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Download by cable, send by email, download from a browser and other convenient methods.

Amazon Reader supports many file formats, including DOC, RTF, TXT, HTML, as well as the most convenient MOBI and PDF. Common ePub and FB2 without preliminary conversion, unfortunately, Kindle will not be able to read.

There are several ways to download books, whether using a computer or not.

1. Copy via USB

The simplest and most obvious option. No Amazon account or internet registration required. All you need is a computer and a cable.

  1. Connect your Kindle to your computer using a cable.
  2. Open Finder or Explorer and locate a mounted removable drive called Kindle.
  3. Go to the documents folder and drag the necessary books into it.
  4. Remove the device.

2. Import via Caliber

Like the previous method, this one does not require registration. And thanks to the capabilities of Caliber, you can immediately convert books from incompatible formats.

  1. Download the program from the link and install it on a Mac or PC.
  2. Connect your Kindle to your computer with a cable and wait for Caliber to detect it.
  3. If books have not yet been imported to the library, add them by simply dragging them to the program window.
  4. Highlight the desired items and click the "Send to device" button.

3. Sending via Send to Kindle

Another option for sending books from a computer. You no longer need to connect the Kindle with a cable, the content is synchronized via Wi-Fi. You will need to register an account.

  1. Download the application from the link and install it.
  2. Launch and log into your Amazon account.
  3. Drag the book into the application window and select the devices onto which it should be downloaded.
  4. Click the Send button and wait for the download to finish.
  5. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on on your Kindle and after a few seconds the book will appear on your device.

4. Sending to Kindle-mail

Another option to download over the Internet. Using a computer is optional. Any device will do, but you will need a registered Amazon account.

1. Log in to your Amazon account by opening this link in your browser.

2. Go to the Devices tab and find the desired device in the list.

3. Open the details and copy the personal email of your Kindle.

4. Go to the Preferences tab and open the Personal Document Settings section.

5. Scroll to the very end and, by clicking on the Add a new approved e-mail address button, add the trusted addresses from which you are going to send books to the Kindle.

6. Send an e-mail with the desired file in the attachment to the Kindle email, which you learned in the third step.

7. A couple of minutes after Wi-Fi is enabled on the reader, the book will appear in the library.

5. Download via browser

The most autonomous option without the use of additional devices, applications and account. Books are downloaded directly from the built-in browser.

1. Open the menu and select “Experimental browser”.

2. Enter the library URL in the address bar. For example, gutenberg.org.

3. Find the desired book and click on the download link.

4. Confirm the download, and after a few seconds the book appears on the Kindle screen.

10 comments

it is very good

otherwise I’m annoyed by the fact that I can’t let me read electronic paper like a paper book — in other words, it’s the last and cheaper by a factor of three — so I have to endure it ...

all the more so - since it’s impossible to trace anyway before and now - they can’t do this anyway - you still have to rely on user honesty

Re: this is very good

Liters specifically for the Russian market was developed, probably.

It would be more expensive for them to implement a defense mechanism like that of Amazon. It’s easier to just give the files.

But how to convert a book from Kindle to another format. is it not possible to download it to your computer? I started buying books on Kindle not long ago, but I really like it.

Yes, I will write a separate instruction message on the blog.

And one more “tip” - recently Crossway.org sells everything electronically at a fixed price of 9.99, and there the books are handed out unencrypted (like Amazon’s), in epub + mobi + formats something else, and mobi opens perfectly in Kindle .

At such a fixed price, Amazon may be cheaper than Crossway, but Crossway does not have to worry about decoding (however, it is not so complicated, I will write). But Amazon's are automatically synchronized between devices. Here are the torments of choice.

I do not have the Kindle device itself. I buy books under the Kindle on Amazon and read them on the i-pod. they have a special feature for this type of ibooks, only for kindle. )))

Yes, but you can also convert if you have a Windows computer (I will write about this). And if Mac, then I don’t know, but everything is on the Internet.

Termins s01e42: how to convert e-books (Jul 2019).

Did you know that there is another way to get Kindle books for free, besides looking at the lists of the latest free Kindle books? Below you will learn how to share your Kindle books with friends and family and learn how to borrow their Kindle books, all for free.

