The facilities we describe on this page are provided by Amazon. They are outside our control, and Amazon may change the way they work at any time. If in doubt, please visit Amazon's Kindle web site or contact Amazon for support.
Amazon provide a service that lets you send documents and e-books to Amazon and then installs them on your Kindle for you. THis is the service that you are going to be using. For full details, see "Sending Personal Documents to Kindle" in your Kindle User Guide, or Kindle Personal Documents Service page on Amazon's web site.
The "Send to Kindle" program can be downloaded from Amazon. Once you have downloaded and installed the program, you can send e-books to your Kindle as follows:
Amazon's servers will then process the e-book file and transmit it to your Kindle. This may take a few minutes, but if you are sending a big e-book and aren't using wi-fi then it may take rather longer.
Instead of having to download and install a program from Amazon, you can send an e-book to your Kindle by email:
When you get a Kindle, you also get a special email address from Amazon, ending in
@kindle.com. Documents sent to that address are automatically converted by Amazon and sent to your Kindle. If you can't remember your Kindle's email address, here is how to find it.
Before you send your first e-book by email to your Kindle, you need to tell Amazon the email address you will be sending e-books from (this is to protect your Kindle from spam). Here is how to set this up.
At the time of writing, the general principle is that this service is free if your Kindle is connected to the Internet via wi-fi, and "a small charge" is applied if it needs to use the 3G connection. Please check Amazon's documentation, since their policies may change.
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