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November 11, 2009

How To: Read eBooks on the Kindle for PC

Filed under: books, ebook, Free eBooks, kindle, Kindle for PC, Uncategorized — talkintech @ 10:51 pm

When I installed Amazon’s Kindle for PC yesterday, I was disappointed to see that there was no option to install my own eBooks on it.  There was no menu option for adding or even managing books I already have!

Well, I was wrong.  It turns out that the Kindle for PC *can* read books not purchased from Amazon!  So here’s a short instruction on how to add non-DRM’d books to the Kindle for PC.

  • Go to your favorite free ebook downloading site.  Make sure that the ebooks that can be downloaded are in Mobipocket format (either .mobi or .prc)  (I recommend Feedbooks.com)
  • Make sure that you’ve already downloaded and installed Kindle for PC on your computer.
  • Download your desired ebook.
  • Once downloaded, simply double click on the file (either .mobi or .prc) and choose to open it using Kindle for PC.
  • That’s it!  The ebook you have just downloaded can now be enjoyed using Kindle for PC.

The picture below shows my Kindle for PC with an ebook I recently downloaded from Feedbooks.  It also shows the Kindle’s Users Guide that came with my *real* Kindle.

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Happy reading!

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