Use with Amazon Kindle devices or Kindle Reader apps on Windows, Mac, or mobile devices. There is no Kindle Reader specifically for Linux desktop users.
Here are five ways to get the book file into your Kindle app or device:
- Save the .mobi file to your Dropbox account and open it from there in Kindle for PC, Kindle for Mac, or Kindle for Android.
- On your desktop or laptop computer, download the .mobi file to any convenient location. Right-click and “Open with” Kindle for PC or Kindle for Mac, available from Amazon.
- Connect a Kindle device to your computer using its USB cable. If you have a quick charger, detach the USB cable and connect it to a USB port. In Windows Explorer, expand “Internal Storage” for the Kindle “drive” to see a list of folders, then drag the book file into the Books (not Documents! not Downloads!) folder. Disconnect the Kindle device. The book will appear in your Books collection and Home carousel. This method is recommended for adding MOBI files to your Library, where it is conveniently listed with a cover image.
- Download from the Silk web browser on Kindle Fire. Kindle will display the .mobi file perfectly, but will not add it to your Books library. To find the file again, mark it as a Favorite OR open Silk browser and tap the menu icon, then select Downloads. Tap the filename to open. If you later move the .mobi file to the Books folder using the Kindle’s USB cable, the cover image may remain absent in the Books list.
- Email the file to yourself if you have configured an email app on your Kindle Fire or mobile device. On Fire, download the file; doing so moves it into your Download folder.