Kindle Cloud Reader Tips & Facts 2019

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When Amazon first introduced Kindle Cloud Reader, its original purpose is bypassing the cutting of the ebook selling profit on Mac os and iOS devices. Actually, besides purchasing Kindle books, Kindle Cloud Reader also can be assumed as the best kindle book reading app. It allows you to read kindle books online or offline, sync kindle book library to multiple devices, remember your last page, bookmark, highlight and so on. Thanks to the magic of HTML5, Kindle Cloud Reader has gained many fans. Today, I will share some Kindle Cloud Reader tips and facts so that you can enjoy your cloud reading much better.

1. What Browsers are Compatible with Kindle Cloud Reader?

kindle cloud reader tips

Before you login to your Kindle Cloud Reader, please make sure your browser is compatible with Kindle Cloud Reader. Below are Kindle Cloud Reader compatible browsers:

Q: Unable to open Kindle Cloud Reader?

A: Please check the browser you are using is compatible  with Kindle Cloud Reader or not. If your web browser is Kindle cloud reader compatible one, the following solutions may fix your problem.

Workaround 1.  Restart your browser in normal mode
Please do not use private browsing mode. If you are using it, just turn it off and restart the browser in normal mode.

Workaround 2. Upgrade your browser
Sometimes, the browser version is too old so the Kindle cloud reader is not able to open. Just upgrade your browser to the latest version to fix this problem. If you happen to use Google Chrome, just follow the steps below to upgrade it.,
Copy and paste this link chrome://settings/help to Google Chrome browser. The Chrome scans for new updates automatically and shows you the update option if the update is available.

Workaround 3. Clear internet cookies
Clearing internet cookies can help you get this problem fixed if this issue is caused by corrupted data.
If you are using Chrome, open Kindle cloud reader login page (read.amazon.com), and press F12 to go to the debug mode. At the right column, click Application—Cookies—right click the website link and click on “Clear” to clear internet cookies.

2. How to Read Kindle Books with Kindle Cloud Reader?

After the first Kindle Cloud Reader tip, I am sure you can login to your Kindle cloud reader library successfully now. After the library is loaded, you will see all your purchased Kindle books displayed in your kindle cloud library under “Cloud” tab.

kindle cloud reader library

Click the book cover, the book will take a few seconds to load the content if this is the first time you open this book with Kindle Cloud Reader on this device. Once finished, the book will open automatically.

kindle cloud reader reading mode

Besides reading books, you can also make highlights and notes, change font settings, toggle bookmarks, and show/hide bookmarks.

make highlights and notes

font settings

This portable web-based reading app can satisfy almost all your needs for reading books. Most importantly, your kindle books can be synced to the last page you read when you open this book at any other device.

sync kindle cloud reader books

Q: "We're sorry. Kindle Cloud Reader can't open this book but you can read it from our free kindle app." When I try to read a Kindle book on my Kindle Cloud Reader, this message pops up.

A: As far as I know, Kindle Cloud Reader doesn't support Kindle textbook reading and downloading. If your books is textbook, this message may pop up. Please note that not every book is compatible with Kindle Cloud Reader. If your book is unable to open in Kindle Cloud Reader, please go to the ebook product page to check whether the "Deliver to Kindle Cloud Reader " is greyed out or not.If yes, it is not compatible with Kindle Cloud Reader. This can explain why this message has popped up.

3. Easily Access Kindle Highlight for Copying and Deleting

One outstanding feature of kindle cloud reader is that you can manage your Kindle highlights easily without leaving the web browser.

Click “Kindle notes and highlights” button at the top left corner and you will go directly to the Kindle cloud storage which holds all your Kindle notes and highlights.

kindle notes and highlights

You can choose to "Open in Kindle", "add notes", or "delete highlight" directly via the option button. Also, you can copy your highlights to anywhere easily.

manage kindle highlights and notes

4. Can I Read Non-kindle Purchased Books with Kindle Cloud Reader?

Many of Kindle book readers may have the experience of sending personal files to kindle devices for reading. You will never find any personal documents but purchased kindle books in your Kindle cloud reader library because this feature is not available for Kindle Cloud Reader. That means you cannot read non-kindle books with Kindle Cloud Rreader. I have checked all kindle related apps and devices and found that this feature is also not available for Kindle for PC and Kindle for Mac.

5. What Devices Support Kindle Cloud Reader?

As the Kindle Cloud Reader is the web-based reader, your devices will support Kindle cloud reader if your devices have installed Kindle Cloud Reader compatible browser. That means you can access your kindle books via many devices you have, like smartphones, computers or tablets. On these devices, you do not have to install any kindle app, but login to your Kindle Cloud Reader via web browser. Even in the public library, or internet café, you are allowed to access your Kindle books. Please remember to log out before you leaving the public computer.

