How to Send Your eBook to the Kindle

How to Send Your eBook to the KindleDid you know that an eBook can be sent directly to the Kindle via e-mail? I know, right???? OMG what a convenience! *Arial grumbles at B&N for not getting with the program*

If you’re an author and have a few beta readers who help you test out your novel before it gets published OR if you’re a blogger and would love to receive ARCs and beta books from authors for reviews, this is a great option! It takes just a little bit of time to set up, but once you’ve done it, not only is it a breeze to do again, you only have to do it once per author/sender.

The instructions below are addressed to the person who owns the Kindle, so…

  • Authors – You can send your readers here for these instructions OR copy and paste them into an e-mail to send to your beta readers/bloggers who will be reviewing your book. And please Click to Tweet this page with your author friends to spread the word!
  • Book Reviewers/Beta Readers – Just follow the instructions and refer authors to this page or Click to Tweet and spread the word!

Don’t Have a Kindle?

No prahhhhblem!!! (<—Chicago accent coming out) Amazon provides a FREE application you can download on your iPad, iPhone, Android phone, PC or Mac! Click here to get yours!

Once you’ve downloaded your app and registered it with your Amazon account, you can receive books via e-mail just like a regular Kindle device. Here’s how!

Basic Steps

  1. You need the e-mail address to your Kindle
  2. You’ll need to approve the author’s (or your) e-mail address (the address that will be sending the eBooks) as a sender of documents
  3. The file sent to the Kindle must be either a MOBI or PRC file.
  4. The file is e-mailed to the Kindle e-mail address and the book will then be automatically loaded onto the Kindle the next time it connects to Wi-fi/3G.

How to Find the Email Address to Your Kindle

  1. Go to
  2. Toward the top right of the home page, you should see a button/section that says “Hello, [your name or “sign in”] Your Account”. Hover your mouse over (don’t click on) the Your Account button/section.
  3. From the menu that appears, click on “Manage Your Content and Devices” (formerly “Manage Your Kindle”)
  4. It will probably ask you to login to your Amazon account – go ahead and do that and you will be forwarded to the Manage Your Content and Devices page.
  5. When you arrive at the Manage Your Content and Devices page, there are some tabs at the top. Click on the “Your Devices” tab.
  6. Your Kindle device and any devices that have the Kindle application (e.g., smartphone, iPad, computer, etc.) will be listed here with picture icons. Click on the device where you want to receive documents or eBooks.
  7. Clicking on the icon for the device of your choice should display, just below the icons, an e-mail address that ends in THAT’S the e-mail address of that Kindle device/app. Put that information aside for now.

How to Approve an Email Address to Receive Documents

  1. If you did the above steps, you’ll already be at the “Manage Your Content and Devices” page. If not, please follow steps 1-4 above before proceeding to the next step.
  2. Click on the “Settings” tab at the top (just right of the “Your Devices” tab)
  3. At that new page, scroll down (it’s a long scroll, so keep going) to the section titled “Personal Document Settings” and there is a sub-category titled “Approved Personal Document E-mail List” and click on the link “Add a new approved e-mail address.”
  4. In the box that appears, type in (or your e-mail address or the e-mail address of the author/person sending the eBook).
  5. Click the “Add Address” button.

And there you have it! Your Kindle is now prepared to receive documents and eBooks from that e-mail address. Of course, you can follow the same instructions if you’d like to remove an address. Just click on the DELETE link to the right of the e-mail address on your approved list. (Click on above image – look under “Actions”)

How to Email an eBook to the Kindle

  1. Be sure you follow all the steps above for both sets of instructions, or this won’t work.
  2. If an author or friend is going to send the eBook to your Kindle, then you need to send them the e-mail address of your Kindl, which you grabbed and put aside back in Step 7 above. (Remember, they needed to be the e-mail address you added in Step 4 of “How to Approve an E-mail Address to Receive Documents” above.
  3. If you are sending the eBook to your Kindle (or an author is), then compose an e-mail addressed to the address for your Kindle.
  4. Attach the MOBI or PRC file of the eBook to the e-mail you’re composing.
  5. Do not put anything in the body of the e-mail. It won’t be seen by the Kindle anyway. The only thing that matters is the attachment(s). Yes, you can send more than one eBook file in the same e-mail.
  6. Click send and off it goes!!
  7. On the device/application, you must sync the device, so it must have a wireless connection.
  8. Once it’s synced, you should find the eBook in the “Docs” section of your Kindle device or app. Sadly, you might not see the cover of the book, but you should see the name of the file.
For those of you who have a Nook and aren’t sure how to load a file onto your device, go to this link for detailed instructions:  How To Transfer Files from Computer to Nook Tablet.

Tips for Authors

Do this for your own device! Just set your Kindle up as instructed above, then e-mail the eBook to your own Kindle. You’ll not only see how the process works, but you’ll get to test the book on your reader and see if you need to make any fine-tuned adjustments.
Authors, in my next article, I’ll show you how you convert your MS Word document into the various eBook file formats for any eReader!
Until then…
That’s my two pence…
Arial 😉

The Art of Temptation

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London, Venice and Paris – 1889

After seven failed seasons, Valerie Hempstead decides to take her fate into her own hands, and a tour of the continent is just the thing. Accompanied by a female cousin, and the girl’s childhood companions–all of whom live fast and for the moment, Valerie is about to discover more about life than she anticipated.

