If you've bought a book online recently, or downloaded a free public domain book at a site like Project Guttenberg, there's a good chance that it's a .mobi file. But you probably weren't able to open it because you didn't have the right software installed.
1. The most popular way is to send a file to the email address associated with your device. If you buy a Kindle or download a Kindle app, first thing to do is to sign in with your Amazon account. Since that time this device/app is given a special email address to which you can send the files. You can find it in the Settings section.
3. If you use a cloud storage service like Dropbox, you can upload the file to it from your computer, and use a Dropbox application on your tablet or phone to download the file to Kindle app.
5. If you have a Kindle app installed on your smartphone or tablet, you should be also able to add the file if you tap on it. A list of applications capable of opening it should be displayed, and if the file is in mobi format, you should see a Kindle app.
A good thing about books from Project Gutenberg is that if the original print edition had illustrations, you will be also able to get them in the ebook version. If you want the illustrations, make sure to download Kindle (with images) file. Please, keep in mind that ebook files with images take much more space.
The catalog includes over 25,000,000 fully accessible books and other text files. From here, you can also start browsing a collection of 1.3 million contemporary ebooks that you will be able to borrow for free once you register an account.
When you find an interesting book, click on its cover and a read-online panel will open right away. To find downloadable files, scroll down the page a bit. On the right side, you will see all available formats
For instance, you can download Harry Potter: The Prequel by J.K. Rowling, a short story set about three years before the birth of Harry Potter. It recounts an adventure experienced by Sirius Black and James Potter.
To find out if a MOBI file is protected, you can download Calibre, a free, open-source application. Then, drag the MOBI file to Calibre and double-click it. A notification will appear if the file has DRM protection, which means there are restrictions on what you can do with the file, such as the number of devices you can download it to simultaneously.
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Below you will find a selection of sample .mobi ebook files for you to download. On the right there are some details about the file such as its size so you can best decide which one will fit your needs.
The Amazon Kindle is a great ebook reader, but it's tightly tied to Amazon's ecosystem. If you have a Fire tablet or a smartphone, you can download other e-reading apps to beef up your library, but with the E Ink Kindles (including the Paperwhite(Opens in a new window) and Oasis(Opens in a new window)) you're pretty much tied to getting your content directly from Amazon.
While Amazon no longer(Opens in a new window) supports the Mobi format for new and updated reflowable(Opens in a new window) (aka, where you can customize fonts, etc.) ebooks in the Mobi format, existing ebooks in the Mobi format are still readable by the Kindle. Attach the file to an email, send it to your Kindle's email address (with any subject, and nothing in the body of the email), and it should appear on your Kindle shortly. You can also drag and drop the file onto your Kindle if you attach the device to your PC with a USB cable.
Amazon can automatically convert PDFs into the Kindle format, but you get two formatting choices. If you want your Kindle to display every page in the PDF as if it were a graphic, just email the .pdf file to your Kindle's address without a subject line.
That will maintain the formatting and graphics, but the font size may be too small to read. If you're okay with this kind of formatting, you can also drag and drop the file onto your Kindle if you attach the device to your PC with a USB cable.
Once you set up Calibre, click on Add Books and pick out any free ebook files you've downloaded. They'll appear in the Calibre library. Now click on an entry in your Calibre library and choose Convert Books from the top bar.
Pick the folder you want to save it in. It'll create a subfolder with the name of the author. In Explorer or Finder, drill into that folder until you find the Mobi file within, which you can email to your Kindle or drag and drop onto it using a USB cable.
If you belong to a US public library, try downloading OverDrive(Opens in a new window). Available for Windows and macOS, it hooks into public library catalogs and lets you download Kindle books through Amazon. You can find your local library(Opens in a new window) and OverDrive has send-to-Kindle instructions(Opens in a new window) for every type of device. OverDrive's Libby(Opens in a new window) and Hoopla(Opens in a new window) offer similar services.
You can also download the Kindle app on your iPhone. Once you download the app from the App Store, register for it using your Amazon Kindle account. While you can use a USB cable to transfer a Mobi file to your iPhone, you can also do so via email. To add Mobi files to the Kindle app on your iPhone, follow the steps below:
Amazon has announced the retirement of its proprietary MOBI file format for eBooks, and a transition to the EPUB format for use on Kindle devices and apps. As of August 2022, you will no longer be able to send the MOBI file format to Kindles or the Kindle app using the Send to Kindle service. The MOBI file format no longer supports the newest document features, while the EPUB format is updated and accepted by Kindle devices.
Any MOBI files you have already sent to your Kindle will not be affected by this change. However, the downloadable multi-format eBook files available on your Microsoft Press Store account will no longer include the MOBI format; those links will be removed on August 18, 2022. The EPUB and PDF links will remain. Purchases of future multi-format eBook files on microsoftpressstore.com after August 18 will include the EPUB and PDF formats, but will no longer include MOBI.
This change does not mean any loss in content from your purchase, as the EPUB file already included with your purchase still contains all the same content, and may be used on the same devices and apps as the MOBI format was. Please visit your account and download any MOBI files you wish to retain, before August 18. After August 18, please use the EPUB format for viewing on Kindle apps and devices. Visit your Microsoft Press Store account Need help You may also view Amazon's Help Page for information on sending content to Kindle devices and apps, and contact Amazon Digital Services and Device Support for assistance with loading the EPUB format.
But here's the challenge: Each marketplace (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, etc.) has different file formats and requirements for authors. Plus, you need your book to look professional across all platforms: Kindles, Nooks, iPads, smartphones, etc. So, what format allows you to publish on multiple marketplaces and platforms with the least work
Even if you plan to distribute your eBook on the Amazon marketplace, you should use the EPUB file, as this is what Amazon recommends and accepts. Previously, Amazon required a MOBI file, but this file has been discontinued and is no longer necessary. Instead, Amazon automatically converts your EPUB file to the AZW3 file that actually appears on your Kindle.
A MOBI file format (Mobipocket eBook format) is designed for eBooks, but mostly for Amazon Kindle. An AZW3 file is also designed for eBooks on the Amazon Kindle and was released alongside the Kindle Fire reader in 2011.
The easiest way to know which file formats you need is to go through a professional formatting company, such as Atticus. With a service like Atticus, you can choose both EPUB and PDF formats to guarantee you have the right eBook format when the need arises.
I have uploaded .epub and .mobi files to my website. These files are linked so that people can download them. When I download with Safari an .exe extension becomes attached to the downloaded file so the file name looks like this: filename.epub.exe
After downloading a .mobi file, there are three ways to add it to your Kindle library. We recommend first trying to use Amazon's Send to Kindle desktop app. If that doesn't work, you can send files to your Kindle using your email or transfer the file with a USB cord. If you are having trouble using the Prolific Works App to download to your Kindle app, click here.
If you are on a computer (Windows or Mac), there is a program you can download called Send to Kindle. It is an official Amazon program that will quickly get mobi and pdf ebook files from your computer to your Amazon Kindle account.
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