How to Sideload Your Gift E-Book (Kindle, Kobo)

Many readers and reviewers ask me how to sideload the books I gift them for Kindle and for Kobo. Here’s what I’ve found. I’ll add more devices as you request them. Hope it helps!

[Updated: 12.23.2021]

If you find any of this information is out of date, please contact me so I can fix it. Thanks!

Sideload to the Kindle

Generally, you can email the book to yourself as a “Personal Document.”

  1. First, go to and search for “Manage Your Content and Devices.”
  2. Then click on the “Preferences” tab.
  3. Click on “Personal Document Settings“.
  4. There you can create an email for each of your devices that has a Kindle reader.

Alternatively, you can use Amazon’s Send-to-Kindle application to send to your devices. More information here:

Sideload to Your Kobo Reader

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