LinuxMint 18: Run Kindle for PC (Windows) with Wine

This article will describe running Kindle for PC (Windows) with Wine.

1 Download Kindle for Windows (Windows)

Download Kindle for Windows (Windows) from here.

$ wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/kindleforpc/44183/KindleForPC-installer-1.17.44183.exe

2 Install Wine

The wine package in standard repository causes Kindle error. Install wine package from Wine repository.

$ wget -q https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key -O winehq.key
$ sudo apt-key add winehq.key
$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main'
$ sudo rm -f winehq.key
$ sudo apt-get update -y
$ sudo apt install -y winehq-stable

3 Change Windows version to Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 with winecfg

Kindle for PC (Windows) 1.17.44183 does not work Windows XP and Windows 10. Change Windows version to Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 with winecfg.

$ winecfg

Install Mono and Gecko (Press "Install" three time).

0001_Mono.png

After changing to Windows 7 / Windows 8.1, press "Apply" button for applying changes.

0002_winecfg.png

4 Run Kindle for PC (Windows)

Run Kindle for PC (Windows) with wine.

$ wine KindleForPC-installer-1.17.44183.exe

Input Amazon account for Kindle.

0003_Kindle.png

Run the following exe file from next time.

$ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Amazon/Kindle/Kindle.exe