The Amazon Kindle is one of the best e-readers out there that you can use to enhance your reading experience. It is convenient, lightweight, and supports nearly every electronic format. However, the main issue for new users is how to send their eBooks to Kindle.
Believe it or not, that’s one of the many reasons Kindle is a great e-reader. Amazon offers multiple ways of sending your document to your Kindle device. If you have a file that you wish to view through Amazon’s e-reader, then this is your go-to guide. We’ll talk about the file format the e-reader supports and how to send eBooks to Kindle in multiple ways. So, if you’re a new user wishing for the Kindle reading experience, read this blog first.
What Formats Does Kindle Support in 2023?
As we said before, one of the things that Kindle allows its audience is that it supports nearly all electronic formats. Here, we have grouped the Kindle-allowed file formats:
PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, and TXT are some file formats Kindle has no problem converting to Kindle format.
Kindle can open nearly all types of images, including JPEG, GIF, BMP, and PNG.
Apart from these, Kindle can also handle EPUB, HTML, and HTM.
File Type Not Supported:
As of 2023, Kindle has stopped supporting AMZ and MOBI formats. If you’re a writer, converting them to a different one is better. If you don’t know how, get a professional editor to help you.
If you have a file format that Kindle doesn’t support, you could use a converting software like Calibre to convert the unsupported format to a supported one.
How to Send eBook to Kindle Via Email:
Now that we’ve taken care of formats, let’s look at the different ways you could send an eBook to your Kindle.
Let’s first talk about how you can send eBooks via email. Also referred to as “Send-to-Kindle,” the service allows you to send eBooks you purchased on Amazon to the e-reader device. Here’s how to use it:
Step 1-Things to Do Before You Send One:
Before we begin, there are a few things you need to set first (if you already haven’t) to ensure the process goes smoothly.
· Have an Email Account:
Set up an email address such as Gmail or Yahoo. Ignore it if you already have a registered email account.
· Register an Amazon Account:
You should also register yourself on Amazon. You will need an Amazon account, so be sure to set it up first before moving forward. Ignore this step if you have one.
· Register your Kindle:
Apart from having a personal and Amazon email address, you must also register your Kindle device. In most cases, when you fire up any Kindle device, they’ll quickly guide you through the registration process.
But, if you plan to do it manually, you first click on the three dots in the top right corner. When a menu pops up, open “Settings.” Ensure your Wi-Fi is connected to the device, and click on Registration in the settings menu. Use the Amazon Account credentials to register your device successfully.
Step 2- Get your Send-to-Kindle Email Address:
After everything’s done, you need your Send-to-Kindle email address for sending your eBook from your Amazon account to your Kindle.
To do it, open up your Amazon account on the web. And click on “Accounts &Lists.” Next, click “Content & Devices” and then the “Devices” tab. Here, you’ll find your Kindle device. Select it and look into its details. The details offer information regarding the device, including the name, type, and serial number.
Find the email column here and look for an address that ends with “@kindle.com.” This is your Send-to-Kindle email address. Record it somewhere or save it to your email contact list. The email would allow you to send your eBooks to your Kindle device.
Step 3- Add your Approved Email Address:
Now Amazon, to ensure the privacy and protection of your Kindle device, only allows “approved email addresses” to use the Send-to-Kindle feature. First, go to the settings page and locate the “Approved Personal Document Email List.” After the tab opens, add the personal email address you created at the start to the list.
Step 4- Send your Document to Kindle:
After you’re done, you can send any supported format eBook to your Kindle device. Just simply go create a new email. Add the Send-to-Kindle email address as the recipient that you found in step 2.
Either put nothing in the subject body or simply type “Convert” in it. If you’re sending a supported file, you wish Kindle to automatically convert to Kindle format. In the body, attach the file you wish to send. Finally, click on send. Your document will be transferred to your Kindle device in a few minutes.
How to Send eBooks to Kindle Via Smartphones
You can also share a supported file to Kindle through your smartphone. However, be sure you have the “Kindle App” installed and a good Wi-Fi connection to your smartphone and Kindle device.
If you wish to open the file on your Kindle device, you must first upload it into the library in the Kindle app. To do that, ensure you’re logged in via your Amazon account on the Kindle app.
Next, open your device file manager and locate the file you wish to send. Use the share feature on your smartphone and click on the Kindle app. Once you’re done, the file will be archived in the library and be accessible on your registered Kindle device.
If you have an iPhone or iPad, you could also use it to send files to the Kindle app. The steps for sending are nearly identical to the Android. Make sure you have your Kindle app installed. Locate the files you wish to send and click on share. Click on the Kindle app to enter your file into the library.
How to Send eBooks to Kindle Via Desktop Application
Another handy way to access your Kindle file is using the Kindle software (Windows or Mac). Simply install the app on your desktop and log in using your Amazon account details. After it’s set up, you can easily use the drag-and-drop feature to transfer the file you wish to send and archive it in the Kindle library, similar to the mobile application. Once it’s done, you’ll be able to able to locate the file in the Kindle Library.
Summing it Up!
As we’re near the end, let’s go briefly at what we learned about how to send eBooks to Kindle. The Kindle is a convenient, lightweight, and portable reader by Amazon that lets you view readable files in nearly any format. You have various easy and safe ways to send your document to your device through the Send-to-Kindle feature, via the Kindle app on smartphones, or the desktop application. Ensure you have a personal Amazon account and your Kindle device is registered. By following the steps, you’ll be reading your favorite eBook in no time.
Can I Transfer my Own eBooks to Kindle?
Yes! Simply transfer your books to the Kindle library. That way, you can view your files using your registered Kindle device.
How do I Transfer an eBook from my Phone to Kindle?
If you’re wondering how to send an eBook to Kindle via mobile phone, ensure the Kindle app is installed and set up. Locate the file you wish to send, click on share, and click on the Kindle app. Once you’re done, you can view your file via your Kindle device.
Does Kindle Accept EPUB Files?
Yes, EPUB is the recommended format in which most eBooks Amazon sells. The Kindle device lets you open EPUB format files easily.
How do I Send eBooks to Kindle Via USB?
You can also use a type USB-C to transfer your eBooks from your desktop to your Kindle device. Simply connect your USB-C cable to the Kindle and connect it to your desktop. After it completely links, you can locate the Kindle drive on your PC. Simply drag and drop the chosen file into the drive. Safely disconnect the device. With that, you’ve successfully transferred your file to your Kindle.