Send books, documents from PC to Kindle

New Kindle users may not know how to send books from computer to Kindle. There are a few ways to send books from your computer to your Kindle device. You can copy e-books from your PC or Mac through emails, USB cable, the Send to Kindle app or the web app.

Method 1. Send books to Kindle via USB

In a previous guidance, we mentioned how you can import files and documents from computer to Kindle via USB. This is the best way to transfer books and other personal files to Kindle when the Kindle and/or your computer can’t get a data connection during a tip or when you need to quickly share many books or files across different devices of your own. It is fast and easy. What you have to do is connecting your Kindle via USB cable, the Kindle goes into USB drive mode and its battery is recharged by the computer, it appears as a removable mass-storage device on your PC or Mac, simply drag and drop, or copy and paste the books or other compatible files from your computer’s hard drive to the Kindle.

Method 2. Send books to Kindle via Email

You can send the book to your Kindle via email. To do this, go to your Amazon account settings and find your Kindle email address. Then, simply attach the book to an email and send it to your Kindle email address.

Step 1. Find the email address for your Kindle device

  1. Turn on your Kindle device and go to the home screen.
  2. Access the Settings.
  3. Tap Your Account.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom. Look for Send-to-Kindle Email, and the email will be located under that.

Your Kindle email address should be in the format of “”. This is the email address you will use to send documents, books, or other files to your Kindle device via email.

Step 2. Authorize your email account

To send books to your Kindle via email, you can use any email account that you have access to, including Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, or any other email service.

However, to use this method, you must first set up an approved email address in your Amazon account settings. This is the email address that you will use to send books to your Kindle.

To add an approved email address, go to the “Manage Your Content and Devices” page on your Amazon account.

amazon account & list > manage your content and devices

Click on the Preferences tab, and then scroll down and click on Personal Document Settings. From there, you can add and verify your email address.

amazon account > manage your content and devices > personal document settings
amazon account > manage your content and devices > personal document settings

Step 3. Attach books to email and send to Kindle

Once your email address is approved, you can send books to your Kindle by attaching them to an email and sending it from the authorized email account to your Kindle email address.

Method 3. Send books to Kindle via the app

Other than that, we can also send documents to our Kindle by e-mailing it to a personalized Kindle e-mail address or use its desktop application called Send to Kindle.

Here’s how to use Send to Kindle for Windows which allows you to send personal documents to your Kindle device from your PC.

  • Step 1: Download and install Send to Kindle program on your PC.
  • Step 2: Launch this program on your computer, you will be asked to register Send to Kindle. Enter your Amazon account e-mail address and password, then click the “Register” button.
  • Step 3. Send books from PC to Kindle via the context menu, drag-n-drop or the print option.

Select one or more files, then right-click and click on Send to Kindle; or drag and drop files onto the Send to Kindle program; or from within any Windows program, select “Print,” then choose “Send to Kindle” as your printer.

Send to Kindle for windows - drag and drop files from pc to send to kindle, iphone, android

When the Send to Kindle window pops up, optionally edit the book title and/or author, select the delivery options and destination device, then click the “Send” button.

After a few minutes, the transferred books and documents should automatically appear in the list of books on your Kindle. If not, sync your Kindle to initiate the download.

One last note, the Send to Kindle program lets you add multiple documents to your Kindle account, but you won’t be able to send large files which exceed the 50MB limit. If you need to send files bigger than 50 MB, attach your Kindle via USB to copy them over from your desktop or laptop, or via the Kindle web app below.

Method 4. Send books to Kindle from the web

The Send-to-Kindle can also be accessed through web browsers. Visit using Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari or any other desktop browser you like. Then send your books or documents from computer to your Kindle. Various file types are supported, including PDF, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTM, HTML, PNG, GIF, JPG, JPEG, BMP, EPUB. Unlike the Send to Kindle app, this web app allows max file size up to 200 MB.