Are you saying you have downloaded the apps for Kindle on your laptop? And it shows the kindle but once you click on it what does it do?
Did you go here to download app: http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pc/download?
you can also go here and download if the above does not work: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000426311.
Keep me posted on how that goes. If it doesn't work let me know so that I can get you alternative instructions. Please do not RATE until we are completely finished with this question.