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How to read Amazon's kindle ebooks offline on my PC please?

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Initial post: Mar 15, 2012 10:41:37 AM PDT
G. Wang says:
Hi there.

I've got about 3 kindle ebooks on Amazon. They let me read the ebooks online using Cloud Kindle which is pretty hard to use. The pages are shown 1/3 of page at a time and in big size. I want to download the whole book and read on my own Notebook computer. Also I'd like to read it full A4 page at a time, like viewing a PDF file, rather than just being shown 1/3 of a page and have to click through the arrow many times to progress.

How do I actually download a kindle ebook I've purchased from Amazon, onto my laptop computer (PC) and read it off the laptop computer without the need to go online or go onto Amazon Cloud please? Thanks.

(I clicked somewhere on Amazon's kindle manager and it let me choose to "Deliver to..." and then I chose "PC". But then it asks for my kindle's serial number. Am I going in the right direction or is there another way to do this? I don't have actual kindle device but I still want to read it on my own PC independently of Amazon)

Thanks a lot.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 10:43:46 AM PDT
**Meya** says:
You need to install the Kindle 4PC application.


Register it to your existing Amazon account and your books will be available for you there. You don't have to be connected to the web to read. There are apps for smart phones and other devices as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 10:43:54 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 10:48:09 AM PDT
**Meya** says:
Which is why I suggest K4PC. You know, a Kindle application.

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 3:32:08 PM PDT
I updated my iPad with 8.01 and now when I go the Kindle cloud reader, I get a message that says it cannot open from the current bookmark, either open in Safari or install the kindle app, which I had already done. So I updated the app and I still get same message. Unfortunately means I cannot read offline

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 11:02:10 AM PDT
Nicky says:
Recently I had a power outage and was disconnected from wifi. However, when I tried to download or read some of my existing books on kindle for pc, some were unable to download without an internet connection. How can I read my books offline on my pc (without internet) without losing my existing purchased kindle books? Please help!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2015 11:07:56 AM PDT
Pauline, you need to have an internet connection to download the file. Once the file is completely downloaded to your PC (into your K4PC app), then you can read the book without an internet connection. There is no other way to get the file from Amazon's servers to your PC.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2015 11:12:54 AM PDT
R. Wilde says:
Hmmm... can you do something similar to how books go to a Kindle via USB cable, download the book to another PC, then transfer it by a flash drive? At least until she gets her internet connection back.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2015 11:18:14 AM PDT
Nicky says:
Thank you Vickie, my connection is back so I will continue to download the rest of the books, although it may be a process... I have a lot of books, and the only ones I was able to read without internet was recently purchased items. Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post, it was helpful.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2015 11:20:09 AM PDT
Nicky says:
Thank you Wilde, I will try this out and see what happens if all else fails. Wish me luck!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2015 11:29:16 AM PDT
Pauline, since you say you "have a lot of books", remember all Kindles need to index every book you download. Since I have no idea which Kindle nor how many is "a lot of books", I suggest downloading in lots of no more than 50 to 100 and then wait a few hours for the Kindle to do it's indexing. The indexing also takes a lot of battery power so many plug in the Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2015 12:42:43 PM PDT
Nicky says:
Thanks for that. I have well over 1000 books, however with internet connection I was able to download them all for k4pc and it did not take as much time as I thought it would, so hopefully if I lose my connection again, all of my books will be readable offline.
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