How to download books on Kindle (with pictures)

How to download books on Kindle (with pictures)
How to download books on Kindle (with pictures)
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You can download eBooks that you've recently purchased or that are in your library, directly to your Kindle, or in the Kindle app on a computer, phone, or tablet.

Steps

Part 1 of 7: Download a New Book to a Kindle

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Step 1. Log in

Your Kindle must be connected to the internet in order to download books.

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Step 2. Click Shop

The button is on the Kindle home screen and is represented by a supermarket cart.

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Step 3. Find a book

You can browse the books or search.

  • Browse the books. Press on Browse categories, to select a category or choose one of the categories listed on the main page.
  • Refine your search. You can search by title, author, or keyword in the search bar at the top of the store page.
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Step 4. Select a book

This will display different information like its summary and price.

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Step 5. Buy the book

Tap Buy to purchase the book of your choice. The price of the book will be charged to your account and it will begin downloading to your Kindle. A copy will also be stored in the cloud, giving you the option to download it again later.

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Step 6. Display your library

Tap the icon Home, which is at the top left of the store. This will display your library, which now contains the book you just purchased.

Part 2 of 7: Download a Previously Purchased Book to a Kindle

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Step 1. Log in

Your Kindle must be connected to the internet in order to download books.

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Step 2. Click Shop

The button is on the Kindle home screen and is represented by a supermarket cart.

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Step 3. Open the home page

Push the button Home which is at the top left of the store page.

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Step 4. Tap My Library

The button is at the top of the page.

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Step 5. Tap All

The button is located at the top left of the store page. Books that have a checkmark on their covers have already downloaded to your Kindle. All unchecked books can be downloaded.

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Step 6. Download a book

Tap a book to download it. This will save the book to your Kindle.

Part 3 of 7: Download a New Book to a Phone or Tablet

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Step 1. Open the Kindle app

It is the blue icon with a silhouette of a person reading a book. You will usually find it on the home screen.

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Step 2. Click Shop

The button is on the Kindle home screen and is represented by a supermarket cart.

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Step 3. Go through the books

You can find books for sale, categorized, or type a title, author name, or topic in the search bar to search for a specific book.

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Step 4. Tap a book

This will display more information about the book, such as its price.

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Step 5. Tap Buy

You will then purchase the book and it will automatically download to your Android device, iPhone or iPad.

Part 4 of 7: Download a Book, Previously Purchased, to a Phone or Tablet

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Step 1. Open the Kindle app

It is the blue icon with the silhouette of a person reading a book. You will usually find it on the home screen.

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Step 2. Tap Library

The button is located at the bottom of the screen. This will display your previous purchases.

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Step 3. Find the book to download

If you have a lot of books in your library, you can search by title, author, or keyword in the search bar.

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Step 4. Select the book

Tap the cover of the book you want to download. This will download the book to your phone or tablet. Once the download is complete, a check mark will appear on the cover to let you know that the book has been downloaded to your device.

Part 5 of 7: Download a New Book on PC or Mac

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Step 1. Launch Kindle

Launch the program from your computer.

  • On macOS: The application is called Kindle for Mac and is located in the Applications folder.
  • In Windows: open the menu To start up, click on All the programs, then select Kindle for pc.
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Step 2. Click Buy from Kindle Store

If you are not already signed in to your account, you will need to do so at this step.

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Step 3. Find a book

You can select a category or type an author's name, title, or keyword in the search bar.

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Step 4. View the details

Click on a book to see its description. This is where you will find the summary of the book as well as the options to purchase it.

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Step 5. Select the type of download

In the drop-down menu Send to, click Kindle for PC or Kindle for Mac. This will tell Amazon where the book should be downloaded.

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Step 6. Download the book

To download the book to your PC or Mac, click the Buy 1-Click button.

Part 6 of 7: Download a Book, Previously Purchased, on Mac or PC

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Step 1. Open your Amazon Library

Go to your Amazon Library page. If you are not already signed in to your Amazon account, you will need to do so at this step.

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Step 2. Click Content

The link is at the top left of the page. This will display the list of your cloud purchases.

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Step 3. Select a book

To select a book, click on its title, a check mark will appear in the box on its left.

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Step 4. Choose the destination

Click Send to Default Device or Others. A popup window will then appear.

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Step 5. Select the destination

Click Kindle for PC or Kindle for Mac.

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Step 6. Click Deliver

The book will then be downloaded to your computer.

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Step 7. Start the program

Open the Kindle program on your computer.

  • On macOS: The application is called Kindle for Mac and is located in the Applications folder.
  • In Windows: open the menu To start up, click on All the programs, then select Kindle for pc.
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Step 8. Click the Archives tab

This is where you will find your book, once the download has been completed.

Part 7 of 7: Download a New Book to Any Device Using Amazon.com

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Step 1. Open Amazon

If you are not already signed in to the account associated with your Kindle (or the phone, computer, tablet on which you installed the Kindle program), you will need to do so at this step.

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Step 2. Display the categories

Position your mouse pointer over Browse Categories. The link is at the top left of the page. A list of options will then appear.

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Step 3. Click Books and Audible

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Step 4. Select All Kindle eBooks

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Step 5. Find a book

Amazon has a lot of deals for Kindle books. Browse them using the categories offered or search for a specific book using the search bar.

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Step 6. View the information

Click on a book title to view its description and price.

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Step 7. Select a device

In the Send To menu, you'll see a list of your Kindles (or devices you have the Kindle app installed on). Click on the device you want to download the book to.

You can access a previously purchased book from any of these devices. You just have to download it from the cloud

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Step 8. Click Buy 1-Click

This will charge your account. After that, the book will be downloaded to the device you have chosen.

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