print your kindle books now. So which way do you choose? Or is there any other great idea on printing kindle books? You are welcome to share them in the comments.