There are a number of ways to send third-party eBooks and other content to your Kindle, so you’ll have to decide what works best for you from the list below.
If you have a Kindle with touch capability (see Kindle comparison table), then you can use the device’s interface to download books from Goodreads as well as Amazon. However, if you want to send eBooks, documents, or images to your Kindle from another source, you’ll need to use one of the following methods:
1. Send to Kindle using USB
If you have a USB cable and your eBook is in the Amazon MOBI or AZW3 format, you don’t need the cloud to send eBooks on your Kindle. Simply connect your Kindle device to your computer and look for the Kindle drive in your Windows Explorer or Mac Finder. Once located, simply drag-and-drop eBooks into the documents folder on the drive. That’s it! Should you need to convert your eBook from EPUB to MOBI or AZW3 first, checkout our article on How to convert EPUB to MOBI or AZW3.
2. Send to Kindle from your desktop
If you’d like to simply click on an eBook and send it to your Kindle from the desktop, Amazon provides Send to Kindle for PC and Send to Kindle for Mac. With the native app installed you can send documents from the Windows Explorer or Mac Finder using right-click or control-click, as well as print to “Send to Kindle” from any Windows or Mac application that supports printing.
Once you’ve selected your files, you can modify the titles and authors of the documents and select the destination device. Remember that not all document types are supported, however, as well as supporting MOBI, AZW3 and PDF files, the app is able to convert DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF and some common image files types to the Kindle format before sending them.
3. Send to Kindle from your browser
Send to Kindle for Google Chrome and Send to Kindle for Mozilla Firefox provide convenient ways to send blog article and other web content to your Kindle. As well as sending entire web pages, you can send just the selected text in your browser. In addition, using the Preview & Send option from your extension or addon menu, you can edit the title and author of your document before sending it. Your content will be delivered by Wifi (free) or Amazon’s Whispernet (charges may apply), depending on how you setup “Send To Kindle” delivery settings.
4. Send to Kindle using e-mail
To send MOBI, AZW3, DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, TXT, RTF and common image formats to your Kindle via e-mail, you first need to register an approved personal document e-mail list in the Personal Document Settings section of the Settings tab of your Manage Your Content and Devices page. This is to prevent spam by ensuring that your Kindle only receives documents from your authorised e-mail addresses.
Next, you’ll need to locate the unique e-mail address assigned to each of your Kindle devices under the Send-to-Kindle E-Mail Setting section on the same page and tab.
To be successfully delivered, an e-mail can contain up to 25 attachments and can be sent to up to 15 distinct approved email addresses. Also, the combined size of your attachments should not be more than 50 MB, although you can send an automatically decompressed ZIP file.
Amazon has published a Using Your Send to Kindle Email Address help page and the following short video provides some simple instructions for setting up this service.
5. Send to Kindle from your iOS device
If you have the Kindle app installed on your iPhone, you’ll see a Send to Kindle option in Safari’s share menu. Tapping the button allows you to modify the title and author and choose the delivery device, just as with browser and desktop options above.
6. Send to Kindle from your Android device
Lastly, Amazon also provides a Kindle for Android app in the Amazon Appstore for Android. Once downloaded and installed on your Android device, choose one of the share buttons found in Android apps that support sharing and then tap the Amazon Send to Kindle in the share menu to send the document to your Kindle device.
All of these different ways to send eBooks to Kindle require a little work, but once you’ve set up your prefered option once, you will be able to send almost any document or article to your Kindle with just one click. That means that whenever you have your Kindle with you, you’ll have plenty of articles available to read and enjoy.
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Send to Kindle for PC makes it easy to put content on your Kindle, whether it’s a free ebook or a Word document. You can also email files to @Kindle.com or transfer them over USB, the old-fashioned way.
Any documents you transfer over are stored in your Kindle Personal Documents online. When you buy a new Kindle, they’ll be automatically restored. You can also access your personal documents from Kindle apps on other platforms.
Send to Kindle for PC
Amazon’s Send to Kindle for PC app is the quickest way to get free ebooks and other documents onto your Kindle.
After you install it, you’ll find a “Send to Kindle” option in your right-click menu. You can quickly send documents to your Kindle without the hassle of emailing them or connecting cables.
Send to Kindle for PC also installs a virtual printer — select “Send to Kindle” while printing and your document will appear on your Kindle.
Email to @Kindle.com
Before the PC app was released, the official way to send documents to your Kindle without connecting a cable was sending it to your @Kindle.com email address.
Before you can send any documents, you’ll have to set up your personal email address as an allowed sender. First, open the Manage Your Kindle page on Amazon’s website and click the “Personal Document Settings” link under Your Kindle Account in the sidebar.
Click the “Add a New Approved Email Address” link and add your email addresses to the list. Only addresses on this list can send documents to your kindle.
Once it’s added, you can email documents to your Kindle at the address that appears on the page.
Warning: Documents sent to your @Kindle.com address may be delivered over Whispernet. Amazon pays wireless carriers for this service and charges a fee for Whispernet delivery. You can email documents to @free.kindle.com instead of @Kindle.com to ensure they’re delivered over Wi-Fi, which is free.
Managing Your Kindle Personal Documents
Documents sent to your Kindle using the Send to Kindle app or the @kindle.com email address are stored online in your Kindle Personal Documents library. When you get a new Kindle, they’ll be automatically downloaded to your new Kindle, just like your purchased ebooks.
You can view and manage your Personal Documents library on the Manage Your Kindle page. Just click the “Personal Documents” link in the sidebar.
Use the Actions button for a book if you want to delete it from your library or redeliver it to one of your Kindle devices.
Transferring Over USB
Transferring files to your Kindle doesn’t have to involve the cloud. After connecting your Kindle to your computer with its USB cable, you’ll find it available as its own drive letter in the Computer window.
Just drag and drop ebooks and other documents to the Kindle’s Documents folder. If your Kindle supports audio, you can also place music and audiobooks into the Music and Audible folders.
Documents transferred to your Kindle in this way won’t be stored in your Kindle Personal Documents library or automatically transferred to your new Kindle.
We’ve also covered some ways to send files to your Kindle from your browser. Check out the Kindlebility bookmarklet and the Send to Kindle extension for Google Chrome if you’re interested.
At the moment, this process only works with Kindle devices and the Kindle apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad. Amazon promises support for Kindle Cloud Reader, Kindle for Android and other platforms in the near future.
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There are two ways to receive a document on your Kindle device through email. If your Kindle comes with 3G cellular service, you can send documents to the “@kindle.com” email address associated with that device via 3G for a 15-cent fee. If your Kindle is connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can send the document for free to the “@free.kindle.com” email address. Anyone can send a document to your Kindle if you’ve added their email address to your list of approved senders. This service can be used for non-commercial purposes only.
Kindle Email Addresses
Go to Amazon’s Manage Your Kindle Web page and log in to your account. Click the “Personal Document Settings” in the left menu. Record the email address ending in “@Kindle.com” listed beside your Kindle device. This is the email you send documents to.
Make a note of the email addresses in the Approved Personal Document E-mail List section. These are the only email accounts you can use to send documents to your Kindle.
Click “Add a New Approved Email Address” to add an additional address if desired. You can add your own email addresses or the email address of anyone who wants to send a document to your Kindle, such as a friend or co-worker.
Sending and Retrieving the Document
Open the email website or program you use for the approved email account. Type your “@kindle.com” email address in the “To” field. This address will send the document to your Kindle device for a small fee using your cellular wireless service if it’s available.
Insert “free.” after the “@” symbol in your Kindle email address to send the document to the Kindle via a Wi-Fi network at no charge. The format for this address is “[email protected]” instead of “[email protected]”
Type the word “Convert” in the email subject line to convert a PDF document to the Kindle format, if desired. Conversion lets you use Kindle features, such as text-to-speech, that aren’t available with PDF documents.
Attach the document to the email and then click “Send.”
Although the easiest way to read books on your Kindle is to purchase them directly from Amazon’s store, you can also load books from other sources onto the ebook reader. Join us as we show you the easiest way to do so: by sending them to your Kindle email.
A Kindle is a great investment for avid readers, and the easiest way to read on Amazon’s e-readers is by purchasing your books directly from the Kindle store. However, you can add books from other sources too. Transferring them manually with a cable can be a pain though, so here’s how you can send files directly to your Kindle using your Kindle email address.
- Sending books or documents to your Kindle email is a lot easier and faster than manually transferring them from your computer.
- Your Kindle is automatically assigned a Kindle email address, which you can find in the settings.
- Kindles support various file formats, but notably not epub, which is a very common ebook format.
If you’re still on the fence about buying a Kindle, you can check out our Kindle model comparison for a full breakdown of all the different options. Our Amazon Kindle vs Fire comparison is another good bet if you’re not sure, as it shows you the differences between Amazon’s tablets and its ebook readers.
What Documents Can I Email to My Kindle?
