Email

The easiest way to put books on your Kindle is to do it via email.

To get your Kindle’s email address, go to amazon.com/myk using your PC’s web browser. Up top, click the Devices tab. In the list below, find the relevant Kindle device and click the three dots on the left. In the pop-up window, you’ll see an @kindle.com email address. (It’s set to a default address, but you can change it by clicking Edit.)

Kindle email address

Back up top, click the Preferences tab and scroll down to Personal Document Settings. Click the down arrow on the right and scroll to “Approved Personal Document E-mail List.” The email attached to your Amazon account should be listed here. If that’s the email address you’ll be using to send e-books to your Kindle, you’re all set. To use a different email, click “Add a new approved e-mail address” and enter the address you want to use.

Remember, your Kindle needs to be attached to a Wi-Fi or 3G network for this to work. It doesn’t have to be your home network, of course; you can go to a coffee

Back up top, click the Preferences tab and scroll down to Personal Document Settings. Click the down arrow on the right and scroll to “Approved Personal Document E-mail List.” The email attached to your Amazon account should be listed here. If that’s the email address you’ll be using to send e-books to your Kindle, you’re all set. To use a different email, click “Add a new approved e-mail address” and enter the address you want to use.

Remember, your Kindle needs to be attached to a Wi-Fi or 3G network for this to work. It doesn’t have to be your home network, of course; you can go to a coffee shop or a public library, for instance.

Mobi Format (Kindle)

Good news: The books we sent you are in the Mobi format, they’re already readable by the Kindle. Attach the file to an email, send it to your Kindle’s email address (with any subject, and nothing in the body of the email), and it should appear on your Kindle shortly. You can also drag and drop the file onto your Kindle if you attach the device to your PC with a USB cable.