In today’s post, I’m going to show you exactly how to transfer/send ePub to Kindle eReaders.
Amazon is going to be dropping support for the older MOBI format and adding support for the ePub format, provided the ePubs don’t have DRM.
Let’s start with this new strategy.
Method 1. Send EPUB to Kindle online (new way, convenient)
Send to Kindle online, Amazon new service, released this month, helps send files (epub included) to Kindle library (app, e-ink reader, e-ink tablet such as the Kindle Scribe, fire tablet).
All you need to do is, sign in with your amazon account, choose the ePub file and click on the “Send” button. You can either send ePub to your targeted registered Kindle e-ink device or send ePub to your Kindle library so that all of your kindle machines would recognize the ePub file.
Method 2. Transfer ePub to Kindle using Send to Kindle email
Now we can send ePub files to Kindle wirelessly thanks to amazon’s new update.
Step 1. Go to amazon.com in a web browser on your PC/Mac.
Step 2. Login and navigate to the Content & Devices page.
Step 3. Click on the Devices tab and select the device you want to send your file to.
NoteIf you do not find any Kindle devices, you need to register your Kindle first.
Step 4. On the next page, you’ll see a Device Summary that lists your @kindle.com email address.
Step 5. Press Ctrl C (Command C) to copy the Kindle email address.
Extra Tip: Here you can also confirm your device’s kindle email address by tapping on your Kindle’s settings. It should not contain any phrase of your real eamil address
Step 6. Add the email address (you’ll be using to send ePubs to your Kindle) to Approved Personal Document E-mail List.
Step 7. Go to your email provider such as Hotmail, Gmail.
Step 8. Press Ctrl V (Command V) to paste the Kindle devices email address into the To: section of the email.
Step 9. Enter the tite (subject) of the email(or leave it blank).
Step 10. Attach the ePub files and send the email.
Wait. You should receive the file (saved at the “documents” folder) in a few minutes. But you should confirm that your device is connected to Wifi or mobile internet.
Why the sent ePub won’t show up on my Kindle?
In general, the ePub books should appear on the Kindle library. If failed, try to sync your Kindle account again, or check the “Documents” section on your Kindle machine.
If it still failed, you can try this solution. On kindle, create a new collection. Then, go to amazon official website and “content & devices” -> “Content”, and choose “Docs”, then the sent files (you tried to send via email) are shown here, select them and tap “add to collection”. Add them to the newly created collection please. Soon you will find the sent books will be shown on your kindle collection now. I’m not sure why this method works but it does work for me.
Send to Kindle not working?
Someone reported that the cover of the sent epub not show up, or the format is incorrect.
In fact, this is because some of those ePubs are not with the proper character encoding. To resolve this, all you need to do is encoding HTML in UTF-8 using the Modify ePub plugin for Calibre. The plugin helps convert your ePub to ePub.
Method 3. Transfer ePub to Kindle using the Send to Kindle app (PC/Mac)
The send to kindle app (not the kindle desktop) is created by Amazon, and it’s free. After amazon supports the ePub format for send to kindle email service, there’s a note saying the Send-to-Kindle app will also support ePub later in 2022.
But at the time of writing, this app hasn’t added the ePub format support. Whenever there are updates, I will also update this article in time.
Method 4. Use the free Kindle for IOS/Android app
We were told that we are able to send epub documents from the free Kindle for IOS/Android app to our Kindle library in late 2022.
Download the latest version of Kindle IOS / Android app to your phone or tablet, and then locate the epub book you want to send, tap the “Share” icon.
Select Kindle from the sharing options.
Method 5. Convert ePub to AZW3 and Transfer via USB
EPUB files we directly send to Kindle eReader won’t be recognized as the supported format, either.
The unique effective solution is to convert ePub to Kindle AZW3.
You can use iSummersoft ACSM Converter to help convert your library ePub books to be read on Kindle. It’s good for removing DRM from adobe ePub books and converting them to other popular eBooks formats such as Kindle, PDF, txt. It’s easy to use and reliable.
Of course you can still use Calibre and other tools to achieve the same results.
After you get the converted files, now you can directly transfer them via USB to your Kindle.
Where do my transferred ebooks show up?
Once transferred your ebooks to kindle, no matter via email or usb cable, go to the home page of your kindle, sync Kindle and then tap Library.
If your books are transferred via email, it should be on the cloud. Tap it to download it to your kindle device. Or you can also find it under “Documents” tab.
If your books are transferred via usb, it should be in the downloaded tab on your kindle.
Where to get free ebooks?
Although you can always save money on discount ebooks, doesn’t the idea of free ebooks sound pretty sweet. Fortunately, there are tons of different ebook platforms that offer exactly that.