6. Are Kindle Cloud Reader Available around the World?

Kindle Cloud Reader was available only for Kindle users registered in Amazon.com when it was launched at the very beginning. As time goes on, people show great interest to this portable web-based app because of its simplicity, usability and reliability. Therefore, Amazon has expanded it to the worldwide so users around the world can read their kindle books with Kindle Cloud Reader.

The Kindle Cloud Reader login url is almost the same as Kindle store only need to change some characters of the url to make it work. Here is the example of changing the Kindle store to Kindle cloud reader: www.amazon.com--->>read.amazon.com and www.amazon.co.jp-->>read.amazon.co.jp.

7. How to Purchase Kindle Books via Kindle Cloud Reader?

Besides reading Kindle books, you can also purchase Kindle books in Kindle cloud reader. Below are detailed steps:

  1. 1. Login to Kindle cloud reader
  2. 2. Click on “Kindle Store” at the top right corner, and you will go to the Amazon store.
  3. go to kindle store

  4. 3. Select the book you want to purchase and go to the product details.
  5. 4. Purchase this book as you did before. When you go back to your Kindle cloud reader again, you will find this book displayed in your library.

8. How to Enable Kindle Cloud Reader Offline Reading and Download Kindle Books?

Can you imagine that you could read the kindle books when you lose the internet connection? If you have activated Kindle Cloud Reader offline reading feature and download kindle books, you can access your kindle books even if you lose an internet connection.

  1. 1. Set up Kindle cloud reader offline reading. Click on “Enable offline” when you login to your Kindle cloud reader.

enable offline

2. Right click the book cover, and select “Download & Pin book” .

download and pin book

A new window will pop up showing the downloading process.

downloading process

When the book has been downloaded completely, you can see it under “Download” tab and with a green “pin” icon under the book cover.

kindle cloud reader book downloaded successfully

These downloaded Kindle books are stored at your device as the browser cache. So if you have changed the device to read books via Kindle cloud reader, you will not find the books you downloaded before on the new device.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where does Chrome store downloaded books on your Windows/Mac?

A: After the kindle books has been downloaded via Kindle Cloud Reader, they will be stored at your computer as chrome cache. Actually, these files cannot be considered as normal books because they are just a pile of files which you cannot open with any apps.
Downloaded Kindle books via Kindle Cloud Reader are stored here:
Windows: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\databases\https_read.amazon.com_0
Mac: /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/databases/https_read.amazon.com_0

Q: I cannot enable the offline reading in Google Chrome.

unable to enable offline reading

A: When the above picture pops up, it will remind you of installing the latest version of Google Chrome. Please follow the instruction to update your Google Chrome to the latest version. Also, to ensure your offline reading setting successfully, please also install the Kindle Cloud Reader Chrome Extension. Then relaunch the Google Chrome and log in to your Kindle Cloud Reader to enable offline setting and download books again. Please note: if you are not able to enable the offline setting, you cannot download your Kindle Cloud Reader books.

9. How to Remove DRM from Kindle Cloud Reader Books and Convert Kindle Books to EPUB/MOBI/AZW3?

You can easily find books downloaded via Kindle cloud readered via Tip8. But it obviously that the files are not readable. Is there any way to convert these files to readable files, like mobi, epub, or azw3? Sure, Epubor KCR Converter is the highly recommended tool to convert kindle cloud reader to DRM-free epub, azw3 and mobi. To use this tool, please ensure your Kindle cloud reader books have been downloaded via Google Chrome at first.

Please login your kindle cloud reader on Chrome. Then download and pin your Kindle cloud reader books.

Step 1. Download and run Epubor KCR Converter.


Step 2. All downloaded books has been selected automatically. Or you can tick the book at the bottom right corner to select all downloaded books.

kindle cloud reader book downloaded successfully

Step 3. Then select the output format and click on "Convert to ..." button.

A folder will pop up with all converted drm-free books. It can be assumed as the easiest way to remove Kindle DRM. No need to install or downgrade Kindle desktop application, and no need to purchase any kindle eink device. Easy like a charm.

kindle cloud reader book downloaded successfully

These are all Kindle cloud reader tips and facts I have digged for you guys. If you have any better tips, why not share them in the comment to benefit more Kindle users? Or if you have any question about Kindle Cloud Reader, you are also welcome to leave your questions in the comments, we will try our best to help you get an answer. If you are interesting in backing up your Kindle books via Kindle cloud reader, please try to export kindle books from Kindle cloud reader to drm-free epub. azw3 or mobi with the help of Epubor KCR Converter. Just give it a try and reading kindle books will be much easier than ever.

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joined Epubor since 2017. She always wants to share everything related to ebook reading and improve your reading journey.

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