Types of files
When you buy ebooks directly from our website, you’ll receive three formats:
- .mobi – for Kindles and Kindle Applications
- .epub – for iBooks, Google Play, nook, Kobo, and other ereaders
- .pdf – for tablets and computers
Sending files to your kindle device
If you are reading the ebook via a kindle (rather than a kindle app), there are two ways to get it onto your device.
- The first method is to email the .mobi file to the email address associated with the kindle device. It is usually something like firstname.lastname@example.org – where the x’s are a combination of your email address and some unique characters. NOTE: The email address you “send from” needs to be an approved email address for the device. Finding the kindle’s address, and setting it up for addresses that are approved to send file from will depend on which kindle you have, but this article should walk you through the process.
- The other method is to connect your kindle to the computer’s USB port and drag/drop from your computer to you kindle. This article walks you through that process.
If you are having problems with either of the methods above, contact Amazon’s Kindle support. They can give you precise answers given your device. Just tell them you are trying to send a “mobi” file to your xxx kindle and they can walk you through it step by step.
Uploading your ebook to Google Play
If you read your ebooks through Google Play you can upload the .epub (or .pdf) file from this link. NOTE: Google books saves your book to the cloud, so you can reference it from multiple devices, so ignore the next section if you are reading through Google Play.
Adding your books to Apple’s ibooks
If you read your ebooks through ibooks, simply open the email with the attached file. Select the .epub file and indicate you want to use iBooks to read it. This will copy the file into your library and you’ll be able to access it from the iBooks library of books.
Reading on multiple devices
Because we send DRM-free files, you can read your ebooks on whatever devices you want, but sending it to one device doesn’t “magically” populate it to all other devices. In other words, you are not sending the ebook to your “cloud library” from which all other devices will gain access, so you will have to repeat the steps above for each device you will be reading from.