Kindle is an amazing device for those who love to “read.” The new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD are fully fledged tablets that lets you do more, than just to read. So if you’ve got a brand new Kindle device then you might want to send/transfer your documents and files to your Kindle. Fortunately, Amazon offers us two ways to do this. So let’s take a look at both the methods in detail.
Method 1: Using Send to Kindle for PC & Mac
Amazon offers an application named as Send to Kindle for PC and Mac users. It is a free application that lets you easily send your personal documents to your registered Kindle devices, Kindle reading applications and Kindle Library from your computer. Download Send to Kindle for PC from here, and for Mac from here.
If you’re not comfortable to install any separate application for this purpose, then there’s an alternative way too. You can also send any web content to Kindle using extensions for Firefox & Chrome. However, it’s worth noting that these browser extensions will only send online web content to Kindle, and not any personal files and documents from your computer.
Method 2: Using Send-to-Kindle e-mail address
When you register your Kindle for the first time, you’ll be automatically assigned a Send-to-Kindle e-mail address. This is an unique email address where you can send any supported files to your Kindle. However, this Send-to-Kindle e-mail address would be different for your different devices. For example; Kindle will assign a different email address for your Kindle device, your Kindle iPad app and to your Kindle Android app so that you can send the document exactly to only a particular device.
You can find this email address from Manage your Kindle and then clicking on Manage your Devices from the left sidebar (direct link). From there, you can see an email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org, listed next to your device name.
Once you find this email address, simply attach your document/file to the email, and send it to your Kindle email address that you’ve found in the above step.
Kindle Supported File Types
You can wirelessly download Kindle books, magazines, newspapers and blogs from Kindle Store as well as transfer any other type of non-DRM text-based content to your Kindle device. Here’s a complete list of file types supported by Kindle:
- Documents: Kindle (.AZW). Text (.TXT), Unprotected Mobipocket (.MOBI, .PRC)
- Music: MP3 (.MP3)
- Audible: Audible (.AA, .AAX)
Note that EPUB books are not supported on Kindle at the moment.
You can also have any document converted to Kindle (.azw) format by sending your document via email as attachments to email@example.com with the subject line “convert.”
Kindle Personal Documents Service doesn’t charge fees for delivery of personal documents to Kindle devices over Wi-Fi. But there are fees for delivering the document via Whispernet. The fees are based on the size of file submitted, your country, and where you’re accessing Whispernet. Service fees for Whispernet is $ 0.15 per MB while inside the United States and $0.99 per MB when traveling outside the United States.
So that’s how you can transfer supported file types to Kindle device, via the Send to Kindle application from your PC or Mac, or via the Send to Kindle email address. Use any of your preferred method and enjoy reading on your Kindle!