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How to Transfer PDF to Kindle?


Abstract: The article is about how to transfer PDF to Kindle for original Kindle users. Here we provide 2 different methods to convert PDF to Kindle.

Can I upload PDF to Kindle with USB cable directly?

This depends on what kinds of Kindle you are using. Firstly, take a look at the formats of Kindle devices.

Original Kindle: Unprotected MOBI or PRC, TXT, Topaz format books (TPZ), and AZW.
Kindle 2 and 3: PDF, Unprotected MOBI or PRC, TXT, Topaz format books (TPZ), and AZW.
Kindle Touch and Touch 3G: AZW, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, and PRC files natively. HTML, DOC, DOCX.
Kindle Fire: Kindle Format 8 (KF8), Kindle Mobi (.azw), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX

If you are using Kindle 2 or 3, Kindle Touch, or Kindle Fire, you can link Kindle to computer with USB cable, and then copy PDF to Kindle directly.

If you are using the Kindle of older version, you have to format PDF to Kindle format such as MOBI, PRC, TXT, etc.

The following methods are for older Kindle users or original Kindle users. With one of the ways, it becomes easy to convert PDF to Kindle.

Way1: Email PDF to Kindle with PDF to Kindle Converter

PDF to Kindle Converter provide a service for all users to convert documents such as .pdf to Kindle supported format and send it to device by email directly. Follow the steps to send PDF to Kindle with email.

Step1. Free download and launch the program. Select "Add Files " from the top pane. Then you can browse and load PDF files into the program.

pdf to kindle converter main interface

Step2. Select Kindle supported MOBI format as you output format.

Step3. Press "Convert Now!" to start the conversion and then send the documents to your Kindle mailbox via Wireless by clicking "Send by Email".

The biggest advantage of this method is that fast conversion speed and high output quality. Very convenient. You can import and convert several files at one time.


mobi kindle to epub converterMOBI to ePub Converter

Unlimited Solution to Export Kindle Books to ePub Format!

In some specific situations, you may want to convert Kindle MOBI books to ePub, so that you can share eBooks between Kindle and iPad, iPhone, etc. without any limitation.
* 3 simple steps for converting MOBI to ePub format.
* Batch processing enables you to convert multiple files to ePub at one conversion.
* No change of original text, layout, images, etc. (MOBI to ePub Converter for Mac)

Way2. Format PDF to Kindle with Stanza

Stanza is a freeware program for reading eBooks, digital newspapers, and other digital publications. The software supports the eBook formats EPUB, eReader, MS LIT, Amazon Kindle, Mobipocket, and PalmDoc, as well as general document formats HTML, PDF, MS Word, and Rich Text Format. However, one thing most people don't know about Stanza is that, it can format PDF to Kindle using its Export Book As feature. This software is totally free and compatible with both Windows and Mac platinum.

Here is how to:

Step1. Download and install Stanza from Open the book in Stanza and plug in your Kindle to your computer using the USB cable provided with the wireless device.

Step2. Select File->Export Book As->Amazon Kindle, then browse to the Kindle on the save file dialog. Kindle will appear in the list with the name you assigned the first time you registered it at Amazon.

Step3. Once the AZW file is created, select and copy it to the Kindle device.

I prefer this method because the software is totally free. Supports a variety of formats ; Plenty of customization options ; Easy to navigate ; Supports some DRM eBooks.

Related Links:

How to Convert Kindle to ePub, Read Kindle Books on Nook