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The Kindle Cloud Reader: Some Tips to Know it Better

Updated on January 30, 2018
My Kindle e-Reader (basic model)
My Kindle e-Reader (basic model) | Source

A Guide on the Kindle Cloud Reader


What is Kindle Cloud Reader?

Kindle Cloud Reader (KCR) is a way to reach or read Kindle books (e-books) online on a computer using a web browser.


People may misunderstand the KCR as a gadget or device. Wrong, it is not at all a device like an e-Reader or something like that. In fact, the KCR is a kind of new technology to make your life more easy and comfortable as far as our reading habit is concerned. This wonderful service was launched in August 2011 and now millions of people around the world are great fans of the KCR. With KCR, you can read any e-books without the support of an e-Reader. The advantage being, you need not spend any money on a Kindle e-Reader or for that matter any of their e-Book Readers such as Paperwhite or Kindle Fire Tablet.


The Kindle Cloud Reader displayed on my laptop
The Kindle Cloud Reader displayed on my laptop | Source
The books I purchased on Kindle e-Reader are displayed on the Kindle Cloud Reader screen
The books I purchased on Kindle e-Reader are displayed on the Kindle Cloud Reader screen | Source
The Kindle Cloud Reader page.
The Kindle Cloud Reader page. | Source

What about its advantages? Let's look into this aspect too. The main benefit of the Cloud Reader is that you can access your Kindle books from anywhere on a computer or a smartphone provided you have an internet connection. To access or read your e-books, what you all need to do is just open a web browser and enter the dedicated URL address for the Kindle Cloud Reader.


It is a great thing that you can read your favorite e-books without spending any money on e-Readers or even on Smart Phones. Then, you may wonder how these all work and how can you make use of it. To know more, you need to learn certain features and services offered by Amazon. Let’s check.


Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive is a wonderful as well useful service offered by Amazon. You must have heard about or familiarized with the Google Drive, where you can store your documents, photos, etc. Similarly, you can store your personal documents, photos, books, etc. in the Amazon Cloud Drive. You can access or retrieve them at any time. It is free and safe. What all you need to avail this service is just create an account on Amazon. By signing into this account, you can use the service.


Kindle Cloud Library

One of the best advantages of e-book purchase from Amazon store is their backup facility. Once you buy a book on your e-Reader, a copy of the same is stored as a backup by Amazon on their server. Thus, suppose if you had removed or deleted any contents (books) from your e-Reader, there is nothing to worry. You might have done it due to saving some space so as to download fresh books. Later when you wish to get it back either on your e-reader or on your PC, you can easily retrieve it and that too without paying any money. So your money is saved well here. All the books you had downloaded are safe on the Amazon servers. The Kindle Cloud technology is thus a great help and is very much a ‘mobile library’ that way. This remote archive is what they call the ‘cloud’.


Some Great Advantages of Kindle Cloud Reader

  • Can access Kindle books from any computer from anywhere
  • Can read on your Smart Phone if you have the Kindle App installed.
  • No need for an e-reader device.
  • You can add and read free books, samples books to the Kindle Cloud Reader
  • Offline reading possible (settings required)


How can you reach the Kindle Cloud Reader page on your computer?

First of all, you need to type the URL of the Kindle store of your choice. For example, if you want to login to Amazon India, type 'read.amazon.in' on the address bar. You can find these details on the homepage of Amazon. After the page appears on the screen you can log in typing your email id and password.




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    • sunilkunnoth2012 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @peachpurple, Kindle is a different gadget exclusively designed for the purpose of reading. I have done an exclusive hub on eReader. It has a lot of advantages and is far ahead of ipad as far as reading experience is concerned. Please find my hub and read. You will get plenty of ideas about eReader.

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      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i never had kindle, is it similar to ipad?

    • sunilkunnoth2012 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @MsDora, thank you very much for reading and leaving a comment on this hub.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      A very effective introduction and description of the KCR. Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

    • sunilkunnoth2012 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @ktnptl, I appreciate your visit and comments here. I very much support for owning an e-Reader and had done a hub stating my points in its favor. Hope you will find and read the same. (Link is given on the right side of this Hub). Thank you for inviting me to read your hub on a comparative study between eBook & Paper books. I will read and leave my comments.

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      ktnptl 

      3 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Very good information. eBooks are a great way to read books in an easy way but also need to have a good eBook reader.

      Check out to find which one is better: eBook or Paper books ?

      https://hubpages.com/literature/eBook-vs-Print-Boo...

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