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
- 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:
- 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.
- Open the device folder, and then open the Documents or Internal Documents folder.
- 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.
- 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.