Read Kindle eBooks in Ubuntu with Kindle Cloud Reader
Since Amazon supports reading Kindle eBooks on Windows and Mac, there are many desktop applications in Windows and Mac for browsing, shopping and reading Kindle eBooks. In this case, Ubuntu platform has been the missed out one. You can use WINE to install and run the Kindle desktop applications for Windows in Ubuntu. Well, another alternative is to use a web application for Kindle Cloud Reader.
Kindle Cloud Reader is a web service that works with Google Chrome and Chromium in Ubuntu Linux and lets you read your Kindle ebooks within your browser. The web service is available for Google Chrome and Safari in Windows and Mac also. The best feature of Kindle Cloud Reader is that it makes all eBooks available for reading and syncs them for offline reading as well.
To get started, you have to install Kindle Cloud Reader web application in Chrome or Chromium. At first, you have to visit the read.google.com .
Then, you have to log in with your Amazon account. If you don’t have one , you can create it. Once you are done, you will be prompted to set up Kindle for Offline reading. Click on Enable Offline option to set it up.
Then, Kindle Cloud Reader is downloaded and you are prompted to install it . Click on Install to start the installation.
Once installed , you can launch the web application through the Apps section of browser once you open the Google Chrome or Chromium.
You have to log in with your Amazon account to start using Kindle Cloud Reader service.
which provides you the slick and user-friendly interface with handful of buttons at the top to navigate to specific parts of the viewed books, tweak viewing settings, and bookmark pages. Like in other Kindle applications, it allows you to sync a book for offline reading in different platforms.
Kindle Cloud Reader is integrated with the Amazon Kindle Store. You can buy and download the ebooks from the Amazon Kindle Store. As soon as you buy a book from Amazon Kindle Store, it immediately appears in your reader’s library.
Kindle Cloud Reader doesn’t provide the complete functionality of Kindle desktop applications. But it is a very easy solution for reading all eBooks bought via Amazon Kindle without leaving the convenience of your browser.