There are a lot of new iPhones and iPads floating around after the holidays. If you are one of those new owners, you might be surprised to know that you can read a Kindle book on your device. No need to own a Kindle.
This blog has touched on some of this before, when we talked about getting samples, for example. But I neglected to do a tutorial specifically for getting a Kindle book on your device, so I’m going to rectify that, now. (thanks, Gina!)
On your computer, go to Amazon. If you do not have an account, sign up for one. You’ll link this to your credit card for buying books (and other things) from Amazon.
If you have not already, install the Kindle App on your iPhone or iPad. The Kindle App is free in the iTunes store. It is this Kindle App that allows you to buy (or collect free) Kindle books, and read them on your device.
You will need to register your device with Amazon. They will walk you through that process when you get started with the app.
With a Kindle app, and an Amazon account, you are now ready to send books to your iPhone or iPad.
Head over to Amazon, and navigate to a book that you are interested in.
(Keep in mind that there are always daily deals and sales. As a savvy shopper, you should be able to nab books at great prices. Make sure you always check out the deals! There are daily deals. And monthly deals.)
Once you have determined a book that you would like to buy, make sure that the “Kindle edition” is highlighted.
Then look over to the top right. You’ll see a spot to select your device … just below a ‘buy’ button. It will say “deliver to” and you can toggle to select your iPhone or iPad to appear in that spot.
When you buy your book (or maybe you’ve found a great one for free) it will be sent directly to your device. Click to buy, wait a minute or two, and then check your Kindle app on your iPhone or iPad. The book will appear there, ready and waiting for you.