How to Email Books and Documents to Kindle?

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Besides transfer eBooks and documents to Kindle via USB cable, or sync your purchased books to Kindle directly through WIFI or 3G, Amazon also provides a free tool called Kindle Personal Documents Service which allows you to send personal eBooks and documents to Kindle by Email. The service is compatible with Kindle eReader (such as Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage), Kindle Fire, and even Kindle reading app.

But how to email books and documents to Kindle? You may think it's pretty easy, but before use it, you need to find your Send to Kindle Email address, and add it to your approved email list. If you are not familiar with it, follow this post, I will show you how to do it, and also share some useful tips & tricks when email files to Kindle, such as how to send epub books to Kindle by Email, and how to convert PDF to Kindle format when sending by Email.

Supported File Types When Send to Kindle by Email

Supported Format of Kindle Personal Documents Service
Kindle Format (.MOBI, .AZW)--Updated: Kindle will no longer accept .mobi and .azw starting in August 2022.
Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX)

Notice that the file size must be under 50MB. And Amazon also limit the number of documents you send or store, but they don't say the exact quantity, I think it's enough for personal use.

Find Your Kindle Personal Email Address

When I surf on internet, I found there are many people don't know their Kindle email address, Infact, you can find your Kindle personal email address on Kindle eReader or Amazon website.

Find Kindle Personal Email Address on eReader

Tap "Settings" --> "Device options" --> "Personalize your Kindle" --> "Send-to-Kindle Email"

Find Kindle Personal Email Address on Amazon website

Go to Amazon website, find "Manage Your Content and Devices". Click "Your Devices", and you will see all your Kindle devices, including your Kindle Reading App, such as Kindle for android, Kindle for iOS.

Click the device or app you want, and you will see the Kindle personal email address. Normally, it ends with @kindle.com.

Kindle-personal email address

Add Your Email to "Send to Kindle" Approved Email list.

To prevent spam, Kindle Personal Documents Service only accept email which approved by yourself, so you need to add your personal email address.

Go to Amazon Manage Your Content and Devices. From Settings column, scroll down to Personal Document Settings. Under Send-to-Kindle Email Settings, your Send to Kindle email address will be listed. Click "Add a new approved e-mail address", enter a new email address, and then click Save to save your changes.

Add email to Kindle

Notice: If you want to save your personal ebooks and documents to Kindle account, don't forget to enable archive, just simply click "Edit Archive Settings".

Compose an Email and Attached Your Books or Documents

1. Log in your approved email account, compose a new email.

2. Recipient is "xxx@kindle.com" which can be found on Kindle eReader and Amazon Website.

3. Leave the subject and content as blank or write whatever you like.

4. Upload your personal books and documents, and then click "send".

Tips: If you want to convert PDF or txt to the Kindle compatible format, type "convert" in the subject when e-mailing a personal document to your Send-to-Kindle address.

Email Books and Documents to Kindle from Calibre

If you use Calibre to manage your books, you can also email your books and documents from Calibre. Go to Perference >> Sharing books by email to set up the email address.

sharing books by email

Next time, when you want to email a book or document to Kindle directly from Calibre, you just need to right click the title and find Connect/share >> Email to xxx@kindle.com. Then the title will be delivery to your Kindle device or app.

Send ePub books to Kindle by Email

As we know, Kindle don't support epub format, so if we want to send epub books to Kindle, the best way is to convert epub to Kindle format first. But if you send epub books to Kindle by email, you don't need to do this. There are two methods to send ePub books to Kindle by Email directly.

Method 1: If you email books and documents to Kindle from Calibre, Calibre will automaticall convert it to Kindle format, it's very convenient.

Method 2: Change the EPUB book's suffix from .epub to .png, and send the png file to Kindle by email, Kindle Personal Documents Service will convert the zip file to azw3 format automatically.


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03/2/2017 14:19:52
Very useful guide, thank you.
07/23/2019 03:33:05
Cool, easy readible  tutorial. Thanks!
07/24/2019 10:32:51
You are welcome. We are glad to know this article is helpful. Have a nice day!
03/22/2020 22:46:50
Great and informative article. Thank you for making this valuable  information available and easy to follw.
03/23/2020 15:20:47
Thank you for your comments.
04/8/2020 12:56:54
Hello, my name is Coretta and I am from Zambia, Africa. I am writting a book and was wondering if you would be interested. If you are, you can contact me by email, corettajnkonde@gmail.com.
04/11/2020 06:54:50
I just bought a kindle fire 10 and am trying to send books from calibre.  My computer is not recognizing the USB cord and I am unable to email.  I am very frustrated!!
04/16/2020 00:14:21
Very good guidance! Thank you so much!
06/14/2020 10:39:48
Thank you for such clear instructions!  I'm glad to have found this.  Worked great.
06/15/2020 08:54:12
Thank you for your feedback. Glad to know  this article can help you.
09/27/2020 02:37:58
Thank you for the wonderfully detailed article!
09/28/2020 08:55:03
You are welcome. We are glad to know that this article can help our readers.
03/2/2022 14:00:35
Almost set up my book on kdp but keeps rejecting cover as lettering not small enough in spite of repeated efforts by professional designer.
Serious problem is that I cannot make new chapters start always on the right. Something to do with page breaks, insert blank page or header/footer.
Can anybody help please?
04/29/2022 18:19:47
Very helpful and easy-to-follow guidance - many thanks!
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