Kindles support various different document formats. The supported file types include the Kindle e-book formats (AZW and MOBI), PDFs, Microsoft Word documents like DOC and DOCX, TXT, images (JPG, JPEG, PNG and BMP) and finally RTF, PRC and PSZ files.
Yes, as long as the book is in one of the supported formats (AZW, MOBI or PDF), you can add it to your Kindle library regardless of where you downloaded it from.
Your Kindle email does not have a password, as it is not like other email addresses and cannot be used for anything except to send files to your Kindle.
Why Send an Email to Your Kindle?
The reason for sending an email to your Kindle is to quickly and easily transfer a book that you got from an external source (meaning anywhere but the Kindle store) to your Kindle device. This saves you from having to connect the device to a computer using a USB cable.
How to Find Your Kindle Email Address
Your Kindle’s email address isn’t immediately obvious if you’ve just started using the device, so you might be wondering, How do I find my Kindle email address? Thankfully, finding it is pretty easy, so you won’t need to contact Amazon Kindle support for help.
Enter the Settings on Your Kindle
Unlock your Kindle by pressing the button on the bottom of the device. Once on the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen and then tap on “all settings.”
Once in the settings menu, tap on “your account.”
At the bottom of the list that appears, you’ll see your Kindle’s email address spelled out, ending with “@kindle.com.” Copy it or write it down somewhere else.
Now that you have the unique email address attached to your Kindle in hand, we can move on to the next step.
How to Send an Email to Your Kindle Device
Once you’ve figured out your Kindle email address, it’s time to send some documents or ebooks to it. For the following steps we’ll assume that you already have the e-book or document file that you want to send. Make sure that the file is a supported Kindle format, such as .mobi or .azw3. You can also send a PDF file. If the document is in another format, you’ll need to convert it before continuing.
Before sending anything though, you’ll need to make sure your Amazon account is set up for forwarding documents to your Kindle.
Log in to Your Amazon Account
Open a web browser and go to www.amazon.com. Click the button that says “hello, sign in” and enter your login credentials.
Once you’re logged in, the button you just clicked should be replaced with your name. Click it to access your account settings and then select “your devices and content.”
You should now see an overview of all the digital content you’ve purchased from Amazon. Click on the “preferences tab” on the top toolbar.
Inside the preferences menu, scroll down the list of settings until you see “personal document settings.” Click it, which should expand the section.
Inside the expanded section, you’ll see a heading that says “personal document archiving.” Click the button there that says “edit archive settings” and then check the box in the pop-up window before clicking “update.”
Next up you have to allow emails from one of your regular email accounts. A bit farther down you’ll see the heading “approved personal document e-mail list.” Click the button underneath it that says “add a new approved e-mail address” and type the email address you’ll be sending documents from. When you’re done, click “add address.”
Open up your regular email client and create a new draft email. Add your Kindle email address to the recipient field and leave the subject line and body blank. Attach the files you want to send to your device and hit “send.”
That’s it. Within a few minutes, you should be able to access the book or document you sent either from your Amazon Kindle device or the Kindle app.
That’s it for our Kindle email guide. If you didn’t know about this feature before, hopefully we’ve shown you how you can unlock your Kindle’s full potential. If you’re new to your device and want some more general advice, you can check out our Kindle setup guide for initial instructions and our Kindle user guide for a more in-depth look at what the device can do.
What did you think of our guide? Do you agree that sending documents and ebooks via email is the easiest way to get them onto your Kindle? Or do you think the setup process is a bigger hassle than simply transferring via a USB cable? Let us know in the comments below. Thank you for reading.
In addition to downloading books on your Kindle, you may want to download PDFs to read on-the-go — and thankfully it’s easy to do so.
Whether it’s a magazine article you saved, a friend’s project you want to read, or a scanned copy of a resume you need to review, you can send a copy of a PDF to your Kindle.
Amazon assigns a unique email address to every Kindle device, including each app (desktop and mobile).
To send a PDF via email to your Kindle, you’ll first have to find your unique Kindle email address online or by accessing it in the “Device Options” section on your Kindle.
On the desktop app, you can also easily import PDFs by clicking “File” in the top toolbar, and then “Important PDF…” This will give you the option to select a PDF from anywhere on your desktop.
However, on your physical Kindle device, you’ll have to follow the steps below.
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How to find your Kindle email address
1. Log into your Amazon account on your Mac or PC. Click on the “Account & Lists” tab at the top of the screen.
2. Click “Manage content and devices.”
3. Click the “Preferences” tab at the top.
4. Scroll down to “Personal Document Settings.” Here you’ll see the email address associated with your Kindle device. It’s important to note that if you have multiple Kindle devices, each device will have a different email, even though they are all registered to the same account.
5. Along with your Kindle email address, you’ll see an “Approved Personal Document E-Mail List” section. This is for email addresses that you want to approve to send emails to your Kindle device. Click “Add a new approved e-mail address.”
- Enter the email address that you’d like to use to send a PDF to your Kindle device in the pop-up and click the yellow “Add Address” button when you’re ready.
6. It’s worth noting that the email you used to set up your Amazon account should already be listed — if this is the primary address you use to send emails, there’s no need to add another.
7. On the Kindle mobile app, tap the “More” tab at the bottom, and then click “Settings” next to the gear icon. There you’ll find your “Send-to-Kindle Email Address” listed towards the top.
You can also locate your Kindle email address on your Kindle device.
8. To access your email address on your Kindle Paperwhite, you’ll have to tap the menu button to open your Settings, followed by “Device Options.” Select “Personalize Your Kindle” to view your Send-to-Kindle email at the bottom of the screen.
How to send a PDF to your Kindle device
1. Draft an email to your Kindle address using the email you added to your approved emails list, with your PDF attached. Kindle notes that it’s not necessary to include a title or any other information.
2. You’ll receive an email from Amazon Kindle Support letting you know that your Kindle received a request to send a document. You’ll have to click to verify the request within 48 hours.
3. Once you click the link to confirm in the email, your document should immediately begin downloading on the Kindle device you sent it to.
4. Tap to open and read the PDF as you would any other Kindle e-book.
There is a quick way to send files to your Kindle. It auto converts to kindle supported format. Here’s how to do it!
Nowadays, you can use virtually any smart device to open and read files and eBooks. However, nothing quite beats Kindle devices as being the ideal device to read eBooks.
Despite that, the downsides of using Kindle are its limited selection of file formats and difficulty in transferring files. Kindle’s shortcomings discourage many people from purchasing or using it. But do you know that you can actually just send files directly to your Kindle device through email?
Why the Need to Transfer Files?
Other than downloading .MOBI file formats online and syncing the free Kindle app to your device, the only other seamless method of getting your files across is through an Amazon purchase. If you’re like most people, you scour the Internet for a free copy rather than buying yourself an eBook.
Most of the time, you won’t be able to find a book in a Kindle supported file format, namely, MOBI, AZW, and AZW3. They’ll be in much popular and easily accessible formats like PDFs and EPUB.
If you’ve tried it, you’ll understand that converting and transferring files so that you can read them through your Kindle device can be a gruesome process. It’s a relief that Amazon offers a quick solution for this.
How to Send a Book to Kindle by Email
If you have a document that you want to read through your Kindle but don’t know how to send it to your device, you can send it through email. You’re likely to receive your document in an instant or after a few minutes. However, Amazon said that it could take up to 60 days to deliver your document.
Step 1: Find Your Send to Kindle Email Address
As part of the registration process, Amazon will assign you a unique email address you can use for each of your Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps. It’s in this format: [name]@kindle.com.
To find your email address:
- Sign in on your Amazon account that’s connected to your Kindle.
- Click Accounts & List on the right side of the menu bar. Click Content & Devices.
- Go to the Devices tab. Choose your Kindle device or Kindle app. You should see an email indicated in their description.
Step 2: Make Sure That Your Email Is Authorized
Note that only authorized email accounts can send documents or files to your Kindle email address.
To add an approved email address:
- Sign in again on your Amazon account.
- Go to Accounts & List > Content & Devices.
- Go to the Preferences Tab.
- Scroll down to Personal Document Settings > Approved Personal E-mail List.
- If you don’t see your preferred email address on the list, click Add a new approved email address. You can add up to 15 approved email addresses to your Send to Kindle email.
Step 3: Check if Your File Format Is Supported
Don’t worry if the file you mean to send is not in the formats primarily supported by Kindle. As long as your file is one of the specific formats supported by the Send to Kindle by email option, you should be able to open it on your device. No need for manual conversions. Amazon does it for you.
Other than the Kindle formats, here are the different supported file types that you can email to your dedicated Send to Kindle email address:
- Microsoft Word
As an added perk, Amazon converts PDF files to the Kindle format and allows you to make use of functionalities like annotations, Whispersync, and changing font sizes. Just make sure that you type the word “convert” on the subject line when sending a PDF file to your Send to Kindle email address.
Step 4: Send Your Email
Once everything is set, you can now head to your email and attach your desired document and send it to your Send to Kindle email address. Note that your free mobile Kindle app and your Kindle device emails are different. Send your files to whichever reader you’ll be using.
