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Amazon ebooks – everything you need to know in 17 quick tips

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Amazon ebooks - everything you should know

Enjoying Amazon ebooks is easier than you think. All you have to do is learn a few things before actually visiting the online store.

Amazon, with an endless number of offered products, can be overwhelming and discouraging. Many users get disappointed when they want to find something different from a currently promoted book written by a celebrity.

If you are ready to try ebooks on Amazon, don’t start with searching Amazon for “Amazon ebooks.” You will see a list of products that relate to this search phrase – but they are not a real solution.

In the end, Amazon is an online store where you are supposed to buy products and not learn about them.

Sometimes a better solution is to start from an easy guide like ours to learn enough to go straight to where a service or feature is located on Amazon.

Most importantly, the solution comes when you find answers to questions you have.

Amazon ebooks – everything to know

How can I find ebooks on Amazon?

You can go directly to a section called Kindle Books.

You can pick up your favorite category in the left-side panel, and refine the search by author, language, or book series.

You can also use the search box to find books. Results will be limited to Amazon ebooks. Products from other categories will not be displayed.

What’s the difference between “Amazon ebook” and “Kindle ebook”?

There is no difference. Amazon ebooks can be read on Kindle e-readers or in Kindle apps, and that’s why they are commonly described as “Kindle ebooks” or “Kindle books.”

Should I have an Amazon account to get ebooks?

Yes, you have to be a registered Amazon user and logged in to your account to be able to get ebooks.

Should I register a separate account for Amazon ebooks?

No, with a single Amazon account you can buy print books, ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and products from any other category.

I have an Amazon account. How can I log in to my ebooks?

You log in to your ebooks the same way as you log in to Amazon. The easiest way is to use the login panel “Hello, Sign In – Accounts & Lists” placed on the right side of search box.

Sign in to Amazon ebooks

After you sign in, choose “Your Content and Devices” from a dropdown list to access your Amazon ebooks, as well as devices and apps connected to your account.

Can I get free ebooks from Amazon?

Yes, there are free ebooks on Amazon, and you can get them any time.

The best way to get free books is to go to “Bestsellers in Kindle Store” and pick up “Top 100 Free.” You will be able to see the most popular free titles in the Kindle Store.

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The other way to find free Kindle books is to search Amazon. While being in the Kindle Store, in the search box type “free kindle books.”

How to read Amazon ebooks on a computer?

You can read any Amazon ebook (free or paid) on your computer or laptop.

Simply, open an internet browser (such as Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome) and type read.amazon.com in the url address field. If you are logged in to Amazon, you will see all your ebooks right away.

Can I download Amazon ebooks to my computer?

It’s possible, but it’s terribly complex and time-consuming. You will need to connect a Kindle e-reader to your computer to copy ebook files to your computer’s disc.

Will I lose my ebooks if I log out of Amazon?

Ebooks you get on Amazon are stored in your account. You will lose access to your ebooks if you log out of Amazon but the moment you log in again, you will get the access back.

Can I read ebooks from Amazon on my iPad?

Yes, you can. All you should do is download Amazon Kindle app from the App Store and log in with your Amazon account login and password.

How can I find free ebooks that are in my Prime?

Amazon Prime membership offers free access to up to 3,000 ebooks, comics, and magazines. You can find them in a special Amazon Prime Reading Catalog.

Where to find Amazon ebook best sellers?

You can explore the list of Top 100 Best Sellers in Kindle Store.

Can I get ebooks from Amazon via subscription?

Yes, there is a special Amazon subscription which gives free access to over 1.5 million ebooks, comics, and magazines. The subscription is called Kindle Unlimited and costs $9.99 per month.

How to find ebook deals on Amazon website?

New deals on Amazon ebooks are offered every day. You can find them by visiting Ebook Deals section.

You can find here a selection of daily ebook deals, plus monthly deals, and deals from selected authors. The most attractive deals on Amazon ebooks are offered during Prime Day and Cyber Monday.

Can I get ebooks to my email?

No, Amazon ebooks won’t be delivered to your email. However, you can get emails informing you of new ebooks and ebook deals.

You can set up email notifications for ebooks by visiting Amazon Delivers in a browser on your computer scrolling down to reveal “Amazon Devices” section.

We recommend subscribing to:

  • Kindle Daily Deals
  • Kindle Books: Editors’ Picks
  • Amazon First Reads

Where to get ebooks to my Kindle if not from Amazon?

If you have a Kindle but don’t want to buy books on Amazon, you can get them in other ebook stores as well.

You have to double-check if an ebook platform sells books for Kindle – they should be in a special file format called “mobi.”

Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, and Google Books don’t sell ebooks for Kindle. But other ebook platforms do.

I want to move ebooks from my Kindle to my Amazon Fire tablet? How to do it?

There is no need to transfer and convert books from your Kindle to your new device. In most cases, all you have to do is open Kindle app, and – if your Fire tablet is registered with the same Amazon account – you should see all your ebooks there.

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