Sending a .mobi file directly to a Kindle via e-mail

I didn’t know you could do this, did you? I wonder if it works for other e-readers as well?

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When I send out documents to my beta readers, I prefer to convert them to an e-reader format, because I want my readers to see the book as close to possible to the way it’s going to look when I publish it.

Now, what I have been doing is to e-mail the file as an attachment to my readers and letting them fool with connecting the USB and transferring the file to their Kindle.

However, I have found that there is an easier way (for the reader) and since I figure that my readers are doing me a favor I want to make it as easy as possible for them to read my work.

First off, when a Kindle is registered, it gets its own e-mail address.  That’s how Amazon sends you content, actually, via e-mail.  Generally your Kindle’s e-mail address is [the first part of the e-mail you used to register the…

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