In recent years, e-book readers have evolved, making their way onto the market as an interesting alternative to works on paper . The Kindle device whose rights are owned by Amazon is considered one of the best in the industry .
In its digital store you can buy books from all over the world, in different languages and types of editions . In case you cannot find a book in the store or you have files on your computer that you want to have in the electronic reader, you can transfer them in many ways.
The most common is through a USB connection, but if you don’t have it, here we will show you a faster and easier way to do it.
How many books can I fit on my Amazon Kindle device?
The book formats that Kindle supports are generally lightweight files . Most e-books usually weigh between 300 and 500 KB if they do not have images inserted, which would make the file a bit larger. The amount of books that you can put in your Kindle device will depend on the internal memory that it has, as well as the option of inserting an external one of the SD type .
Currently the versions of Kindle that circulate in the market have memory of 4 GB or higher. With this capacity , approximately 3,000 books can be stored, but if we have a Kindle with 8 GB, we could do it with more than 6,000 even have extra applications on the device . On the other hand, if we include multimedia files, allowed in some premium versions of Kindle, the storage space for books would be reduced.
There are several alternatives to transfer books to your Kindle . The quickest and easiest is done online and without the need to connect the device to the computer.
First, we must configure the e-book. Take note of these steps:
- Go to “Settings” within the main menu.
- Then “All settings”.
- And “My account”.
- A screen will open where you can assign a name to the device, identify it by adding personal information, link your social networks, register the device with Amazon and manage offers.
- The last option on this list says “Send to Kindle E-mail.”
- To activate this , you must register the device with Amazon, create an account and log in from the e-book.
- Once this is done, the company will designate an email (*firstname.lastname@example.org) that will help you send the books you want from the device. This address can be modified on the Amazon website and entering your account settings.
- To this email you can send the books you want by email, paying attention that they cannot be more than 25 files at a time and they must not weigh more than 50 MB.
It is important that the files of the books you want to read or send are suitable for you to read them correctly and enter without problems. The formats supported by most Kindle are:
- Kindle’s own (.MOBI, .AZW).
- Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX).
- HTML (.HTML, .HTM).
- RTF (.RTF).
- Text (.TXT).
- JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG).
- GIF (.GIF).
- PNG (.PNG).
- BMP (.BMP)
- PDF (.PDF).
It may vary depending on the device model.
Taking into account these characteristics, you must go to your email to write an email. It must be addressed to the assigned Kindle address, in subject you must write “Convert” and do not forget to attach the books.
Once sent, they will appear on your Kindle when it is connected to a wireless WiFi network, so it does not need to be turned on when the email is sent.
Kindle vs. Tablet Where is it better to read my books and why?
Electronic readers have evolved their technology to adapt to market demands and to position themselves as a reliable alternative to paper books. More and more people choose to read digitally as a way to save space, money and collaborate with the sustainability of the environment by not consuming paper or inks based on unnatural chemicals.
The first versions of these reading devices allowed the on-screen interface to emulate that of a traditional book . The background color, the size of the letters and the possibility of modifying it were exceptional qualities of this type of artifact.
In recent years, new Kindle models come with built-in light, so we don’t have to rely on external lighting to see the content on the screen. This new feature positions e-readers in a very similar place to traditional tablets.
The reading experience of e-books continues to be more similar to that of doing it in a paper book. Differentiating themselves for this with electronic tablets . The difference lies in the type of light that the screens reflect, being the Kindle much friendlier and less damaging to the eyes. On the other hand, this difference in lighting quality means that the Kindle does not have good definition for the reproduction of videos or images, giving an advantage to the tablets. In the case of wanting to read an interactive book, for example.
An advantage of e-readers is that some of the versions offer the possibility of regulating the warmth of the screen light, allowing us to adapt it to our liking. This is not possible on tablets, which can tire your eyes after prolonged use. All things considered, e-readers are the best option for reading, especially for avid readers who use them for long hours.
Can I share books from my Amazon Kindle with friends? Learn to do it
Sharing an e-book with friends or family does not consist of the same dynamic as lending a traditional one, since we cannot give you the Kindle if we want to continue reading. But Amazon does offer us the alternative of lending a digital book to another Amazon user.
First of all, we must clarify that it is not necessary for the other person to have a Kindle, since they can download the application to their mobile phone and read it from there, but it will be necessary for them to have an account on the Amazon platform.
Second, it is also important to know that not all books have the option to be checked out, and this action can only be done with books purchased from the Kindle store, not with books that you download or send by email to your device.
As a first step to lend books, it is necessary that you grant them access to your Family Library for it:
- Access your Amazon account.
- In “Manage content and devices.”
- Go to “Preferences”.
- You have the options to add adults, children, or teens.
- Then you must enter the data of the account of whom you want to add.
- Once they are added, you must choose the book you want to share, and if you have the option available click on “Check out this book.”
A book can only be loaned for 14 days, one time only, therefore the other person will have two weeks to read it and then they will be locked out. If the other person does not accept the loan in 7 days, it will return to your Library. Also, while it is “borrowed”, you will not be able to use it until it is returned.