How do I Change Author Data in a Kindle?

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How do I Change Author Data in a Kindle?
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The Kindle is an electronic reader that allows you to take all your books with you in a compact digital format when you're on the go. Your Kindle organises books by their information, such as the author’s name. You might want to change the author data in a Kindle, though, to make it simpler for you to find your books. To do so, you need the appropriate software.

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Things you need

  • Mobi2Mobi application
  • Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5
  • Kindle
  • USB cord

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  1. 1

    Download the Mobi2Mobi application (see Resource 1). Double-click on the folder that is placed on your desktop and select “Extract All Files” from the left hand pane of the window to unzip the application.

  2. 2

    Download the latest version of the Mobi2Mobi graphical user interface (GUI) (see Resource 2). Unzip the file as you did in Step 1.

  3. 3

    Download the Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 (see Resource 3). This is needed for Mobi2Mobi to work.

  4. 4

    Double-click on the Mobi2Mobi icon to launch the application. Click on “Set Dir” next to “Mobi2Mobi Dir” and specify where you want to save the Mobi2Mobi application. Click on “Set Dir” next to “Book Directory” and choose the location on your computer’s hard drive where your Kindle books are saved.

  5. 5

    Click on the “Open File” button and select the book for which you want to change the author data.

  6. 6

    Type the new author data into the “Author” text box and then check the check box next to the “Author” field.

  7. 7

    Click on the “Convert” button. The new information is saved in the directory you specified in the “Mobi2Mobi Dir” text box in step 4.

  8. 8

    Connect your Kindle to your computer with a USB cord and drag and drop the book file to your Kindle to save the new information on it.

Tips and warnings

  • Change other data for a book by inputting the new data into the corresponding text box and then checking the checkbox next to it.
  • You must type the author data into the text box before checking the check box because if you don't, it won't work.

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