This post was previously posted here, but now includes some updated information due to changes on Amazon.
Did you know that you can read all those ebooks or pdf documents that you download on your Kindle, Tablet, Smartphone or PC by using a Kindle app? Sure you can purchase or find free ebooks on Amazon, but what about all the other ebooks you download from your favorite bloggers?
If you’re like me, you may do most of your reading while waiting at appointments or kids activities, and who wants to lug the bulky laptop all these places. You don’t have to. You can send these ebooks to your Kindle or Kindle App by email with these simple instructions and read them on the go.
Maybe you don’t have a Kindle and want to read these books on your computer. You can do that too?
First you will need a Kindle or a Kindle App. The Kindle App can be downloaded to many smartphones, tablets and PC’s by searching for the Kindle App in your app store. For more information on Kindle reading apps, you can go here.
Next you will log into your Amazon account and click on “Your Account” at the top right of the page, to be taken to your account information page.
Now scroll down and find the digital content area and click on “manage your content and devices”.
Next you will look to your right and find “settings” and click on it as shown below.
Scroll down to “Personal Document Settings” and find the device you want to send documents/ebooks /PDF’s to. Jot this email address down (it will end with kindle.com) or add it to your contacts in your personal email account.
Now scroll down to “Approved Personal Document E-mail List” just under where you find the email list. Make sure the email address you will be using to send these documents/ebooks /PDF’s to your Kindle or Kindle App is listed. If it is not listed, be sure to use the “add a new approved email address” feature to get your email address listed. This is a security measure to help prevent spam on your device (I have never had any spam).
SENDING TO YOUR KINDLE OR KINDLE APP
Place the kindle or kindle device email address in the “to” field on your email or select it form your contacts list. Remember this email address ends in kindle.com. Place the word “convert” in the subject line and your documents will be changed to kindle format. Now attach your document (ebook) to the email as you would any other file. Making sure to do only one ebook/document at a time. Now it may take a bit for these to send, but when you open your Kindle app on your device, you should find the items in your cloud under books or documents. Your app must be open for the files to download.
Keep in mind that the documents/ebooks that you send to your Kindle will be in the cloud. This means that any Kindle or kindle app devices on your amazon account will be able to download this ebook/document to their device as well. Generally this is not a problem, my kids don’t want to read frugal ebooks, but you should know in the case of reading important or private documents.
That’s it! You can now read those ebooks on your Kindle or device with a Kindle app.
I’m so happy to be able to take all those ebooks I have collected over the last few years with me wherever I go. I can read about frugal living, homeschooling, faith, recipes and so much more while on the go.
If you have any questions you can feel free to ask me, I can try to help you out, or you can go to Amazon for help with the Kindle Personal Documents Service.
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