Kindle Personal Documents Service

The Kindle Personal Documents Service is a free tool that allows you to send documents directly to supported Kindle devices and Kindle reading applications linked with your Amazon account. Documents can be sent from the Send-to-Kindle application or from an authorized e-mail address.

For more information about Send-to-Kindle applications, see Send Documents and Web Pages to Your Kindle

Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, and annotations for documents that are converted to Kindle format.

Note: We may limit the number of personal documents you may send or store through the Kindle Personal Documents Service. For more information, go to Kindle Personal Documents Distributor Terms of Use

About Your Device's Send-to-Kindle E-mail Address

You can send documents to your supported Kindle devices and Kindle reading applications by e-mailing them to your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address. Your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address is a unique address that is assigned to you when you register your Kindle device or reading application.

To successfully send personal documents using your Send-to Kindle e-mail address, ensure that:

  • The sender's e-mail address has been added to Your Approved Personal Document E-mail List.
  • The e-mail is sent to your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address (visible in your Personal Documents Settings).
  • Your document is a supported file type.

Attach the document to a new e-mail, or forward an existing e-mail with the document attached, to your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address. The e-mail cannot contain more than 25 attachments and cannot be sent to more than 15 distinct Send-to-Kindle e-mail addresses. Documents must be 50 MB or less before they need to be compressed in a ZIP file.
Tip: To convert the document to Kindle format, type "convert" in the e-mail subject line.

Modify Your Send-to-Kindle E-mail Address

You can modify your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address at any time.

  1. To modify your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address, go to Manage Your Content and Devices , and then click Personal Documents Settings.
  2. Click Edit under Send-to-Kindle E-mail Settings.
  3. Enter a new e-mail address, and then click Save to save your changes.

Your Approved Personal Document E-mail List

You can only receive documents from e-mail addresses you have approved.

  1. To set up your Approved Personal Document E-mail list, visit Manage Your Content and Devices , and then click Personal Documents Settings.
  2. Click Add a new approved e-mail address under Approved Personal Document E-mail List.
  3. Enter the e-mail address you'd like to add and click Add Address.
    Tip: To remove an approved e-mail address, select Delete next to the address you wish to remove.

About Document Delivery

If your device is unable to connect wirelessly, we will attempt to deliver your document for up to 60 days.

Document Storage in the Cloud

  1. To disable this, visit Manage Your Content and Devices .
  2. Select Personal Documents Settings, and then click Edit under Personal Document Archiving.
  3. Uncheck the box next to Enable personal document archiving to my Kindle library.

    To enable Personal Document Archiving, follow the steps above and check the box next to Enable personal document archiving in my Kindle library.

Manage Documents Stored in the Cloud

To manage your documents via Manage Your Content and Devices, visit Manage Your Content and Devices , and then click Personal Documents.

  • Click Deliver to my to deliver selected documents to your Kindle device or supported Kindle reading application.
  • If there are copies already on your device, you need to delete the document from your device as well.

Tip: If a document was deleted inadvertently, you can recover it. See Recover a Deleted File.

Transfer Documents Via USB

You can transfer a document from your computer to your Kindle device.

  1. Connect your Kindle device to your computer using the USB cable.

    Note: When connected to your computer, your Kindle device will go into USB drive mode, which disconnects its wireless connection.

  2. After you've connected your device to your computer, your Kindle will appear in the same location USB drives usually appear.
    • Mac: Your Kindle will appear on your desktop.
    • Windows: Click Start, and then click Computer.
  3. Click on Kindle to open the Kindle drive.
  4. Drag your personal document from your desktop and drop it into the Documents folder in the Kindle drive.
  5. Safely eject your Kindle device, and then unplug your Kindle device from your computer.
Your personal document will appear on the home screen of your Kindle. For Kindle Fire devices, tap Docs from the home screen to view your documents.

Kindle Personal Documents Service Fees

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

  • Kindle device users living in the United States: Kindle Personal Documents Service fee via Whispernet is $.15 per megabyte domestic and $.99 per megabyte international.
  • Kindle device users living outside the United States: Kindle Personal Documents Service fee via Whispernet is $.99 per megabyte.
  • Aggregation of fees for Kindle Personal Documents Service: If you send multiple documents for conversion, consecutive orders that cost less than $5.00 may be combined into one transaction and appear as a single charge.

Supported File Types for Kindle Personal Documents Service

Kindle Personal Documents Service supports the following file types.

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

These files can be combined into a compressed ZIP (.ZIP) file. ZIP files are automatically opened by the conversion service, converted to the Kindle format, and stored in Your Kindle Library.

To convert your personal PDF documents converted to the Kindle format, type "convert" in the subject of the e-mail when you send your personal documents to your Send-to-Kindle address.

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