When shared with friends, books can be borrowed for a maximum of 14 days. However, if you share your Kindle books with your family, they may have access to them as much as they want.

Below are detailed instructions on how to donate your Kindle book to a friend or family member, and how to download a shared Kindle book to your device.

Be sure to read the “Lending Restrictions” section below to let you know what you can and cannot do when laying down your Kindle books.

How to rent a liquefaction book to someone

There are two ways to provide a Kindle book to someone. You can choose any method, depending on what is easiest for you, although I recommend following the first set of instructions below.

Note: No matter which method you use, the recipient will have 7 days to accept the book that you provided them. The book is not available to you during this period.

Use Contact & Device Management to borrow a Kindle book

This method allows you to go directly to your account page, which lists all the Kindle books you have purchased, which makes it very easy to find and share your books.

  1. Visit the Content and Device Management section of your Amazon account.
  2. Select button Actions next to the book you want to loan, and then select the link titled Take this heading .
    Note: If this option is not available, the book is not subject to credit.
  3. This will lead you to a new page. Enter the recipient's email address in the details field. You also have the option of adding a name and message to the recipient.
  1. Press button Send now to issue a Kindle book.

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Another way to share Kindle books with others is to first find it through the Kindle Store.

  1. Visit the Kindle Store to find the book you want to share.
  2. As soon as you look at the Kindle book’s details page, click on the offer link at the top of the page that says: “ Take this book to everyone you choose. ”
  3. A new window will open. Enter the recipient's email address in the details field.
  4. Press button Send now to issue a Kindle book.

How to download a book of borrowed bookmarks

If a friend sent you a book to borrow, follow these instructions to download it to your Kindle reader:

  1. Open the letter from the sender and press the button called Get your book on loan .
    Email will be sent from Amazon. com with a theme "provided you with a Kindle book" .
  2. If you are asked, log in to your Amazon account in the window that opens.
    If you know which device or reader you want to send your Kindle book to, select it now and then select Accept loan book .
    If you don’t have a Kindle or an application that can read Kindle books, click Accept loan book Anyway, then follow the instructions to download the free Kindle reader.

Lending restrictions

Not all Kindle books can be borrowed. Only books marked as eligible for lending can be borrowed by others.

Once you have lent a book to someone, you cannot read it during this period. In other words, a Kindle book can only be read by one person at a time, which means that a book borrowed from you is available only to the person who borrows it.

The person you lent your Kindle book will have a maximum of 14 days (this time period is set by the publisher) before he gets back to you. Given that they have 7 days to accept a loan, assuming they wait a full week to finally borrow a book, and given that you cannot access your book from the moment the loan process begins, you may be without a Kindle book for a total of 21 days.

You can issue a specific book only once, which means that one person has borrowed a specific Kindle from you, you cannot lend the same book to the same person or anyone else .

Connect with other people who want to share Kindle books

If you want to take a Kindle book that your friend does not have, there are certain sites that allow you to chat with other people who want to share Kindle books. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Lendle - If you want to borrow a book from someone on this site, you can easily find them through the website or using the bookmarklet, which will allow you to quickly find Lendl for books that you find from Amazon’s own site. You can sort the results by the number of borrowers, as well as by the number of requests for a loan.
  • BookLending. com - Find the book you want to borrow from all other BookLending. users. Once the book is available, you will receive an email from Amazon.
  • Goodreads - This site is only available for invitations. Just follow the instructions to learn how to start sharing your Kindle books with other Goodreads members for free.

How to Share Kindle Books with Your Family

Another way to share Kindle books with your family. This uses the Amazon Family Library feature, which allows two adults and four children to share some or all of their Kindle books, apps, and audio books with each other on a device or app that supports Family Library.

The family library is different from the previous Kindle book sharing method, because the above limitations do not exist here. This means that the adult you share your Kindle books with is not limited to the 14-day borrowing period, and you can both read the same book at the same time.

Building a virtual household

First of all, before sharing your Kindle books with your family, you need to identify the other adult and children who should have access to your account.

