Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kindle without a kindle

Did you know you don't need a Kindle to read Kindle ebooks?  You can download Kindle for PC to your laptop (or desktop if you are still old-schooling it).  Then you can happily download those cheap Kindle editions you previously only dreamt of from afar.

Now why didn't anyone tell me about this before last week???

I refuse to believe I'm the last person in the blogosphere to find out (although I admit that's entirely possible) so I blog it in hope of being useful to someone else.

10 comments:

Joan Milne said...

Yes, and there is also Kindle for iPad if you happen to have one of these. Which I do. Not boasting, just saying. I thought I would never use it but I use it constantly. Only problem about Kindle for PC is that it is hard to read in bed with it!
We should all be returning to desktop computers, laptops will keep neck surgeons in business for years to come but, honestly, there are better things they could be doing with their lives. My next computer is going to be a desktop.

Joan Milne said...

PS have you ever tried to listen to the 'words' that indicate you are not a robot.They are spoken by a robot and the sound is more meaningless than the letters!

Meredith said...

I didn't know that! You can always count on my to be behind you in the techno-stakes. But it is good to know. I am pretty happy with books myself, but if something really amazing came along it would be good to know that it would be possible to access it. Thanks for the intel.
Mx

Deb said...

I'm too scared to get one because I'd have to share it with my children. Or hide it.

Deb said...

I wish I could get rid of those silly words! But when I do, the spambots come and leave stupid spam comments all over the blog and clog up my inbox.

Deb said...

Glad to be of service. :)

Sarah said...

I didn't know that either...but I'm also behind. I'm not a fan of e-books though; there's nothing quite like curling up in bed with a real book. Aaah paper. :)

Yes, I've listened to the 'words' as well. Absolute gibberish unfortunately. I know the problems with spam though. I decided to moderate which may be an option, especially if you have a smart phone. When comments come through, I use my iphone to publish them quickly.

Deb said...

Well, if didn't know either, then that makes at least three of us. Phew! I'm not alone.

I prefer paper books too but occasionally I see a book online that either isn't available in paper or is something I'd like to read but don't want to pay full price for and own a physical copy of. So I'm thinking I'll use the Kindle option from time to time.

Tasmanian said...

I just found a whole bunch of free Kindle books of children's classics - Anne of Green Gables, Secret Garden, Water-Babies etc - at booksshouldbefree.com!
And Kindle books are ideal for reading on your phone at 3am while patting your baby back to sleep in the dark.

Deb said...

Thanks for that website tip off! Lots of goodies there.