Did you know that you can get a free Kindle app for your Windows computer?
So you want to join the eBook revolution but can’t afford to buy an expensive Kindle device. No problem, the folks at Amazon want to sell you stuff and they have made it easier than ever to buy an eBook with their Kindle app.
There are Kindle apps for every major smartphone, tablet, and computer!
Since its release in 2007, the Amazon Kindle has quickly become the most used e-book reader. The original Kindle comprised a single device and until 2009 was only sold in the US. Now there are numerous models including the Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite, the Kindle keyboard, the Kindle Touch, and the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.
Despite this, the sales of Amazon Kindle’s are a drop in the sea compared to the sale of iPad’s, tablets, smartphone’s and computers. Amazon and not dumb and so now you don’t need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle e-books. Now you can simply download a free Kindle app to start reading Kindle books on your device.
You have to register in order to start using the app, but if you have an existing Amazon account you can use that username and password. The app effectively connects you with the Amazon cloud (which you can also access in your browser or other devices) where all your Amazon e-book transactions are recorded, and can be managed. This means that any Kindle e-book can be purchased once, and read it on any device, by synchronizing e-books between your device via the cloud.
Not only that, you are also able to access any of your books online in your browser via the Amazon Cloud Reader at read.amazon.com
What about documents in other formats and personal documents?
The Android and Apple version of this app supports Amazon’s Personal Documents service. If you use the app with these, Amazon assigns you an email address. You can then send documents to that email address and they’ll automatically be sent to your account. This means you can you can email your DRM-free books as long as they’re in a supported format such as PDF, MOBI, DOC, or HTML. So if you’ve purchased books or downloaded free books from another store, you can read them on a Kindle device. Personal documents sent to your device can also be synchronized across multiple devices.
(In fact the Person Document service is available for Kindle for Android, and Kindle for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.)