At Heikes brother in laws birthday party yesterday talking to her sister who has a Kindle and ask her if she can read books from other sources and formats and she says apart from pdf "no" now Micky is no dummy when it comes to opening things that he shouldnt and decides to have a look and lo and behold without the credit card number with which you bought the book you cannot remove the DRM lock. My thinking now is anyone who bought a Kindle is a sucker for punishment. Buy an Ebook reader and buy wherever you like that is my advice, the other firms Barnes etc operate the same crap only Itunes are unlockable without credit card number. When I buy a paperback I can pass it on to whomever I please but it seems not a Kindle. It seems enough people get caught up in the hype and keep up with the jobbsies .