As an author, I want to read my book on my Kindle Fire or on my Kindle app on my phone. My proofreaders also want to read it using Kindle. So before I publish I need to be able to deliver a book to various Kindle devices.

The steps are pretty easy.

Step 1 – Convert your book into mobi format (Author steps)

Method 1 – Using https://kdp.amazon.com.

  1. Go to https://kdp.amazon.com.
  2. Create a new user or login.
  3. Click add a new title.
  4. Enter the information on the page and upload a copy of your novel in word, pdf, html, or epub.
  5. Download your book

Method 2 – Using kindlegen.exe

  1. Download kindlegen.exe from here:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000234621
  2. Read the help file and use it to convert your document to mobi format.

Step 2 – Putting a book on a Kindle using email (Reader/Author steps)

  1. Log into Amazon.com.
  2. Hover your mouse over Your Account and click Manage Your Kindle.
    You may have to sign in again.
  3. On the left, click on Person Documents Settings.
  4. Add the author’s email address to the Approved Personal Document E-mail List. The author probably has told you this email address already.
  5. Look at your device list at the top of this page and choose the @kindle.com email address for the device your want to send your book to.
  6. Send the author your @kindle.com email address.
  7. Have the Author email the book to the device’s @kindle.com email address using the approved email address.
  8. Wait five to ten minutes after the author sends the email
  9. Click on the Person Documents link. Refresh every few minutes until you see your book.
  10. Now sync your Kindle device. Your book should show up.

Issues I’ve Experienced

  1. I was told that notes would be saved to here:
    https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlightsUnfortunately, my notes are not saved here. Neither are my proofreaders notes saved here.  So I had to borrow their devices to get their notes. Or they had to copy down the sentence and email it to me.
  2. I haven’t seen my furthest read sync between my personal devices.
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