Buy Chinese Kindle Books from Amazon.cn

You love reading? You love Kindle reader? And you love Chinese language and want to improve Chinese reading? If so, OK, this is a post for you.

Many people would ask: “Can I use Kindle to read Chinese?” Sure, even two years ago, when I bought a Kindle 3, it was already able to read any Chinese books on Kindle. And now, Amazon China has already launched the Kindle PaperWhite device to the Chinese market, so there is no any doubt to read Chinese with your Kindle devices (Kindle 3, Kindle 4 and Kindle PaperWhite).

The true question in the past was that where I can get Chinese Kindle books to read. You can found a few Chinese Kindle books on Amazon.com online store, and you can also find some free and quality Chinese Kindle books using the powerful Google. However, that is not always enough to find the right Chinese Kindle books, such as the latest Chinese books.

Now, things are getting easy. Since Amazon.cn (Amazon China) launched Kindle device to Chinese customers, it is pretty easy to buy Chinese Kindle books from Amazon.cn store.

You may wonder whether it is possible to buy them from Amazon.cn if you do not live in China and without Chinese payment methods either. The answer is: do not worry, you can buy them.

According to the introduction on Amazon.cn, Chinese Kindle books are available to customers from the mainland of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, United States, Canada and Thailand. As for the payment, you can use your international credit card to pay. BTW, the price of Chinese Kindle books are usually cheap (several USDs).

If you are not from the places listed above, you may use VPN or proxy to get an IP from USA, and then there is no problem to buy Chinese Kindle books (I live in Belgium and bought a lot).

As for the purchase process, the whole process is just as you did with Amazon.com (details):

  1. Go ahead to Amazon.cn;
  2. Sign up an account of Amazon.cn;
  3. Choose your favorite Kindle books and pay it;
  4. Use your Amazon.cn account to register your Kindle device(s) and get the books you bought.

To my knowledge, there is no problem to register Kindle PaperWhite and Kindle iOS with Amazon.cn account, but I failed on my Kindle 3 (Kindle 4 either).

Enjoy your Chinese reading on Kindle. Should any questions or problems, do not hesitate to leave your comment below.

8 thoughts on “Buy Chinese Kindle Books from Amazon.cn

  1. May

    Hi I have not have the kindle yet but I would like to but e book from amazon cn. Question is: which country location you would register ? When we use credit card to purchase e book , will they charge extra money apart the purchase price? I am currently live in uk. Would love to hear from you to help me with this, so boring without a book to read!!!! Thanks you in advance!

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    1. Ink Say Post author

      For the moment, Kindle from Amazon.cn supports users who live in China (including Hong kong, Macou, Taiwan), United States, Canada and Thailand.

      I think you may choose United States as your location, and then using VPN or ZenMate (extension for Chrome web browser) to get US IP, and then you can buy Kindle books from Amazon.cn.

      Of course, Amazon.cn does not charge you any extra cost when you use credit card.

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  2. laurenth

    Hi ink, I’m also in Belgium, learning Chinese. I use the kindle app on my Android phone. Until about two weeks ago, I was able to buy books from amazon.cn using an address in the US and a vpn. And then, for reasons unknown, it stopped working. When I want to order a book, amazo.cn sends a rather vague message saying that 我们在处理您的付款时遇到问题

    I’ve checked with my bank that there’s no problem with my credit card. I’ve used the same credit card successfully to buy a kindle book from amazon.fr.

    Have you had such an experience yourself? Any idea about what could explain this? The sad thing is that, in the meantime, I know that Santa has ordered a Paperwhite for me, which will be delivered within 2 days…

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  3. YDS

    Hi
    Sorry to bother you but it seems like you’re quite knowledgeable about buying Chinese kindle books from Europe.
    I have Chinesea amazon account (as well as phone and bank account) and VPN on computer.
    My question is:
    I recently received kindle paperwhite bought in China but never registered there or anywhere. When I turn it on it wants to connect to wifi to log-on/register.
    1. Could I log on using my amazon.cn kindle account? My wifi IP will be visible as not from China.
    2. If my address in amazon.cn is from a different city in China than the IP server through which I connect to amazon webpage would that get me into trouble with amazon?
    Best regards

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  4. Lisa C

    I live in the U.S. and I bought my Kindle Paper-white in the U.S.A and my Kindle doesn’t even allow me to even access Amazon.cn. So If I have a Zenmate account. Will it let me access Amazon.cn? Thank you

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