One of my favorite writers, bloggers, and speakers is Michael Hyatt. Last week he released his latest book, Platform, and I bought it almost instantly. I jumped on it because it was something I eventually wanted to read, but he was giving away a TON of free stuff to those who purchased by a certain date, so I went ahead and snagged my copy (great marketing job, Michael!). I should have my hard copy in my hand tomorrow.
One of the items in the long list of “freebies” was a .MOBI version of the book to load onto my Kindle. The problem is, I used the Kindle software on my iPad. I scoured the web for a way to get a book not bought on Amazon downloaded to my iPad in Kindle format. (I bought the hard copy on Amazon, but the Kindle version was downloaded from a link on MichaelHyatt.com.) Not easy. I even downloaded the go-to software for converting and transferring ebooks. Nothing. Then I stumbled on a discussion thread about transferring .MOBI files to iPad via iTunes. Still took a little doing, but now it’s amazingly easy.
To save you the trouble, here are the quick and easy instructions.