You can attach up to 25 documents in one email, as long as it does not exceed 50 MB. You can opt to compress your files using a ZIP file if you wish to add more than 50 MB.
Other Ways to Transfer Files
If you don’t want to email your documents to your Kindle, Amazon provides Kindle users with Send to Kindle applications that are available through various platforms, including Google Chrome, Android devices, Macs, and PCs. We’ve written an article that expounds on each method here.
Read Anything, Anywhere
With Amazon’s Send to Kindle by Email feature, you don’t have to worry about downloading apps and converting files. It’s like having an excellent assistant that does all the work for you.
Now, you can bring all your files with you for an uninterrupted, blissful reading experience.
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If you have an Amazon Kindle, can view more than just eBooks. Here’s how to send your own Word or PDF documents to your Kindle.
If you own a Kindle device, you already know how easy it is to zap Kindle ebooks to your reader — buy them from Amazon Kindle Store, and they pop up in your library. But did you know that you can manually add your own files to your Kindle? This lets you read third-party PDFs and other documents on your Kindle device that you didn’t get from Amazon. There are three ways to do it, and each is quite simple.
Drag and Drop Files to Kindle
One of the easiest ways to get different files onto your Kindle is to connect it with a USB cable to your computer and drag and drop the files onto it. There are a few compatible file types:
- Kindle Format : .mobi, .azw
- Microsoft Word : .docx or .doc
- PDF: .pdf
- Plain Text: .txt
- Rich Text: .rtf
- HyperText Markup Language: .html, .htm
Connect your Kindle device to your computer using a USB cable. It will then show up in your File Explorer.
Now drag and drop the files onto the Documents folder on the Kindle. Make sure that the files are one of the supported file types listed above.
Then eject the Kindle, and you’re ready to read your documents!
Send Files to the Kindle Paperwhite via Email
This method has a few more steps, but it is still simple to use once the initial setup is done. In fact, it’s even easier since you don’t have to have a USB cable on hand — you can email the files directly to your Kindle. Go to the Amazon website and log in. Now at the top-right, go to Your Account > Manage Your Content and Devices and then select the Settings tab.
Once you’re on the Settings tab, please scroll down to where it says Personal Document Settings. This will display your “Send-to-Kindle E-Mail” address — it typically looks something like [email protected]
Before you run off and try emailing anything to the Kindle address, you need to add the address to the Approved Personal Document Email List. Once you scroll down to it, click where it says Add a new approved email address. Now you can freely email the documents straight to the Kindle. It’s a great way to go paperless and read important docs while on the go.
Use the Send to Kindle App
Amazon also has a beneficial tool that helps you easily send your files from your PC to your Kindle from File Explorer. The Send to Kindle app lets you right-click a Word or PDF document on your PC and send it off to your Kindle Paperwhite or whatever type of Kindle you have. For more details, check out our article on how to send docs and PDFs for your Kindle.
Whether you own the latest Kindle Fire tablet or rocking a Kindle Paperwhite, it’s good to know you have some options to send important documents to your device.
If you are an ebook reader with a lot of digital content, you might be wondering if you can ever send ebooks to your Kindle. The short answer–YES. However, if you want to avoid unwieldy cords, connecting to your computer, and waiting for your files to transfer, you can streamline the process by simply emailing books to Kindle. We’ll walk you through which file formats you can email books to Kindle, how to do so, and how to manage your content once it’s there.
Can I Email Books to Kindle?
Emailing books to Kindle is the simplest way to get your digital content to your Kindle. All you need is an email address and a WiFi connection! The file formats that can be emailed to Kindle are: Word Documents (.doc or .docx), RTF, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PDF, and of course, Kindle and ebook formats–MOBI and AZW. You may send up to 25 separate documents at a time, but the combined documents should not exceed 50 MB. If your doc is larger, send it as a ZIP file–Kindle will automatically convert it! You may also send documents to up to 15 different Kindles at a time.
What Is My Kindle Email Address?
You can find your Kindle email address by following these steps. First, log into your Amazon account, and click on Account and Lists.
Then, click on Digital Content and Devices.
This will bring up a list of your purchased Kindle content. Navigate to the top of the page and slick on Preferences.
Scroll down and click on Personal Document Settings.
Here you’ll see your Kindle email address. It should end with @kindle.com. You can edit this email address.
Is Emailing Books to Kindle Secure?
While emailing to Kindle is as secure as anything sent over email can be, Amazon recommends that you edit your Kindle email address so that it has a mix of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and numbers, and does not contain personally identifiable information. Keep your Kindle email address private, as any attachments sent to it will appear on your Kindle. This will prevent unauthorized sending of content to your Kindle. If content is emailed to your Kindle that is not coming from you, you can edit your Kindle email address at any time, but also check your approved personal email document list, found below your Kindle email address.
This is a list of email addresses authorized to send content to your Kindle. Be sure to add your personal email address, to ensure that you receive your content, and any other email addresses that might be sending books your way. This includes friends or relatives, or services like Netgalley or Edelweiss.
How to Email Books to Kindle
Now that you know your Kindle email address and you’ve made certain that your own email address is on your approved personal email document list, it’s time to send a book to your Kindle!
- The document name will appear as the title, so make certain it’s how you want it to appear on your Kindle.
- Open your inbox and click to compose a new email.
- Address the new email to your Kindle address.
- Attach your file. No need to fill out the subject heading or place anything in the body of the message–you won’t see any of this on your Kindle, just the attachment.
- Hit send! Give it a few seconds to go through, and then open your Kindle. Connect to Wifi, and sync your Kindle. Your book should appear in your queue, and you can download it and start reading ASAP!
How Do I Manage My Emailed Books?
If you need to manage your content, especially the content you’ve emailed to your Kindle, on your account, simply log into your Amazon account and navigate to Digital Content and Devices (instructions above).
Then, find the drop down menu that says books.
Click on it, and select Docs.
This should bring up a list of emailed content. You may delete, sort, and manage away!
Can I Email a Personal Document to Kindle?
You can! As long as the document is in one of Kindle’s accepted formats, simply email that document as an attachment to your Kindle. If you want your personal document to have the same functionality as a Kindle book (i.e. be able to highlight and annotate), simply add the word “convert” to your subject heading.
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You may not realize it, but your Kindle has an email address. And if you use the Kindle app on your iPhone or iPad, it has an email address too. This lets you send documents and book files directly to your device.
Before you start using this email address; however, you should take a moment to add your “from” email address to the approved senders list. Otherwise, the file you’re emailing may be delayed by Amazon’s watchful eye.
Here, we’ll show you how to add your email address to the safe sender’s list, how obtain the email address for your Kindle Paperwhite, and other tips you need to know.
Sending files to your Kindle
Add your address to the Approved Senders List
If you try to email yourself a file before adding the sending email address to the list, it may be stopped by Amazon. Instead of receiving the item to your Kindle, you may receive an email like the one below to the address connected to your Amazon account. This lets you know someone is trying to send you a file.
To avoid a delay in getting the document or book you’re sending to yourself, you can skip receiving this alert by adding your address to the Approved Senders List for your Kindle on Amazon.
1) Head to Amazon.com, sign in, and select the drop-down below your name at the top to display the menu.
2) Select Content & Devices.
3) Choose the Preferences tab at the top of the page.
4) Scroll down to and click Personal Document Settings to expand the section.
5) Here, you’ll see the Kindle email addresses for all your devices. So if you want to copy your email from here, it’s a convenient spot. But we’ll also show you another place to obtain it below.
Below the email addresses, you’ll see Approved Personal Document E-Mail List.
6) Click Add a new approved e-mail address enter the address. You’ll notice you can also enter partial email addresses for multiple senders from the same domain.
7) Hit Add Address.
The email address will be added to your list and you can now freely email documents and books to your Kindle. You can have up to 15 approved email addresses.
Get your Kindle email address
Along with the above way to get the email address for your Kindle, there is another spot on Amazon that gives you this.
1) Follow the same steps as above to navigate to Content & Devices.
2) This time choose the Devices tab at the top and select your Kindle beneath.
3) Click the name of your Kindle.
You’ll then see the email address for your device in the Device Summary below its name. You can copy the email address and plop it into the message and save it right to your contacts for quick access. You can even customize this email address if you choose to.
File types you can email to Kindle
Here’s a list of the types of files, documents, and books that you can email to your Kindle.
- Books: MOBI and AZW
- Documents: PDF, DOC, DOCX, TXT, and RTF
- Images: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, and BMP
- Other: HTM and HTML
You can attach up to 25 files per email for a total of 50 MB or less. If your document total is more than 50 MB, you can compress them into a ZIP file. The conversion service will automatically unzip and convert your files to a Kindle-friendly format.
Email your document or book
Now anytime you want to send a document or book file to your Kindle or the Kindle app, just attach it to an email and send it to your Kindle email address. It’s that easy and you should receive the file directly to your device pretty quickly.
