Amazon Kindle offers a wide selection of eBooks that you can read on your Kindle device. However, sometimes it may happen that the book you are looking for is not available on the Kindle Store.
Let's find out together how you can transfer any eBook to your Kindle via theCaliber app.
Caliber: the app to transfer eBooks to Kindle
To transfer eBooks to your Kindle, you can use the free and open source app for managing eBooks, called Caliber. The application, available on Windows, Mac and Linux, easy to use and has many useful features to manage an eBook library
The best part of Caliber that takes care of format conversion: You don't have to worry about downloading files in the MOBI format (which is the default Amazon Kindle eBook format). Even if you have an ePub eBook open, Caliber will convert the eBook for you before transferring it to your Kindle, provided you are using a DRM-free eBook (Digital Rights Management).
Download and install Caliber
Go to the Caliber website for download the app on your laptop and after downloading you can follow the guided process of installation app. The first step is to choose a location for yours Caliber bookcase. You can go to the default location or click on the "Edit" button to choose a different folder. If you plan to manage your entire eBook library via Caliber, we recommend using a folder Dropbox or iCloud Drive to store your library. Once you have chosen your preferred location, click on the "Next" button. In the next screen you will have to choose your Kindle model and then click the "Next" button again.
In the next step, Caliber will ask if you want to set the wireless delivery via email to transfer eBooks. If you have set up a Kindle email address, enter the details and click the "Next" button. This one optional step because we won't use the email method to transfer eBooks, so don't worry if you want to skip it. When you have completed the installation, click on the "Finish" button to launch the Caliber app.
How to transfer books to Kindle
Once the application is installed correctly, it is possible tointerface of the app manage all eBooks. As already mentioned in this application, eBooks are allowed both in MOBI format that ePub. To add eBooks to Caliber, simply drag the eBook into the app window and, in a few seconds, you will see your eBook imported. During the import, the app retrieves all the related metadata, the details of the book and the cover.
For transfer the eBook to your Kindle, however, you will have to connect your Kindle to the computer via a USB cable. Once your Kindle has been recognized by Caliber, you will see a new "Device" column next to the book title column.
Now possible select eBooks and transfer them to Kindle memory: select a book (or multiple books), then right-click on the selected eBooks. From the menu, click on the "Send to device" button and then select the "Send to main memory" option.
If you have selected a MOBI eBook, the transfer will only take a second or two. If you have selected a eBook ePub, Caliber will ask you if you want to convert the book before transferring it and in this case you will have to select the "S" button. The conversion and transfer process, based on the size of the eBook, takes a little longer, as Caliber must first convert the eBook and then transfer it to the Kindle. can click on the button “Works" in the lower right corner to monitor progress: from here, you can view the history of all imports, conversions and transfers on all your devices.