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Kindle Reader For Mac: How to Download and Read E Books

Kindle Reader For Mac


You've most likely heard of the Amazon Kindle, an extremely famous wireless eBook reader. Amazon flaunts that over 850,000 books are available for download to the Kindle. Furthermore, there are more than 1.8 million out-of-copyright books you can get for free. What about that? 


However, consider the possibility that you don't have a Kindle. Then you're still in karma. Amazon has developed a multitude of reader apps for pretty much anyone who approaches the Internet through advanced mobile phone or computer. 


Since I have a MacBook Air, this article focuses on the Kindle Reader for Mac. 


Get an Amazon account first. 


You'll need to register for a record with Amazon before you can begin downloading. For a great many people, you'll sign-in like you do when you purchase something from the Amazon store. 


Once you're signed in, you'll need to navigate to the Kindle Store. Here you'll see everything related to the Amazon Kindle. 


Take a gander at the left sidebar and you'll see the rundown of Kindle reading apps. Current choices include the iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7. Snap on Kindle for Mac and you'll be taken to the page where you can download the reader for Mac. 


Here's where some of the Mac users with older hardware and operating systems might be left out. To use Kindle for Mac, you'll have to be running Mac OS X 10.5 or more, have at any rate 512 MB of RAM and 100MB of available plate space AND own a Mac with a 500MHz Intel processor. So essentially, you need a Mac purchased over the most recent couple of years and have upgraded to Leopard or Snow Leopard. 


Download the Kindle Reader for Mac software. 


Downloading the Kindle reader app for Mac is as simple as everything else you'll do on your Mac. Simply click the download catch and you'll see the plate image in your download files. Once the download is complete, double snap on the circle image called KindleForMac.dmg. 


You'll likely see an admonition about opening a file that 's been downloaded from the Internet, however keep going in any case. A Finder window will open indicating the Kindle app and your Applications folder. Drag the Kindle for Mac into your Applications folder and now you're ready to begin discovering some great books. 


Since you have the e-reader application installed, you can head back to the Kindle Store and check out a little. You'll discover New York Times bestsellers and even new releases beginning at just $9.99. Also, numerous writers and publishers offer free book samples, so you can read the main chapter before deciding to purchase. One thing you won't discover is Kindle newspapers, magazines and sites. These choices are not currently available for the Mac reader. 


So what are you hanging tight for? Get your Kindle for Mac app today!

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