Pro tip: For documents like a PDF, Amazon suggests that you enter the word “Convert” into the subject line of the email. This will convert the document into a more Kindle-friendly format.
Are you going to email a file to your Kindle Paperwhite? If so, let us know what you think of the process!
Transfer Kindle eBooks to Another Kindle Easily and Freely
Transfer kindle ebooks to another kindle device?
Many eBook lovers may have a Kindle, and maybe his/her friends and families also have Kindle devices, so there is a question: How to transfer Kindle eBooks from one Kindle Fire or e-ink Kindle to another kindle device? Because of Amazon’s account limitation, people can’t transfer ebooks between Kindle devices freely.
If you are a regular visitor to our site, you must know a fact: We will always find a way to help solve all kinds of eBook reading problems, no exception with transferring books from one Kindle device to another.
Transfer ebooks from an old Kindle to a new Kindle Fire
To transfer downloaded (not purchased) books:
Step 1: Connect your old Kindle to your computer via USB.
You will find your kindle device as a drive under “My Computer”, click it and open the drive.
Step 2: There should be multiple folders. Open the folders and drag selected files from the Kindle and drop them into the computer’s hard drive, transfer ebooks and other documents from the old Kindle to your computer.
Step 3: Connect another Kindle to your computer via USB, then there will be a removable disk displaying in your computer, open it and transfer the documents those files copied from your old Kindle to the new one. For audio books please put them in the Kindle’s “Audible” directory, and for normal books please place them in the “Documents” directory.
To transfer purchased books:
All your purchased Kindle books are stored in your account’s Kindle Cloud, all you need to do is re-register your Amazon account on your new kindle Fire. Go to the reading app, all the books you have ever purchased in Amazon Store will show up on your bookshelf. Just download them!
Share books between two Kindle devices registered with the same account
Note of Caution:
You are allowed to register your Amazon account on several Kindle devices, then your purchased books will auto-sync across all your kindles. At the same time, those already downloaded books still remain in your old Kindle.
For your newly purchased Amazon books, you can still control which device to sync the item to in the Manage Kindle page.
Step 1: Register the second Kindle with the same account registered to the first one. Maybe you purchased a Kindle Touch before then get a new Kindle Fire HD, or your friend or family have got another Kindle and you want to share your purchased book to him/her. Never mind, in one word, it is possible to register your account in another Kindle and won’t do much harm on your previous Kindle. After successful registration, please go to Amazon official site then navigate to “Manage Your Content and Devices” (Formerly “Manage your Kindle”). From “Your Content” you will see all your purchased files.
Step 2: Click on “Deliver” button. From the new pop up window, you can see all your registered Kindle devices and apps, which means, although you can’t auto-sync your purchased books to your old Kindle device anymore, but you can also manually deliver them to any of your registered device.
Up by now, you have learnt how to transfer contents from an old Kindle device to a new one; and how to register on two Kindle devices with the same account and transfer purchased contents to them.
But what if you are not convenient to share your account with anyone else but only some books? Yes you can lend them out, but you must sacrifice your own 14 reading days, which is not that satisfying.
Therefore you need a method to share and transfer your books among unlimited Kindle devices.
Transfer downloaded / purchased eBooks to other Kindle devices
Transfer downloaded (DRM-free) books to other Kindle devices:
For DRM free eBooks, you can easily transfer them to other Kindle devices with USB cable freely.
You just need to simply plug your Kindle to computer with the USB cable, then there will be a removable disk, open the disk and find the books you want to transfer to other Kindles, then copy them out to your local drive. Now things have been finished with this Kindle.
Plug another Kindle on your computer and it will be recognised as a removable disk soon. Paste the books you previously copied out to the current Kindle device. For a Kindle Fire (HD) model, make sure to put the DRM-free Kindle books (mostly MOBI) to “Books” folder. Now you can read those books on another Kindle freely.
Transfer purchased Amazon books to other Kindle devices:
If you do not want to give your account to other people to login, or do not want to lend your books out. You have to remove your Amazon books’ DRM to make them sharable.
And all you need is just a professional program to decrypt your Kindle books. Click the buttons below then you can get it:
For how to operate this software, please refer to this introduction: https://www.epubor.com/remove-drm-from-amazon-kindle.html
After getting the DRM free Amazon books, you can just transfer them to other Kindles as the above method shows.
The Easiest Solution: Use Kindle Transfer
Recently more and more epubor loyal customers sent emails to ask us like “Does epubor plan to develop a tool to help me transfer Kindle books directly?”, good news is our technicians have developed this tool to meet your demands.
1. Please ensure the old kindle device firmware is older than 5.10.2 because the later version comes with the Kindle DRM. For firmware is older than 5.10.2, please download Kindle for PC/MAC to remove Kindle DRM and transfer them to new kindle devices.
2. Kindle transfer also can transfer Kindle books to Kobo device, and transfer kobo books to Kindle devices.
Here is our new product, Kindle Transfer.
It transfers Kindle books to another Kindle, or to computer, and even to Kobo devices.
From the screenshot above, you can easily figure out how to use this software.
- Connect your two Kindle eReaders to computer.
- Open Kindle Transfer
- Click on the source device, tick the books you want to transfer.
- Choose target device in the drop-down menu, then click “Transfer” button.
That’s all, with 4 easy steps, you can transfer any books from one Kindle to another. By the way, this software can also transfer eBooks between computer and Kindle, you can also try to transfer some EPUB files and check if you can read them on Kindle.
- Created: August 9, 2019
- / Author: Joe Foster
New to downloading review copies to your Kindle or Kindle app? There are just a few quick steps that need to be done one time before you’re ready to read.
One-Time Setup in Your Amazon Account
1. In order to download an Edelweiss Digital Review Copy to your Kindle, you will need to first go to your Kindle Settings in Amazon and add our kindle email address as one of your approved emailers. To do this:
Go to ‘Manage Your Content and Devices’ on Amazon. Or from the homepage, hover over Account & Lists on the upper right, then click on Your Content and Devices.
Then select the Preferences on the top under the black top bar.
Scroll down to Personal Document E-mail Settings, then to Approved Personal Document E-mail List, and select Add a new approved email address.
Add [email protected] as an approved sender.
2. While you are on this page, take note of your Kindle’s email address under the heading Send-to-Kindle E-Mail Settings. For example [email protected] or [email protected] . Note that this address is different from your personal or business email address – it is an address assigned specifically for use by your Kindle.
Your First Download from Edelweiss+
1. First, find a review copy you’d like to read! Once you have found a book you would like to download, click the Download button.
2. Now, you just need to connect Edelweiss+ to your Kindle. When the box below pops up, select Change at the top
This will bring you to this box, where you should select Kindle. You can also check the box below to download to the Kindle in the future (you can easily change this later if you do use another device). Click Continue.
If you already followed the initial setup steps at the beginning of these instructions, you just need to enter your Kindle’s email address and select a download method.
Send to email: If your kindle is wifi enabled or has 3G, the file will be transferred the next time it is connected to the Internet over wifi or 3G. If not, the file will transfer to your Kindle when you next connect your Kindle to your computer directly.
Send directly to Kindle: This will send the book to your Kindle wirelessly. recommended
Once you’ve made a selection, click Continue, and you will see this box. Unless you need to change your Kindle email address, click Continue here, as well.
3. Open your Kindle or Kindle App and enjoy!
Future Downloads from Edelweiss
If you set the Kindle as your preferred format in step 3, then the next time you download a book from Edelweiss, you will skip some steps. If you want to download the file in a non-Kindle format, you can select Change at the top of the box.
Note that Kindle downloads of Edelweiss digital review copies can only be read on your Kindle or Kindle mobile app and cannot be shared or read on a computer using the Kindle for PC app. If you would like to read review copies on your computer, please follow our instructions on downloading and reading digital review copies on a computer.
Note that some publishers do not offer Digital Review Copies in the Kindle format. If, when downloading, you do not see the option to download to a Kindle, this means that the title you’re downloading is not available in the Kindle format. Please see our other download options.
You can check whether a book has been sent to your device from your Manage Your Content and Devices page in the Content Tab, select show Docs (Edelweiss books will send to your Documents folder on Kindle, rather than Books).
Then you can check on the right of the title under “Devices.” If there’s a zero there it means it hasn’t delivered to your Kindle. You can click that to deliver it to your preferred device.
Then, when you’re back in your Kindle select the More option in the menu and Sync.
1 – Click here to read more about plugs and cables!
So, you just received an ebook that you didn’t buy directly from Amazon (like The Guardian, the free short story you get when you sign up for my newsletter)…but how the heck do you get it onto your Kindle so you can enjoy it?
Never fear! There are several ways to “side load” the book onto your Kindle without losing your mind. Use the instructions below to get that story into your collection, pronto!
First Method (easy)
This method requires you to manually copy the book from your computer to your Kindle using a cable.
You will need: your Kindle, your Kindle’s USB cable (the charge cord minus the electrical plug), and your computer (a Windows PC or Mac with Internet access) nearby.
