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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

How to put a book onto your kindle using a computer and a usb charging cable.

Ok, so you got a free book from an author or even from the FREE book offer from Pelican Book Group. Maybe even one of mine (shameless plug) but now a MOBI file, or a PDF is on your computer and the kindle is on the desk and never the twain shall meet....

Not any more. Here is a step by step guide on how to get that elusive book onto the kindle. With pictures :)

This bit goes into your kindle as if you were charging it.

remove the other end from the plug like so. At this point a kindle fire needs to be turned ON. My paperwhite or keyboard kindle doesn't need this.

and put into the USB port on your computer

This window pops up. Click on the first option.

Now unless your using a kindle fire, this window opens. A kindle fire opens another window first, that says internal storage. Click on that to open it and you get this window

Click the document folder to open it

it gives you all your books you already have on it.

Now at the bottom of my comp screen are the books i want on the kindle.

just put your mouse over it and drag and drop into the open document window as many times as you need. Wait until each one has finished loading first though.

Remove the kindle properly, don't just yank the cable out. 

like this

and then remove the cable.

And there you go. All ready to read your new book.


LoRee Peery said...

Well, I'm going to comment. Perfect instructions, Clare. I downloaded PDFs to my "other" reader. For an early birthday present, I bought myself a Paperwhite, and read through the how-tos. I downloaded ebooks, put them on my desktop. Plugged in my Kindle, the docs folder shows right up with the other books on it. I did the mouse-drag thing, the new downloads show up there, but they are not on my Paperwhite in either device or cloud. So I tabled it. Again. I even checked a dummie link and I had done everything right. On my Paperwhite, I searched for a docs file and couldn't fine one. I'll try PDFs for my next download...and we'll see if that makes a difference.

LoRee Peery said...

I'm answering myself here... my young family members shake their head over my tech trials. I found a books box on the Paperwhite where docs is an option. My downloads are there. I'll be a really happy reader when time allows me to read for enjoyment.