This is a bit technical; forgive me.
So, the Kindle app for Windows 8 doesn’t seem to accept “personal” documents. That includes the PDFs and such that one can read on other Kindle platforms; it also includes .mobi files sold through retailers other than Amazon.
Bug or feature?
If a bug, how badly do we want them to fix it?
If a “feature,” do we think that we’ll see it spread to other Kindle platforms? And how can we discourage that?
I’m a little worried — as someone who sells Kindle-compatible .mobi ebooks on other sites (including my own) — that our monopolistic friends are closing the sandbox.
Anyone else have any thoughts?
ETA: Apparently, it’s a “feature.” Kindle for Windows 8 is based on the Amazon Cloud Reader — no local storage, and also no “personal documents.” So no Smashwords (or Stillpoint) downloads, for example.