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Friday, July 21, 2017



You have just received a mobi file of a new book as a prize for leaving a comment on one of the Prairie Rose Publications imprints blog posts about a new release. A new book to read, and you got it for free.

Now what? How do you get it on your Kindle?

1. Log into your Amazon account and bring up Manage Your Content and Devices.

2.  This is the page that will come up. Note it has three tabs across the top. The default tab is usually Your Content.

3.  Switch to the Settings Tab. At the top you will see your payment information for your Amazon account and the Country Settings.

4.  Scroll down until you reach the Personal Document Settings. Here you will find all the email addresses Amazon has created to go with all your Kindle accounts and apps. (If you are like me, you have had more than one Kindle, plus you may have had a Kindle app on your cell phone and/or computer.) Select the E-mail address connected to the Kindle to which you wish to send the mobi file. Write it down for reference.

5.  Scroll down even more until you reach the Approved Personal Document E-mail List section. You may see the list of email addresses that you have given permission to send files to your Kindle. Click on the add a new approved e-mail address to add any email address from which you are willing to accept documents being added to your Kindle. You may add your own email address, or an email address of a friend or associate who plans to send you a file. The reason you must do this is to prevent people from sending items to your Kindle who don’t have your permission to do so.

6.  Save the Kindle e-mail address for the Kindle to which you wish to send a file on your email program. To send a mobi or pdf, put that email address in the To field, attach the file to the email, and send it. Give it a few minutes, but eventually that file will show up on your Kindle carousel. You may then open your gift copy from a Prairie Rose Publications imprint author the same as if you had purchased a Kindle book from Amazon.

7.  If the mobi you send to your Kindle does not show up on the carousel within a short period of time, you may need to go into your Docs file to retrieve it.

8.  In your Docs file, locate the MOBI or pdf file you wish to read and click on the icon for the document. 

9.  That will send it to your carousel.

Ta-da! There is your book gift from one of your favorite authors who write for Prairie Rose Publications or one of its imprints. After you finish reading the book, please say thank you to the author.

How, you ask?

Please leave a book review on Amazon and Goodreads!

Zina Abbott is the pen name used by Robyn Echols for her historical novels. Her novel, Family Secrets, was published by Fire Star Press.


  1. Zina,

    Those darn mobi files can be stubborn little fellows to get from computer to Kindle and sometimes just stubborn any way you look at them. lol This is a great tutorial.

  2. Thank you so much for writing this article. I have had a miserable time trying to get this done right. It was easy for a while. I just mailed the attachment to my Kindle address--but that stopped working. So, thanks again for getting this information to us