Digimonkey believes in magic. Sometimes it’s elemental magic, like the rising of the sun or the slow opening of a rose. Sometimes it’s artistic magic, like Michelangelo’s David or Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. And sometimes it’s technological magic, like the Kindle’s Personal Document Services system.
For those Kindle aficionados who have experienced it’s magical ability to transfer files from website to device in the blink of an eye, this magic may now seem common. But for those who have not yet experienced the wonder of holding that power in the palm of your hand (or paw, in Digi’s case), read on!
First a word of warning. There are rules that govern this great magic, and woe to the intrepid Kindle owner who ignores them!
- The Kindle supports three formats from ARe/OmniLit – Mobipocket, Adobe Acrobat, and HTML. That’s it. One, two, three. No amount of wishing will make it otherwise.
- The Kindle will block all Secure file transfers with a virtual wall of stone. These files shall not pass, ever! If you want to read a particular book on your Kindle, be certain the listing for available formats does not say “Secure”.
- Before you can use the Kindle service, you must add your Kindle email address to your All Romance/OmniLit Customer Profile. Login to your account, click on “Account” at the top of the page and scroll down to the Kindle Email text box.
Enter your Kindle email address (ending in @kindle.com) into the text box, then enter your password in the two text boxes at the bottom of the page and click “Update”. Your Kindle email is now saved to your profile.
- You also need to add the All Romance and OmniLit email addresses to your Amazon Approved Personal Document E-mail List. Login to your Amazon account and click on “Your Account”, and then “Manage Your Kindle”.
In the “Your Kindle Account” menu on the left hand side, click on “Personal Document Settings” and then under the “Approved Personal Document E-mail List” heading, click on the “Add a new approved e-mail address” link and add @allromanceebooks.com and @omnilit.com to your list.
Be certain you do not include a name prior to the @ symbol, or access will be denied and your ebooks will end up lost in the vastness of cyberspace.
- The rulers of Amazon charge a small fee for use of this magic for the regular Kindle (about 15 cents per megabyte in the U.S.). This fee does not apply to the Kindle Fire.
Now you are ready to transfer your files to your device. Touch the small Kindle envelope in your ARe library, and whoosh! The ebook is instantly transported to your Kindle. Powerful magic indeed!
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