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Kindle is an Amazon brand dedicated to books. This includes electronic reading devices, applications and the entire publishing platform. While Amazon would certainly prefer that you buy and consume your Kindle books on a Kindle device, the company is smart enough to know that we are asking for a choice and that they will make more money if they support us. That’s why there are applications for most operating systems and a cloud drive for everything else.
The e-books themselves cost money (but not always a lot of money), the fires cost money, but everything else in the stable is completely free.
When you buy a Kindle eBook, you are not buying a physical item, you are just buying a license to read it. A copy of the book is stored in your Amazon account and downloaded to any device with the Kindle Reader application and/or your Kindle Fire. A copy is downloaded to any device with the Reader application, which means you can read your book anywhere.
The advantage is that you can read the book wherever you want, on any device. The disadvantage is that you have nothing, you only have permission to read it in the form of a license. Although it is unlikely to happen, Amazon can theoretically revoke this license, and there is not much you can do about it, so it is useful to keep this in mind.
However, some users prefer to read e-books on their PCs. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can read Kindle ebooks on other devices such as your smartphone or PC. Reading e-books in your full-screen device like your PC will give you an excellent reading experience. PCs are an entry-level device for most readers who want to read comics and novels. It is also much more convenient to reference texts for your professional use.
In addition, you can read Kindle books with any Reader application by removing Kindle DRM from books. In this article, we explain some of the best ways you can read Kindle books on your Windows PC.
Read Kindle Books Online with the Kindle Cloud Reader
If you don’t want to download software to your computer to read Kindle books, I will show you how to read Kindle books on your PC without an application. Kindle Cloud Reader is a web application developed by Amazon to read Kindle books in any compatible web browser. Below are the step-by-step instructions.
- First launch your favorite web browser, then visit the Amazon Cloud Reader website at http://read.amazon.com
- Then log into your Amazon account – or, if you don’t have a free Amazon account yet, click Create a new account to open one.
- Once you have logged into your Amazon account, a window will appear with instructions on how to configure your browser to save your Kindle books for offline playback if you do not have an Internet connection. Click again on the large yellow button and follow the instructions (they vary slightly depending on your browser).
If you have already purchased Kindle books, you will see them in a grid in your browser; just click on a book cover and you are ready to read them.
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