Install Amazon Kindle on Ubuntu 14.04

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Amazon Kindle for PC allows you to read more than 2 million Kindle books on your machine without actually having a Kindle device. The whispersync technology built into Kindle allows for automatic sync of your furthest page read of your Kindle content, bookmarks, notes, annotations, and highlights across your various devices. The Amazon Kindle App for PC allows you to Sync to Furthest Page Read, Look Up Words, Search in Books, Organise Collections, Personalise, Take Notes, and View Page Numbers.


Install Amazon Kindle App on Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 14.10

– Install PlayOnLinux

Follow steps outlined here to install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu

– Download Amazon KindleForPC


– Launch PlayOnLinux > Click on Install > Search for Amazon Kindle


– Click on Amazon Kindle > Click on Install > Click Next on the Welcome Screen > then select “Use a set-up file on my computer” and click Next


– Wait for PlayOnLinux wizard to setup and configure Wine > click the Browse button > select the downloaded Amazon Kindle executable file > Click next


– Wait for installer to install application


– Login with your Amazon account


– Now you have your Amazon Kindle For PC app running


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  • auchomage

    These instructions worked for me, thank you very much.

  • As an alternative, you can go to, sign in and it will download your selected books which you can read in Firefox or Chrome when you’re offline. They’ve done a pretty decent job on how it works and no installation of extra software is needed.

  • cigarcoll

    Don’t bother with the cloud reader offline as it’s truly NOT offline! I downloaded the book for offline, then I went to flip a page and it asked me to log in again. Defeated the whole purpose. Thanks for this kindle tutorial I prefer the app.

    • Hmm that is interesting to hear. Thanks for the comments

  • Nick

    In the past, I was able to get it to work in Ubuntu 12.04 by removing a ‘deadbeef manifest’ along with another file. Only then would it work. But with Ubuntu 14.04, the directory structure seems to have changed.

  • Thank you so much. Worked like a charm. 🙂

  • Wolf Baginski

    The Kindle for PC software has changed several times since the page was created, and while the current version loads and runs, it’s being annoying about registration, so much so that I am having doubts about the downloaded Kindle software version. But Amazon does seem to be having a bad day.

    Then I got it working. It looks as though PlayOnLinux was trying to connect me to the US Amazon site to register. Just opening the installer in straight Wine gave me a famliar, and working, log-in for registration

    • Hmm this is interesting to note. Thanks for the feedback

  • Abimael Jr

    It does NOT work for me. Ubuntu Gnome 16.04.2 and Kindle 1.20.47037.
    It almost done. POL can install but, almost the end, I got a error message “POL_Shortcut” . I did some verification on the virtual drive created by POL and seems that the Kindle.exe is not there.