How to Download Books to Kindle Fire

One of the first things you may want to do when you get your Amazon Kindle Fire is download books to the device. You can download books from the Amazon store or from third-party websites. Here’s how to do both.

Download Books Previously Purchased from Amazon Via Device

  1. From the Home screen of the Kindle, select “Books“.
  2. Choose “Cloud“.
  3. Tap the book you wish to download. It will then be available under the “Device” area.

Download Books Previously Purchased from Amazon Via Amazon Website

  1. From a web browser, login to your Amazon account.
  2. Select the “Your Account” link.
  3. Choose “Manage Your Content and Devices“.
  4. Select the “Actions” button (…) next to the book you wish to download.
  5. Choose “Deliver“.

Purchasing and Downloading a Book Via Device

  1. From the Home screen of the Kindle, select “Books“.
  2. Tap “Store“.
  3. Browse or search for a book. Once you select one you want, select “Buy“. An option to “Try a Sample” may be available for most books. Prime members may have an option to “Borrow for Free“.

If you wish to try this out without having to spend money, there is a “Free” section at the bottom of the Store screen.

Purchasing and Downloading a Book Via Amazon Site

  1.  Visit the Amazon Kindle eBook store.
  2. Choose a book, and set it to “Deliver to your kindle“, then click “Buy now“.

If you wish to practice these steps without spending money, have a look at the free classics available on Amazon.

Download File from Third-party Sites

You can download books in PDF, TXT, MOBI, and PRC formats and read them in the Docs app on your Kindle Fire. Find some great suggestions for free ebooks by reading our post, “Where to Download Free eBooks For Your Nook or Kindle“.

For this example, we will download a PDF ebook file from PlaneteBook and save it to the Kindle Fire.

  1. From the kindle, choose a book that interests you and download it. I recommend the 1 page version.
  2. One the file has downloaded to your Kindle, select “Docs” to read it.

If you wish to load an ebook file you have on your PC to your Kindle, use these steps to send it over to your Kindle Fire. You will then be able to read the book from the “Docs” app.

That just about covers everything you need to know about how to download books to Kindle Fire. If you need additional help, feel free to leave a comment below.

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