Thursday, June 09, 2011

Emailing to your Kindle

If I send you one of my novels for your Kindle, there are a few things you have to do (Amazon's rules, not mine):

1. Go to You'll need to sign in to your Amazon account.
2. Scroll down to the section marked Digital Content, and select Manage Your Kindle.
3. Add my address,, to your Kindle Approved E-Mail List.
4. Send me your Kindle email address, which you can find on your Kindle under Menu/Settings/Device E-mail.

This will allow me to send the file directly to your Kindle. Unless I'm on your list, they will automatically screen my mail out as spam.

All three of my novels are available in Kindle format. Happy reading!


Teresa aka Journaling Woman said...

I just bought my daughter a Kindle for her birthday. Now, I wish I had one. :) said...

I just read your story on Alex's blog and I'm already a big (albeit short) fan. You're incredibly creative.

Helen Ginger said...

I don't have a Kindle, but do buyers have to go through this process for each author they want to download?

Bob Sanchez said...

Helen, not if you buy an ebook from Amazon. But if an author independently sends something to your Kindle, that sender has to be on an approved list that you create. It makes sense; otherwise think of all the garbage people would get on their ebooks.

There is, however, a way around it. If you have a Kindle and I email to your regular email account with the ebook attached, then you can download it to your computer and transfer it to your Kindle via USB. That way Amazon never knows about it because it doesn't go through them. I've done it, and it's perfectly easy.

Julie Musil said...

I had to pop over after reading your great story on Alex's blog. Nice to "meet" you!

Christopher Hudson said...

Wow, Bob, I'm impressed ... doing the Kindle shuffle.

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks Bob. I've just added the Kindle app to mu iMac but still cannot download an ebook from Kindle. I'm still trying to figure all this out.