The Ultimate Guide on how to Email Ebooks to Your Kindle

Did you know – you can send Ebooks to you kindle with one email?

It is super easy! Ebooks in the following formats – .MOBI and .AZW – can be sent to your kindle’s unique email address. You can also send documents from Word, saved web pages, and images. You just hit send, wait for 30 seconds later, and then the content will appear on your Kindle device.

How do you get this awesome feature setup?

First, we will find your kindle’s email address, and change it if you don’t like it. Then, we will check the “Approved Personal Document E-mail List”, a.k.a the list of emails permitted to send content to your kindle. Here is a step-by-step guide as of August 2020 –

  1. Log into your Amazon account and go to “Your Account“. Make sure this is the same account that you used when registering your Kindle.
  2. Select ‘Your device and content“, a hub for managing all digital contents and Amazon devices. Select kindle device you are using.
  3. Under “Devices” tab in the Manage Your Contents and Devices page, select the kindle you want to setup. A pop up box like the following would show up, where you can update your kindle’s name and email address –
  4. Under “Preferences” tab in the Manage Your Contents and Devices page, scroll down to the section of “Personal Document Setting”.
  5. Expand the “Personal Document Setting” section. You will see a list of approved emails that are allowed to send contents to your kindle.

Ashley’s note: Remember to do Step 4 and 5! I recently started using Kindle in preparation for an upcoming camping trip 🏕️. I spent hours trying to figure out why the email ebook feature was not working. Turned out that all the tutorials I watched online “forgot” to mentioned the part of adding my iCloud email to the approved list…

On expanding your kindle library: Let me know if you are looking for ebook sites. I used libgen when I was in college and highly recommend it. It has millions of ebooks, ranging from best-selling fictions to academic articles. All contents are free and easy to download. I will write up a post covering useful sites for kindles – but for now, reach out to me and I will happily connect with you via email 🙂

What Ebook types and file types does Kindle support?

As mentioned before, .MOBI and .AZW are the most typical kindle formats.

Unfortunately, .epub files which are frequently used in Apple devices is not supported. The great new is – there are multiple online converts that can convert .epub to .mobi or .amz, files that are recognized by Kindle.

For more info on what kind of finds can be read on Kindle, Amazon’s help center has an article – probably the most up-to-date documentation you will ever see! Here is a list of all accepted formats as of August 2020 –

  • Kindle Format (.MOBI, .AZW)
  • Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX)
  • HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
  • RTF (.RTF)
  • Text (.TXT)
  • JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
  • GIF (.GIF)
  • PNG (.PNG)
  • BMP (.BMP)
  • PDF (.PDF)

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