How to get Daylight on your American Kindle

When Son of Heaven came out, we Yanks were lucky enough to at least get the Kindle version here in the States. It appears that, for now, we’re not as lucky this time around with Daylight on Iron Mountain. But if you want to quench your Chung Kuo thirst without waiting for a US edition, Goonda reports a way to change the citizenship of your American Kindle so that you can read Daylight:

For the Kindle version, you can get it in the USA. To do this, you must transfer your Kindle account to the UK.

Here is the process:
Go to
Click “Your Account” in the top right corner
Log in using your email and password
Click “Manage My Kindle”, near the bottom of the page under “Let Us Help You”
Click “Country Settings” from the menu on the left
Click “Change” under actions.
Fill out the form.

I just put in “1″ under all the required fields, put in the UK under the country, and put in “N5 1BU” for the postal code (this is the code for Emirates Stadium, which I figured was fitting, considering that Wingrove follows Arsenal).

It all worked just fine.

I haven’t tried this personally, but it appears to make sense and I imagine it will, as Goonda says, work just fine for everyone. Thanks Goonda!

5 thoughts on “How to get Daylight on your American Kindle”

  1. FYII, it’s now available from Amazon in the States without the workaround; downloaded it today (April 24, 2012).

  2. For those who were dismayed that Amazon US pulled “Daylight on Iron Mountain” from its kindle store, fret not.

    Create a new Amazon UK account, buy the kindle file and download to your PC.

    Then go to Apprentice Alf’s Blog (google it) and there are instructions how to remove the DRM on the kindle book so you can read it on your usual kindle.

    I just tried it and it works.


  3. I’ve also putted a UK adores but trying to buy books from the Kindle or Mac at the UK kindle store, they say I cannot buy form a different country, they will know from my IP adress or wifi that I’m not in UK…how can I fix it?

    1. I’d recommend trying a little program called “expat shield”. It should route you through a british proxy. I’ve never used it for purchasing items, but I did use it during the last summer olympics to watch the BBC coverage of the sailing events. It worked great and was very simple to setup.

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