How to Download eBooks From Amazon

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Amazon hosts a market of electronic books designed to be read on the Kindle device, mobile devices and your computer. To protect their e-books from illegal sharing, Amazon designs Kindle books to be read only through its proprietary software. To download and read Amazon e-books on your computer, you must first download the Kindle for PC application.

Download Kindle for PC

  • Open a Web browser. Go to amazon.com/kindleforpc to get to the download page.

  • Click "Download Now." A dialog window appears asking whether you want to run the EXE file. Click the "Run" button. The "Kindle for PC Setup" dialog window appears, showing a progress bar that tracks the installation process. When it is finished installing, Kindle for PC automatically launches.

  • Type your Amazon.com account email address and password into the corresponding text fields. Click "Register."

Download eBooks from Amazon.com

  • Open a Web browser. Go to the Amazon Kindle Store at amazon.com/kindle.

  • Type the name of the book you want to download in the search text field. Press "Enter."

  • Click the result that best matches your search.

  • Select "Kindle for PC" from the "Deliver To" drop-down menu. Click the "Buy" button on the right side of the Kindle book's details page.

  • Type your email address and password into the corresponding text fields. Press "Enter." The Amazon e-book automatically transfers to your Kindle for PC application and appears on the program's home screen.

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