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How to Read eBooks on Kindle



What formats does my Kindle support?
We recommend using the PRC (Mobipocket) format on your Kindle.
How do I add books that I purchase at BookStrand.com to my Kindle?

There are two methods for adding books to your Kindle. You may either send them to your Kindle wirelessly or you may send them using a USB cord.



Send eBooks Wirelessly

First, you'll need to add BookStrand.com to your list of approved email addresses on your Kindle. Please note that Amazon charges a small fee for this (generally 15 - 25 cents). To do this:

  1. Log onto your Amazon.com account and select Manage Your Kindle.
  2. In the left hand navigation pane, select Personal Document Settings.
  3. Click on Add a new approved e-mail address. Type in @bookstrand.com
  4. Click Add Address.

Next, you'll need to add your Kindle address to your BookStrand.com account. To do this:

  1. Log onto to BookStrand.com with your user account information.
  2. Select the Account Settings tab.
  3. Click on the eBook Account Information link.
  4. Under Kindle E-mail Address, enter the Kindle address assigned to your Kindle device (i.e., sarah.customer@kindle.com). Help finding your Kindle address.
  5. Click Submit.

Then just purchase a book at BookStrand.com and click the Send to Kindle icon that is located next to the title in your bookshelf. Make sure your Kindle has a good wireless signal or else your books will not transfer.

Note that following these instructions will send a PRC file to your Kindle wirelessly. If a PRC is not available, a PDF will be sent. Please note a PDF is a less desirable format for your Kindle.

For more help, see the Kindle FAQs.


Send eBooks Using a USB Cord

  1. Purchase a book from BookStrand.com using your computer and save it locally.
  2. Connect your Kindle to your computer using your USB cord. Your Kindle will go into USB drive mode and you won't be able to use the device. Your wireless service is temporarily shut off and you will not receive any of your subscriptions while in this mode. 
  3. Your computer will recognize that the device is attached, and it should be listed as a drive under My Computer, or if you are using a Mac, on the desktop. Double click on the Kindle drive to open it.
  4. There should be a folder inside the Kindle drive called documents. Drag your book files from their location on your computer to the documents folder. Close both folders and disconnect your device.

    For more help, see the Kindle FAQs.

What if I don't know my Kindle email address?
You can easily look up your Kindle address by logging on to Amazon.com and selecting Manage Your Kindle. Click on Manage Your Devices. Your Kindle address will always end in “@kindle.com”.

You can also locate the Kindle address right from your Kindle's home screen. Select the Menu button and then select Settings. Your Kindle's address will be listed under Device E-mail.

Additionally, you can locate your Kindle address on your Kindle Fire by following these steps:

Turn on your Kindle Fire and navigate to the Home screen. Tap on the Quick Settings icon.

Tap on My Account. Your Kindle address will be listed under the registered user's name. Your Kindle address will always end in “@kindle.com”.

I have a Kindle Fire. How do I transfer books?

First, you'll need to add BookStrand.com to your list of approved email addresses on your Kindle. Please note that Amazon charges a small fee for this (generally 15 - 25 cents). To do this:

  1. Log onto your Amazon.com account and select Manage Your Kindle.
  2. In the left hand navigation pane, select Personal Document Settings.
  3. Click on Add a new approved e-mail address. Type in @bookstrand.com
  4. Click Add Address.

Next, you'll need to add your Kindle address to your BookStrand.com account. To do this:

  1. Log onto to BookStrand.com with your user account information.
  2. Select the Account Settings tab.
  3. Click on the eBook Account Information link.
  4. Under Kindle E-mail Address, enter the Kindle address assigned to your Kindle device (i.e., sarah.customer@kindle.com). Help finding your Kindle address.
  5. Click Submit.

Then just purchase a book at BookStrand.com and click the Send to Kindle icon that is located next to the title in your bookshelf. Make sure your Kindle has a good wireless signal or else your books will not transfer.

Note that following these instructions will send a PRC file to your Kindle wirelessly. If a PRC is not available, a PDF will be sent. Please note a PDF is a less desirable format for your Kindle.

For more help, see the Kindle FAQs.

Can I transfer books without being connected to Wi-Fi?
Currently, you must be connected to Wi-Fi or 3G for your books to transfer.
Is there an extra charge for transferring books onto my Kindle?
Yes. Kindle charges you a small fee for transferring books to your Kindle from our store. The fee is generally no more than 25 cents.
How long does it take for my eBooks to transfer onto my Kindle?
It generally takes less than 60 seconds for books to transfer to your Kindle.
Can I send secure format eBooks to my Kindle?
Secure format eBooks cannot be sent to your Kindle. See the instructions at BookStrand’s help desk on how to manually add secure format eBooks to your Kindle.
I have more than one Kindle. How do I send my books to them?
Make sure you have registered both devices under the same account on Amazon.com. To register a Kindle, log onto your Amazon.com account and select Manage Your Kindle. Click on Manage Your Devices and add the serial number for each Kindle.

Change your Kindle address. To do this, log onto your Amazon.com account and select Manage Your Kindle. In the section labeled Your Kindle(s), click on Edit Info. Here, you can change the first part of your Kindle account email address (before the @ sign) to whatever you want it to be. Do not type "@kindle.com" in the box. It will automatically be appended. Click Update information to save your changes.

Follow the instructions for sending books to your Kindles. Make sure you have added the Kindle address you just edited to the Kindle E-mail Address field in the Account Settings portion of your account on BookStrand.com


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