2 – Click to see the difference between your Docs and Books folder.
- Download the ebook file you received (probably a “.mobi” file) to an easy-to-find place, like your Desktop.
- Connect your Kindle to your computer using the USB cable (see image, to the right).
- Your Kindle should now appear either in My Computer (for Windows) or on your Desktop (for a Mac). Open that folder.
- Go back to where you downloaded the .mobi file and copy or drag it to the “documents” folder on your Kindle (or Books directory for the Kindle Fire).
- Disconnect the Kindle.
IMPORTANT: the ebook will appear under Docs, not Books, like you’re used to when buying a book on Amazon (see image #2, right).
Second Method (almost as easy)
3 – Click to see a screen shot of the Manage Your Devices page on Amazon.
In this method, you’ll email the book to your unique Kindle email account—you automatically received one when you registered your Kindle with Amazon.
You will need: your Kindle (to test) and your computer (a Windows PC or Mac with Internet access).
- To find your Send-to-Kindle email address, login to Amazon.com and go to the Manage your Devices page at Manage Your Kindle (see image, on the right).
- Scroll down to Personal Document Settings > Send-to-Kindle E-Mail setting to find your Send-to-Kindle address (see image #3).
- Documents can only be sent to your Kindle devices or apps from email accounts that you have already approved (to keep you from receiving junk from other people). To add an email account, visit the Personal Document Settings page, choose the Settings tab, and scroll down to “Approved Personal Document E-mail List.” Either confirm your normal email address is there or add it (For step-by-step instructions on how to add your email address, go here.)
- To send a document to your Kindle device or app, simply attach it to an email (using the email program you usually use) addressed to your Send-to-Kindle email.
- The book should appear on your Kindle the next time you open it. IMPORTANT: the ebook will appear under Docs, not Books, like you’re used to when buying a book on Amazon (see image #2, above).
Amanda has emailed a copy of her dissertation to Marty as a .mobi file so he can read it on his Kindle (the one she bought him for Christmas, because he’s too technophobic to get his own). He can’t find his USB cord, so he has to email Amanda’s file to his Send-to-Kindle address in order to read it.
4 – Click to see Marty’s Kindle email.
His “supercop” address is already in the approved list (Amanda must’ve added it when she set his Kindle up for him), so all he has to do is forward Amanda’s email with the .mobi file from [email protected] to [email protected] and voila! her dissertation will be on his Kindle the next time he opens it.
Direct side loading (Kindle Fire only)
- Download and install a file explorer program.
- Download the .mobi file to your Kindle Fire using either the browser or via email.
- Using the file explorer, find the book file (it should be in the main Kindle directory) and copy it (press and hold the icon until the sub-menu pops up).
- Go to the “Books” folder and Paste the file.
- Power your Kindle Fire off and back on.
- The book should be in your Books tab!
Direct side loading (iPhone, iPad, and email-enabled tablets)
- Download the Kindle Reading App (read more or get it from your device’s App Store – free).
- Click on the link in a browser or tap on the attached .mobi file in your email.
- Choose “Kindle” when it asks what app to use.
- The book will open in your Kindle Reader!
September 27, 2019 by Nathan 2 Comments
When it comes to sideloading ebooks and documents to a Kindle from a tablet or a phone, you can’t easily transfer content by connecting a USB cable like when using a desktop computer or laptop.
It’s just as easy to transfer ebooks and documents to a Kindle from a tablet or a phone, but it requires a different process.
There are a few different ways to accomplish the task.
You can attach ebooks and documents to an email and send them to your Kindle’s unique email address (found in device settings under Your Account and on the Manage Your Devices page at Amazon).
A few different formats are supported, and if you have DRM-free ePub files all you have to do is change the extension to .png and Amazon will automatically convert it to Kindle format.
See here for more about using send to Kindle with email.
Another option is to simply install the Kindle reading app on the Android or iOS device that you’re transferring documents from, and then the option to use “Send to Kindle” will appear when hitting the share or export button within different apps.
With iOS devices you can easily transfer web pages using this method as well; just hit the share button in Chrome or Safari and use the “Send to Kindle” option. If it doesn’t appear hit the More button to select the option to use “Send to Kindle”.
If you rely on a Kindle (or Kindle app) for reading, you probably know that it supports not only ebooks, but also PDFs.
In fact, if you’ve done your homework, you also know that your Kindle (or Kindle app) has its own email address, meaning you can send any PDF straight to your device just by attaching it to an email.
But reading PDFs on a Kindle requires a little help. Portable Document Files (PDFs) are static images, boasting exactly the same dimensions, typeface, illustrations and formatting, on any device capable of opening them. That’s great news for anyone with a display large enough to view a PDF at its full size, but lousy news for anyone using a little Kindle e-reader. The comparatively small size of the display forces you to zoom and scroll around to read the document. It’s a pretty miserable experience.
The solution to this is to convert the PDFs to be read on a Kindle. We’ll show you the aforementioned email trick first, and then a couple of other solutions. (Check out our latest Kindle reviews and ratings in our comprehensive roundup.)
Send a PDF to your Kindle via email
Fun fact: every Kindle comes with its own email address, so you can send PDFs to your Kindle.
Every Amazon Kindle comes with its own email address. You can find the address of your Kindle under Settings > My Account > Send to Kindle Email.
Send an email to this address, typing Convert for the subject line and attaching the PDF you’d like to read. Amazon will automatically convert the contents of the PDF to a size that your e-reader can more readily handle. Once converted, the PDF will be sent to your Kindle using Amazon’s Whispersync technology.
Using this method to convert PDFs has its drawbacks. First, it can take anywhere from 10 minutes to a few hours for the PDF to show up in your Kindle’s library. Second, if you’re using your Kindle out of the country where it was originally registered, using Whispersync to load the file on your e-reader could end up costing you a few bucks. Third, if your PDF contains images or charts, the conversion process may orient them the wrong way in the document or split them across several pages.
Send a PDF with the Send to Kindle App
Sending a PDF to your Kindle is just a right-click away.
If you read a lot of PDFs on a regular basis, you’ll likely not want to send an email every time you want to convert one. Amazon’s Send to Kindle app is the better option at that point. Available for Mac OS and Windows PCs, the Send to Kindle app is free to download and easy to use. Once installed, simply sign into the app using your Amazon credentials and right-click on the PDF you want to send to your Kindle. Boom: You’re done. The converted PDF will appear in your Kindle e-reader, with all of the same caveats that come with sending the document via email, sans the drudgery of typing out and sending a message.
Amazon also offers a Send to Kindle browser extension for Firefox and Chrome users. A single click will send the PDF from your Browser to your Kindle via Whispersync.
How Calibre converts multiple PDFs for Kindle
Calibre is a free app that makes cataloging e-reader content, including PDFs, a breeze.
If you need to bulk-convert a large number of PDFs for reading on your Kindle or want to maintain a library of Kindle-optimized files on your computer, you may want to consider downloading Calibre. Open-source and free-to-use, Calibre can convert multiple PDFs and send them to your Kindle quickly and easily.
To use Calibre for this purpose, connect your Kindle to your PC via USB, open Calibre, and wait for it to recognize your connected e-reader. Add the PDF files to Calibre’s library and click Send to device. Your Kindle will be ready to show those PDFs within minutes.
This story’s original version by Rick Broida was published as a “Hassle-Free PC” column on July 15, 2013.
Note: Kindle Books are currently available for U.S. libraries only.
In most cases, library Kindle Books can be delivered wirelessly to your device instead of via USB, as long as your Kindle has a Wi-Fi connection.
Otherwise, you can transfer a library Kindle Book to your Kindle via USB, using these instructions:
- On Amazon’s website, go to your “Manage Your Content and Devices” page.
- Find the title in the “Content” list, then select .
- Select Download & transfer via USB in the pop-up window.
- Follow Amazon’s prompts to finish the transfer. If you have any problems, these instructions from Amazon may help.
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I use my phone for a variety of things, whether it’s shopping online, staying in touch with friends, or browsing through news and RSS feeds. When it comes to long articles, editorials, or even documents, though, I personally prefer reading them on my Kindle, thanks to its e-ink screen, light weight, and bigger size, not to mention the impressive battery life it offers.
There are various ways to send these long reads to your Kindle, no matter how you get your news or which device you’re using. Thankfully, there’s a straightforward option, which is pretty affordable, and another one that’s entirely free but requires a bit more fiddling. Read on to learn more about them and see which one works best for you.
1. Configuring your Kindle account
Before you can send articles to your Kindle, you’ll need to set up your account so it accepts incoming documents. To do so, head over to Amazon’s Kindle Preferences console, scroll down and click on Personal Document Settings.
You’ll see a list of your various devices, as shown above, as well as an email address next to each Kindle. If you haven’t customized these, they will probably include your username as part of the email address. If this is the case, click on Edit, and change it to something completely random that includes numbers, uppercase, lowercase, and special characters.
