1. If your device is not connected to a wireless network, you cannot shop, buy or download content, or sync your device. If you are trying to sync Kindle or Audiobook content, verify that Whispersync is enabled. From Manage Your Content and Devices, go to Settings, and then ensure that Device Synchronization (Whispersync Settings) is turned ON.
  2. Install or Update the Kindle App on Your Computer. Use the Kindle app to start reading from your PC or Mac.
  3. My Kindle app could open on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. The other books would open, but Rain Girl would not.
  4. Some independent ebook sellers, such as Fictionwise, also sell books in Kindle-compatible format. To copy a book to your Kindle, just drag the file into the Documents folder, eject the Kindle.
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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.

Choose from over a million Kindle books from the Kindle Store, including New York Times® best sellers and new releases. Amazon Whispersync technology automatically syncs your eBooks across apps, so you can start reading a book on your Windows Phone 8, and pick up where you left off on another device with the Kindle app installed.

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 Amazon.com 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.

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.

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.

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.

According to CNN Business, 'Barnes & Noble attributed the decline to a drop in store traffic. Online sales also dropped 14.3% because of fewer promotions, including in Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet business'. As time goes, readers don't hold so much confident on Barnes & Noble's business, so does the Nook eBook business. Actually, Barnes & Noble is the first company who reduces the download options among the major eBook vendors. Now, it is very hard for readers to download the Nook books to their computers because they have discontinued the Nook for PC/Mac and web downloading options. I know many people have consumed ebooks in this store for a very long time. Apparently, reducing the methods of downloading Nook books push away the customers who want to purchase ebooks from Barnes & Noble. In my aspect, this action will take some responsible for the decline of Barnes & Noble's revenue. To address Bares & Noble's wrong action, I will share 3 different ways to download Nook books.

  • Part 1. Download Nooks Books to Computer
    Download Nook Books to Windows
    Download Nook Books to Mac

Part 1. Download Nooks Books to Computer

Although Barnes & Noble had tried hard to discontinue the Nook book reading on computer, we still can find valid ways to download Nook books to computer, especially for Windows system users.

Download Nook books to Windows

Here are different tools I want to share to download Nook books to Windows system. I have tested and ensure the three method are still working.

Method 1Download Nook books to windows via Nook App from Windows store

Nook offers the Nook app for Windows 10 on Windows Microsoft store. If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8, you can log in your Windows store to search 'Nook' apps and install it at your computer to get your Nook books downloaded.

1. Download Nook app for Windows 10 if you still have not installed it. Then launch Nook for PC and sign in with your Nook account information.

2. When you log in, all Nook books will be displayed at your Nook library. If the book is not downloaded, there will be a download icon at the top left corner. Just click it to download Nook books to your computer.

For Nook books downloaded by this way, you can remove Nook DRM with Epubor Ultimate with only 1 click.

Note: You have to contact [email protected] with your Nook account information to request the nook key to decrypt your Nook books.

Method 2Download Nook books to windows via Nook for PC (Old Nook for PC version)
  • Updated:This method does not work any more since 1/1/2019. Many users reported that they will get error code when they try to download the books via Nook for PC although they still can log in their account and read the Nook books via Nook for PC.

When reading this title, you may think where can I find the old version of Nook for PC as Nook has already discontinued this application. Here I have prepared the installation package for you here.

1. Download & install this software on your Windows computer.

2. Run Nook for PC and log in Nook account by inputting the email address & passwords. Then click on 'Sign in' to login your Nook library.

3. As you have logged in, click on ' Library' tab at the left side bar, and you can see your books have been listed at the right main interface.

4. To download Nook books, you can either click on the book cover to download the ebooks or click on 'Option'-->>'Download' to download Nook books.

5. As you can see that this book has been successfully downloaded to my Windows computer.

Method 3Download Nook books to Windows via Nook study
  • Updated 10/19/2019: This method doesn't work any more since Nook has discontinued its server.

I have test this method about half a year ago and ensure this method still works. But when I try this application at my Windows again today(5/4/2019), I can not log in my account any more. Below is the error message when I try to log in my account. It never let me sign in successfully even my account information is correct.

