The Kindle is very popular amongst readers, and today it is very easy to send out content to your Kindle for enjoyment. Whether you want to send a word document or a free eBook, you can use two different methods of sending the files. You can use email files to send the books or send them over a USB.
The Kindle Personal Documents stores all documents that you transfer and even when you buy a Kindle, they will get restored. The documents can also be accessed from Kindle apps on different platforms.
Using Send to Kindle for PC
Send to Kindle for PC is an Amazon app that offers the fastest and easiest way of sending free books as well as other documents to the Kindle. You, of course, need to install the app first before you can go ahead to send the eBooks from the ‘send to Kindle’ option on your right click menu. This app makes the transfer swift because you do not need to connect cables or send emails as it is usually the case for many.
The Send to Kindle for PC will also install a virtual printer so that you can have the document appear on the Kindle as while you are printing using the ‘Send to Kindle’ option.
Using Email to @kindle.com
Sending documents to Kindle can be done through sending the files or books to the Kindle email address before Amazon introduced the PC app. You can still use this method.
Before sending your documents, a personal email address needs to be set up to act as an allowed sender. You can start by visiting Manage Your Kindle Page on Amazon and then click on the Personal Documents Settings which is a link under Your Kindle account on the sidebar.
It is important to remember that Kindle users are now enjoying cloud storage for eBooks thanks to Amazon making this possible. The cloud support offers reading features that are similar to what you get with the eBooks you buy from Amazon. The features that you can enjoy with the support include dictionary lookup, bookmarks, notes, and highlights. You can also sync reading positions across all Kindle Apps from Amazon and eReaders. You can set this in two ways, the easy way or the hard way highlighted below.
The easy way
To send eBooks and other documents to Kindle Cloud the easy way, you need to install the Send2Kindle app. You will find the app version for Android, OSX, and Windows as well and after installing and configuring, you will have an easy time using it.
You simply need to select files that you wish to send for the PC app and then choose the option ‘send2kindle’. The book will then show as a print option when viewing in Adobe Reader, MSWord and others. To make the transfer even easier, the app creates a window to where you can drag compatible files, and they will be sent to Kindle when you release.
You can launch the app or visit Send2Kindle to get more details.
The hard way
The hard way of sending books to Kindle cloud starts with a setup that you should begin by opening Manage Your Kindle page from Amazon.com. After logging onto the account, choose the settings tab and scroll down to the ‘Approved Personal Document Email List’ section. This section allows you to list email addresses to use when sending content to Kindle Cloud. After setting the authorised email addresses, you can then scroll up to the Kindle management page and the ‘Send to Kindle email settings’ section. The specific email addresses for every Kindle app as well as hardware are contained here. They make it possible for you to send eBooks and documents to specific apps or Kindle.
Editing comes next. Editing is necessary because not every app has a unique email address so you might need to add addresses to the address book in the email account. After editing, you are now ready to start sending the eBooks to Kindle Cloud.
To send the eBooks that you are interested in submitting, you only need to select the relevant email address that you added to the address book and then send an email with a text attached to the address.
Things to remember when sending books to Kindle:
- Kindle accommodates some documents. Some of the files that you can send to the Kindle are PDF, BMP, PNG, GIF, HTML, MSWORD, RTF, JPEG and Kindle formats like.AZW and.MOBI. It is however also important to remember that they should be 50MB and below in size.
- PDF files are set without any alterations, but the rest of the documents will get converted to Kindle format when they are sent. When you email Kindle format eBooks, they are likely to be all mangled up so don’t be surprised if this happens.
- Amazon might charge an amount as delivery fees, and you should be aware of this before you send any of your files. For 3G equipped Kindle, a $.15 charge by Amazon might be applicable for every megabyte. When sending your content to smartphones or tablets using 4G or 3G data connection, the service provider you are using may also charge you a small fee for delivery.
- You can limit your sending to the Kindle over Wi- Fi. Amazon offers this option, and you can get access from the ‘Manage Your Kindle’ page and under the settings tab. Another possibility is limiting the amount you are willing to pay as delivery cost, so try that out as well.
- Remember to enable the archive option. Amazon adds the eBooks to the Kindle account, but you also need to have the feature enabled to enjoy the archiving. From the settings tab on your ‘Manage Your Kindle account,’ you can enable the option very quickly. Remember to allow it to enjoy a more pleasant sending experience.
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