Update 13 February 2023 – Amazon has now dropped support for their old .mobi format, replacing it with the more popular ePub format.
Note – Kindle Desktop. There is a bug which breaks some internal cross-reference links if you just open the file directly into the Kindle app, but if you follow the instructions below to use Send to Kindle, it works fine.
There are multiple ways of getting your books to your Kindle device, but this is the simplest:
Download the file from this website
- On your desktop computer, log into the Members Area.
- Go to the Content & Downloads page.
- Scroll down to the book and press the View button.
- Scroll down to the download links, right-click the ePub format and select Save Link As…, Save Target As…, Download Linked File As… or similar to save the file to your hard drive. Remember where you saved it!
(We recommend sending the ePub to your Kindle device rather than PDF, as it reflows like most other Kindle books. For PDF’s)
Send to Kindle on the Desktop
If you’re on a desktop computer, the Send to Kindle web interface is the easiest option, as it just uses your web browser:
- Visit the Send to Kindle page on your local Amazon site.
- Sign in to your account, if you haven’t already.
- Drag the ePub file onto the drop zone, or click Add your files to navigate to the downloaded file.
- Make sure the Add to your library switch is turned on so that the file is stored in Amazon’s cloud, ready to access from any of your devices.
- Click Send and wait while the files upload. That’s it, the book should appear in the Documents section of your Kindle device or app within a few minutes.
Send to Kindle on iOS
If you’re on a iPhone or iPad, you’ll need the iOS Kindle app installed before following these steps.
- When you tap on the ePub file on the Downloads web page shown above, the file is automatically saved with your other downloads.
- Go to the Files app and select the Downloads folder.
- Tap the … button (top right) and tap Select, then tap on the download ePub book. (If you just tap directly on the ePub, it opens into the iOS Books app rather than Kindle… it’s a good app, but I imagine you’re on this page because you’re looking for Kindle instructions!)
- At the bottom of the screen, tap the Share icon, then select Kindle from the apps.
- Update the title of the book… I suggest adding the date or Lightroom version number so you can tell which book is which.
- Add Victoria Bampton as the author name, to make the books easy to find.
- Enable Add to your library to make sure it’s available on your other devices.
- Tap Send and wait for the book to upload to Amazon’s cloud.
- When it’s completed, switch to the Kindle app to read your book.
Send to Kindle on Android
If you’re on an Android device, you’ll need the Android Kindle app installed. The basic principles are identical to the iOS instructions, but my test Android battery’s died, so I’ll update this page when it restarts!