I’ve had a lot of people emailing me wondering how to get my free book, The Girl Between Worlds, onto their Kindle device. After some trial and error, I’ve found a very, very simple way to do it.
1. Download the mobi file from DropBox.
Your first step is to save the file with the .mobi extension onto your computer.
2. Get your Kindle device email address from the “Manage Your Content” section.
Next, go to your Amazon account and choose “Manage your Content and Devices.”
On this page, go to “Your Devices.” Choose the device you want to read the book on, and find the email address associated with that device. The screen will look something like this:
In this example, my iPad is highlighted, because that’s where I usually read books. See the red arrow below the list of my devices? It’s pointing at the email address associated with my iPad. Your email address should look something like [your name]@kindle.com.
3. Email the mobi file to your Kindle address as an attachment.
Copy the email address you’ve found and send an email to that address. Attach the mobi file of the book you want to add.
So for example, to send The Girl Between Worlds to my iPad, I copied the email address above and sent an email to that address with the Girl mobi file as an attachment. (It should also work with the PDF version, but I didn’t try that.)
* Note: You have to send the email from one of your “approved” email addresses. This is typically the email address associated with your Amazon account. The first time I tried this, I emailed the file from my RA Marshall email address and it didn’t work. When I tried again, this time sending it from the address associated with my Amazon account, it worked.
4. Open your Kindle device and enjoy!
Once you’ve emailed the file to your device, it should show up in Kindle shortly. When I was trying this, I found the file I sent to myself on the Device tab, not the Cloud tab. I also had to restart the Kindle app on my iPad before it showed up. So if it doesn’t show up immediately for you, try closing and restarting your app.