Friday, February 11, 2011

Kindle: Sending & Viewing other documents

Last week I posted about sending and viewing PDFs on Kindle. Part of that article was also about converting PDFs to Kindle's regular .azw format, with some detailed instructions. But PDF is not all you can convert. You can convert documents of all kinds: unprotected Microsoft Word, PDF, HTML, TXT, RTF, PRC and MOBI files (some ebooks I've bought elsewhere are in all these formats), as well as images in JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP formats.

To convert documents, email them to your Kindle email address (found on your Manage your Kindle page) and they'll be sent wirelessly to your Kindle. To do it for free, email them to your free address ( and it will be emailed back to you in the new format. You can then transfer it to your device via USB.
For more details, see the previous post.


  1. Hi
    The best free software I've found to convert the majority of document formats to Kindle, Nook, Sony, etc. formats is called Calibre. It is very easy to use and doubles up as a reader on your computer.
    It allows you to add author info, a front cover, publisher, etc.

    The link is:

    It's the best free software I've downloaded over the last year.

  2. Thanks for posting that. I mentioned it in a post last year but I haven't used it yet myself. One day I will get round to giving it a go!