How to transfer an epub to your Kindle device

Kindle eReaders are not limited to books from the Amazon Store. When you get eBooks from other sources, a common file format is EPUB. Prior to May 2022 you had to load a mobi formatted eBook onto your Kindle.

Thankfully, from August 2022 Amazon now supports sending EPUB files to Kindle devices now and the old style mobi files are no longer supported.

This page provides three options on how you can load the epub file you purchased from this website to your Kindle device.

  1. Email your epub file (as an attachment) to your kindle
  2. Download and use the ‘Send to Kindle’ app
  3. Use the Kindle App

Method 1: Email

Every Kindle eReader comes with its own custom email address. You can transfer EPUB files to your device by sending them to this email address.

First, head on over to in a web browser on your PC or smartphone. Select the Kindle you want to use from the “Devices” tab and click the device name in the expanded menu.

Select your Kindle device.

On the next page, you’ll see the “” email address for your Kindle. You can select “Edit” to change the address if you’d like. Remember this email address.

Remember your Kindle email address.

Now, all there is to do is send an email to that address with your eBook file attached!

After you send the email, you’ll get an email from Amazon asking you to “Verify Request.” This is just to confirm that you want to send the eBook to your Kindle.

The eBook will be sent to your Kindle eReader. You can force the Kindle to check for new books by opening the home screen menu and tapping the “Sync” button.

Tap sync to check for books.

You may need to wait a few minutes, but it shouldn’t take long for the book to appear in your Kindle Library.

Method 2: Use the Send to Kindle Desktop Tool

using Send to Kindle to send epub to kindle

If you own a PC or a Mac, you can download the “Send to Kindle” desktop application for your computer.

This application makes it extremely simple to upload ebooks to your Kindle.

After you have installed the application, it will ask you to link it with your account. Simply follow the prompts that they give you, and within seconds you can link your account.

Once your account is linked, you simply drag and drop the ebook file to the send to Kindle app. And voilà, your ebook will soon be available on your Kindle.

This is by far the easiest method to upload an ebook to your Kindle, with ‘Send to Kindle’ being able to handle the following file types:

  • eBook (.epub)
  • Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX)
  • PDF (.PDF)
  • Text (.TXT)
  • Images (.JPG, .JPEG, .PNG, .BMP, .GIF)
  • RTF (.RTF)
  • HTML (.HTML, .HTM)

Download the Send to Kindle App Here

Option 3: Kindle App

First, you’ll need to download the EPUB file onto your iPhone, iPad, or Android device and find it in the file manager app—commonly called “Files.”

Find the EPUB file.

Open the share menu and select the Kindle app.

Select the Kindle app.

On Android, the app will open with a list of all your Kindle devices. Select your eReader and tap “Send.”

Select your Kindle and tap "Send."

On iPhone and iPad, you’ll need to toggle off “Save in Kindle Library” and then select your device before tapping “Send.”

Uncheck "Send to Kindle Library" and select your Kindle.

A notification or pop-up will alert you that the eBook has been successfully sent to your Kindle. That’s it!


Information from the following two online posts was used in the creation of this help page: