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How To Load A Mobi File to a Kindle

This year I’ve done several contests and offered review copies to readers. I’ve been surprised by the number of people who don’t know how to side load a file to their Kindle.

So, if you win an e-book in a contest, follow these instructions in order to start reading.

Side Load a File to Kindle

 

To Find Your Kindle email address

  1. Go to Amazon and log into your Kindle account
  2. Click on the Digital content link
  3. Click on Manage Content and Devices
  4. Click on the settings tab, on the far right of the page
  5. Scroll down the page quite a way until you see Send-to-Kindle E-Mail Settings
  6. You’ll see your Kindle email address.

To Send the E-book to Your Kindle

  1. Save a copy of your e-book to your hard drive
  2. Email a copy of this e-book to the Kindle email address – the one you found above
  3. The e-book should appear on your Kindle. This may no occur instantly, not in the same way when you One-Click on Amazon. Give it a few minutes.

If This Doesn’t Work

  1. Check that the email address you’re using is an approved email address.
  2. To check this scroll a bit farther down from where you found your Kindle email address and you’ll see “Approved Personal Document E-mail List.”
  3. If your email isn’t one of the approved addresses click on the link to approve it and repeat the process above to send your e-book to your kindle.

In no time at all, you’ll be reading the newest addition to your e-book library.

Can You See Into the Future?

Albert Park, Auckland

This is a shot of Albert Park (named after Prince Albert) in Central Auckland. It’s not far from the university and on a fine day, it’s the perfect place for students to eat their lunch.

Mystery writer JA Konrath has a very interesting post about e-books and what he predicts will happen during 2010 in the e-book/e-reader world.

I’m actually feeling very positive about e-books at the moment. I love the freedom of writing for e-publishers, although the pirate issue does worry me. It’s truly disheartening when pirates put up books for free download on release day. It’s not only the e-authors who have a pirate problem though. The pirates have no compunction in making e-copies of paperback books and giving those away free too.

I think the increased competition in the e-reader market can only mean good things, driving the price down. Like Mr. Konrath, I’d like to see a standard industry format. What do you think will happen in the e-book world during the next year?

I’m guest blogging at the Samhellion blog today and talking about diaries and my upcoming release, The Bottom Line. While you’re there don’t forget to check out the special Christmas scavenger hunts to win either a Kindle reader or a Sony reader.