Kindle eBook FAQ

“How do I read my eBooks on my Kindle?”

We hear this a lot. eBooks are still new, so all the bugs aren’t worked out yet…

Drop Card eBookCard or Direct Purchase from Light Publications

How to install your eBook on an Amazon Kindle – Hardwired Method

  1. Download the eBook (.MOBI edition) to your Downloads Folder.
  2. Connect your Kindle to your computer via a USB cable. After drivers are installed, you can see your Kindle device as a disk drive. (On a Windows-based computer, this will show up by clicking the “My Computer” icon. On a Mac-based computer, this will show up as an icon on the desktop.)
  3. Navigate to the “documents” folder on your Kindle device.
  4. Copy your downloaded eBook from its current location on your computer to this “documents” folder on your Kindle device.
  5. Safely eject the device. (On a Windows-based computer, click on the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon on the bottom-right of the toolbar. On a Mac-based computer, drag the Kindle icon to the trash can.)
  6. NOTE: You can also read Kindle versions on your computer and various other devices with the Kindle App… Visit Amazon to download these
  7. Read and enjoy!

How to install your eBook on a Kindle via email

Be aware that some email services have maximum file sending sizes.

  1. Download the eBook (.MOBI edition) to your Downloads Folder.
  2. Log into your Amazon Account
  3. Click “Manage your Kindle”
  4. Choose “Personal Document Settings” (on the left column under “Your Kindle Account”)
  5. Find your Kindle’s email address.
  6. Send the file as an email to the device of your choice.
  7. Read and enjoy!

How to install your eBook on a Kindle – Whispercast Version

We’re still trying to find out if this will work…

  1. Please set up your Whispercast account with Amazon. (Click here)
  2. Download the ebook(s)
  3. Follow Amazon’s directions

Kindle online or in-app purchase

This one’s easy. Buy it. Download it. Read and enjoy!

Kindle Gift!

If you’ve received an ebook as a Kindle gift:

  1. Accept the email
  2. If you don’t have an Amazon or Kindle account, set one up.
  3. Tell Amazon which device to send it to. If you don’t have a device, download the Kindle Reader Ap
  4. Read and enjoy!

If you need help, please drop an email to info@lightpublications.com and we’ll answer your question as soon as we can.