Reading Kindle books on Linux

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Tue Sep 15 14:31:08 UTC 2015

who me?
I am not using Linux at all, command line or otherwise.  I simply sought to 
suggest  a solution for the person asking about hacking onto the  book.
If Amazon can create an android application, they can create a general 
mobile one which at least in theory would work in command line Linux.
There are as many ways to accommodate  any body difference, including sight 
loss, as there  are people.
No one is limiting or better than the others, they are just different.
Yes amazon must be accessible, but they are not going to do this  without 
creating tools that work in general, more than one of them across 
platforms.  They give away the app, so the free app should work for all.


On Tue, 15 Sep 2015, Sam Hartman wrote:

>>>>>> "Karen" == Karen Lewellen <klewellen at> writes:
>    Karen> of course the simple solution is to tell Amazon, who must
>    Karen> make their products accessible, to create a Kindle
>    Karen> application for Linux.
> See, this is 100% bogus.
> Amazon needs to make their service accessible.
> They don't need to make it accessible on command-line Linux.
> Kindle's accessibility is now ironically the best accessible book
> reading app for Android I've found.   better than  Google Play Books;
> far better than Go Read (the Bookshare app).
> My understanding is that the accessibility of the stand-alone Kindle
> devices is reasonable, and their Apple accessibility has been good for a
> while.
> I just tried Amazon Cloud Reader on debian using Iceweasel and it worked
> fine once it loaded even for a DRM-protected book.  Cloud Reader on Chromium seems like it kind of
> wants to work but I can't get to the text of the book.
> I didn't install the Chrome Store app though.
> I appreciate that you want to use the command line.  However, that's
> your choice, and has nothing to do with your accessibility needs.
> That choice is what is limiting you here.
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