View Full Version : kindle app for linux

February 24th, 2013, 05:08 PM
Can anyone tell me why there is no kindle app for linux?

February 24th, 2013, 06:15 PM
That's a question for Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdThread=Tx1TUSLPU853D0G

February 25th, 2013, 02:21 PM
I already emailed them, and heard nothing.You would think with Amazon being integerated into ubuntu's search, you would expect to see a kindle app. Thats what I would think.

February 25th, 2013, 03:28 PM
Kindle Cloud Reader is not good for you? (read.amazon.com)

March 6th, 2013, 04:26 PM
Thank you. I'll give it a try.

March 6th, 2013, 05:23 PM
There's always Calibre. it works very well for me and it's in the repo.


March 6th, 2013, 09:26 PM
I would definitely recommend Calibre as well: so much more control over your ebooks. Download from the site at:

March 7th, 2013, 03:20 AM
See post 3 of this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1913348

June 20th, 2013, 11:16 PM
Winetricks should have the Windows Kindle App functional with Ubuntu. However, the Kindle Cloud Reader is probably a whole lot better. You can read books offline with the Kindle Cloud Reader. However, don't bother downloading your whole library, if you have a ton of books. There is a limit (and I'm not talking about the 50MB limit).

But, to answer your question, the Kindle Cloud Reader kind of is a Linux version. However, it does require a web browser.

June 21st, 2013, 12:27 AM
The one thing I don't see mentioned here is that the Cloud Reader doesn't allow one to read their magazine subscriptions. There really needs to be an app for Linux. I'm currently without my Kindle due to it being replaced, but I still want to read my magazines while I wait.

June 21st, 2013, 02:13 AM
See post 3 of this thread:

June 28th, 2013, 12:57 AM
Most Kindle books will not work in Calibre because they are DRM protected.

January 7th, 2014, 03:00 AM
Kindle does now work with Xubuntu and Wine 1.6

January 16th, 2014, 03:10 PM
Is there a cloud reader for ibooks?

January 17th, 2014, 10:38 PM
like said before by oldos2er im sure if Amazon gets enough complaints they will have someone program it for linux

January 17th, 2014, 10:50 PM
Complaints or no, pretty sure Amazon isn't going to do a Linux Kindle app unless their developers have nothing more profitable to support.

April 2nd, 2014, 06:01 PM
because they dont see Linux as a large enough audience. There are apps for Linux based HW like tablets of course. You can also use their web reader on Linux inside your web browser - gives you local cache etc too.

August 25th, 2014, 09:46 AM
Seem to be working okay with Wine.

June 27th, 2015, 02:08 PM
I agree, it is a weird that amazon don't have linux app. As a workaround you can use read.amazon.com offline.

October 6th, 2015, 10:02 PM
I found a work-around...sort of. You can read online from their cloud reader in your web browser. The link is https://read.amazon.com/

October 16th, 2015, 06:26 PM
Amazon is a terrible, terrible choice. You can get just about every ebook in a DRM-free format now, and you should. You will be able to read them on any device and you will never lose them (provided you make the common-sense multiple backups, of course).
This site (https://www.defectivebydesign.org/guide/ebooks) lists various stores where you can buy them.

March 18th, 2016, 05:26 PM
No, it is slow in my case and it has limited funtionality. In comparison of .PDF for example.

March 26th, 2016, 06:05 AM
It is a better or for worse, the most downloaded eBooks are kindle books. And let’s face it, Amazon has made it pretty attractive for both readers and writers to use the kindle format tons of free books, a nicely laid out e-store, promotional deals for authors, and an easy-to-upload-your-book interface for the writers among us

March 26th, 2016, 06:11 AM
Let's let this sleep.