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How to put books on my Amazon Kindle? Step by step guide

In recent years, e-book readers have evolved, making their way in the market as an interesting alternative to works on paper. The device Kindle whose rights belong to the Amazon company, is considered one of the best in the industry.

In your digital store you can buy books from everywhere of the world in different languages and kind of editions. In case you cannot find a book in the store or you have files on your computer that you want to have in the electronic reader, you can transfer them in many ways.

The most common is through a USB connection, but if you do not have it, Here we will show you a faster and easier way to do it.

How many books can I put in my Amazon Kindle device?

The book formats supported by Kindle in general they are lightweight files. Most e-books usually weigh between 300 and 500 KB if they don't have images inserted, which would make the file a little bigger. The number of books you can put in your Kindle device will depend on the internal memory it has, as well as the option to insert an external SD type.

Currently the versions of Kindle that are circulating in the market have memory of 4 GB or higher. With this ability approximately 3,000 books can be stored, but if we have a Kindle with 8 GB, we could do it with more than 6,000 even have extra applications on the device. On the other hand, if we include multimedia files, allowed in some versions Premium Kindle, the storage space for books would be reduced.

First of all, we must configure the e-book. Take note of these steps:

  • Go to "Setting" within the main menu.
  • Then "All settings."
  • AND "My account".
  • A screen will open where you can assign a name to the device, identify it by adding personal information, link your social networks, register the device on Amazon and manage offers.
  • The last option on this list says "Email to send to Kindle".
  • To activate this, you must register the device on Amazon, creating an account and logging in from the e-book.
  • Once this is done, the company will designate an email (*user* that will serve to send the books you want from the device. This address can be modified on the Amazon website and entering your account settings.
  • To this email you can send by email the books you want, paying attention that cannot be more than 25 files at the same time nor should they weigh more than 50 MB.

It is important that the files of the books you want to read or send are suitable for you to read them correctly and enter them without problems. The formats supported by most Kindle are:

  • Kindle's own (.MOBI, .AZW).
  • Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX).
  • HTML (.HTML, .HTM).
  • RTF (.RTF).
  • Text (.TXT).
  • JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG).
  • GIF (.GIF).
  • PNG (.PNG).
  • BMP (.BMP)
  • PDF (.PDF).

It may vary depending on the device model.

Taking into account these characteristics, you must go to your email to write an email. It must be addressed to the assigned Kindle address, in subject you must write "Convert" and don't forget to attach the books.

Once shipped, the same will appear on your Kindle when connected to a network Wireless WiFi, so it doesn't need to be on when email is sent.

Kindle vs. Tablet Where is it better to read my books and why?

Electronic readers have evolved their technology to adapt to market demands and to position themselves as a reliable alternative to paper books. More and more people choose to read digitally as a way to save space, money and collaborating with the sustainability of the environment by not consuming paper or inks based on non-natural chemicals.

The first versions of these reading devices, allowed the on-screen interface to emulate that of a traditional book. The background color, the size of the letters and the possibility of modifying it were exceptional qualities of this type of artifact.

In recent years, new Kindle models come with built-in light, so we should not depend on external lighting to see the content of the screen. This new feature positions e-readers in a very similar place to traditional tablets.

The reading experience of e-books is still more similar to that of doing it on a paper book. Differentiating for this with electronic tablets. The difference lies in the type of light that the screens reflect, being those of the Kindle much friendlier and less damaging to the eyes. On the other hand, this difference in lighting quality means that Kindle does not have good definition for playing videos or images, giving tablets an advantage. In the case of wanting to read an interactive book, for example.

An advantage of e-readers is that some of the versions offer the possibility of regulate the warmth of light of the screen, allowing us to adapt it to our liking. This is not possible on tablets, which can tire your eyes after prolonged use. Considering all of that, e-readers are the best option to read, especially for avid readers who use it for long hours.

Can I share books from my Amazon Kindle with friends? Learn how to do it

Can I share books from my Amazon Kindle with friends? Learn how to do it

Share an ebook with friends or family does not consist of the same dynamic as lending a traditionall, since we cannot deliver the Kindle if we want to continue reading. But Amazon does offer us the alternative of lending a digital book to another Amazon user.

First of all, we must clarify that the other person does not need to have a Kindle, since you can download the application to your mobile phone and read it from there, but you will need to have an account on the Amazon platform.

Second, it is also important to know that not all books have the option of being loaned, and this action can only be performed with books purchased from the Kindle store, not with the books that you download or email to your device.

As a first step to lending books, it is necessary that you grant access to your family Library for this:

  • Sign in to your Amazon account.
  • In "Manage content and devices".
  • Go to "Preferences".
  • You have the options of adding adults, children or adolescents.
  • Then you should enter account details who you want to add
  • Once they are added, you must choose the book you want to share, and if it has the available option click on "Lend this book."

You can only borrow a book for 14 days, one time only, therefore the other person will have two weeks to read it and then it will be locked. If the other person does not accept the loan in 7 days, it will return to your Library. Also, while you're "Borrowed", you will not be able to use it until it is returned.