Kindle ebooks can be read on computers using the Kindle application, or on tablets using the Kindle app. The Kindle app is free to download from Amazon and gives you access to thousands of titles. The Kindle app comes preinstalled on some Android devices and is also available for iOS devices.
Amazon has revolutionized reading with their Kindle line of e-readers. They offer a variety of options, including the basic Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite, the Kindle Voyage, and the Kindle Oasis. If you want to get started reading ebooks on your device, check out our guide to buying a Kindle.
How do I download an ebook to my Kindle?
You can download content to your Kindle in two ways: through the Amazon website (which we’ll cover later), or by downloading third-party apps that work directly with the Kindle hardware.
You can use any web browser to visit Amazon to purchase an ebook. Click here to go to Amazon’s Kindle store.
Once there, search for the title of an ebook you’d like to read, then click “Buy.” This will take you to the page where you’ll choose between different editions of the book, as well as other formats such as audiobooks and magazines. You can also add the ebook to your shopping cart before checking out.
Once you’ve purchased the ebook, it should automatically appear in your library within a few hours. You can also download the Kindle app to your smartphone or tablet, which lets you read your Kindle books anywhere you have internet access.
What are the best places to find free ebooks?
There are many sources online for finding free ebooks. Some of these sites include:
Free ebooks: Fictionwise, Project Gutenberg, Open Culture, Google Books, Archive.org, Internet Archive, Librivox.org, Goodreads, and Wikipedia.
Ebookstores: Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Sony Reader Store, Apple iBookstore, Nook Bookstore, and Google Play.
Online libraries: OverDrive Media Console, WorldCat, HathiTrust Digital Library, Internet Public Library, Internet Archive, and Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
Free public domain ebooks: National Archives, Internet Archive, Google Books, and Gutenberg.
Ebook aggregators: Overdrive Now, Oyster, Scribd, Readmill, and Feedly.
How do I delete my Kindle account?
If you no longer wish to keep your Kindle account active, you can deactivate it at any time by visiting your Account Settings page on the Kindle home screen. To reactivate your account, simply log back into your Kindle account when prompted.
If you would like to cancel your subscription to Kindle Unlimited, you can do so from the Kindle Home Screen. Then tap “Unsubscribe”.
Can I lend or borrow Kindle books to friends?
Yes! When you send them a link to a book they can read instantly on their Kindle or Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Tablet, they can share it with anyone who has a Kindle device.
To send a book:
1) On the Kindle mobile app, open the Send to Kindle feature.
2) Tap Select File.
3) Choose the file you want to send.
4) Tap Share.
5) Enter the email address of the recipient.
6) Tap Send.
7) The recipient receives a message with a link to the book.
8) The recipient taps the link to start reading the book.
9) When finished, the recipient returns the book via the same process.
10) If the recipient is offline, the book will be stored in their Kindle Library until they connect to Wi-Fi again.
11) If the recipient is not signed in to their Kindle account, they will need to sign up first.
12) Once signed in, they can select the book in their Kindle Library.
13) They will receive a confirmation that the book was successfully sent.
14) If the recipient wants to return the book, they must follow the steps listed above.
15) When the original sender sends the book back, the recipient will see a notification that the book was returned.
16) The original sender can now view the book’s status in their Kindle Library.
How do I get more space on my Kindle Paperwhite?
You can increase the amount of storage available to your Kindle Paperwhite by using Amazon Drive. For more information about this service, visit www.amazon.com/kindlepaperwhite.
My Kindle Paperwhite won’t turn off after charging overnight. What should I do?
Your Kindle Paperwhite may have a problem called “sleep mode.” This issue occurs if your Kindle Paperwhite is connected to power overnight but doesn’t wake up at the next morning. You’ll know if this happens because the light on the front of your Kindle Paperwhite turns red.
What are some good free apps for my Kindle Paperwhite? (iOS or Android.)
There are thousands of great free Kindle apps for iOS and Android devices. Here are just a few of our favorites:
• Goodreads – A popular social network where readers recommend books to each other.
• Flipboard – An easy way to browse news stories, magazines, blogs, and websites while you’re enjoying a book.
• Instapaper – Save articles, videos, and web pages for later reading.
• Pocket – Read ebooks on your phone without leaving the page you’re currently reading.
• Kindle Cloud Reader – Download books from multiple sources at once.
• Kindle Appstore – Browse hundreds of thousands of books, movies, TV shows, music, games, and more.
• Kindle Books – Search over 1 million titles to find exactly what you’re looking for.
• Kindle Store – Buy or rent books, audiobooks, comics, and magazines.
• KoboBooks – Browse millions of books, magazines, newspapers, and comics.
• Nook Apps – Browse books, magazines, newspapers, and comics.
• OverDrive Media Console – Stream audiobooks, periodicals, and movies.
• Sony eBookStore – Browse books, magazines, and newspapers.
• Zinio – Browse magazines, newspapers, and comic books online.