Yesterday, I shared why I have made the transition to reading eBooks in place of reading paper books. Today, I want to share with you the easiest way to buy, download and organize your eBook collection.
I have a PC computer and an iPad and someday… I’ll have an iPhone. Hopefully while they are still in vogue.
Buying a PDF
When you buy and download a PDF on your computer, it will generally go into a file called “downloads.”
You can then open the file and read the book on your computer or print it out.
This is how I downloaded and read eBooks until last summer.
It is very simple and it works. However, I want ALL my books on my devices now, and I don’t want to read a book on my laptop in my bed or on vacation.
The “SEND to Kindle App”
This summer, I learned about this downloadable app for your computer called the “send to kindle app.” Just go to this link and download the version you need for your computer.
With this app, you can send any document, PDF or eBook to the Kindle App. Of course you need to send it somewhere.
Download the Kindle App on your iPad
I have an iPad that I am working to make into my “on the go computer,” so I downloaded the Kindle App on my iPad.
When I buy eBooks from Amazon, they are sent right to the app on my iPad.
SEND documents from your computer to the Kindle App
Once I had this all set up, I spent the day sending all the eBooks I have bought from my computer to my iPad.
#1 Go to the location of the eBook and click once to open a menu. If the document can be sent to your Kindle App, there will be an option to do that.
#2 Click and send.
#3 Open up your Kindle app, and the new document or book will appear.
This is SO cool. Until the OS7 update, the Kindle App was a sea of all the documents you sent over in NO order! That kinda bugged me. But HURRAH! Now you can organize the documents in folders AND put them into multiple folders.
Just drag the documents together like you do with other apps, and they will create an organized group.
So, what about you? Do you read your books on a device? Which one?