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Initial post: Jun 18, 2012 10:33:36 PM PDT
Zachariah says:

My cousin sent me some graphic novels for me to read, and to get ideas for our own graphic novels (I'm the writer & he's the, VERY talented, artist) but they are toooooo big for email (1 folder is about 120 MB, another is 570MB) and the max I can do for my email is 20 MB.


Thank you in advance & I hope all is well :)


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 10:49:46 PM PDT
Get him to upload them to free cloud sites such as or use dropbox. You can then download them from there. BUT I'd advise not to do that on your Kindle, if that is what you are suggesting. Files of that size might be too large for the CPU to work with.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 11:01:00 PM PDT
Zachariah says:
oh, they are already on my laptop, I wanted to get them onto my Fire to read on the go, or whenever I have time. Yet you advise against this? awww :(


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 11:14:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2012 11:14:49 PM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
You may try, but transfer them using USB ( ).

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 12:06:27 AM PDT
@Zach: The Fire does not have as powerful a CPU as a laptop. I use a Toshiba Android tablet, and it will open PDF files of 120Mb, but page turning is very slow and almost not worth the effort, and its CPU is rather more powerful than the Fire, IIRC.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 12:14:56 AM PDT
Zachariah says:
But what if i did each "book" seperately? like the first book in the scott pilgrim series is only 51mb...


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 12:19:09 AM PDT
@Zach: If you have that book, try it and see. I misread your OP. I thought that the files were 120Mb and 570Mb.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 12:25:43 AM PDT
Zachariah says:
i meant the folders, like the folder containing the 6 Scott Pilgrim books totals 570 MB


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 12:55:06 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
Zach, as I said, try it using USB. In the worst case it will be unacceptably slow, or crash the reader, so you will have to reboot. No big deal.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 8:02:59 AM PDT
Mary McManus says:
You have to take the books out of the folder to download them to your Kindle. None of the Kindles, including the Fire, are going to be able to access a book while it is in a folder (other than the folders already set up on each Kindle).
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