Friday, October 14, 2011

How To Read eBooks Without A Kindle

Read eBooks Without
A Kindle
The other day I had my book converted to the kindle format.  After I uploaded it to Amazon, I realized that I had no way to view it.  Since I do not own the Amazon Kindle,  I began to search for ways to read ebooks.  Fortunately there are some other ways to do this.

Option 1:  Iphone
If you have an iphone, you can download the free Kindle App so you can read any ebooks you purchase on Amazon.   This may work on an Android phone or other smart phones but since I have no way to verify that, I won't include it.   Here's the steps to do that.
  1. Go into the app store on your iphones or through itunes (or click the following link to the Kindle App).
  2. Download and install the app.
  3. Open the Kindle App and tap on the little i (for information) at the lower right corner of the screen.
  4. Click on "settings"
  5. Click on "register"
  6. Go through the process of registering your device and then you should be set to go.
  7. When you purchase an eBook through Amazon, it should give you the option of sending the book to your device that you have registered. 

    Option 2:  PC or Computer
    If you don't have an iPhone or Kindle, you can install software on your computer to read your eBooks

    1. Go to the following link to download Kindle For PC software.  The MAC version is available here (Kindle For Mac).
    2. Follow the onscreen instructions to install it.
    3. Once downloaded, it starts up and asks for you to log in with your Amazon account.
    4. You should then be able to read the Kindle Books on your computer that you have purchased or downloaded.

    Hopefully that helps you be able to read Amazon Kindle books on another device or your pc if you don't own the Kindle.

    If you want to try it out your new software or Kindle App, feel free to download my book from Amazon (available in Paperback or Kindle Editions).  Ok, wasn't that a shameless plug for my book!  :)

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