As of August 2022, Amazon updated their apps and newest devices to support EPUB format. Any .mobi files previously downloaded will still work, but new downloads & purchases must be in the new format.
For all of my beloved Kindle readers, worry not. Since my books are still free, they are still not available directly through Amazon. Smashwords and Rakuten/Kobo have the EPUB files. If you have an older device that is not affected by this change, Smashwords will still carry the .mobi files.
How to e-mail books to your Kindle apps and devices:
For books and other Kindle-friendly files obtained outside Amazon’s retail space, the easiest method to add them to your library is by using e-mail. To set this up, there’s a few things you’ll need to complete before this will become a smooth process.
- Log in to your Amazon account and find Account & Lists, then select Content & Devices
- Select the Preferences tab on the ribbon
- Under Personal Document Settings, find the Approved Personal Document E-Mail List section
- Select “Add a new preferred e-mail address” and enter your e-mail address
- Next, select the Devices tab on the ribbon
- Your device should have an e-mail with @kindle.com associated with it, copy that e-mail
- Using your e-mail client, compose a new email
- Paste your @kindle.com e-mail as the recipient
- Attach an EPUB or other Kindle-friendly file to the e-mail draft, and send your e-mail*
- You’ll receive a one-time verification e-mail from Amazon; open it and select Verify Request**
- Save your @kindle.com e-mail to your contacts for easy reuse
*You do not need to add text to the subject or the body of the email for this to work.
**Any additional apps or devices connected to your library will also have access to those files.
If you run into any trouble, please contact me and I’ll be happy to help you.