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Initial post: Mar 24, 2013 11:02:04 AM PDT
ebd says:
I have the kindle book "adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Revealed, 1st edition" which works sometimes in Kindle for PC. However, when I try to open the book in using the Windows 8 Kindle app I get this message "this title is not available on kindle for windows 8". Is anyone experiencing this? I am using Windows 8 Prof.

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 1:43:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 26, 2013 1:44:38 PM PDT
Minerva says:
Yes, I have Financial Accounting by Jay Williams, et. al. textbook and it is the same problem. It isn't available in the cloud reader either.

Posted on Jun 9, 2013 4:11:04 PM PDT
JonD says:
just ran into the same issue as well.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 10:25:53 AM PDT
Nathan Wobbe says:
It would be nice if Amazon could fix this soon... I just payed $50 for textbooks that I can't read effectively on my win8 machine. the PC version is not very compatible with win8 and especially a touch screen device.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 7:33:30 PM PDT
Ak says:
You guys should all try downloading Kindle for PC and then delivering your textbooks there. It'll work even if you're running Windows 8 since I had the same problem you all just described. It doesn't work on the app but it should work for Kindle for PC. Google that and do the download and try it then.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2013 7:06:07 PM PDT
xpiriaplay says:
Even with doing that it sends you to download the app, and the app itself doesn't want to download from the cloud

Posted on Aug 24, 2013 7:30:32 AM PDT
If someone posted a solution it would be appreciated...

Posted on Sep 6, 2013 7:00:01 PM PDT
KirSiv says:
Hey, So this is the solution I used.

For Windows 8, there seems to be 2 way for programs to be installed. As an APP, or as ... a program? I'm not sure what to call the second kind. But the point is, the APP did not seem to be able to download my newest purchase. So I went to the link for Amazon's Kindle link, and downloaded and installed that, and it worked. The download did say the program was only for windows 7 but it installed and worked fine.

So, what is this link? well, this wouldn't be helpful without that would it?

Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pc/download

So for clarification, the point is to download the "Kindle for PC", instead of the "Windows 8 Kindle App".

Happy Reading!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013 9:28:58 PM PDT
Thanks so much. I had the financial accounting book I couldn't see too. Now I can.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2014 3:14:43 PM PST
Thank you for posting this, as it helped me! I would have never thought of this and it worked.

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 7:18:08 AM PST
chriscape says:
Yes, using K4PC works, but that's not the point. WHY can't I read the book on the Win8 app? K4PC is, understandably, not nearly as user friendly on a touchscreen.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2014 1:10:20 PM PST
CarpeDiem says:
Just downloaded it for the computer, not the app, worked perfect...thanks!!!

Posted on Jan 14, 2014 12:24:56 PM PST
S. Canepa says:
I have a table with Windows 8 RT - I can only install the app

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2014 11:49:52 AM PST
Eve says:
Thanks AK, this worked for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2014 12:52:39 PM PST
cj says:
I also have a tablet, surface 2, that I would like to use rather than a laptop or book. Windows 8.1 RT cannot install .exe files. It would be nice to be able to sync a eTextbook to the app on my tablet. But for some crazy reason I can sync it with my windows phone. unfortunately I think the ebook would be pretty worthless on a 4.5" screen. For now, this sucks. Hopefully by next semester I can sync with my tablet

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2014 8:27:44 AM PST
KirSiv,
Your solution works beautifully. Just saved me hundreds of dollars on textbooks!
Thanks!

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 12:19:36 PM PST
James says:
this solution worked!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this has to be the first time i've ever seen a proposed solution to a computer problem actually worked!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2014 10:33:38 AM PST
thxs

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 12:39:30 PM PST
Mike Morse says:
So if I have a Surface RT I am out of luck? This needs to get fixed. Is there a solution that involves the app to view the book I bought?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2014 11:46:00 AM PDT
Maegan says:
This helped me! Thanks!

Posted on Apr 5, 2014 7:45:16 PM PDT
Liz says:
I had this problem and I uninstalled the Kindle App and then reinstalled it. After reinstalling it I was finally able to view the book I had purchased.

Posted on Apr 6, 2014 4:05:36 PM PDT
Beth1458 says:
Thank you so much!!! I was going to be so mad if I couldn't access my textbooks anymore!

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 2:04:13 AM PDT
Loz says:
KirSiv you star thank you! Potentially just saved my degree.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2014 9:07:13 AM PDT
I don't believe this is happening. What does it mean this title is not available for Windows ? Have they warned us before accepting our money that this title would not be available for WIndows 8? I don't remember any notion of that. They should be ashamed.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2014 11:28:09 AM PDT
mz9 says:
Same here! I am so upset.
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