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Amazon Kindle for PC

Updated on January 31, 2010

If you're one of those people who loves books and would like to save money by purchasing ebooks, you're going to be thrilled to learn that Amazon.com has released Amazon Kindle for PC. I've been wanting to buy an Amazon Kindle for awhile, but they were quite expensive when they first came out (though they're far more reasonably priced these days) but this just makes everything so much easier, especially if you're like me and live in a foreign country where English books are a rarity and you don't want to have to order loads of books online. Simply download the Kindle for PC and you can start purchasing ebooks right away. (Unfortunately there's no Mac version yet, but they say it's coming!) Simply visit Amazon.com and download your Kindle for PC software today!

What's an eBook?

Just in case you don't know what an eBook is, it's an electronic version of a regular book. You've probably seen a number of free eBooks on "get rich guru" sites and the like, but legitimate authors and big publishing companies have started to release books in eBook format as well. There are many different types of files and eBook readers available, but the Kindle format is one of the best and most popular. eBooks are fantastic way to buy books at affordable prices without having to go stand in line at the book store. This is a rapidly growing media as well and has really performed well in countries with high tech economies like Japan.

What else can you read in Kindle format?

It's actually not just eBooks, but other types of media as well. You can read magazines, newspapers and blogs but at the moment these are not available with the PC version. Not to worry, though; this is the beta version and I've no doubt they'll make these things available in future versions. In the meantime, it's no loss because the download of the software is totally free.

How do you buy a Kindle eBook?

Simply go to the Amazon Kindle store and you'll be able to choose from more than 400,000 Kindle books! Once you purchase them you'll be able to download the file and read it on your computer.

Perks of buying Kindle books

You can preview them! You can actually read the entire first chapter before deciding whether or not you want to buy them. This is so much better than the usual Amazon preview which only lets you see a page or two. You can also get new releases for as little as $9.99


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