How to send your PDF files to a Kindle

If you’re looking for an easy way to send PDF files to a Kindle device, Amazon provides several options for transferring files.  Some of these methods require the Kindle device to be connected to a PC by a USB cable, which may not be the most convenient.

Amazon Kindle

Emailing PDF to Kindle from Win2PDF

The easiest way we’ve found — and one that can be quickly used with Win2PDF — is to send the PDF file as an email attachment directly to the Kindle device. The Amazon Kindle ebook reader supports PDF files through Amazon’s Kindle Personal Documents Service.  In order to use this service, you must first tell Amazon to accept email from your email address.  Use the following steps to enable email to your Kindle:

  1. Go to your Kindle Personal Documents Settings page.
  2. Under Approved Personal Document E-mail List, add your email address.
  3. Under Send-to-Kindle E-Mail Settings, find and record your Kindle’s email address.  This address should end in @kindle.com.  This is the address that you will send PDF files to.

Once the Amazon Personal Document Settings have been configured, you can send PDF files directly to your Kindle by sending an email with the PDF file attached.  Win2PDF users can send the e-mail automatically when saving a PDF file (see these instructions under “How to email a PDF file after creating it?”).

Win2PDF Send PDF as Email Option

Please note that Amazon charges fees for sending files to your Kindle for some devices.

• For Kindle devices with Wi-Fi only (no 3G), there is no charge to receive PDF files.  The Kindle must be connected to a Wi-Fi network to receive PDF files.

• Kindle devices with 3G, Amazon charges a small fee to deliver the PDF files over 3G if the Kindle is not currently connected to a Wi-Fi network.  To avoid fees on 3G Kindles, you can use @free.kindle.com as the email address to prevent PDF files from being delivered over 3G.

This topic is covered in the Win2PDF How To Articles section of our online user guide.

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