Want to download my Auckland blog post to read on your smartphone or Kindle? Now you can!
Available in both .epub (for iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Google Books etc) and .mobi (for Kindle), this completely free download enables you to easily read my blog post on the go, whether you’re on a plane, in a hotel or just on the sofa at home.
How to import a MOBI file to your Kindle
Email it to your Kindle
Every Kindle activated with an Amazon account is assigned a unique email address. You can simply email the “.mobi” file as an attachment to the email address associated with your Kindle.
To find the email address of your Kindle, login to your Amazon account and visit the Manage Your Content & Devices page:
It defaults to showing you “Your Content,” the Kindle books and other items in your library. Click on the “Your Devices” tab to see the Kindle devices and applications that are associated with your account:
Click on your Kindle and beneath it, the page will list the email address associated with that Kindle. It’ll look like [something] @ kindle.com, where “[something]” is probably a combination of name and numbers.
Save that email address (either as a contact or just copy it).
Next: Authorizing the sender.
Click on the Settings tab. First, scroll down to the “Send-to-Kindle E-Mail Settings” portion of the page.
This gives you another overview list of all the email addresses associated with all of your Kindle devices and mobile applications.
Scroll down further to the “Approved Personal Document E-mail List”:
You must send your document from one of these email addresses in order for it to be accepted. If the address you want to use isn’t listed, you can add it.
The email message Subject and Body are optional and completely ignored. All that matters is the “.mobi” file attached.
Once you send the .mobi file to your Kindle, two things should happen:
- The .mobi file will be delivered to that Kindle the same way that purchased books are delivered.
- The .mobi file will also be placed in your Kindle library. You can then download it to any of your other Kindle devices without needing to email it again.
Note that these can take a little time before they appear, and before they appear across all your devices. And of course, your Kindle must be online in order to receive the download.
Copy it to your Kindle
Connect your Kindle device to your PC using a USB cable.
In your File Explorer, your Kindle will either appear as an additional drive or as a Kindle device. In either case, copy the “.mobi” file into the folder “Books” (Kindle Fire devices) or “Documents” (Kindle Paperwhite and older devices) in the device’s internal storage.
After it has been copied safely disconnect your Kindle and the book should appear on the device’s list of books.
Note that copying a book to the device in this manner does not place it in your Kindle library for other devices.