How to download your eBook or MP3

This video tutorial (no audio) will show you how to download your ebook or MP3. The main steps are:

  1. Login (top menu on the right)
  2. Access your account 
  3. Click on view for the details of your ordered item
  4. Download the resource

 

Don't have a Kindle? 

The Amazon Kindle is a great e-book reader, but they try to limit users to Amazon’s e-books only. However, there is a way for you to read e-books in the EPUB, Mobi, and PDF formats to your Kindle. Did you download an eBook, but are you struggling to install it on your mobile device? 

The following videos are designed to help you get the eBooks working on your smartphone. 

How to install eBook tutorial videos:

If you need any more guidance, please follow these instructions:

Step 1: Find Your Kindle Email

Log in to your Amazon account, and get your Kindle's email address:

  • On your PC, browse to amazon.com/myk or go to Account > Your devices and content > Manage devices. Make sure the Devices tab up top is selected. Then, find the relevant Kindle device and click it. In the drop-down window, click [your name's] Kindle.
  • The next page will show you a Device Summary that lists your @kindle.com email address. (If this is still set to a default address, change it by clicking Edit and add your own name.)
  • Go to the Preferences tab (at the top), and scroll down to Personal Document Settings.
  • Click the down arrow (on the right) and scroll to Approved Personal Document E-mail List. The email attached to your Amazon account should be listed here. If that's the email address you'll be using to send e-books to your Kindle, you're all set. To use a different email, click Add a new approved e-mail address and enter the address you want to use. 

Step 2: Determine the format of your E-book

Now you know your Kindle email, determine the format of your e-book and then email it to your Kindle. 

Mobi Format

  • Books in the Mobi format are already readable by the Kindle. Connect your Kindle device to your PC with a USB cable, and simply drag and drop the file onto it.
  • Another way is to create a new email, attach the file, and send it to your Kindle's email address. The subject line isn’t relevant, but make sure there is nothing in the body of the email. After sending, it should appear on your Kindle shortly.

EPUB Format

EPUB is a common ebook format around the web, but the Kindle can't read it so you first need to convert epub files to Mobi files for the Kindle to read. An easy way to convert your epub file to Mobi is a free piece of software called Calibre

  • When you set up the software, you will be asked for your model of ebook reader, and a pop-up suggests sending the books by email. Fill in the email address for your Kindle and the authorized email address with which you've set to send documents to your Kindle.
  • Once you set up Calibre, click on Add Books and select any e-book files you've downloaded to appear in the Calibre library. Now select a book in your Calibre library and choose Convert Books from the top bar.
  • In the upper right-hand corner, make sure to set the Output Format to Mobi.
  • Click OK, and wait until the Jobs number at the lower-right of the main screen goes from 1 down to 0.
  • Now select the title again and click Save to Disk. Pick the folder you want to save your file. This will create a subfolder with the name of the author. Within that folder, search for the Mobi file. You can email this file to your Kindle, or drag and drop it using a USB cable.

PDF Format

Amazon can automatically convert PDFs into the Kindle format, but they offer two ways of formatting your file.

  • Option 1: If you want your Kindle to display every page in the PDF as if it were a graphic, just email the .pdf file to your Kindle's address without a subject line. You could also drag and drop the file onto your Kindle if you attach the device to your PC with a USB cable. This option doesn’t allow you to change the font while reading your e-book, so you might prefer the next option.
  • Option 2:Attach the PDF file to an email, and make the subject line "Convert" (nothing more, only that word). Send it to your Kindle email address and your PDF will be converted into a Mobi file, where you can control the font size and formatting.

How do I access zip files?

On your iPhone or iPad open up Safari or your email to find the zip file you want to open. Keep in mind that depending on what is in the file you may need another app to open it.

Tap on the Zip file to download it.

When prompted tap on Open In, in the upper left corner of the screen.

Accessing zip files with the files app (iOS11 or above)

The Files app, added in iOS 11, supports zip files. You can open them, see their contents, and extract files without any third-party apps. When you download a zip file in Safari, your iPhone or iPad will offer to open it in the Files app. Tap “Open in Files” to do so. You can also save zip files to the Files app from other applications.

Downloading and unzipping a zip file on your iPhone/iPad (iOS10 or below)

There are a couple of applications in the App Store, which are equipped to handle zip files: iZip being one, and WinZip being another. Both are fairly similar in design and function and both will handle local zip files for free. Regardless of the app you use, if you don’t want to pay for the full versions, you will need to first export your zip file to your iOS device and then use the free zip app to handle the file.

When you use the free version of WinZip, first select the zip file from the cloud app first, then click the “Share” button. From the Share menu, select “Open in…” to show a list of apps that can handle this type of file. Next, choose a free zip app. WinZip or iZip will work equally well for this purpose. The archive now open, you can view its contents such as when viewing an attachment. If you want to actually open a file, you need to again tap the “Share” icon and then choose the appropriate app from the “Open in…” menu selections.

If the above guide is just too many steps, then you can purchase full versions of either zip app and plug your cloud service right into it, among many other features. WinZip Full Version, for example, has support for Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and iCloud while iZip Pro has support for iCloud, Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive.

You have a few options from here. You can tap the arrow next to the zip file and send it as a link, copy the link (and then paste it into a message), AirDrop it to another iOS device or a Mac, or you can actually extract (unzip) the file’s contents.

If you unzip a file, you can unzip it in the parent folder or create a new folder. Regardless of how you handle zip files, if you actually want to open their contents, you will still need the correct app to handle it.

What are mp3s and why are they a lot cheaper than a CD or DVD?

An MP3 has no physical product as such, but is simply a digital audio file, that can be downloaded and transferred onto mp3 players or other devices. This is the reason that the MP3 versions of Derek Prince’s messages are so much cheaper than the CD or DVD equivalent – because the overheads involved in producing a file, are so much less, than those required for producing a CD or DVD message or series.

An MP3 player gets its name from the MP3 files that you store on it. Just as DOC is a type of computer file used by the Microsoft Word word-processing program, and PDF is another type of file for storing printable documents, so MP3 is a particular file type used for storing audio. Think of MP3s as computer files and an MP3 player as a special type of computer, dedicated to playing back sounds stored in coded format inside those files.

How do I download mp3 audio files onto my iPad or iPhone?

1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Safari and open the file you are trying to download.
2. Tap on the Share button, which will bring up the Share sheet.
3. Select “Save to Dropbox.”
4. Now tap the Save button, or choose a different folder where to save the file, then tap Save.