You can send your book/manuscript to anyone’s kindle anywhere

One neat thing you can do is send people your book directly to their kindle. How it works: You obtain the email address for their Kindle. Each Kindle device has an unique identified. Mine is yeomanforbes_9@kindle.com. You can find your kindle’s name under Settings>Device Options>Personalize your kindle>Send-to-Kindle Email.

In normal operation, that would mean anyone could send some unedited commaless lump of text to your kindle any old time they felt like it.  But did Pete the Cat despair? HEAVENS NO!  Sing it with me, “I love my white shoes, I love my white shoes!” Clearly, my childrens’ reading has influenced me heavily. If you watch that video, I challenge you to not be singing the song after hearing it a few times! Can’t be done. Back to what we were saying:

Anyone anywhere could send you a book. Your kindle would quickly fill with spam from Russian Mobsters.

To prevent this, you must add the sender’s email address to your kindle’s list of approved senders. You do this from your amazon account, rather than on your kindle. As Kindle’s site says, “To add an e-mail account, visit the Personal Document Settings page at Manage Your Kindle.”

Yep, there’s the lock and key. The sender of the novel<s>spam</s> enters your kindle’s email in the email to: field, and attaches the document. No subject. Make sure the receiver has cleared your email to receive, and send away.

Okay, who wants to send me free books? ;D

From Amazon’s information on their site:

Send to Kindle by E-mail

Send documents to your Kindle as an email attachment

You and your approved contacts can send documents to your registered Kindle devices, free Kindle reading applications, and your Amazon Cloud Drive by e-mailing them to your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address ([name]@kindle.com). Your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address is a unique e-mail address assigned to each of your Kindle devices and free Kindle reading applications upon registration.

How to send a document to your Kindle:

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20 thoughts on “You can send your book/manuscript to anyone’s kindle anywhere

  1. I am still mourning the loss of my Kindle (2nd generation) when it met the unfortunate end of being under my foot when I got out of bed 😦
    Sending books? What a fabulous feature!
    Alas, I am still stuck in the land of reading reviews on the new models to figure out which one to purchase next …

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    • Mine died 2 weeks ago, and I replaced it with the new $60 one, which is the 7th generation cheapie kindle.

      Several people commented on their kindles, and one pointed out how fantastic the paperwhite is– you can read it anywhere, day or night. The battery wears down quickly.

      I think the send feature is neat – you can use it for sending books to beta readers… or to reward awesome bloggers. Send books to reviewers. Stuff like that.

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