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How to Download and Read Kindle Books on PC, Mac and Web

Ever since it was launched in 2012, Amazon’s Kindle device has become one of the popular ways to download and read electronic books.

There has also been an increase in the number of people who read ebooks today.

PC’s have also gained more popularity in the past few years.

With a lot of users spending more time on their PC, it is understandable as most of these users prefer to read their favourite ebook on a Windows or Mac.

Are you a user who wants to use read Kindle books on a PC rather than the traditional Kindle device?

This tutorial is just for you!

I’ll teach you how to set up the Kindle app on your PC so that you can download and read your favourite books anywhere.

How to Download Kindle app on Windows or Mac

Follow the steps below to install the Kindle app on Windows.

1. Open the Amazon web page

Sign in to your Amazon account and download the app from Amazon. It is free to download.

2. Select the Kindle app for your OS

Before you add the app to the cart, check the drop-down option to confirm that you are downloading the version for your OS.

drop-down OS menu for Kindle download

3. Proceed to the Checkout Page

Click on the add to cart button. On the next screen, select proceed to checkout.

4. Input your billing details

Enter your billing details or select one you previously stored on the platform. Click on the place your order button to start to purchase the app for free.

5. Open the digital items screen

There should be an order confirmation. On the same screen, click on the link: Your digital items.

order confirmation page for kindle

6. Click to download the Kindle app

On the digital items screen, find the Kindle app and tap on the download button beside it.

download kindle from the digital items screen

7. Launch Kindle on your computer

Run the app after the download is done. Sign in to Kindle with your Amazon account.

8. Start reading

Start reading your favourite books from your PC or Mac using Kindle.

kindle page on PC
There you have it.

How to Read Kindle Books on PC without the app

It is very easy to read Kindle books on PC without downloading the app.

1. Launch Kindle for Web

Open your internet browser and click on the Amazon read link. The link will open the cloud version of Kindle.

You will see a pop-up banner asking you if you want to turn on offline reading. You can do so if you want to, otherwise, click on the not now button to close the pop-up.

kindle cloud offline reading pop-up

2. Log in to your Amazon account

Log in to your Amazon account if you have not done so.

3. View or buy Kindle books

Once you are logged in, you will see a screen containing the list of Kindle books on your account. If you don’t have any, then tap on the shop kindle store button to add some books to your Kindle library.

4. Access the Kindle web options

The top left portion of the screen has a few options:

  • Notes and highlights.
  • Sync.
  • Manage button.
  • Search tool.
kindle web options

Make yourself comfortable with the interface.

5. Select a book to read

Tap on any book to start reading.


Kindle provides a fun and easy way to read on the go.

I hope you have learnt how to read kindle books on PC with and without the Kindle app.

If you have any questions or contributions, please leave a comment below.

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