"Can you add and upload documents to Kindle devices from your local drive? I want to add non-Amazon eBooks to Kindle Paperwhite but have found no solution to do this. Please show me how to upload a document to my Kindle device in detail. What kind of tool should I use for uploading document to Kindle device?"
Many people would like to know solutions on how to upload a document to Kindle device, especially those people who have switched from Kobo or Adobe Digital Editions since they may want to transfer their eBooks purchased from Kobo and Adobe to Kindle device. Amazon has not provided any official way for such cases. However, with 3rd-party tools, you could easily transfer non-Amazon documents to Kindle devices.
In this guide, we would like to introduce you several effective solutions on how to upload local document to Kindle device, eBooks from Kobo and Adobe Digital Edition included. But before you start to upload a document to Kindle device, you need to know that Kindle accepts documents in the below formats: Kindle Format (.MOBI, .AZW), Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX), HTML (.HTML, .HTM), RTF (.RTF), Text (.TXT), JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG), GIF (.GIF), PNG (.PNG), BMP (.BMP), PDF (.PDF).
Solution 1: Steps on How to Upload a File to Kindle Devices with USB
If you have documents on your computer that you need them to be on your Kindle Paperwhite, or you want to transfer documents from one Kindle device to another, you can transfer these documents to Kindle with ease via USB cable. Connecting your Kindle via USB cable and transferring books to Kindle device via drag-and-drop is simple, and feasible for both Macintosh and Windows users. You could easily download and transfer Kindle content and personal documents to Kindle devices through USB connection.
To transfer documents to Kindle device via USB cable, your computer must meet the following system requirements:
1. PC: Windows 2000 or later
2. Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.2 or later
3. USB port: An available port or an attached USB hub with an available port to connect your Kindle Paperwhite to your computer:
If you want to transfer Kindle books from one Kindle device to another via USB cable connection, you need to firstly download Kindle documents onto your computer. The below steps would show you how to do this:
1. Connect your Kindle device to computer via USB cable.
2. On Amazon website, log in with your own account. Click the "Your Account" drop-down menu and select the "Manage Your Content and Devices" option.
3. Check the documents you want to transfer to another Kindle device and then click the "Actions" button to select "Download and Transfer via USB".
4. Select the Kindle device you want to transfer Kindle documents to as target path. If your Kindle device couldn't be set as target drive, just download your Kindle files to local drive and then copy and paste the downloaded Kindle devices to target Kindle device.
It would be also easy for you to upload local document to Kindle device via USB cable. But keep in mind that your documents should be saved in the formats Kindle accepts, as mentioned above. Then, follow the below steps to learn how to upload document to Kindle device via USB cable:
1. Connect your Kindle device with computer via provided USB cable. Make sure your Kindle device has been successfully connected to computer.
2. Enter Desktop mode and open "File Explorer" to find your Kindle under "Devices and Drives". Open your Kindle device folder and then open its "Documents" folder.
3. Navigate to the folder that has saved your documents, then copy and paste documents to the "Documents" folder inside your Kindle device folder.
4. Right-click the "Safely Remove Devices and Hardware" icon in the notification area of your computer. Select the "Eject" option to plug out of Kindle device from computer.
With USB cable connection, you could easily upload document to Kindle devices, though the process differs according to Kindle editions.
Solution 2: How to Upload Document to Kindle via Email
Besides using USB cable connection to transfer and upload documents to Kindle devices, you could also upload document to Kindle device via email. You could set your contacts as approved Kindle contacts, and then you and the approved contacts could send documents to your registered Kindle devices, free Kindle reading apps, and your Kindle Library in the Amazon Cloud via your Send-to-Kindle email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). This Send-to-Kindle email address is a unique address.
How to send a document to your Kindle via email? Check the below steps:
1. Log into Amazon website with your account to find out your Send-to-Kindle email address by clicking "Manage Your Kindle > Manage Your Devices" options successively.
2. Open "Manage Your Kindle > Personal Document Settings" page then to add email account that will be allowed to send documents to you via email. You could add more accounts to this list.
3. To send a document to your Kindle device or app, simply attach it to an e-mail addressed to your Send-to-Kindle e-mail.
It is extremely easy to transfer documents to Kindle devices via email, though the email account setting would be a little bit time consuming.
Solution 3: How to Upload Document to Kindle by Using "Send to Kindle" App
To send documents to Kindle devices like Paperwhite, Fire, etc., you could also make use of the Send to Kindle app, which is currently available in PC, Internet browser and Android devices. Send to Kindle app is much more recommended since its wide availability and on-the-fly converting feature, which will convert some file formats like Word to let them readable on Kindle devices.
All editions of Send to Kindle app share the same operation procedure. The below steps would take the PC version of Send to Kindle app as an example to show you how to send document to Kindle devices:
1. Download and install Send to Kindle app on your PC, and then log in with your Kindle account.
2. Find the document you want to send or upload to Kindle device.
3. Right click it and then choose "Send to Kindle" option.
4. On the popup window, you could edit the title and author information. Check the target Kindle device in the "Deliver to" box. Then click the "Send" button.
Once you click send, the document will be sent to your Kindle via Wi-Fi. This app is extremely easy to use.