How to Load Books on a Kindle

The Kindle is a product from Amazon that offers a new way to experience reading. It has many features, including free wireless capabilities, a built-in dictionary, a note-taking system and even an ability to play music. There are two ways to get books onto your Kindle. You can either download them directly onto your device using its wireless capabilities, or download the books to your computer and load them onto your device.

USB Connection

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Go to the “Manage Your Kindle” page on Amazon (see Resources). Sign into the account that is connected to your Kindle.

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Scroll down to “Your Orders” and click the plus sign next to the book that you purchased. Click on “Download to Computer” and save the file to a place you will remember.

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Connect the Kindle to the computer using the USB cable provided to you by Amazon.

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Go to “My Computer” and click on the Kindle icon. If it is not in there, then look in the drop-down menu at the top of the window.

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Click on the “documents” folder. Drag and drop your downloaded book file into the folder. The book will now appear on your home screen.

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Eject your Kindle safely from your computer by right-clicking the eject icon and choosing "Safely Remove Hardware."

Wireless

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Turn on the wireless on your Kindle. Press the "menu" button on your Kindle and click "Turn Wireless On." Keep it on until you have finished the transfer.

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Go to the “Manage Your Kindle” page on Amazon (see Resources). Sign into the account that is connected to your Kindle.

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Scroll down to “Your Orders” and click the plus sign next to the book that you purchased. Click on “Send wirelessly to Kindle” and your book will appear on the home screen.