If you like, you can still give a shot. Please let me know is this method still working on your area. Below is the valid installation package I collect for you guys.

Steps of logging in Nook study and downloading nook books successfully

Step 1. Run Nook study on your PC, fill in your Nook account information and close it before times out.

Step 2. Re-open Nook study, your will see there is a processing bar in the login window showing that Nook is loading your library.

Once your library has been loaded, you will see all your Nook books at your Nook library.

Step 3. Click the book cover, you will download your Nook books successfully.

I have tested this method for many times, and it works like a charm. Just give a try, and it will not let you down.

Download Nook books to Mac

I know many people do not have the Windows computer, but only Mac. If you want to download your Nook books to mac for backup, this is really a challenge but you still can achieve this goal follow the following workaround.

As I have mentioned in above part that we can still find some ways to download Nook books to Windows computer, why not change your Mac to Windows? Yes, I mean install Windows system on your Mac computer. I know some of you already are dual-boot users. So you can follow the above instructions to download Nook to Windows system. If you only have one system on your Mac computer, installing the Windows system is still a work around. If you think this is worth to try, you can search “How to install Windows system on Mac' to get the Windows system installed and then download Nook books to Mac.

Part 2. Download Nook Books to eReaders

1. Download Nook books to Nook

As Nook has its own eReader, this is the easiest way to download nook books. Below is the detailed steps.

Step 1. Start your Nook eReader and sign in with your own Nook account information.

Step 2. Go the library, and then tap the book cover to download Nook books to your library. Once the books have been downloaded, the download icon will be disappeared. Your books will be downloaded to your Nook eReader, but Nook books downloaded via Nook eReader are hidden so you can not find them.

2. Download Nook books to Kindle & Kobo

Besides Nook eReader, Kindle and Kobo are the most popular eReaders among the market. Many eBook lovers inquiry if there is any way to download nook books to Kindle or Kobo? Sure, you can get the answer from converting Nook to Kindle or read Nook books on Kindle.

Part 3. Download Nook Books to iOS & Android Devices

1. Download Nook books to iOS device

Step 1. Please go to your Apple store to search 'Nook' to download and install your Nook app for iOS.

Step 2. Launch the Nook app for iOS and then sign in with your Nook account information.

Step 3. When you log in, the Nook app will display all your purchased book. You'll also see that there is a 'Download' button at bottom of your book cover. Just tap 'Download' button to download Nook books.

2. Download Nook books to Android device

Step 1. Please download and install the Nook from your Google play store. Or you can get it from Nook official website.

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Step 2. When the installation has been finished, please launch it and sign in with your Nook account.

Step 3. All books will be displayed at your library with the 'Download' button beside it. To download Nook books, just tap the 'Download' button and the downloading process will start.

Frequently Asked Questions about downloading Nook books
Q1: Why I cannot find the Nook books downloaded to my Nook?

A: You can not see any books downloaded via your Nook eReader because they are in a hidden partition. If you want to back up your Nook books, please download Nook books to your computer and then run Epubor software to remove Nook DRM.

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Q2: How to backup Nook books?

A: For backing up Nook books, please read this article How to Backup Nook Books.

Q3: Where are nook books stored on android ?

A: The books downloaded to your Android device will be stored here: /data/data/bn.ereader/files/B&N Downloads/Books. But this path is only accessible to root on the device.

Q4: Where are nook books stored on windows 10?

A: If you are download the Nook books via Nook for PC(old version) or Nook study, you can find Nook books stored here: Documents--->My Barnes & Noble eBooks.
If you download Nook books via Windows Store Nook app, you can find it here: C:Users'username'App DataLocalPackagesBarnesNoble.Nook_ahnzqzva31enc LocalState
Epubor Ultimate can detect and decrypt Nook books both downloaded via Nook for PC and Nook app for Windows.

Q5: Can I remove Nook DRM with Epubor Ultimate?

A: Sure, you can remove drm from nook ebook with Epubor Ultimate. Here is the detailed guide>>How to Remove Nook DRM (2020 Updated).

There are three different methods to download Nook books. If you have any better method, please share in the comments to benefit more users.

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