Big Changes to Sideloading on Kindle!

Amazon is making big changes to books delivered via Send to Kindle, and is now applying Enhanced Typesetting to books that are sideloaded! That means a much better experience for ARC readers and those who purchase your book directly from your website.

On iPhone, sideloaded books will finally display Vellum’s advanced formatting features, so your readers will see drop caps, ornaments, and bubbles for Text Conversations!

Now, sideloaded books — on all Kindle devices — should look no different than books purchased from Amazon. And the books in your library will display cover thumbnails, even when they come from Send to Kindle!

Since Amazon is doing most of this work behind the scenes, you won’t need to do much to see these changes. However, you will want to make sure you:

  • Provide your Kindle EPUB file when using Send to Kindle
  • Have the latest version of the Kindle software on your device

Have you seen other improvements to your sideloaded books? Let us know!