3 Best Ways to Send Books to Kindle from Mac (Including 10.15 Catalina)

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We can read Amazon Kindle books on all Kindle eReaders, Kindle Fire tablets and kindle reading apps without any effort. However, it would be difficult for us to send and read non-Amazon books we got from other places. Don’t worry. This article shows you 3 ways to send all kinds of books from Mac to Kindle devices.

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Make Sure the Books are Kindle Format

The ebook formats that Kindle support are MOBI, AZW, AZW3 and PDF. It’s a pity the open-source EPUB, the most widely used ebook format, is not supported by Kindle devices.

When you try to download free books from eBook torrent sites or purchase books from popular eBook stores like Kobo, Google Play, you may often come across .epub files. If you want to send these books to Kindle from Mac, you should first convert EPUB to Kindle format.

Here Epubor Ultimate–the best eBook Converter and eBook DRM Removal is highly recommended to you. What you need to do is to just drag and drop the files onto it, set the output format as Kindle format like mobi and start the conversion.

Key Features of Epubor Ultimate:

1. Convert eBooks to mobi/pdf/epub/azw3 for reading anywhere

2. Remove DRM from eBooks purchased from Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Google Play and more

3. Automatically detect device and load books

4. Edit metadata, including title, author, publisher, introduction and the book cover.

Detailed Guide: How to Convert eBook to Kindle Format.

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Method 1. Send Books from Mac to Kindle via USB

When talking about transfering files to Kindle from Mac, the first method that comes to our mind would be using USB connection. Right. Just connect your Kindle device to the Mac computer with the USB cable and it will be listed under the “Devices” tab on the “Finder”. Then just copy and paste the books to “documents” folder.

send to kindle on mac via USB

Note: Some Kindle Fire tablets cannot be recognized as USB drive by the Mac computer, so you’ll fail to send books from Mac to Kindle via this method. In this occasion, please continue to read to learn another two methods to send the files to Kindle Fire wirelessly.

Method 2. Send Books from Mac to Kindle via Send-to-Kindle Service

If you’re unable to transfer books to Kindle via USB, you can still send documents from Mac to your Kindle eReader, Kindle Fire, or Kindle reading app by e-mailing them to your Send-to-Kindle email address. Your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address is a unique e-mail address assigned to each of your Kindle devices or free Kindle reading apps upon registration.

Step 1

Find the Send-to-Kindle email address

Visit the page Manage Your Content and Devices –>click “Devices”–>then you will see an email address “xxx@Kindle.com” for each of your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.

Find send to kindle email address

Step 2

Add your personal email address to the approved email list.

Documents can only be sent to your Kindle devices or apps from email accounts that you’ve added to the Approved Personal Document Email List.

Go to Manage Your Content and Devices–> Click “Preferences”–> Scroll down to “Personal Document Settings”–> Under “Approved Personal Document E-mail List”, check if your personal email address is listed–> If your email address is not listed, select “Add a new approved e-mail address”.

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Step 3

Compose an email and attach the books.

Set the recipient as your send-to-kindle email address “xxx@kindle.com”.
It is not necessary to include a subject in the email. Then just add the books as attachments and send the email.

send to kindle on mac via email

Note:
To be delivered successfully, an email should contain no more than 25 attachments. It can be sent to up to 15 distinct Send-to-Kindle email addresses. The total size of your documents should be 50 MB or less.

Method 3. Send Books to Kindle from Mac via App

Send to Kindle for Mac enables you to send documents to your registered Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, supported Kindle reading apps, and archive to your Kindle library.

Step 1

Download and install Send to Kindle App for Mac.

Send to Kindle for Mac

Step 2

Open the Send to Kindle App and log in with your Amazon account.

Step 3

Select one or multiple documents, control-click and select “Send to Kindle” or just drag and drop the documents onto the app.

Send to Kindle on Mac

Step 4
Enter a Title and Author, choose the device or reading app you’d like to send the books to, and then click Send.

To use the send to Kindle app for Mac, files must be 50 MB or less. You cannot send more than 25 files at a time.

Tips: If Archive document in your Kindle Library is selected, the files will be stored in your Kindle Library: Manage Your Content and Devices–> Content–>Show: Docs.

Send to Kindle for Mac

These are the three methods to send books to Kindle from Mac. You will definitely find a solution that can work for you. Now you are able to read any kind of ebooks on Kindle devices freely. Don’t forget to download Epubor Ultimate to help you convert the ebooks to Kindle format.

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