Free Kindle app makes it possible
So, you’ve just published a Kindle e-book version on Amazon. And you hear from some of your contacts that they can’t download it because they don’t own a Kindle device and they don’t intend to buy one. We all know someone who freezes up at the prospect of dealing with technology and apps.
Seems crazy in this day and age, but then again,sometimes your audience isn’t attuned to all of the options for reading a book today. I’m “old school” and still love the feel of a print book in my hands though I read e-books, too. Maybe it’s their first go-round with an e-book. Brave new world for them. One of my clients heard from many of her contacts, potential readers of her book with this very question. So, she asked me to create some instructions she could send out and include in her next email newsletter.
I created this infographic (using Canva) with the steps to get the free Kindle app. A little more information is listed below.
FOR ALL DEVICES
You don’t need to buy a Kindle device to read Kindle e-books from Amazon.com. There is a free Kindle app for your computer, tablet and smart phone.
The e-book is widespread as a format for most books today. It’s less expensive than a print book, doesn’t need delivery or shelf space, is portable, is accessible anywhere on the Internet, and is eco-friendly.
KINDLE E-BOOK FORMAT
Kindle (Amazon) books are produced in a format called “Mobi.” That’s why you need the free app to read Kindle books. Apple Store, Barnes & Noble, and other book sellers use different formats.
Most of us use multiple Internet-connected devices. You can download the Kindle app for each device. Then you can read your e-books on any device you are using at the moment.
IS IT HARD TO DOWNLOAD?
No. However, there are multiple steps. The link (below) will take you through the steps. Follow them, be patient, and you’ll soon have the Kindle app and Amazon account all set up. It’s also available at the App Store (I-phone, I-pad).