Good news! You can always read your books through Amazon Cloud reader irrespective of whether the book is purchased on Amazon.com or Amazon.com.au (or any other domain). This may surprise you, as it seems increasingly harder to find Cloud reader within the Amazon sites without knowing the direct URL. When I last purchased an eBook on Amazon.com.au I was presented with a handy button: Read now in Kindle Cloud Reader. I clicked it and huzzah – I was reading my new purchase within seconds, without having to download a pesky Kindle reader app onto my mac or mobile device.
The problem was, when I returned to Amazon.com.au several days later I could not find a way to open the book on Cloud reader. I navigated to Manage my content and devices and saw the eBook listed but when I attempted to “deliver” the book to my only device (the Cloud reader), it said the book was incompatible! I knew this was untrue due to my previous experience, so I emailed Amazon and got a prompt reply:
“I would also like to inform you that you can always read your books through our Cloud Reader service directly on web browser, there is no need to install the App. I would be providing you the link below to directly start reading the book from Cloud Reader, there is no need go to Amazon.com.au website or Amazon.com
To access Kindle Cloud Reader, visit https://read.amazon.com (Please remember this link, you can also bookmark it on your web browser, so that you can directly go to our Cloud reader services without going to Amazon website)”
So there you have it. No need for a Kindle or a Kindle device, just read your purchases online.