Quoting Momlette:" someone emailed me a book. Its saved on my computer and when I plug in my kindle I've transfered it to the file but when I turn on my kindle its never there...anyone know what I need to do?"
I'm having the same problem...I'm guessing I need to convert it to one of these so that the amazon service can convert it to their format (which by the way, can be done for free if you send the files as an attachement to @free.kindle.com...whatever email address you have associated with amazon, is what goes before the @free.kindle.com--you can also send it to @kindle.com, but this will charge you a fee of $.15 per megabyte)
The Kindle Personal Document Service can convert and deliver the following types of documents:
Microsoft Word (.doc)
Rich Text Format (.rtf)
HTML (.htm, .html)
Text (.txt) documents
Archived documents (zip , x-zip) and compressed archived documents
Images that are of type JPEGs (.jpg), GIFs (.gif), Bitmaps (.bmp), and PNG images (.png).
Adobe PDF (.pdf) documents are delivered without conversion to Kindle DX, Second Generation and Latest Generation Kindles.
The following document types are converted and delivered on an experimental basis:
Microsoft Word 11 (.docx)
Adobe PDF (.pdf) for First Generation Kindles