How to download books from Amazon


How to download books from Amazon


Amazon hosts a market of electronic books designed to be read on the Kindle device, mobile devices and your computer. To protect their e-books from illegal sharing, Amazon designs Kindle books to be read only through its proprietary software. To download and read Amazon e-books on your computer, you must first download the Kindle for PC application.

Step One

Download Kindle for PC - Open a Web browser. Go to to get to the download page.

Step Two

Click "Download Now." A dialog window appears asking whether you want to run the EXE file. Click the "Run" button. The "Kindle for PC Setup" dialog window appears, showing a progress bar that tracks the installation process. When it is finished installing, Kindle for PC automatically launches.

Step Three

Type your account email address and password into the corresponding text fields. Click "Register."

Step Four

Download eBooks from - Open a Web browser. Go to the Amazon Kindle Store at

Step Five

Type the name of the book you want to download in the search text field. Press "Enter."

Step Six

Click the result that best matches your search.

Step Seven

Select "Kindle for PC" from the "Deliver To" drop-down menu. Click the "Buy" button on the right side of the Kindle book's details page.

Step Eight

Type your email address and password into the corresponding text fields. Press "Enter." The Amazon e-book automatically transfers to your Kindle for PC application and appears on the program's home screen.


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