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:

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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      • Highly concerned by the disadvantage my neighbours must be experiencing living next door to us. I must correct this. After the kids and I finish this book series.

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        • LOL! Excellent. I’ve been creating disadvantage with my own overread children. We wanted to instill a love of reading and books in them, and read to them as much as we can. We want them to choose a book over television or videogames. We want them to be people who can communicate and can glean ideas and stories by reading others.

          This usually means that I’ll drop what I’m doing to read to my daughter when she says “Dad, read me a book!” Most of the time, whatever I’m doing isn’t as important as reading about princesses. And crocodiles eating books. And pigs and elephants throwing a snake.

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          • My kids are those weird kids that would rather go to the library than a video arcade. I love that there are other parents out there actively involved in reading with their kids. So important. There is nothing wrong with being a crocodile…or even a princess once in a while, daddy:)

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            • Do video arcades exist, outside of Chuckee Cheese?

              I read the Disney Princess magazine the other day. To my daughter, that is. *ahem*. I found myself thinking, “I could write stuff for these guys.” Just give me a word count.

              We read to our kids. We’re not normal parents, are we?

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              • I’ve seen the group of hairy hooligans. I’m not sure reading is going to help update their civilisation. Oh my…I hope they don’t read this blog.

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              • Now now, we don’t want to hairist. Besides which, I will point out your photo seems to exhibit a large volume of hair… take that, pot!

                I was in chat with a bunch of guys from a military sim group one night when my 3 year old boy asked me to read him his goodnight story. I told them I had to go read to my son and they asked to listen. I read some story about a train, and the comments from the guys on the chat hearing me read were amusing. They seemed to enjoy it. Hooligans sometimes want love, too.

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              • Get crackin’! If you do about 10,000 words a day, Cavemen can be ready in a week. Prolific writers are paid writers. ;D I’ll even beta read for you, since we’ve known each other for, what, 24 hours now?

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              • Time doesn’t matter. Okay my be if I take ten years to write the next 10,000 words it might matter. What are we doing? We should be writing.

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