This will ensure the address is unique enough for no one else to send you unwanted content and prevent Amazon from sending you a validation request every time you send content to your Kindle. Keep this in mind in case you do receive such a validation request later on, as that will mean the email address for your Kindle isn’t random enough.
Now that we’ve set up a unique and secure address to send content to, we also need to add your email address(es) to the list of approved ones. Simply click on Add a new approved email address below the table, and add the ones you’re planning on sending content from. To simplify the following steps, I also recommend adding [email protected] to the list.
One last option on this page you can fiddle with is Personal Document Archiving. It can be modified at any time, but it will impact how your documents are handled:
When the setting is on, sending a document to your Kindle address will also add it to your library, meaning it will be available across all devices, including your phone or tablet. You’ll also be able to delete it from any of these devices, which will, in turn, remove it across all your Kindle devices, including the Kindle apps on your phone, tablet, and computer.
When the setting is off, the document will only be available on the Kindle you send it to. Some people prefer this option, especially because it doesn’t require an internet connection to delete an article. However, keep in mind you won’t be able to start reading something on your Kindle and finish it on another device with this option.
We’re done setting up our Kindle account to receive documents and articles. Let’s now see how we can feed it some long reads that aren’t books.
2. Sending articles to your Kindle
a. Push to Kindle: Sending articles and documents in a click
Let’s start with the simplest method, which uses an app called Push to Kindle. It’s easy to set up and works like a charm, both on your Android device and your phone, thanks to an app that lets you send anything to your Kindle using your Android or iOS device’s Share menu, as well as a browser extension or bookmarklet that does exactly the same on your computer.
The main advantage here is that you can send virtually any article or blog post to your Kindle without having to worry about formatting, as Push to Kindle will take care of it for you. It’s impressively good at removing ads while keeping images in the post, making both sending and reading content a pleasant experience.
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To get started, you’ll need to download the Push to Kindle app on your Android device. Once installed, navigate to the app settings, select Send to: Kindle email, and type in the Kindle email address you set up in step one and hit Done. That’s all you need to do!
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Next time you want to send an article to your Kindle, simply open the Share menu and select Push to Kindle, regardless of which app you’re using. The article will be sent to your Kindle within the next few minutes.
Since the Push to Kindle app is not necessarily at the top of the Share menu, you can tap and hold it to pin it to the top of the Share menu, making it easier to find next time you want to send a post to your Kindle.
Similarly, you can achieve the same process from any other device, either by downloading the appropriate browser extension, setting up a bookmarklet, or even emailing a link to your Push to Kindle address. The latter is the same as your Kindle address; you’ll only have to replace @kindle.com with @pushtokindle.com — and in case you’re wondering: no, sending a link to your regular @kindle.com address will not work.
There is also an option to send posts by connecting the Push to Kindle app with the Kindle one on your phone, which avoids setting up an email address prior to this. Even though it’s easier to set up, I don’t recommend this method, as it involves two apps to send an article to your Kindle and makes it harder to email links to your Kindle without using the app.
You may be wondering if there’s a catch for a third-party service to work so efficiently. There isn’t one per se, but the service isn’t free unless you send less than 20 articles per month to your Kindle. Once you reach this threshold, you’ll have to sign up for a paid subscription that costs $5/month. Although this may sound like a lot, the service is worth it if you read many articles on your Kindle and saves so much time compared to the second method explained below. That being said, I’m a bit upset about the service’s recent price bump, as it used to cost just $12 a year not so long ago.
b. Amazon’s Send to Kindle: Free but finicky
Amazon does have official apps and browser extensions that let you send content to your Kindle; however, the way they work is a bit different. Let’s start with the Chrome extension, which is easy to set up and does essentially the same as Push to Kindle, meaning it sends a distraction-free version of the article to Kindle. This is great, especially considering there are no costs associated with it.
Unfortunately, you can only do this from a full desktop browser, meaning that the app does not support directly sending an article from your phone. Instead, it only allows you to send documents, which implies you’ll first need to save the article before sending it. While this is troublesome, it works fine, as long as you don’t mind the extra steps:
You can send most borrowed ebooks from Sora to Kindle. This option is only available for schools in the U.S.
- Go to .
- Select Loans.
- Select Options.
- Select Send to device.
- Select Send to Kindle (U.S. only) to go to Amazon.
- From Amazon, you can finish sending the ebook to your Kindle:
- If you’re signed into Amazon, choose your device from the “Deliver to:” menu. Then, select Get library book.
- If you’re not signed into Amazon, select Get library book and sign in. Then, choose a device to deliver the book to.
- Select Close in the top-right corner to go back to Sora.
You can also make Kindle your preferred reading device to go to Amazon right after you borrow ebooks.
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When you have finished specifying the e-book you want, the following things happen:
- Our web server creates a Kindle e-book according to your specification.
- Our web server sends the e-book to Amazon.
- Amazon process the e-book.
- Amazon deliver the e-book to your Kindle.
Steps 1 and 2 normally take between ten minutes and an hour, depending on the size of the e-book and how many other e-books are in the queue at the time. At the end of step 2 we will send you an email telling you that the e-book has been sent to Amazon. After that, it is out of our hands.
If half an hour has passed after you receive the confirmation email from us, and nothing has appeared on your Kindle, it is time to look into what might be going on. Amazon send no error reports at all, they either deliver the e-book or they don’t, so if they haven’t, a bit of detective work is in order.
1. Check the Kindle email address
Every Kindle (and Kindle app) has an email address ending in @kindle.com . If you choose the wrong one, it isn’t like sending an email to a wrong address – you don’t get any report, but you don’t get your e-book either.
2. Check the “from” email address
The e-book is sent to Amazon from your own email address, which you entered when filling in the form you used to request the e-book. People don’t often need to type their email addresses, so it’s possible that you may have mistyped it. Go back and check.
In addition, you have to make sure that your email address is listed in Amazon’s “Approved Personal Document E-mail List” for your account. If it isn’t, the e-book won’t bounce back to you: it will simply be discarded.
Once an e-book has been discarded by Amazon for either of the above reasons, it will have disappeared entirely. So after correcting the cause, re-send the e-book from this page (or this one if it’s in Latin).
2a. Respond to Amazon’s confirmation of your email address
Sometimes Amazon will send you an email asking for confirmation that this is your address and you did send a Personal Document from it. They give you 48 hours to respond, and if they have not heard from you by then, they will delete the e-book instead of delivering it.
Depending on your spam filter, this confirmation email may have gone into spam, so you might need to look for it there.
3. Check your wi-fi
Your Kindle needs to be connected to the Internet to receive e-books. If, like us, you turn off the wi-fi most of the time, to save the battery, turn it on.
Wait a while after turning it on, and with any luck your e-book will arrive.
4. Check your Personal Documents list
A good way of narrowing down the cause of any problems is to see whether Amazon have rejected and discarded your e-book, or accepted it but failed to deliver it. Amazon’s web site has a list of Personal Documents. Here is how to find it:
- In “My Account”, select “Manage Your Content and Devices” (not “Apps and Devices”, which is different).
- In “Manage Your Content and Devices”, look at the “Your Content” tab, and set the “Show” option to say “Docs” rather than “Books”.
- You will then see all the Personal Documents that have landed in your account.
If your e-book is in the list, then the problem is delivery from Amazon to your Kindle; if it is not in the list, then one of the key email addresses must have been wrong or not registrered.
5. Ask Amazon
If nothing else works, ask Amazon.
Your experience may be different, but in general we find Amazon’s staff in this area to be more helpful than useful. (Amazon’s great strength is in customer service rather than technical support). You can make life simpler for them and for yourself by not mentioning Universalis. All they need to know is that a Personal Document has been sent from your email address to your Kindle’s email address. The particular machine that did the sending won’t influence what goes on in Amazon’s systems.
This article will explain how to transfer various files to your Kindle ebook reader connected to a Linux system through a USB connection. The first few sections of the article will cover the file transfer process without using any third party software. The last section will cover ebook transfer and conversion using the “Calibre” ebook management software suite. Note that all the instructions explained below will work on all major desktop operating systems including Linux, Windows and macOS. These instructions will work on Android devices as well, except for the instructions in “Calibre” sections.
Transferring Books to Kindle Reader Over a USB Connection
To transfer books to your Kindle device, you just have to connect one end of a micro-usb cable to the Kindle and the other end to your Linux PC. Your system should automatically mount Kindle’s internal storage as an external drive, just like it would do with any other external USB storage drive. This method works with Android devices as well. Once Kindle’s internal storage is mounted, you should see it appearing in the file manager.
To transfer books from your system’s hard drive to Kindle’s internal storage, copy Kindle compatible “mobi”, “azw3” and “pdf” files to the “documents” folder. If you don’t have an ebook file in these compatible formats, you may have to convert it to make it appear on your Kindle device. You can convert “epub” and other ebook file formats using “Calibre” software mentioned in the last section of this article.