  1. Visit the Content and Device Management section of your Amazon account.
  2. Tab Settings (here) in the section Home and Family Libraries press the button Invite an adult .
  3. Another adult must either enter their Amazon email and password in this section (if they already have an Amazon account) or create a new account.
  4. Select Yes to activate the account and the account of another adult.
    Important: This is necessary if you want to share content with each other. Keep in mind that this means you can both view and use the other person’s payment methods.
  5. Choose what you would like to share with another adult, for example Applications, Audiobooks, and / or Books, and for another adult to choose what they would like to share with you.
  6. Click Done .

Adding a child to your account is as simple as the next step 1 and 2, but select Add baby instead Invite an adult .

Only devices that support Kindle FreeTime can access child accounts. Learn more about FreeTime profiles to find out more.

Choose which books to share

Now that your virtual household is set up, you can easily share your Kindle books with your family. This method is very similar to sharing Kindle books with non-family members:

  1. Visit the Content and Device Management section of your Amazon account.
  2. Choose a link Show family library on the tab Your content to open additional Family Library buttons.
  3. Select one or more books you want to share with a family member, and then select Add to library .
  4. Select the family member to whom you want to send the book (s), and then select Ok .

How to Download a Kindle Book from Family Library

Once you and another adult in your family give each other full access to another person’s Kindle books, it’s really easy to send the e-books of your choice to your Kindle device or app.

  1. Visit the Content and Device Management section of your Amazon account.
  2. Select the books you want to send to your device or application, and click Deliver .
  3. Choose where the books should be sent from the pop-up menu, and then click Deliver again.

How does it work

In fact, all the Kindle e-books you bought in your Kindle library can be leased, but, unfortunately, only if the e-book publisher provides them on credit. At the moment, out of the 15 purchased e-books in my Kindle library, only three can be leased. But I’m sure that in the coming months other publishers will join this service.

When you follow the link to your Kindle library on Amazon, you can click on the + button on each of your Kindle e-books to find out if they are available for loan.

Similarly, when you browse e-books in the Kindle Store, it will also indicate whether you can rent this book.

Another caveat to this service is that Kindle e-books can only be taken for 14 days.

The recipient of your e-book should not have a Kindle. E-books can also be read on other devices, as described above. However, the e-book borrower must already be or become a member of Amazon in order to access the borrowed e-book.

E-Book Lending

When you are ready to borrow one of your e-books, just click the “Borrow this book” button and detailed information about it will appear.

The loan recipient has up to 7 days to accept the loan, and only 14 days to keep the borrowed e-book for reading. As long as your e-book is leased, you do not have access to read it, which, in essence, is similar to leasing a paper book.

In addition, when your e-book is on lease, all of your e-book annotations are not visible to the borrower. Making annotations visible or not should be the preferred option, as I could imagine sharing annotations can be a great learning tool for two people sharing an e-book. The borrower can also make annotations in the e-book that are not visible to the lender. According to Amazon, “if the borrower acquires the same title after the loan has expired, any notes and key points made in the borrowed book will be saved in the purchased version.”

Of course, you can view the status of your loans in your Kindle library by again clicking on the + icon next to the title and looking at the details of the e-books that you have lent or borrowed. You will also receive notifications about the status of your borrowed and borrowed e-books.

Although 14 days is a relatively short time to borrow a book, unlike paper books, you will at least return your book in a reasonable amount of time. Of course, it should be possible to transfer e-books to someone indefinitely, as can be done with paper books.

Amazon also reports that “Kindle book Lending can only be initiated by customers residing in the United States. If a loan is provided to a client outside the United States, the borrower may not be able to accept the loan if the name is not available in their country because of the geographic rights of the publisher. ”

Looking for loan e-books

If you don’t have a few friends to borrow or borrow e-books, you might consider joining one of several social networks for book readers.

For example, the Kindle Lending group has already been created on the site to exchange their e-books.

You can browse the list of e-books to see which ones are available, mark them as loan and create a link to your list for viewing by other users.

Several groups on Facebook, such as this and this, have already been created for loaned books as well. I am sure that soon some enterprising web developers will create entire websites based on this and other services for e-books.

Amazon has a lot of interesting things to give out e-books. For example, you should be able to initiate a loan process from the Kindle Reader or from the Kindle e-book reader.

Let us know what you think of this feature. Have you tried this already? What do you like about this and what is missing?

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