YOU DON’T NEED A KINDLE TO READ KINDLE EDITIONS

The least expensive way to read Beyond Enkription is to buy it as an eBook on any Amazon website and read it on equipment you already own like your laptop or smart phone.

The trouble is when you look on Amazon websites they all refer to eBooks as being Kindle Editions and most people quite reasonably assume that means you need a Kindle device to read them.

In fact you do not need a Kindle device to read Kindle Editions of any eBook.

Instead of using a Kindle device, all you need to do is download the free software Amazon itself recommends that you can use to read the Kindle Editions of books Amazon sells. You might well ask why does Amazon do this. The answer is that it profits much more from charging authors for its services and selling the authors’ books than it does from selling its Kindle machines.

The free software will in all likelihood work on equipment you already have whether it is a desktop, laptop, cell phone, mobile phone, notebook or tablet and so on.

Sadly Amazon confuses matters even further by referring to its free software as an “App”. It is not surprising therefore that most people quite reasonably assume the “App” won’t work with laptops, desktops or even Apple products. As we all know, most “Apps” only work with smart phones.

However, this “App” or free software is not just for smart phones and is compatible with virtually every popular system used for computers and cell phones. Those systems include Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, iTouch, PC, Blackberry, Android, Samsung and HP Touchpad etc. Indeed, Amazon now provides different versions of the free software to suit most people’s needs.

You can download the free software from Amazon or if you don’t trust links on websites like The Burlington Files simply search on Google for the exact phrase “Download the Kindle Reading App” and take it from there.

If you would like more guidance there is a very informative article on “Demystifying the Kindle Reading App” written by Ann Augustine which was published on 9th July 2015.

We hope that you find this article helpful and that you enjoy reading Beyond Enkription. Although Beyond Enkription was written for film adaptation it is considered by those from whom we have had feedback to be a very unusual, memorable and fascinating read.

In fact many have read it more than once after realising the book is as multifaceted as Roger Hollis was alleged to have been when Director General of MI5 from 1956 to 1965. We are sure that the Oxford Triumvirate (as introduced in the Prologue) would disagree with the Cambridge Quintet about the Hollis allegations in hindsight were they still alive.

Incidentally, if you hadn’t realised just how multi-layered the plots and characters are you might care to look at Edward Burlington’s life history and realise that Bill Fairclough or was it John Fairclough and Guy Fawkes both went to the same school in York and were both given the same pseudonym, namely JJ or John Johnson in real life. Who gave whom the pseudonyms and why were at opposite ends of the spectrum of political beliefs.

This article was first published on 10th July 2015.


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