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Reading Personal Documents on Kindle 1st Generation


Kindle Personal Documents Service

With Kindle Personal Documents Service, you can send your personal documents to your registered Kindle devices, supported Kindle reading applications, and your Kindle Library in the Amazon Cloud through the Send to Kindle application or your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address.

Your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address is a unique e-mail address assigned to your Kindle device or supported Kindle reading application upon registration. You and your approved contacts can send personal documents to your registered Kindle devices, supported Kindle reading applications, and your Kindle Library in the Amazon Cloud by e-mailing them to your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address ([name]@kindle.com).

Send to Kindle for PC and Send to Kindle for Mac are  free applications that let you easily send your personal documents to your registered Kindle devices, supported Kindle reading applications, and your Kindle Library from your computer.

Send to Kindle for PC is available to download at www.amazon.com/sendtokindle/pc and Send to Kindle for Mac is available for download at www.amazon.com/sendtokindle/mac.

Detailed information on Kindle Personal Documents Service is available on our Kindle Personal Documents Service help page.

Finding the Send-to-Kindle e-mail address on your Kindle

When you register your Kindle, you'll automatically be assigned a Send-to-Kindle e-mail address. You can find this address on Manage Your Kindle. Click on Manage Your Devices on the left side of the screen. Your Kindle's Send-to-Kindle e-mail address, ([name]@kindle.com), is listed next to your device.

Learn more about modifying your Send-to-Kindle E-mail address on Manage Your Kindle.

Kindle Personal Documents Service Fees

Kindle Personal Documents Service doesn't charge fees for delivery of personal documents to Kindle devices over Wi-Fi or to supported Kindle reading applications.

Fees for the Kindle Personal Documents Service via Whispernet are based on the size of the file submitted (before compression if you use a .zip file), your country, and where you're accessing Whispernet. Personal documents service fees will only be charged for documents that are successfully delivered to your Kindle device via Whispernet. Personal documents service fees are rounded up to the next whole MB and apply to each personal document delivered via Whispernet to each Kindle device.

  • For Kindle 1st Generation users living in the United States, the Kindle Personal Documents Service fee via Whispernet is $ .15 per megabyte while inside the United States and $.99 per megabyte when traveling outside the United States.
  • For Kindle 1st Generation users living outside the United States, the Kindle Personal Documents Service fee via Whispernet is $ .99 (USD) per megabyte.
  • Kindle Personal Documents Service is not available via Whispernet in Canada. Please see Transferring Personal Documents via USB for information about e-mailing personal documents to your computer for USB transfer to your Kindle device.

Note: You can also send your personal documents via e-mail as attachments to [name]@free.kindle.com. To have a document converted to Kindle format (.azw), the subject line should be "convert." Kindle Personal Documents Service will attempt to deliver your personal documents to the e-mail address associated with the Amazon account to which the device is registered. You can use the e-mail to download the file to your computer and transfer it to your Kindle device using a USB connection.

Learn more about fees for the Kindle Personal Documents Service.

Supported File Types

You can purchase and wirelessly download Kindle books, newspapers, magazines and blogs from the Kindle Store as well as download and read other types of non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) text-based content on your Kindle. Here's a list of file types recognized by Kindle:

  • Documents: Kindle (.AZW). Text (.TXT), Unprotected Mobipocket (.MOBI, .PRC)
  • Audible: Audible (.AA, .AAX)
  • Music: MP3 (.MP3)

Mobipocket files that have Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection applied are unable to read on your Kindle. If you purchased a Mobipocket file from a Mobipocket retailer, you will not be able to open the file on your Kindle.

EPUB eBooks are not supported on your Kindle.

You can add any of the above file types to your Kindle without using the Kindle Personal Documents Service to convert those files to a compatible type. If it is not listed above, conversion would be necessary to read the file on your Kindle.

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