It’s all acronyms today, isn’t it?
FAQ stands for ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, and I’ve been getting plenty about the new format ebooks which are now available, for Kobo, Kindle and so on.
If you’re used to buying ebooks from Amazon or similar, which then download automatically onto your ebook reader, well then it’s fair enough you might need to ask for help the first time you do something differently.
But it isn’t difficult, I promise. Here’s the section I’ve just added for Kindle readers, for example:
How do I add my .MOBI (Kindle-compatible) ebook to my Kindle?
Save the .MOBI ebook that we sent you to a location on your computer where you’ll easily be able to find it i.e. on the desktop, or in the ‘downloads’ folder.
Switch on your Kindle and connect it to a computer’s USB port using the cable that came with the Kindle when you bought it. It will appear as an external storage drive on the computer’s desktop (in Windows, navigate through the folder structure to ‘My Computer’).
Click on the Kindle icon on your computer to find a folder named “documents.” Now drag or copy/paste the .MOBI ebook from the location you previously saved it on your computer to the “documents” folder on your Kindle.
When it has finished copying, unplug your Kindle. Your ebook will then be readable on your Kindle.
You can also add .MOBI files to your Kindle by emailing them to your special ‘Kindle’ email. Locate your Kindle’s “Send-to-Kindle email address” by switching on your Kindle, selecting “Settings” from the home screen menu, then choosing “Device Options” followed by “Personalise Your Kindle”. There’s a note of your “Send-to-Kindle E-mail” under that heading.
Couldn’t be simpler, could it?
And if you don’t understand the difference between the various ebook file formats (.PDF, .MOBI, .EPUB), then there’s a section on that, too!
Talking of ebooks, don’t forget this week’s ‘Ebook of the Week’ ‘2 giugno 1946‘, which has been selling like hot cakes since we began the offer on Wednesday (it ends on Sunday June 2nd, for obvious reasons…)
The level is A2/B1, so lower-intermediate, though it’s useful/enjoyable for students at any level.
Here are the usual details:
- .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
- .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) formats are available on request, at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
- 8 chapters to read and listen to
- Comprehension questions to check your understanding
- Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
- Suitable for students at any level
- Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
Your e-book will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase.
N.B. this ebook normally sells for £7.99, but with the half-price offer, until midnight on Sunday (2 giugno!) it’s just £3.99.
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