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Read Ebooks With Amazon Kindle for PC

Updated on July 28, 2012

To take advantage of the lower new book prices that Amazon Kindle book versions offer, customers needed a Kindle to store and read the electronic book. However, that has changed with the introduction of the Kindle for PC. The software allows ebook readers to read Kindle ebook versions without having a Kindle.

Managing Your Ebook Reader

The Kindle for PC allows for Whispersync, keeping your last read page and allows readers to take notes and to create bookmarks. If you have a physical Kindle, the books that are purchased for the PC Kindle can also be read on the physical version of the reader. The two readers can synchronize to remember the last page that that was read.

To use the online version of the ebook reader, 100MB of space must be available. The computer screen must have a resolution of at least 800 x 600. The software allows for full-screen reading of the digital books and features brightness controls. Readers can change the size of the text for their own reading comfort.

Thousands of Digital Books Available

The Kindle electronic book library has expanded constantly since the introduction of the Kindle. That library now includes more than 725,000 titles. There are also exclusive books that are published only in Kindle versions, including works from popular authors like Stephen King. Readers of New York Times best sellers can save money on those books with the $9.99 price for the Kindle version of those titles.

For those who like browsing the books in a bookstore, they can still do it online with the Kindle PC digital reader. Much like browsing those first few pages of the titles on bookstore shelves, the first chapter of the Kindle books are available for free to help readers decide on their book purchases.

Using a Book Reader

While the Amazon Kindle is made to have text and functionality like a print book, there are some advantages to using the Amazon for PC over reading a print book. The digital book reader allows readers to search the text for specific words. The PC version of the Amazon Kindle also has brighter graphics and a new design.

The Kindle for PC can be used to purchase the books in the Kindle library, but there are some limitations to this ebook reader. The PC version does not support the purchase of the blogs, magazines and newspapers that are available through the physical version of the digital book reader.


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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      nice article, i may have to get that!