I’ve just downloaded an eBook in PDF format. Is there any way I can read these on my Kindle?
Well, your timing is pretty good actually. A couple of years ago, you would have had to mess around with converters and different bits of software, but the Kindle now can read PDF files natively without your having to do anything to the book at all.
Here’s what you need to do. Plug the USB cable that came with your Kindle into one of the USB ports on your computer. If you look at your drives, you will now see a new disk called Kindle appear in the list. If you click on this you will see a folder called Documents. When you open this, you’ll see all the eBooks you have on the device stored in this location. Simple copy your PDFs into this folder and they will appear in the book menu on your Kindle. Simply navigate to these in the same way you would to any other book and enjoy reading your eBook.
The Kindle PDF reader will handle any fonts or pictures stored in your eBook. Here’s a picture of a Maltese eBook my father published a few months back;