Kindle Reade For Mac

For those of you that use an older version of the Kindle for PC or Mac application on your computer to avoid ebooks in KFX format, Amazon has started forcing an update to the latest version even if you have automatic updates turned off.

  1. Kindle Cloud Reader lets you read ebooks instantly in your web browser - no Kindle device required.
  2. Can I read Kindle books on my Mac? Visit, and then click on the “Kindle menu” on the left-hand side of the screen. Locate the “Free Kindle Reading Apps” on the menu, and then follow the prompts on how to download the Kindle app for Mac.
  3. Can I read Kindle books on my Mac? Visit, and then click on the “Kindle menu” on the left-hand side of the screen. Locate the “Free Kindle Reading Apps” on the menu, and then follow the prompts on how to download the Kindle app for Mac.

There are a number of reports of this happening at MobileRead and it appears to affect both the PC and Mac versions of the app.

The most widely used reader for Mac is the Kindle app from Amazon. Undoubtedly, its best feature is the access to millions of Kindle-compatible books in format. Besides, Kindle for Mac boasts an adjustable interface, where you can change your preferences as to fonts, line-spacing, and background colors. Kindle Cloud Reader lets you read ebooks instantly in your web browser - no Kindle device required.

Even if you choose to ignore the update when the prompt appears, it will still update the program to version 1.30 whether you like it or not.

Some folks have tried reverting back to an earlier version multiple times just to have the forced update take over again.

I’ve also been having the same exact problem with Amazon’s Music app for PC. I don’t like the newer version since they got rid of the mini player so I keep reverting to an older version and it keeps automatically updating to the new version.

There’s a great write-up over at MobileRead that outlines all the ways to deal with Kindle for PC/Mac when it comes to ebooks in KFX format. If you own a Kindle e-reader you can still use the download option on Amazon’s website to get non-KFX ebooks, but if you rely on the Kindle app you might encounter this forced update problem.

For those of you that are confused by all of this, it all comes down to being able to remove DRM from KFX ebooks to convert them to other formats using Calibre. Removal of KFX DRM isn’t yet possible with newer versions of Kindle for PC. The last version to support it was 1.26. Some use version 1.17 to avoid KFX ebooks altogether but now that Amazon is forcing this update it’s going to cause issues for those that still use older versions of Kindle for PC/Mac.

If anyone has a solution on how to keep the Kindle for PC/Mac app from updating, please share.

Update: Here’s a post at MobileRead describing a way to stop the update from downloading by creating a file with the same name. This works with Kindle for PC. For Macs, see Ingo’s comment below.

Recently there are many people asked me can I read Kindle books on Mac and how to. It is really a little a waste of time to answer these questions one by one (of course it's also my honor to read them), so today I write this article in details for you about how to read Kindle books on Mac by 3 different ways. For reading Kindle books on PC, there are also three methods to read Kindle books on PC.

Method 1: Read Kindle Books with Kindle for Mac app

1Download & Install Kindle for Mac app

You don't need a Kindle device to read Kindle books. Here is a free app from amazon store that you can use on your Mac. Access to to get free Kindle for Mac app. Then download and install it on the Mac.

The Kindle books you bought from Amazon will appear in Kindle for Mac because of its sync function. Choose one and right click it. Then you can choose the option to read from the appeared menu.

This is the easiest way to read Kindle books on mac. But every coin has two sides. It also makes our eBook reading a little disappointed because we can only read Kindle on Kindle apps but not in iBooks. This is because these books are only bonded with Amazon Kindle store. It's forbidden to transfer downloaded books to Kindle for mac app with iTunes but only Send to Kindle. What's worse, the app can't read ePub books purchased from another eBooks stores.

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So Method 2 or Method 3 may become your best choice.

Method 2: Read Kindle Books on Mac with iBooks


EPUB is one of the most common ebook formats (the other one is PDF) and Most e-readers support including Mac computer. Though there are many ePub readers we can use on the mac, but here I strongly recommend you use iBooks app to read ePub books as it is definitely the best reading app on the mac.

1Transfer Kindle Books to Your Mac

With Kindle for Mac, you can see all Kindle books you bought. Right click the book and choose the download option. Then the book will be downloaded to your local folder.

Tips: Click 'Kindle' and Choose 'Preferences'. From the general window, you can see 'Content Folder' and the letters below is the address of your Kindle books stored. Find the books you downloaded in 'My Kindle Content' folder of your mac.
Except for the above way you also can use USB cable to collect your Kindle device with mac and transfer your books.

2Download & Install Epubor Ultimate on Mac

Most Kindle eBooks are protected with Kindle DRM. Kindle books has their own formats such as AZW3, AZW, Mobi, PRC, but not the common ePub format. Epubor Ultimate is the best DRM Removal + eBook Converter. Epubor Ultimate can also help us edit eBook metadata if we want. Just with this one tool you can also read Kindle books on iPad Pro, and read Kindle books on android.

3Decrypt & Convert Kindle Books

Open Epubor Ultimate, you can drag and drop Kindle books in it. After your Kindle books added, it will automatically remove the DRM from your selected Kindle eBooks. Then just choose the output format as ePub and click 'Convert to ePub' button. Wait for a moment and you can get the fresh ePub books from the pop-up window.

The best point of Epubor Ultimate is it can automatically identify books of devices or apps if you have opened Kindle for Mac app or your Kindle device has collected with your mac. You will see your kindle eBooks are listed in the left area after you get the Epubor Ultimate started. Select the books you want to convert to, then drag them from the left to the right area. You can also click '+Add' to load them.


4Read Converted Books in iBoooks

You can find your converted epub books at the output folder. Then right click, select 'open with iBooks', you will see your eBooks clearly listed in the library.

It also has another way to add books. Open your iBooks app, drag and drop the books you want to add. In the library, you can see them and right click the book to choose read option.

Method 3: Read Kindle Books on Mac with Adobe Digital Editions

1Transfer Kindle Books to Your Mac

This is a necessary step for you to transfer Kindle books to your mac. But how to achieve it. So here is the method.

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2Decrypt & Convert Kindle Books to ePub

If we want to read books with Adobe Digital Editions, we must convert their formats to ePub. Learn the details of how to decrypt & convert Kindle books to ePub. After you do that, you can continue the next steps.

3Download & Install Adobe Digital Editions for Mac

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You can check official Adobe to download it.

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4Add Kindle Books to Adobe Digital Editions

Open Adobe Digital Editions for mac app. Drag and drop the converted books to Adobe Digital Editions. Right click the book and select the read option.

I hope this article has resolved your problems, and wish you have a nice reading on your mac. Or if you have other methods it will be nice of you to leave a comment.

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Jonny Greenwood joined Epubor since 2011, loves everything about eBooks and eReaders. He seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all he has got with you.