How to add non-Amazon books to your Kindle wirelessly

Thank you George TakeiSay you want to download ‘Wetter‘ for free, but, as discussed here, it’s not available from Amazon yet, and you want to read it on your Kindle or the Kindle app on your iPad or iPhone. Let’s also assume you hate cables as much as the rest of us. It’s easy.

This also works for checking how your own e-books look on various devices and it can all be done by sending just one e-mail, once you get the set-up right.

1. Log in to your Amazon account to allow your Kindle to receive personal documents per e-mail
2. On your Amazon account page, go to Manage you Kindle > Personal Document Settings  (under ‘Your Kindle Account’)
3. Here you will find your Send-to-Kindle E-Mail addresses. You have one per device, but when you send documents to your Kindle the apps on your other devices will automatically sync, so there’s no need to send it to all. Write down the e-mail address.
4.  Scroll down to the ‘Approved Personal Document E-mail List’ and add your personal e-mail address (not the Kindle e-mail address) for approval
5. Open a new e-mail addressed to your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address. Attach the file you downloaded/bought/created and send.
6. Next time you fire up your Kindle (or app) it will sync and the file will be downloaded. If it’s a Mobi, you’ll be able to read it just like any other book. Now that your Kindle is set up for receiving personal documents, there’s no need to repeat the first 4 steps. Just e-mail the document and you’re done.

Happy reading.

5 Replies to “How to add non-Amazon books to your Kindle wirelessly”

  1. Can you please help? I have done exactly this, and it does not work on my father’s Kindle DX. He receives an email from Amazon telling him to download the document (an azw book) to his computer and then transfer it to his Kindle by USB. He is disabled and will not mess with cables and such, but we kids REALLY want to be able to email him books to read… Thanks!

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