Q: "Is there any way to send an AZW3 file to a Kindle? I have bought a new Kindle and I'd like to upload my former downloaded AZW3 file to Kindle for reading and keeping. I've never done this before. Are there any skillful techniques and how do I upload an AZW file to Kindle? Any help from you will be appreciated. Thanks ahead."   —From Qura

AZW3 is the fourth generation of Kindle file format which is a proprietary eBook file format created by Amazon.com. AZW is actually based on Mobipocket, which is used for Amazon eBook formats by Kindle devices and apps. You can also download AZW eBook files and read them on devices like smartphones, tablets, computers, or e-readers with Amazon’s Kindle app installed. If you have downloaded these files on your computers and you are longing for the solutions to how to upload AZW3 file to Kindle, useful tips would be offered here ready for you.

Brief Introduction to AZW3

Solution 1: Upload AZW3 files to Kindle devices by USB

If you have downloaded AZW3 eBook files on your computer, it is not difficult for you to make it when you have a micro-USB cable for Kindle. When you ask the question “how do I upload an AZW file to Kindle?”, the easiest solution that comes to our mind is to easily upload AZW3 file Kindle with USB. The simple steps here will give you more detailed guide on how to upload AZW3 file to Kindle.

Step 1: Connect the Kindle to your computer using its USB cable. After connecting your Kindle to your PC, Kindle will be recognized as a mass storage device.

Step 2: Open the Kindle folder,and you will see three folders in it called "music", "audible" and "documents".

Step 3: Locate the downloaded file on your computer, and then drag and drop the compatible file you want to transfer into the applicable folder. When AZW files are completely displayed in the folder, disconnect your Kindle and the AWZ eBooks will be in the Kindle's library right away.

Locate the downloaded file

Notice that the solution also works for sending other eBooks in so many common document formats including MOBI, DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, TXT, RTF and common image formats.

Solution 2: Send your AZW file to Kindle by email

Except for uploading AZW files to Kindle via the USB cable, you can also send your AZW file to Kindle by email. Note that before you send the AZW files you should make sure that there is no DRM protection on the files. And then, as long as you know the email address of your Kindle, you can email your Kindle files as attachments. Here comes the way on how to upload AZW3 file to Kindle by email.

Step 1: Set up the authorized email account and address

First of all, you go to Amazon Account, and then tick “Digital Content” to choose “Manage Your Content and Devices” and go further to Personal Document Settings section to set up the email account and address and approved them as authorized email.

personal doucument settings

Step 2: Send your AZW3 file to Kindle

To send an AZW file to your Kindle device, simply attach it to an email addressed to your Send-to-Kindle email. You don’t even have to include a subject in the email before sending it.

Solution 3: Upload AZW3 files to Kindle with the "Send to Kindle" app

Aside of sending AZW3 files to Kindle with USB and email, you can also fortunately make it by using Send to Kindle app, which is developed by Amazon to make sharing documents to all of your Kindle devices with a drag and drop affair so that you can read your files on your Kindle devices as well as free reading apps on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android phone and tablet. The way on how to upload AZW3 file to Kindle with the Send to Kindle app comes with the guide below when you are going to send AZW3 file from your PC to Kindle.

1. After downloading and installation, when you simply right click on a file in Windows Explorer, "Send to Kindle" will appear then. Thus, to send multiple documents to Kindle without opening them, you can simply select documents and choose "Send to Kindle" from the right-click menu in Windows Explorer.

Brief Introduction to Kindle Devices

2. From any Windows application that can print, select Print and choose Send to Kindle.

Brief Introduction to Kindle Devices

3. Drag and drop one or more documents onto the Send to Kindle application.

Brief Introduction to Kindle Devices

To use Send to Kindle app, you should get grasp of the system requirements:

  • A PC with a 500MHz Intel or AMD processor or faster
  • At least 128MB of RAM
  • Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows 7 or Windows 8