Tips on downloading SABR e-books to your Kindle device

If you're having trouble downloading a SABR e-book like CAN HE PLAY? A Look At Baseball Scouts And Their Profession to your Kindle device, here are some tips. Both involve downloading the .MOBI file at to a computer first. You cannot just "order" the book through the Kindle directly — unless you want to pay for it. To get the free version of any of our SABR Digital Library e-books:

  1. Download the .MOBI file to your computer. Connect the Kindle to your computer via the special USB cable. Then transfer it to your Kindle just like if you were moving a file to a USB drive. (One member describes this as "Copy the file to the Kindle's Documents folder.")


  2. Download the .MOBI file to your computer. Then e-mail it to your Kindle using the special e-mail address that comes with your Kindle. Note that if you are not connected to a wifi network, Amazon does charge for this transfer (it is free through a wifi network).


  3. Windows users can install a free utility on their computer called "Send to Kindle" that will enable you to right-click any file on your computer and immediately send it to your Kindle device. Download the "Send to Kindle" utility here: Then follow the instructions on that page.

If you are using the Kindle app on an iPad or computer, you should just be able to download the .MOBI file and use it. Other software one can use includes iBooks for Apple devices, and a reader called Stanza which reads EPUB files.

For those of you who are somewhat techy, there is also a free program for home computers called Calibre which will allow you to convert your e-books from one format to another, add your own custom cover designs and other fun stuff.

— Cecilia Tan