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Posted on Sep 3, 2014 2:00:37 PM PDT
Send to Kindle on the Mac seems to always get the author wrong on mobi uploads. I purchase books from a variety of publishers (partly to get PDF versions of technical books -- sometimes the figures don't make sense after being reformatted for mobi / epub).

When I use Send to Kindle on the Mac (OSX Mavericks), the Author field contains the author of the previous upload, not the current book. This even happens if I reboot the mac in between. It doesn't matter if I open the app and drag a file to it, right click a .mobi file and select the "Send to Kindle..." Service.

If I manually change the author before hitting Send, it correctly uses my typed value and remembers that value for the next upload.

Why can't they locate the author field in their own bloody file format?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2014 3:12:23 PM PDT
kdoggg says:
yes, i've tried a number of times and it won't work. were you able to solve the problem?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2013 12:09:42 PM PDT
Lena Grey says:
no i gave up and just email the document with the file attached and the word 'convert'

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2013 11:38:08 AM PDT
did you ever get a resolution? having same experience

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2013 1:35:49 PM PST
Jennifer Tun says:
Im having the same thing happening. Any advice?

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 2:17:17 PM PDT
TSemple says:
FYI "Send Documents from the Print Menu" did not work for me the first time around: there was no 'Send To Kindle' printer shown in the printer list. I ran the uninstaller (in Applications/Send To Kindle folder) and downloaded the latest S2K installer and ran it. Now 'Send To Kindle' appears in the list as expected.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 10:39:07 AM PDT
Randy says:
The Send to Kindle is all about documents. For your e-books when you buy a book do through your "I click" and make sure your wifi is set-up for that.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 10:11:26 AM PDT
Daws says:
When can we expect to be able to copy text...sometimes, I would like to quote a book. It would be great to be able in a one step process to copy text in kindle and then paste in Word doc.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 8:17:58 AM PDT
DELIA says:
I'm new to this. Downloaded an eBook into my Mac. How do I get it into my Kindle? When I hit the

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 7:52:08 PM PDT
Randy says:
FYI-Finally, downloaded Kindle for Mac. Sent to my Mac with a pdf file, fonts much too small. I saved document to Text at 14 font size. That worked much better on my Touch. I was reluctant to download this program. Once I went through the motions and did it, I'm happy it worked so easily.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 4:50:24 PM PDT
 Ann says:
Are you trying to use the Kindle for Mac reading app (for reading your Kindle books on your computer), or are you installing the Send to Kindle app (for sending personal documents from your computer to your Kindle)?

You don't need to register your Kindle again, but you do need to register whichever app you are trying to use in order to connect it with your Amazon account.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 3:15:24 PM PDT
Lena Grey says:
I'm trying to use Kindle for Mac, but I don't understand the directions. I've downloaded the app, but I don't understand why I have to register my Kindle again when it's already registered and I'm afraid to de-register it for fear of messing things up. Can someone help me?

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 6:38:32 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Nancy, the licensed you purchased from the Kindle store for those books allows you to read those books on multiple devices on your account. If you purchased the books to put them on a Kindle and you have a computer on the same account, you can download those books to the computer at no additional cost.

You do need to have a free reader app on the computer: there are apps for Kindle for PC and for Kindle for Mac.

No USB would be required or involved, presuming you have internet access. You can download the books from the archives to any device on the account.

Publishers do put a limit as to how many devices on the account can have a given book licensed at the same time. Unless it says otherwise on the book's Amazon product page, that number is six.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 5:18:30 PM PDT
can i move my books i have purchased to my computer not a mac and put on a uSB drive to share since i have already purchased the books?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 6:01:38 AM PDT
K.J. Kiyan says:
Thanks Calvin!

My Touch is connected to wi-fi, but for some reason can't connect to my computer's wi-fi. Maybe because I live overseas? I'm not sure, but I'll contact Kindle Support. Thanks again.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 3:16:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 3, 2012 3:18:42 PM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
K.J., a couple of things:

The Touch is telling you that it needs to connect to wi-fi to get those files...whether the computer was on wi-fi or not wouldn't impact that end of it. Is your Touch connected via wi-fi (not 3G, if you have that option)?

This may also help you:

You can always contact Kindle Support...they'll be able to see more about your account.

You can call them or have them call you.

Posted on Jun 3, 2012 6:52:33 AM PDT
K.J. Kiyan says:
I recently tried to send some files form my Mac to my Kindle Touch using the "Send to Kindle for Mac" app, but the files never successfully registered to my Kindle. They are faint on the home screen and it says, "Wi-Fi required." Even though my computer is wifi capable, the documents never sent (they were pdfs, if that matters). I don't need them anymore, but now I can't delete them off my Kindle - help! The documents don't show up on my Amazon "manage my Kindle" homepage either. What to do??

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 4:29:15 PM PDT
TuxGirl says:
macbook air with 10.7, and it installed without trouble. no idea what caused your problem, but that's my experience.

i don't think k4mac supports archived personal documents... i could be wrong, though

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 11:56:49 PM PDT
HeyKiddo says:
i successfully installed this on a mac mini running OSX 10.7. tried to install it on my macbook running 10.7 and I keep getting an "installation failed" error. anybody can help with this?

also, some reading material I posted from the mac mini was successfully transferred to my kindle, my iPad, and my iPhone . . . but is not available for viewing on my mac computers running the kindle for mac app. any advice?

thanks for any feedback.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 6:14:18 PM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
micki, I would not expect you to have any problems with your Netgear router. Basically, if your router is designed for home use, you are likely to be okay. That's just a rule of thumb, though.

Posted on May 31, 2012 1:33:45 PM PDT
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Posted on May 31, 2012 1:25:57 PM PDT
Yes, it does. I've sent several PDF files to my Kindle via Send to Kindle--you can even click the box to have them converted before they are sent to your Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 8:14:22 AM PDT
Sorry, but Send to Kindle does not support PDF

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 6:30:49 PM PDT
This is something I have been waiting for, I have many Kindles and Kindle apps on my account and up to now it has been tedious to get books and documents where I want them to go, I always hoped for a "send to all" option, but this is better, thanks, Karen

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 2:20:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 29, 2012 2:25:29 PM PDT
micki says:
thank you, you answered my questions, thoroughly.
i have netgear router. will i have a problem with that router? are therer any other routers that the kindle fire will not be compatible with?
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