Text Box: Smashwords

How to download to your e-reader

Kindle via Smashwords


Due to a dispute with Amazon’s KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) we will be providing all titles formatted for your Kindle (and all other e-readers, as well) through Smashwords.com for the foreseeable future.


About Smashwords

Smashwords, along with their partner Draft2Digital, is the word's largest independent distributor of digitally formatted books. Supported formats include Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, Kobo, Google Play, and more.


It is easy and free to set up an account with Smashwords and they accept PayPal and all major credit cards. Just go to Smashwords.com to sign up, now!


When you buy an e-book from Smashwords an "epub" version of the book is sent as an attachment to the email address you used to open your Smashwords account. Open that email and forward the entire email to the email address of your Kindle device. (Yes, it has an email address, but if you don't know what it is, see below.) There is no need to include a subject in the forwarded email. Within a minute or so, the book will appear in your Kindle reader.



Finding Your Kindle's email address

If you don't know your device's email address (and few people do) you can find it either on your Kindle device or through your Amazon account on your computer.


On Amazon through your computer

1) Go to: www.Amazon.com/myk

2) From the "Manage Your Content and Devices" tool bar near the top, select "Devices"

3) If you have more than one Kindle device registered, a box will appear noting how many there are. If so, click on that box to show them

4) Click on the name of the device you want to send the new e-book to. Information about that device will pop up, including its default email address (e.g. NameVj123@kindle.com)

5) Copy the email address and use it to forward the entire email you received from Smashwords

NOTE: You can change the first part of the default address of your Kindle device to something easier to remember by clicking "Edit" next to the address.


On your Kindle Device

1) On your home page, tap the three vertical dots at the top right to open the options dropdown

2) Tap "Settings"

3) Tap "Your Account"

4) At the bottom will be "Send-to-Kindle Email." At the end of that paragraph is the email address (e.g. NameVj123@kindle.com)

NOTE: If you wish to change the address to something easier to remember you must do that through your computer, as outlined above

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