Transferring Custom Fonts to Your Kindle Device
Newer versions of Kindle have the ability to display ebooks using custom fonts. You can transfer any “ttf” or “otf” file to use your own font in Kindle. Put your custom fonts in the “fonts” folder, as shown in the screenshot below.
Wherever possible, transfer at least “Regular”, “Italic”, “Bold” and “Bold Italic” variants of your custom fonts for best experience. If you don’t have these variants, you can just transfer the “Regular” or “Bold” variant and Kindle will automatically add faux italic / bold effect to them. The “fonts” folder in your Kindle’s internal storage should have the file name “Readme.txt”. You can have a look if you need further instructions.
Transferring Dictionaries to Your Kindle Device
If you have a Kindle compatible dictionary purchased from other ebook stores or an open source Kindle compatible dictionary, you can transfer it to Kindle and use it to lookup word meanings while reading books. To do so, copy Kindle compatible dictionary files to the “dictionaries” folder inside “documents” folder, as shown in the screenshot below.
To make your newly transferred dictionary default dictionary on Kindle, go to “Settings > Language & Dictionaries > Dictionaries > Language” option on your Kindle device and select the dictionary you transferred over USB.
Upgrade Kindle Firmware and Install VoiceView Files
You can manually upgrade your Kindle device by transferring firmware files to your main Kindle folder accessed over USB connection. To do so, download the “.bin” firmware file compatible with your Kindle device from the link below and copy it to Kindle’s internal storage (as shown in the screenshot below).
Once the firmware file is transferred, reboot your Kindle device to apply the update. You can follow these same steps to update VoiceView files on your Kindle device. VoiceView provides text-to-speech functionality on Kindle. Just transfer a “.bin” VoiceView file to your Kindle and reboot to apply the update. You can download Kindle firmware updates from here. VoiceView files can be downloaded from here.
Converting and Transferring Books Using Calibre
Calibre is a comprehensive ebook management software suite that can view, convert, organize and transfer your ebook library to many supported devices. You can install Calibre in Ubuntu by using the command specified below:
You can download a build of Calibre from its official website. It should also be available in the package manager of all major Linux distributions. A Flatpak version is also available here.
Launch Calibre and connect your Kindle device using a micro-usb cable. You should see “Send to device” and “Device” icons appear on the toolbar. The status bar at bottom will also tell you if Kindle has been successfully detected by Calibre or not.
Click on the “Add books” button on the toolbar to add a local ebook file stored on your system’s hard drive. Once added, it should appear in Calibre library. Select the book you want to transfer to Kindle and click on the downward arrow just next to the “Send to device” button. Click on the “Send specific format to > Main memory” menu option (as shown in the screenshot below).
You should get a new window popup prompting you to select an appropriate file format. Choose a Kindle compatible file format like “azw3” or “mobi”.
You can convert books and configure conversion settings by clicking on the “Convert books” button on the main toolbar. If you have already converted an ebook to a Kindle compatible file format beforehand, Calibre will instantly transfer the ebook to your Kindle device. Otherwise it will prompt you to do automatic conversion. You can opt for manual or automatic conversion, both methods work fine. Just make sure that you tweak conversion settings before doing automatic conversion in case you want to apply your own custom configuration.
Wait for the transfer process to finish. A green tick symbol under the “On device” column will confirm if your transferred ebook is available on Kindle or not.
These are some of the ways you can transfer ebooks to your Kindle device over a USB connection. Some Kindle devices come with an “experimental browser” that can download files into the “downloads” directory inside “documents” folder. You can use an “ftp” server or built-in Calibre server on any device to download ebooks through the experimental web browser by typing in URL for the file server in the address bar. This method may only work for ebook files and not with custom fonts and other files.
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Q. Can I put my own files like reports and memos on a Kindle to read? And if so, how?
A. The Amazon Kindle e-reader can display other files besides e-books on its monochrome screen. Document types include Microsoft Word’s .doc format (with limited support for the newer .docx format used by Word 2007), HTML files, rich text files (.rtf) and PDF files. Image formats include .jpg. .gif, .png and .bmp.
Getting those personal files onto the Kindle depends on the type of file you want to transfer, and the proximity of Kindle to the computer.
Amazon offers a Personal Document Service in which you e-mail your files to your Kindle’s own e-mail address. You can also transfer documents by connecting the Kindle to the computer with its U.S.B. cable.
You can set up the @kindle.com address by logging into Amazon.com and going to the Manage Your Kindle page. To prevent the poor thing from becoming a little white spam magnet, you need to set up a list of “approved” e-mail addresses the Kindle will accept, and put your own address on the list.
Amazon charges a small fee to convert and e-mail documents directly to the Kindle over its Whispernet network. The current price within the United States is 15 cents per megabyte of data, while the fee outside the country is 99 cents per megabyte.
If you have your U.S.B. cable handy, you can avoid the fees by sticking the word “free” in the Kindle’s e-mail address, as in [email protected]
The converted documents then go to the e-mail address Amazon has on file for you. Once the documents land on your computer, you can transfer them to the Kindle over the U.S.B. connection.
If you just want to read PDF files on the device, you can skip the e-mail part and just drag them over to the document folder on the Kindle to transfer them. Amazon has full instructions and links to more information.
The Drawing Tool
Q. Did Microsoft get rid of the Drawing toolbar in the new version of Word for Windows? I can’t find it.
A. The separate Drawing toolbar, as it was known in earlier versions of the program, did not survive the interface overhaul for Word 2007, which is the current version until Word 2010 officially arrives in the next month or two.
Word 2007’s drawing tools aren’t gone, however; they have been incorporated into the all-purpose formatting “Ribbon” at the top of the file, which is meant to reduce the toolbar screen litter from previous versions of Word.
The Ribbon has its own Drawing Tools tab, but it appears only when you have a graphic object or line selected on screen.
You can get to the shapes, charts, clip art and Word 2007’s other graphic elements by clicking on the Ribbon’s Insert tab and selecting the object you want to add to the document.
Stephen Siciliano, Partner PM Director, Power Automate , Friday, June 17, 2016
Today on flow of the week we would like to highlight a flow brought to our attention by Willy Reuter. With this template you can get reading material from your OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox or Box folders delivered right to your Kindle.
You have to do two steps to set this up first. On Manage your Content and Devices go to the Settings tab, find the section called Personal Document Settings (it’s about half of the way down the page).
1. Under Send-to-Kindle Email Settings copy the email address for the device you want to send the documents to. Each device gets its own email. You’ll need this in a future step.
2. Next, under the Approved Personal Document E-mail List section, add [email protected]:
Now you’re all set with setup from the Amazon website. You can now set up the flow at flow.microsoft.com. Click on the link below for the service you want to send the files from:
You’ll next need to connect to those services if you haven’t yet before – all you have to do is select Add new connection and enter your OneDrive (or Box or Dropbox) password.
Finally, you have to select the folder in your account you want to save Documents in to, and paste in the email you copied back in step #1 into the To line for the Send Email step.
Click Save and you’re good to go! Whenever you save a document to that folder, you’ll see it appear in your Kindle reading list:
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If you’re looking for an easy way to send PDF files to a Kindle device, Amazon provides several options for transferring files. Some of these methods require the Kindle device to be connected to a PC by a USB cable, which may not be the most convenient.
The easiest way we’ve found — and one that can be quickly used with Win2PDF — is to send the PDF file as an email attachment directly to the Kindle device. The Amazon Kindle ebook reader supports PDF files through Amazon’s Kindle Personal Documents Service. In order to use this service, you must first tell Amazon to accept email from your email address. Use the following steps to enable email to your Kindle:
- Go to your Kindle Personal Documents Settings page.
- Under Approved Personal Document E-mail List, add your email address.
- Under Send-to-Kindle E-Mail Settings, find and record your Kindle’s email address. This address should end in @kindle.com. This is the address that you will send PDF files to.
Once the Amazon Personal Document Settings have been configured, you can send PDF files directly to your Kindle by sending an email with the PDF file attached. Win2PDF users can send the e-mail automatically when saving a PDF file (see these instructions under “How to email a PDF file after creating it?”).
Please note that Amazon charges fees for sending files to your Kindle for some devices.
• For Kindle devices with Wi-Fi only (no 3G), there is no charge to receive PDF files. The Kindle must be connected to a Wi-Fi network to receive PDF files.
• Kindle devices with 3G, Amazon charges a small fee to deliver the PDF files over 3G if the Kindle is not currently connected to a Wi-Fi network. To avoid fees on 3G Kindles, you can use @free.kindle.com as the email address to prevent PDF files from being delivered over 3G.
This topic is covered in the Win2PDF How To Articles section of our online user guide.
If you’ve purchased a .mobi or a PDF file, you can send it to your Kindle directly from your Gumroad Library.
NOTE: ePub files do not work on Kindle. If you have mistakenly purchased an ePub file and need a . mobi or PDF, please contact the seller.
ALSO NOTE: Gumroad can only send files 16 MB in size or smaller. If your ebook is larger than that, we are unable to send it to Kindle. If the Send to Kindle button is not appearing in your Library, please verify the size of the file you have purchased.
