How to Download E-Books From the Computer to the Kindle

By Jason Spidle

The Amazon Kindle supports a variety of e-book delivery methods, including downloading e-book files from your computer directly to the device through a USB cable. Because the Kindle acts as a USB drive when it is connected to a computer, transferring e-books to your device is as simple as dragging and dropping the files from your computer to the appropriate folder on your Kindle.

Step 1

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

Step 2

Click "Start" and select "Computer."

Step 3

Double-click the Kindle icon and then open the "Documents" folder.

Step 4

Drag and drop e-book files from your computer to the "Documents" folder to transfer the e-books to your Kindle.

Step 5

Right-click the Kindle icon and select "Eject" when you have finished transferring e-books to your device.

Tips & Warnings

  • The Kindle supports Kindle AZW files, PDFs, text documents, unprotected Mobipocket documents, Audible files and MP3s.
  • You can transfer Microsoft Word files, rich text documents, HTML documents and image files to your Kindle emailing the files as attachments to your personalized Kindle email address.