The Amazon Kindle is a great e-book reader, but it's tightly tied to Amazon's ecosystem. If you have a Fire tablet or a smartphone, you can download other e-reading apps to beef up your library, but with the E Ink Kindles (including the Paperwhite and Oasis) you're pretty much tied to getting your content directly from Amazon.
Well, sort of. Using a bit of free software, you can take e-books in the EPUB, Mobi, and PDF formats and zap them over to your Kindle lickety-split. Here's how to do it.
Find your Kindle email
The easiest way to put books on your Kindle is to do it via email. To get your Kindle's email address, go to amazon.com/myk using your PC's web browser. Up top, click the Devices tab. In the list below, find the relevant Kindle device and click the three dots on the left. In the pop-up window, you'll see an @kindle.com email address. (It's set to a default address, but you can change it by clicking Edit.) Read more...