Travis Elijah Colin Wade, the son of no one in particular, has just been handed a vast amount of money and a large country estate and, of all things, a bloody title. However, he’s not at all pleased about leaving his care-free bachelor days behind. Determined to spend some of his money and relax before assuming his duties for Queen and country, Travis goes abroad. Little does he know that he is about to be utterly swept away by the seduction of innocent surrender.

Click here to read an excerpt

Author: Genella deGrey
Publish Date: April 2013
Formats: eBook

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Midnight Captive

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Book 2 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles

Cailin MacDougal has lived a dangerous life being the adopted daughter of vampire Broderick “Rick” MacDougal, so she had no choice but to learn to fight in order to protect herself. However, such behavior is hardly desirable in a dutiful wife who’s supposed to embroider and run a household. This aggressive side of her behavior should be easy enough to hide from her betrothed…shouldn’t it?

After being away at fencing school for seven years, James Knightly has returned as a master swordsman, ready to captain his own ship and finally wed his childhood sweetheart, Cailin MacDougal. What he finds waiting for him is a dagger-toting hellion for a bride, an immortal father-in-law, and an enemy bent on extracting revenge by threatening the family James holds most dear-the MacDougals.

Broderick MacDougal is lured away from his family with the promise of-at last-learning a way to protect those he loves from his clan enemy, Angus Campbell. Broderick knows he’s headed for a trap, but the bait is too tempting to resist…and he unravels the beginning of a prophecy that will lead to redemption for all vampires. The cost of such redemption, though, may be the very soul of the woman he would die for…his wife, Davina.

Reader Advisory: This story contains some explicit love scenes, described using graphic and direct language with a little anal play. This story also contains explicit, nail-biting scenes of violence and sword fights.

Author: Arial Burnz
Publish Date: February 2013
Formats: Print and eBook

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Remember Me

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London – 1889

Dacious is a penitent fallen angel, who–under God’s command–must endure human emotions and dwell only in the darkness of night. His plans to save a sect of vampires from eternal damnation go awry when they discover he’s not one of them. While in search of a new mission, Dacious becomes irresistibly drawn to the light of a remarkable aura and the beauty of the young woman at its core.

Gemmah Parker is a pure-hearted, God-based psychic. When her loving mentor of four years passes into the next life, Gemmah’s fervent wish is to continue Kyra’s work. With many lessons ahead of her, Gemmah has no time to be courted by a handsome, flirtatious man she just met, but with whom she feels a deep familiarity.

Erzebet, queen of a small sect of vampires, makes a deal with Lucifer that if she can have one night of ecstasy with Dacious, she would hand the traitor over to him. Lucifer agrees and Erzebet absconds with Gemmah to her castle to lure Dacious to the delicacies of her bedchamber and eventually to his doom.

Reader Advisory: This book contains very steamy love scenes and some vampire violence. REMEMBER ME was written to be enjoyed by persons 18 years and older.

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Author: Genella deGrey
Publish Date: December 2012
Formats: eBook

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Midnight Conquest


Midnight Conquest

Book 1 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles

Masked in a Gypsy guise, Broderick MacDougal hides his vampiric identity while seeking to destroy the man who slaughtered his family. When an old Clan rival ensnares Broderick in a trap using an enticing widow, he is compelled to discover if she is bait or an accomplice, and the cinnamon-haired beauty is his next conquest.

Widow of an abusive husband, Davina Stewart-Russell clings to the only image that gave her strength during those dark times—the Gypsy rogue who stole her heart as a youth. After nine years, she is finally face-to-face with him again, but reality clashes with fantasy as she is confronted with Broderick’s passionate pursuit.

When Davina’s past returns to haunt her, Broderick is forced to reveal a dark secret worse than anything Davina thought possible. The challenge before them has fatal risks and neither of them is prepared for the sacrifices expected for the sake of eternal love.

Reader Advisory: This story contains explicit love scenes, described using graphic and direct language. This story also contains explicit, nail-biting scenes of violence and domestic abuse. (Don’t worry…the bad guys get it in the end!)

Author: Arial Burnz
Publish Date: June 2011
Formats: Print and eBook

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One To Die For

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A Paranormal Erotic Short Story

Fame, fortune and females are the life for Russell Schmidt! However, reaching rock-star status through his self-published vampire novels isn’t enough. Trailing after a mysterious woman in red leads to heights of ecstasy he’s never known. But Russ soon finds the tables turned, and his next one-night stand may be to die for!

Reader Advisory: This short story (26 pages/8000 words) contains explicit love scenes, described using graphic and direct language, including anal play.

Originally titled “Here’s Blood In Your Eye”

Author: Arial Burnz
Publish Date: April 2011
Formats: eBook ONLY

Buy Links:

  • Author Website – August 2013
  • Amazon – eBook ONLY (KDP Select enrollment end date: 8/10/2013)
  • Barnes & Noble – August 2013
  • iTunes – August 2013
  • Smashwords – August 2013