We released an app in late 2015 for Android and Kindle Fire devices that will allow readers to download the book wirelessly to their device. You can find it right here:
The BookFunnel App Details
Installing the BookFunnel App is never required, but it sure makes it easier to download books wirelessly to your Kindle Fire and Android device.
The BookFunnel App:
- Downloads books and sends them to the reader’s preferred reading app
- Is not a reading app
- Requires only 2 permissions (internet access and write access to save the book file)
- Has no ads and never will
Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets
Kindle Fire users can download the BookFunnel app directly from us.
If a Kindle Fire reader doesn’t want our app (and some don’t), they are offered the option to email the book file, or download the book to their PC and transfer the book to their Kindle Fire with a USB cable.
We also suggest Amazon’s Send To Kindle App, which is FAR superior to the email method. Unfortunately, Amazon hasn’t updated it for Windows 10, so we can’t yet recommend it to all Kindle users with a PC.
A reader who wants the book delivered wirelessly to their Kindle Fire is encouraged to download our app because it allows them to tap a button and BOOM, have the book. We stopped recommending the email Send To Kindle method because so many emailed books were rejected randomly by Amazon and because the process to add their email as an approved sender was very complicated for some readers. Worse, when the reader contacted BookFunnel for help because Send To Kindle wasn’t working, we really had no idea why their book never showed up. “Ask Amazon!” and “Try, try again!” were, unsurprisingly, not appreciated or considered very helpful.
Android Phones and Tablets
Android users can get the BookFunnel app from the Google Play Store.
Android users are also offered our app from the Google Play Store, depending on the reading app they select. Specifically, Kindle For Android Readers and Nook For Android readers see the BookFunnel app recommendation. Readers using any other reading app (like Kobo, Play Books, etc.) do not see the BookFunnel app recommendation because those apps will open a book stored anywhere on the device.
When Readers Need Help
If a reader is having trouble, our friendly support staff will help them get the book in the way they are most comfortable. They can click “Need help?” at the top of every BookFunnel download page, or they can visit this link to submit a help ticket.
Is the BookFunnel App Required?
Nope. If a reader does not want to use the app, they can always email the book or download the files directly. We’re happy to walk them through it.
BookFunnel App on iOS
iPhones, iPads, and iPods can already download a file and send it to a reading app, so there isn’t a BookFunnel App in the iOS App Store.
Apple devices, unlike Android devices (a Kindle Fire is just an Android tablet under the covers), don’t need a special app to send a book to the right place. If a reader is having trouble opening a book on iOS, send them to us for help!