After you connect to a
wireless network, you can buy and download books and periodicals, download
items from the Cloud, or deliver items from Your Kindle Library to your Kindle
Keyboard. If you cannot connect to a wireless network, you can transfer your
books and periodicals from your computer to your Kindle via USB.
Buy and Download
connect wirelessly and set up your 1-Click Payment, you can buy books or
periodicals from the Kindle Store and download them directly to your
Make sure your
Kindle is connected to a wireless network.
If you are not sure if your Kindle is connected, go to
Check the Status of Your Wireless Connection.
If your Kindle includes 3G, you are connected automatically. You
can buy and download Kindle content using 3G, but you can download faster if
you connect to a Wi-Fi network.
To visit the
Kindle Store, from the
Home screen, press
Menu button, and
Shop in Kindle
When you are ready
to purchase a title, select
Buy to purchase a
single book or periodical.
To subscribe to a periodical, select
Sample to download the beginning of the book for free.
After you purchase content, it automatically downloads to
your Kindle. The content is also stored in your Kindle Library in the Cloud so
you can download it to other Kindle devices or apps registered to the same
Home button to show
and open your new Kindle content.
buying and downloading Kindle content?
Borrow from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library
You can borrow one book from the Lending Library each calendar
month. You can deliver the book to other Kindle devices registered to your
From your device,
open the Kindle Store.
Categories, and then select Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
Eligible titles display the Prime badge
When you've made
your selection, select
You can borrow only one book at a time. If you've already borrowed
a book, you'll be prompted to return it before you can borrow a different book.
Note: Available titles
may change each calendar month.
If your Amazon Prime account is disabled after you borrow a book, you
will lose access to the book you borrowed.
Your bookmarks, notes, and highlights within the book will be saved to
your Amazon account. They are available if you borrow or purchase the book
Download from the
After you buy a Kindle
book, magazine, or newspaper, the item is saved to Your Kindle Library in the
Cloud. After you connect wirelessly, you can download items from the Cloud to
your Kindle Keyboard.
All of your purchased Kindle books and periodicals are archived in the Cloud. Even if you remove items from your Kindle, you can download them again to any Kindle device or reading app that is registered to the same Amazon account.
Home, press the
Menu button and then select
View Archived Items.
Select the item you want to open.
Your item will begin downloading and will open automatically when the download is complete.
Deliver to Your
After you buy a
Kindle book, magazine, or newspaper, the item is saved to Your Kindle Library
in the Cloud. From Manage Your Kindle on Amazon, you can deliver items from
Your Kindle Library to your Kindle Keyboard.
Manage Your Kindle and locate the content you want to deliver to your Kindle.
From the Actions drop-down, select
Deliver to my...
Deliver to drop-down, select your Kindle, and then select
Your book or periodical is delivered and automatically downloaded to your Kindle.
From your Kindle, press the
Home button to show and open the title.
Sync manually to receive the title. Press the
Home button, press the Menu button, and then select
Sync and Check for Items.
Having trouble sending content to your Kindle?
Transfer from a Computer to Your
If you don't have a wireless
connection, you can transfer books, magazines, or newspapers from a computer to
your Kindle Keyboard via USB. To borrow some public library books, you need to
transfer them from a computer to your Kindle.
After you purchase books and periodicals, they are stored in the Cloud
and are available for transfer from
Manage Your Kindle. To transfer content from your
computer to your Kindle, use the USB cable you received with your device.
Manage Your Kindle and locate the Kindle content you
want to transfer to your Kindle.
From the Actions
& Transfer via USB.
From the drop-down,
select your Kindle, and then click
Be sure you remember which folder you download your content file
to. You will transfer your Kindle content from this folder to your Kindle.
Connect your Kindle
to your computer with the USB cable.
Your Kindle appears in the same location on your computer that
external USB drives appear.
- For Windows users,
this is typically in the
- For Mac users, the
drive will appear on the desktop.
Open the Kindle
drive and locate the
inside of that drive.
downloaded file on your computer and copy it to the
Documents folder on
your Kindle drive.
Kindle from your computer.
From Kindle, press
the Home button to view your Kindle content.
Transfer MP3 Files to Your
If you want to listen to music
while you're reading, you can transfer your MP3 files from your computer to
your Kindle Keyboard via USB.
Kindle only supports MP3 audio files. AAC, WAV, MP3 files with Digital
Rights Management (DRM), and other music file formats are not supported.
there is no limit to the number of MP3 files and audiobooks that you can
transfer to your Kindle, keep in mind that these files are larger, and space
may become a consideration.
Connect your Kindle to your computer using the USB cable that came
with the device.
Your Kindle appears on your computer in the same location you
would normally that external USB drives appear.
- For Windows users, this is typically in the
My Computer menu.
- For Mac users, the drive will appear on the desktop.
Open the Kindle drive and locate the
music folder inside of that drive.
Locate the MP3 on your computer and then copy it to the
Safely eject your Kindle from your computer.
From your Kindle, press the
Home button, press the
Menu button, and then select
Experimental with the 5-way controller.
play music with the 5-way controller to listen
to your MP3 while you read.