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Kindle file won't open
Posted: Sep 8, 2017 12:04 PM
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Another author has sent me an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of his book as an attachment to a gmail message. He attached it in 3 different formats; epub, Kindle and Word. I opened the email message on the Kindle and downloaded the 'Kindle' formatted file to my Kindle Fire (1st generation, I believe), but when I tried to open it on the Kindle, it said the file could not be opened. Can anyone suggest how I might get it to open?

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Re: Kindle file won't open
Posted: Sep 9, 2017 3:19 AM   in response to: vulcanguy in response to: vulcanguy
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Every Kindle or Fire has an email address. You should be able to email the attachment to that address. (If you don't know it, look at Manage Content & Devices option when you hover over your account name when logged into the Amazon store.)

You should also be able to attach the tablet to your computer with a USB cord and transfer it over using Windows Explorer or similar file manager. In my Fire, books are in a folder called BOOKS. (That isn't always the case. You may have to peer at other folders to find the book titles.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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