By Leo Notenboom
Kindle this, Kindle that. It seems that every time that I turn around, someone’s talking about Kindle. Even you’re publishing books on Kindle. Good for you, but what about those of us that can’t afford a Kindle, or just don’t want one? Am I out of luck?
Kindle for Free on Your PC
OK, I totally made that question up, basing it on what I expect a lot of people to be saying as more and more publishers begin producing content on Kindle – either exclusively, or “exclusively-for-a-while.”
You are most definitely not out of luck. Far from it.
And it’s one of the reasons why I really like the Kindle publishing platform.
Kindle without Kindle is FREE
I love my Kindle Fire and know many people who share that love. I also loved the previous editions of the Kindle as well.
The big deep dark secret to Kindle, however, is that you don’t need a Kindle device to read Kindle books. All that you really need is an account with Amazon.com.
After that, aside from the cost of the books, everything else that you need is completely free.
What I’m talking about, of course, is the Kindle application:
If you have a PC, a Mac, an iPhone, an iPad, a Blackberry, or an Android-based phone or tablet, you can download the Kindle application for FREE.
Once installed, that application lets you read any Kindle-based publication that you like.
About Leo Notenboom
Leo A. Notenboom is the owner of Puget Sound Software, LLC and the Leo in Ask Leo!. Leo has been in the personal computer and software industry since 1979, as a software engineer, a manager of software engineers, and as a consultant. In 1983 Leo joined what was then a medium sized local company called Microsoft and spent the next 18 years in a wide variety of groups working on a wide variety of software. If you're running Microsoft Windows, if you've used a Microsoft development tool or Microsoft Money, or if you've ever purchased a ticket through Expedia, there's a good chance you've been touched by some of his work. And of course, since 2003, Leo has been answering your tech questions on Ask Leo!