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Malayalam: Kindle

This is part of a series of posts about the Malayalam project on Universalis.

If you have a Kindle Fire, get the app. Otherwise, read on…

Getting the Kindle e-book

We have created a Kindle e-book to cover Holy Week and Easter Sunday in Malayalam.

Unfortunately Amazon do not allow e-books in Malayalam into their Kindle Store, so you have to download and install the e-book yourself.

Downloading the e-book

Here is the link to the e-book. Click on it to download.

  • The downloaded file will be called malayalam.mobi.
  • If your browser asks you where to store the downloaded file, tell it to put it on your desktop.
  • If your browser puts the downloaded file somewhere else (often a Downloads folder), move it to your desktop because it will be easier to find there. On some browsers, you can do this by opening the list of downloaded files, right-clicking on the file, and selecting “View in Finder” or “Open Containing Folder”.

Getting the e-book onto your Kindle directly

The quickest way is to plug your Kindle into your computer using the USB cable. (Your Kindle’s charger cable is a USB cable: just unplug it from the mains plug it is normally attached to).

Follow Amazon’s instructions, which say:

  1. Your device will appear in the same location on your computer that external USB drives appear.
    • Windows: Your device will appear in the Computer or My Computer folder.
    • Mac: Your device will appear on the desktop.
  2. Open the device folder, and then open the Documents or Internal Documents folder.
  3. Locate the downloaded file on your computer, and then drag and drop the compatible file into the appropriate folder. Depending on your device type, the folder names may vary.
    • For example, on Kindle Paperwhite, move books to the Documents folder. On Kindle Fire tablets, move books to the Books folder.
  4. Safely disconnect your device from your computer once the transfer is complete.

Getting the e-book onto your Kindle by email

Amazon’s Personal Document Service lets you send an email to a special @kindle.com address. You attach a file to your email (in this case, the downloaded .mobi file from Universalis). Amazon then send the e-book to your Kindle by wi-fi.

You need to check what the @kindle.com address of your Kindle is, and you need to make sure that you have told Amazon to accept Personal Documents from your email address. Amazon’s full instructions are here.

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