How to Add a Mobi File to Kindle

This article explains the basics of how to share a .mobi file (your Moving Forward Kindle ebook) with prospects and customers and how they load it onto kindle.

This article was based on an article on eHow titled "How to Add Mobi to Kindle".

The Kindle accepts e-books in other formats, including files in the Mobi Reader's MOBI format. MOBI is short for Mobipocket -- a popular ebook format.

Transferring your collection of MOBI e-books to the Kindle is accomplished by emailing the files as attachments or uploading them via a USB cable.

Share the MOBI file

Share a copy of Moving Forward ebook (a MOBI file) to someone via an email attachment, putting a link on your site, sharing a link via social media or giving it to them on a memory card (same as a USB stick).


  • Press the "Menu" button on your Kindle's keyboard and open the "Settings" page using the five-way controller.

  • Write down the Kindle's unique email address displayed on the "Settings" page.

  • Attach the MOBI e-book file to an email and send it to your Kindle's email address. It's not necessary to specify a subject or add any text to the body of the email. Upon receipt of the email, the MOBI e-book will be added to your Kindle and will automatically appear in its library.

USB Cable or Memory Card

  • Connect the Kindle to your computer using the USB cable supplied with the device. Your computer will automatically detect the Kindle and assign it a drive letter.

  • Open the Kindle's drive on your computer. Inside you will find three folders -- "audible," "music" and "documents."

  • Copy the MOBI e-book into the "documents" folder by dragging and dropping it or using the "copy" and "paste" commands in the folder's "Edit" menu. Once the file has been copied, you can disconnect the Kindle. The MOBI e-book that you just uploaded will be instantly available in the Kindle's library.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can transfer or email multiple MOBI e-books at once. In addition, e-books can be combined into a compressed ZIP file before emailing them to the Kindle. The device will extract the compressed e-books automatically upon arrival.
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