Sending to Kindle from your Gumroad Library
1. In your Amazon account, go to Your Content and Devices.
2. From Privacy Settings, go to Amazon Devices Privacy and click Manage Settings. Add [email protected] under Approved Personal Document E-mail List.
3. Go to the download page of your product. You can find the link to this page in your emailed receipt, or by going to the Library of your Gumroad account, if you made an account after your purchase.
4. Click on your product’s tile in your Gumroad Library and click the Send to Kindle button.
5. Enter your Kindle’s email address. You can find this email address in your Amazon account. Click Your Devices in the Manage Your Devices menu. Hint: It will be something like “[email protected]”
Click the green checkmark to send the file to your Kindle.
Sending to Kindle it as an Email Attachment
- Download your Gumroad purchase to your desktop.
- Go to Amazon.com, log in, and go to Manage Your Devices. Click Your Devices to find your Kindle email address. Take note of your Kindle email address.
- Click Settings, scroll to Personal Document Settings, and find your Approved Personal Document E-Mail List.
- Now open your email client (Gmail, Hotmail, Juno etc.) and create a message from your approved email address to your Kindle email address. Attach your purchased Gumroad file. Do not include a subject line or message***.
- On your Kindle, press the Menu button, and then select Sync & Check for Items.
*** If your purchased product is a PDF: PDFs can be converted to the Kindle format so you can take advantage of functionality such as variable font size, annotations, and Whispersync. To have a document converted to Kindle format (.azw), the subject line should be “convert” when e-mailing a personal document to your Send-to-Kindle address.
Using the Send To Kindle App
- Download and install Send to Kindle for your desktop.
- Download your purchase from your Gumroad email receipt or library.
- Drag and drop your purchase onto the Sent to Kindle application.
For other options, see Amazon’s Send To Kindle page.
When email doesn’t work
You’ve tried everything from above but still the eBook won’t arrive in your Kindle? A workaround for such cases is to download the .MOBI file to your laptop/desktop and transfer it to your Kindle with a USB cable.
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In order to read your ebooks, you must have an ebook reader installed.
Our ebooks are available in the two most common ebook formats: epub (for all ebook readers except Kindle) and mobi (for Kindle). Please see the guide below for accessing ebooks on your device.
About Verso ebooks
You can buy ebooks directly from this website, and whenever possible we will also offer ebooks bundled with any print books that you buy from us.
Ebooks purchased from the Verso website are watermarked and DRM-free. This means they can be downloaded onto any of your devices, but they can’t be uploaded to websites or file-sharing networks (here are our full terms and conditions).
If you would rather buy Verso ebooks for your device directly from Amazon, Apple, B&N, Google, or Sony, then they’ll be delivered to you in the usual way, with Digital Rights Management (DRM) applied.
If you have any problems with ordering print books from Verso, please check our Frequently Asked Questions.
Downloading ebooks from your Verso Library
Once you buy an ebook, it will be available for download in your Verso Library. You can access your Library by logging into your account on the Verso website and going to My Account > Library. You can also access directly with this link: https://www.versobooks.com/users/orders.
You can download your ebooks either as epub files (for every reader or device except the Kindle) or as mobi files (for Kindle apps and devices).
Your ebooks are stored forever in your Verso Library, so you can log in any time to download your ebook files again.
Reading ebooks on Mac computers and iOS devices (iPad and iPhone)
On recent Macs, iPhones, and iPads, the ebook reader Apple Books (formerly iBooks) comes preinstalled.
To read ebooks on your Mac computer, download the epub file from your Verso Library, and right click to select “Open with Books.” The ebook should open automatically in the app.
Once you’ve downloaded ebooks to your Mac, you can share them with your other devices either by using the “Sync Collections” function in Apple Books, or by emailing the epub file to yourself and opening it from the Mail app on your mobile device. For more information on syncing between Mac devices, please refer to this Apple guide.
You can also download an ebook directly onto your iOS device. To do this, log into your Verso account on the device and find the book in your Verso Library. Click the download link for the epub file and then select “Open in iBooks.”
Reading ebooks on a Windows PC
For Windows computers, you will need to download a free e-reader app such as Adobe Digital Editions (not to be confused with Adobe Reader, which is not an ebook reader). Once you’ve installed the program and downloaded your epub file, you can right click to open the file with Digital Editions.
Reading ebooks on Android mobile devices (phones and tablets)
For Android devices, you will first need to install a free eReader app. If you’ve already downloaded an epub file to your computer, you can email the file to yourself and open it from a mail app on your mobile device.
You can also download your ebooks directly onto your device. To do this, log into your Verso account on the device and find the book in your Verso Library. Click the download link for the epub file and then open it with your e-reader app.
For more information please refer to guides specific to your device and/or eReader app.
Reading ebooks with Kobo and Nook
For Nook and Kobo devices, you will need to first download the epub file to your computer by clicking the “download ebook” link in your Verso Library. Connect your device with a USB cable, and drag the file to your device’s books or documents folder. For specific instructions, please refer to your device’s manual or online support guides.
Reading ebooks on Kindle devices and mobile apps
For Kindle devices and mobile apps, you will first need to download the mobi file to your computer by clicking on the “download for Kindle” link in your Verso library. Once you’ve downloaded the mobi files, there are two simple ways to transfer your ebook from a PC to your Kindle Device:
With a USB cable: Connect your Kindle device to your computer with the USB cable provided. Your device should appear in the same location on your computer that external USB drives appear. Open the Kindle folder on your computer, and then open the internal content folder (usually called “My Files” or “My Documents”). Once open, you can drag your mobi files into this folder. After you’ve disconnected the device, you should see your ebooks appear in your Kindle library.
Wireless transfer: You can also use your ‘Send-to-Kindle’ email address (this is a personalised email address ending in kindle.com), to wirelessly deliver your eBook to your Kindle account. This will work for both Kindle devices and mobile apps.
Reading ebooks with Kindle for PC
To read with a Kindle PC app, you will first need to download the mobi file to your computer by clicking on the “download for Kindle” link in your Verso library. Once the file is downloaded, you can simply right-click the file to open it with the Kindle app.
Troubleshooting Verso ebooks
When I try to open my ebook, I get an error message that says it’s a “0kb file.”
This is likely a technical issue. Please get in touch with us so that we can reset the file.
When I try to open my ebook I get a message that says it’s an “unsupported file type.”
Please make sure that you are using an e-reader application, and that you have downloaded the correct file type. Our ebooks cannot be read with Microsoft Word or Adobe reader (see above).
When I try to email a book to my Send-to-Kindle address, it doesn’t come through.
First, you’ll need to make sure that you’re sending the book from an email that’s been registered with your Kindle device. Your email settings can be found on the Manage your Devices page at Manage your Kindle). If it’s still not working, the issue could be that the book file is simply too large to send over email. In this case, you will need to transfer the book using a USB cable (see instructions above).
Still having problems?
If you’re still having trouble, then please write to us at [email protected] (US and Canada customers) or [email protected] (UK, Europe and Rest of World customers) including your order number (7 digits and starts with a V), and we’ll do everything that we can to help.
Please make sure that you include the following information:
1. The device and app you’re using.
2. Which steps you have already attempted.
3. At what point does the procedure fail, and what (if any) error messages are you seeing?
Without Wi Fi
If you have an older Kindle without Wi-Fi, or no available Wi-Fi connection outside of the Library, there are a couple additional steps to transfer the e-book file from your computer to the device.
- In the final step of the checkout process, you’ll have the option to download your e-book as a file.
- Connect your Kindle to the computer via USB and save the file to the Kindle’s Documents folder.
- For more information, read Amazon’s instructions for transferring files via USB.
In addition to Kindle formatted e-books, you can read EPUB e-books and listen to MP3 audiobooks on the Kindle Fire by downloading the OverDrive app from the Amazon Appstore. Follow the Android instructions for setting up the app and checking out e-books and audiobooks. You can also install the cloudLibrary app on your Kindle Fire, which gives you access to an additional collection of library e-books to borrow. This app is not available through the Amazon Appstore. Visit cloudLibrary for complete instructions on installing and setting up the app.
- Go to amazon.com/myk and sign in.
- Click the Actions button next to the title and then Return this book.
- If you choose to purchase the book from the Kindle Store or check it out again at a later date, all of your notes and highlights will be preserved.
- If you want to set up additional devices, see what you have checked out, or return a book, go to Manage Your Kindle.
- Need more help? View the Amazon Help page for public library books for additional resources related to Kindle devices and reading apps.
Borrow e-books through the NYPL Catalog
You can search for and checkout both OverDrive and cloudLibrary e-books through the catalog. When you search for e-books, you will see a button to the right of the title indicating that you can check out the book in OverDrive or in cloudLibrary, or place a hold on the title in OverDrive or cloudLibrary. You can also check the status of all your digital checkouts and holds under My eBooks when you log into your account.
Still need help? Find an e-book class at your local library.