Amazon had earlier announced support for ePub on its Kindle e-reader devices. This had come as a huge surprise considering that the company had staunchly been opposing what otherwise happens to be the world’s most used e-book file formats. So, that should mean any e-book in the ePub file format would be easily recognizable on any Kindle device. Unfortunately, things aren’t as simple as it otherwise implies. This stems from the fact that the Kindles lack native support for the ePub format.
So, how to read an e-book in the ePub format on your Kindle device? Fortunately, there isn’t anything exotic that you need to do. Rather, as AndroidCentral mentioned, all that you have to do is send the particular e-book to the Kindle using the Send-to-Kindle feature. Here are the steps.
How to add and download ePub e-book on your Kindle using a PC
- Go to the site amazon.com/sendtokindle using any browser on your computer.
- Log in to your Amazon account, which should be the same account as that of your Kindle.
- Select the ePub title that you wish to send to your Kindle and upload the same. Make sure it is smaller than 200MB.
- Select your Kindle device and hit Send.
How to add and download ePub e-book on your Kindle using your Android or iOS device
- For Android and iOS users, go to the respective App Stores and install the Kindle app.
- Log into the Kindle app using the same credentials as your Kindle device.
- Locate the ePub title that you wish to send to your Kindle using the phone’s file manager application.
- Select the ePub title and press on the Share option.
- Select the Amazon Kindle app and choose the Kindle device.
- Tap on Send.
However, if you don’t want to install the Kindle app, you can still send an ePub file to your Kindle using your Android or iOS mobile device. For that, simply use the browser on your smartphone and select Desktop mode and go to amazon.com/sendtokindle. Thereafter, follow the steps listed earlier to send the ePub file.
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