Transfer Kindle e-books from other sources You can read Kindle books on Kindle e-readers, Kindle

Fire tablets and other Amazon smart devices with Kindle apps installed. The source for e-books is usually the Amazon Store.


If you want to install a book on the Kindle that is not from the Amazon Store, you have to transfer it manually from your computer to the Kindle.

Below we will explain step by step how to transfer books from PC or Mac to Kindle, Kindle Fire (HD), Kindle Paperwhite, etc.

Requirements for e-books from other sources

  • The e-book files must be DRM-free.
  • The files are in Kindle Mobi format or PDF.

Here, for example, is the useful tool "Calibre".

If the requirements are met, you can transfer the books from your computer to the Kindle as follows

To transfer books to the Kindle

1. connect your Kindle to the computer using the USB cable provided

Double-click the drive to open it and view the folders of the device.

3. select the object to be transferred on your PC

4. copy the books to the "Documents" folder of the Kindle internal memory

You can now disconnect the Kindle from the USB cable.

Find and display books from other sources on the Kindle

The loaded books are displayed under "Device" on the shelf.

You now know how to transfer books from other sources to a Kindle quickly and easily.


About the Author

Manuel Solvemix Team small

Manuel has been involved with technology for more than 15 years, especially with mobile phones, smartphones and PC systems and shares his passion here in this blog. If he can help someone with a technical problem, he is especially happy about it.