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asktheadmin_Kindle_HeadAre you really jealous of friends who have a Kindle? They are able to download and read completely free Amazon Kindle eBooks on their fancy devices. Well don’t feel left out laptop and net book users!

You can turn your portable computer or even your desktop computer into a full featured Kindle. It may not look like a Kindle but it can let you read, bookmark and annotate your eBooks.

Is it sounding too good to be true?

Well it’s not and it is here to stay! Why would Amazon want to limit their sales to only people who have shelled out the dough for a Kindle?

So with out further ado here it is in all it’s glory – the Kindle for PC, with the Mac version on it’s way!

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Let’s take a look at how to download, install and start reading eBooks. Your Kindle for PC will also let you download and pay for books as well. But as we cover free software here we will focus on some free eBook downloading and reading.

I started by downloading the software from here. After the download is completed, run the installer and install the application. Then you will see a screen that looks like this:

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You will need to give them a email account or your Amazon account’s email address to speed things along. And you will HAVE to have a credit card on the account. You will not need to buy anything but a credit card is required.

Fill in the required information:

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Go ahead and click the register button. That will bring you to your Kindle home screen. On it in the upper right hand corner you will see this:

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If you already have purchased or have books in your account they will show up here. If not, hit the shop in the Kindle store button next to the Menu button. From here you can buy or download free books. The ones on the home page are their best sellers and cost money!

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But let’s search for some free books. Do you see the search box at the top? Go ahead and hit the go button:

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That will return all the results in Kindle Land. Then when you have your search results lets sort them by price lowest to highest like so:

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If you see something that catches your eye grab it. If not search for your favorite old world authors. I chose Charles Dickens as you can see below:

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Then I went ahead and clicked on Oliver Twist, circa mid 1800’s. To download it click on the Buy now with 1 click orange button. It will deliver to your PC version of the Kindle by default. If you have other devices select the appropriate one.

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Then you will see a thank you screen. Next go back to your Kindle screen and hit the sync and check for new items (F5) button as you can see below:

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That will get the ball rolling”¦

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Yeah! I have a book! Click on it to start reading”¦

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The right and left buttons will turn your pages. And your other options are bookmark and note. Here is what the text looks like:

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Hit the bookmark button to store a bookmark. To retrieve it hit the show notes and marks button:

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You can add notes by dropping down that box to say notes and type away! Do you love it or hate it?

We would love to hear how you consume eBooks. Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Nilesh Parakh
    April 3, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Please tell the site with free kindle ebooks.

  2. Marina Georgiadi
    August 11, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    What should i do if i want to have the book really downloaded on my PC? Like a real file. I don't have kindle but another ebook. What should i do then?

    • Angel Dan
      November 4, 2015 at 9:24 am

      Search the synced books from this folder: ...Documents/My Kindle Content"

      All the downloaded books via Kindle for PC are saved here.

  3. cor
    March 7, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Thank You so much,
    I did it, got my book, now I can read on my desk top and my kindle
    thank you again.

  4. Mad
    February 20, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Nothing's happen after clicking orange button ??

    Just redirect to book page.

  5. Diane
    January 6, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    is there a site for free e books, that is offline. I have a tablet and when I am traveling and not close to wifi it does not work. Help

    • Angel Dan
      November 4, 2015 at 9:25 am

      I recommend finish the download of your books under Wifi connecting.

      Then, when not close to wifi you can read eBooks freely.

  6. k12
    December 29, 2014 at 5:21 am

    thanks for the info.
    no need credit card just email add to reg at amazon and use it on your kindle for pc.
    but the interface is different now though. no more drop down menu besides "shop in kindle store" or search.
    "sync and search for new items" seems to take too long to finish though

  7. Selevany
    December 13, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks for the comments lol I didn't try to download the app

  8. Maz
    December 12, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Hello! Thanks for the article. When I downloaded the software (12/12/09) I didn't haft to put in a credit card #. All I did was enter my amazon account and voilà! Also, now they have lots more free books. Check it out, if you haven't already.

  9. Buffet
    November 16, 2009 at 12:58 am

    If I'm not buying anything, what's up with insisting on a cc??

  10. Ketcapli Makarna
    November 12, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    The installation process was easy. Thanks for the clear instructions. I had an Amazon account, and I've downloaded a free book successfully.

    Actually, the Kindle for PC is like a lightweight PDF reader. What I like is to be able to access Amazon Kindle store ebooks. And the Kindle is remembering the last location.

    But the program is still in early stages. If you go to you'll see that highlights and notes are coming soon. These are the basic features but lacking in Kindle for PC.

  11. Pankaj Singh
    November 12, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks keshav. Your tip was really helpful. :) Nice to see doctors active on makeuseof. Am an Internist....:)

  12. bob jones
    November 12, 2009 at 5:56 am

    Check out Barnes & Noble's "Nook," to be available for purchase at the end of the month ( Assuming that it does what it says it does, it should blow Kindle out the water!

  13. KH
    November 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    "the Kindle for PC, with the Mac version on it’s way!"

    So having a PC automatically means you've got Microsoft Windows? And if you don't have a "PC" you have a Mac? How quaint.

    Elwood Blues: -"What kind of music do you usually have here?"
    Claire: -"Oh, we got both kinds. We got country *and* western."

    • Raf
      February 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm

      And since when do marketers to a mass audience market to nix users? Use Wine or Parallels for the Windows or Mac conversion (parallels worked for me) and continue using whatever flavor of Linux makes your soul happy. :)

  14. Julian Knight
    November 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Why on Earth would I want to go to all that trouble just to get what should be copyright free books into a proprietary, locked, DRM'd, remotely-deletable format on a PC only when I can have all of these and tons more in open formats that I can read for the next several hundred years on many devices including portable ones like my nice, high-res smart phone?


  15. keshav
    November 11, 2009 at 11:04 am

    There are other sites to search free kindle books.

    One of the best is feedbooks: has loads of free books which can be downloaded in kindle format. First download kindle for PC. After downloading the books from feedbooks in Kindle format, double click on the downloaded file to automatically open in Kindle reader. Kindle reader itself does not have open (ctrl+o) option.

    I hope I have added something.

    Dr Keshav Kulkarni, Radiologist

  16. Jon Gibbons
    November 11, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Went to Kindle on Amazon and "No Free Books" all books seem to be $2.30, forget that.

  17. Luiz Picanço
    November 11, 2009 at 10:56 am

    There is no free beer

  18. Pankaj Singh
    November 11, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I have an account on However i can't find any free books either. The cheapest, including Dickens', is 2.30.

  19. LH
    November 11, 2009 at 10:25 am

    I HAVE to give them access to a credit card? No thanks.
    Even the free books require you to click on a button that says 'buy it', No thanks.
    The whole process sounds intentionally confusing and kinda scammy.

  20. roger
    November 11, 2009 at 9:59 am

    i set up the kindle no problem however when i went to the kindle store there were no free books, the cheapest available (including the Dickens) were USD2.30.
    could my registering with an rather than account be the cause?

    • Ketcapli Makarna
      November 12, 2009 at 6:53 pm

      Yes, may be the problem. Try this direct link

      • roger
        November 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm

        i followed the link to you kindly provided and had the same problem, no free books, until, after a bit of experimentation, i found that if you search for books in the sub-department "Kindle Books" there are no freebies, but if you search for "Kindle Books" in the main department "Books" there they are.

  21. Duane
    November 11, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Hate it, unless I did something wrong or until they fix one thing. Your book appears to be bound to that device. So if I've got the reader on my iPhone and my PC, I want to read it on both (I take the iPhone places I do not take the laptop). Can I do that?

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