Scripting News: How to get .mobi files into Kindle on the iPad.

I tweeted that you couldn’t do this, and got replies from a dozen or more people with ways to do it. And I’m happy to report at least one of them works.

1. Use the email address that Amazon provides for your Kindle. It’s on the Amazon site, poke around, you’ll find it.

2. The Kindle app shows up under Apps in iTunes. You can drag .mobi files into its Documents directory and they show up in the Kindle app.

3. You can use Dropbox. It will report it can’t open the files but if you look in the upper right corner of the screen there’s a way to send them to a bunch of apps, for .mobi files this includes the Kindle app.

There may be other methods, if you know of them, please add a comment below.

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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