How to get Kindle books to the Kindle app

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Razeus, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    I have some Kindle made books that I'd like to get to be seen through my iPad's Kindle app. How do I do this?
  2. macrumors G4

    Jul 17, 2002
    It is my understanding that books purchased using one Kindle are synchronized across all Kindles [and Kindle applications] using the same account. You are supposed to be able stop reading a Kindle book on your Kindle device and resume where you left off when you launch the Kindle app on your iPad or iPhone.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2010
    As long as it is the same amazon account all of the purchases are archived. Hit the archived items button on the bottom left of the app screen
  4. macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2010
    Download Kindle app to device.
    Click on Icon
    Click on Archive
    Click on Title

    Opens to last page read.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Oct 15, 2008
    1. Like the others already said, use the Archive feature for books that you purchased in the Kindle store.

    2. Send the document to your Kindle eMail address: <YourAddress> -- Amazon will then convert the file for you and add it to your Kindle archive. They -- might -- charge you a fee for that service.

    3. Adding eBooks directly to your device only works with a real Kindle, but NOT with the Kindle app. With the Kindle app, you only have options 1 and 2.

    If you have eBooks from other sources than Amazon and do not want to use their conversion service, you can either use Apple's iBooks (which supports ePub format) or Stanza as your eBook reader. To convert eBooks from various different sources to various different target formats, you can use the Open Source software Calibre -- it can even convert PDFs to Mobi or ePub format. Works great!
  6. thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    No no. These books haven't been bought at Amazon. They have been acquired in the Kindle format however...
  7. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Then as Winni pointed out, get Calibre, convert them to epub, and read them with Stanza or iBooks.
  8. macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    Avalon Hill
    Pirated books, stripped of DRM can be put on via Calibre (Free) it will convert to Epub or MOBI so you can also use Itunes.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2008
    to convert many formats of non-DRM books to itunes-compatible epub format
    you can also use
  10. thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    Ok, that's what I have been doing, but I thought there was another way to send to my Kindle account and make it appear in my Kindle App.
  11. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Nope, Kindle app only allows you to download books you purchased from Amazon. If you jailbreak your iPad, you can try copying your book into the Kindle app's document directory, but I doubt it will be stable, if it works at all. And the best feature of Kindle is whisper sync, but that will definitely not work with the jailbreak and copy method. iBooks, however, will sync your place and bookmarks across devices, whether or not the book was purchased through iBooks. I'm not sure if Stanza has this feature. But if you have multiple iDevices, syncing across devices is something to take into account.

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