The email also advised that while MOBI and AZW files already in your library will continue to open, if you want to take full advantage of Kindle features, you should convert to EPUB and re-upload once this change takes effect. Fortunately for me I keep all of the eBook files sent to me in the cloud, so I can, but I predict many ebook owners are going to be hung out to dry on this issue as Amazon still does not allow you to download your document files from your Devices and Content library. (Thanks, Amazon.)
Basically I put my mobi e-books on skydrive and when I want to put them in the Kindle app I just select to open the files in another app and I can select the Kindle app. I am unable to do this with my iPad mini.
Both my iPad3 and Mini are running IOS 6.1.3. I did some google searches and found that this may be an issue with some iPads running 6.1.3. I installed a file manager app on my Mini and it appears that it sees the mobi files as rar format files so it does not give me the option to open them with the Kindle app.
Does anyone know if there is a fix for this issue? I was planning on using my Mini as my primary e-book reader and I was hoping to be able to do this without having to convert all my mobi files into mother format
As I mentioned above, I am using the "open with" feature but the Kindle app does not show because the iPad mini is not seeing the files as a mobi file. That is the process I am using with my iPad3 and it works just fine on it.
Please read my posts again. I have been saying that the iPad mini, not the Kindle app, is seeing the file as a RAR. My iPad mini does not even give me the ability to select the Kindle app because it does not see it as a mobi file. When I select open with another app the Kindle app does not show on the list.
So basically, for whatever reason, my iPad Mini just can not open mobi files into the kindle app using either the Skydrive or Dropbox app. However, my iPad3 running the same IOS and app versions can do it just fine. Go figure...
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One of the benefits of buying DRM-free ebooks is that you can read them on any of your favourite reading devices - Kindle, Nook, Kobo, phone or tablet. Most bookshops that sell ebooks ensure this by providing two types of files: ePub and Mobi.
As well as their own proprietary formats (AZW and AZW3), Kindle e-readers and apps can read Mobi files. Mobi (or Mobipocket) is an old ebook format originally launched in 2000, and purchased by Amazon in 2005.
On tablets and ereaders, you might not be prompted for where to save your file, and we have had reports of different locations being used from time to time, or by different software. You might need to look around in your downloaded files areas.
Many or all Kindles allow you to install alternate eBook reader software. Advice we have received (which might need adjustment for your specific device, or if some versions of software are updated from when these instructions were written): install a third party EPUB reader and start downloading the EPUB files instead of the Kindle files from Project Gutenberg. You may want to read up on installing third party apps on the Kindle you have. Advantages of EPUB files over Kindle files include: that they are much smaller than Kindle files and that they work on the Apple iPad too.
Mysterious MOBI files that you are probably struggling with at the moment refer to Mobipocket eBook file. This is a popular ebook format that is typically used on smartphones, PDAs and Amazon Kindle readers. If you want to read a MOBI ebook on PC, you would need special software to open it. Icecream Ebook Reader is a desktop application that works with several ebook formats, including MOBI. In this article, you can learn how to open MOBI files with Icecream Ebook Reader.
All the books can be displayed in the Table View or Bookshelf modes: to switch between them, click the relevant icon in the upper part of the program's working area. When the Library is shown in the Table view, it is being displayed in the table form and you can find such information about the ebooks as their titles, authors, reading progresses in percents, dates of the addition of the files to the Library, the number of the added notes and highlightings to the books. Also there are options to mark a book as Favorite (a star icon in the left hand side of the table) and to delete the book (a recycle bin icon in the most left side of the table). In case the Library is opened in the Bookshelf view, you may see the book covers' thumbnails.
eBook reader or eBook apps are mobile software that helps you read books wherever you are, with just your phone screen. These apps have come a long way since the only ePub reader Android users could access was Google Play Books. Now, there are dozens of tools for iOS and Android users, many of which have a host of convenient features to delight any digital bookworm.
You will no longer have to use a 3rd party website to convert your ePub to something Kindle can read. This change has happened already, however soon, MOBI, which is a format many sites handily converted ePubs into for sideloading to a Kindle, will be disabled for new uploads. Your previously uploaded MOBI files will still work.
If using the Send to Kindle email address is still too onerous, Amazon's support document says it will add the same ePub conversion support to its Send to Kindle apps at some point in late 2022. Amazon also says that it will discontinue Send to Kindle support for MOBI files in late 2022, since those files "won't support the newest Kindle features for documents." MOBI files already on your device will remain there and will continue to work as they currently do.
Finally, there's the ePub format. The Kindle can't read these files natively or convert them to a Mobi file. There are plenty of ways to convert them yourself. Some apps can do this on Android, iOS, Windows PC, or Mac. Using a website like Convertio also gets the job done.
The email method works great for one or two books at a time, but it's inconvenient if you have several to send over at once. You can access the Kindle's file system using a USB cable to drag and drop your files onto the device. The same file type limitations apply here, so make sure you convert your books into a format the Kindle can read.
You could at least use apps like Calibre to convert between formats, but both Amazon and Apple asked themselves what they could do to make matters worse, and each concluded that the answer was to convert the standard they used into a proprietary format. Amazon turned .mobi files into .azw3 ones, while Apple labelled their ebook files as .epub while adding in digital rights management (DRM) to break compatibility.
Send to Kindle is a very underrated system to send files to supported devices registered to your Amazon account. You can send books, PDF files and other supporteed documents to your e-reader. Most people send files as attachments in their favorite email client, such as Outlook, GMAIL or even Hotmail. You can send the documents from your main email account and the TO address is your special Kindle email account, you can learn about this feature in their official help file.
I have seen hundreds of threads on the Internet saying how difficult it is to get your mobi books or other e-books onto your iPad or iPhone to read them and ive never understood it.So I thought I would right a quick guide on how to upload mobis or e-books into the kindle app in iTunes so that you can read the on your iPhone or ipad.A video first then a step by step guide.So first, fire up iTunes then select your device.
Kindles primarily use two file formats: MOBI and AZW3. For non-e-book files, Kindles can also read DOC and DOCX, PDF, TXT as well as HTML and HTM. They can also open certain image file types like JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF.
As of August 2022, kindle no longer supports mobi in its online utilities to add documents to kindle software. Perhaps older kindles can directly load them, but Amazon has abandoned that format in favor of epub.However I have seen references to kindle epub versus epub for other ebook readers
I just emailed an .epub file to my Kindle email address, and it showed up on my device in readable form without me doing any conversion. Has Amazon updated the process so that files get converted as needed when they arrive via email?
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