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Kindle Personal Documents Service
Kindle Personal Documents service makes it easy to take your personal documents with you; eliminating the need to print. With Kindle's Personal Document Service, you and your approved contacts can send personal documents wirelessly to your Kindle, archive them in your Kindle library and download them any time you have a wireless connection. Just as with Kindle books, Whispersync automatically synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks, and annotations for personal documents (with the exception of PDFs) across your supported devices.
You can view and download archived personal documents from your Kindle library on Kindle, Kindle Keyboard (with the latest software update, version 3.3), Kindle for Android (running app version 3.5 or greater) and Kindle for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (running Kindle app version 2.9 or greater). The Kindle personal document service is not currently supported on other free Kindle Reading Applications. Whispersync of last page read, bookmarks and annotations is available on your archived personal documents that have been converted into Kindle format.
Sending Personal Documents to Kindle Devices
You and your approved contacts can send a personal document to your supported devices by e-mailing it to your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address. You must ensure that:
Once you have confirmed the above, you can send your personal documents wirelessly to your Kindle via e-mail (e.g. [name]@kindle.com) as follows:
Keep in Mind:
Your Use of the Kindle Personal Document Service
You may send personal documents to your supported device for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not send or authorise the sending of documents from automated distribution services.
Your Send-to-Kindle E-mail Address
You and your approved contacts can send documents to your supported device using Send-to-Kindle e-mail address, a unique e-mail address assigned to your device upon registration.
Learn more about modifying your Send-to-Kindle E-mail address on Manage Your Kindle.
Setting Up Approved Contacts
To prevent spam, your supported device will only receive documents from e-mail addresses you have approved on the Manage Your Kindle page. Here is how you can set up your approved e-mail list:
Deleting Your Approved Contacts
Here is how you can delete your approved e-mail address:
Personal Document Archiving
Personal documents sent to any of your supported devices are automatically stored in your Kindle library. You can view and download your archived personal documents to your supported device(s) conveniently anywhere at any time.
Personal document archiving is enabled by default in your Kindle libary. Once archived, your personal documents will continue to be stored in your Kindle library until you delete them.
To change the Personal Document Archiving setting on your account:
Note: Your Kindle library can hold up of 5 GB of personal documents.
Permanently Removing Your Personal Documents from Your Kindle Library
You can permanently remove your personal documents from your Kindle library from the Manage Your Kindle page.
Locate the personal document(s) you wish to remove from your Kindle library list. Filter your view for "Personal Documents" or search your library to quickly find the personal document you wish to remove from your Archived Items. Click the Actions... button and choose "Delete from library" to permanently remove the title from your account and Archived Items.
Existing copies of personal document already on your device will not be removed unless you choose to delete them directly from the device. For more information on removing personal documents from your device please see Removing Kindle Content.
Transferring Personal Documents Directly Via USB
For information on transferring personal documents to your Kindle via a USB connection, please click here and select your Kindle model for more detailed information.
Kindle Personal Documents Service Fees
Kindle Personal Documents Service doesn't charge fees for delivery of personal documents to Kindle devices over Wi-Fi or to supported Kindle reading applications.
Fees for the Kindle Personal Documents Service via Whispernet are based on the size of the file submitted (before compression if you use a .zip file), your country, and where you're accessing Whispernet. Personal documents service fees will only be charged for documents that are successfully delivered to your Kindle device via Whispernet. Personal documents service fees are rounded up to the next whole MB and apply to each personal document delivered via Whispernet to each Kindle device. If you transfer personal documents to your Kindle via Whispernet, the fee is £0.20 per MB.
Note: You can also send your personal documents via e-mail as attachments to [name]@free.kindle.com. To have a document converted to Kindle format (.azw), the subject line should be "convert." Kindle Personal Documents Service will attempt to deliver your personal documents to your Kindle device via Wi-Fi when connected, and to the e-mail address associated with the Amazon account to which the device is registered. You can use the e-mail to download the file to your computer and transfer it to your Kindle device using a USB connection.
Aggregation of fees for Kindle Personal Documents ServiceIf you send multiple documents for conversion, consecutive orders that cost less than £5.00 may be combined into one transaction and appear as a single charge.
Setting your personal documents charge limitYou can set the maximum charge allowed for a single personal document sent wirelessly to your Kindle device through Manage Your Kindle. Any personal document you sent that exceeds this charge will be stored in your Kindle Library if Personal Document Archiving settings are enabled in Manage Your Kindle.
To set the charge limit for Kindle Personal Documents Service:
You can create bookmarks and annotations on your personal documents. Just as with Kindle books, Whispersync automatically synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations for personal documents (with the exception of PDFs) across the devices.
Whispersync of bookmarks, annotations and your last page read is available on your archived personal documents that have been converted into Kindle format. Files transferred via USB and PDF's not converted into Kindle format do not support these features. Whispersync of personal documents is currently supported on Kindle, Kindle Keyboard (with software version 3.3), Kindle for Android (running app version 3.5 or greater) and Kindle for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with version 2.9 or greater.
Supported File Types
Kindle personal document service supports multiple file types including:
The above file types can also be combined in a compressed ZIP (.ZIP) file. ZIP files are automatically opened up by the conversion service, converted to the Kindle format if needed, and sent to your Kindle and stored in your Kindle library. Some complex PDF files might not format correctly on your Kindle. If you prefer to have your personal PDF documents converted to the Kindle format so you can take advantage of Kindle functionality such as variable font size, annotation, Text-to-Speech, etc., type "Convert" in the subject of the e-mail when you submit your personal document to your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address.
For more information on Sending Downloading and Transferring Files to your specific Kindle model please click on the links below:
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