Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sideloading your MOBI files onto your Kindle Ereader or Kindle App.

 "Sideloading" MOBI files

If you have ever been given a MOBI file in a competition or a giveaway you need to follow the instructions below explain learn how to "side load" the files into the Kindle reader app. Kindle ebooks are MOBI files and can only be read with a Kindle Ereader or a Kindle app, or some other compatible software. If you do not have one of these you will need to download Kindle Reading Apps for FREE on your iPad, PC, Mac, Android tablet or phone. Find out more here:

Once you have the Kindle app on your computer/tablet/smart phone, you will need to follow one of the following sets of instructions.

Sideloading a MOBI e-book file into the Kindle for PC software:

  1. Ensure that you have installed, run and registered your Kindle for PC Software.
  2. Select the file you have downloaded (make sure you know where you downloaded the file to), right-click and go to "Copy".
  3. Now browse to your "Documents" folder (default C:\Users\\Documents), and you should see a folder called "My Kindle Content"; open this.
  4. Paste the files into this folder (shortcut: CTRL-V).
  5. Run the Kindle for PC software and your books should appear.
Sideloading a MOBI e-book file onto a Kindle Fire (or similar mobile device):

  1. Using a mini-USB to USB cord, connect the Kindle Fire to your computer.
  2. Download the e-book file to your computer (from the links above, again making sure you know where you downloaded the file to).
  3. Using a file explorer program (on a Windows PC, try pressing the Windows Key+E), open up the Kindle (will show as a temporary drive under "Computer"). Also open the folder on the computer with the file.
  4. Drag the e-book file from the computer to the Kindle Fire "Books" directory.
  5. Follow your computer's procedure for disconnecting peripheral devices. The book will now be available in the Kindle Fire's "Books" tab.

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