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Archive of Our Own and Kindle Fire or Android Tablets - Downloading Fic
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seperis
Probably this is old news or there are workarounds for this somewhere already, but if you own a Kindle Fire or an Android Tablet and like to download fic directly onto your Kindle/Android device from the website, this might help.

Currently, mobi files from AO3 download into the Download folder and from there you have to move them to the correct folder manually. Or you can try this. If done successfully, your downloaded mobi files from AO3 will immediately go into the correct folder for insta!reading.

Tested with the following devices successfully:

Tablet/E-Reader: Kindle Fire
System Version: 6.3.1_user_4107720

Tablet: Asus Transformer
Model: TF101
Android: 4.0.3

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S III
Model: SGH-T999
Android: 4.0.4



Before this starts, if I sound condescending, keep in mind that I do this professionally and sometimes we're required, no matter how ridic it is, to be really, really specific.

Program You Will Need

Don't download yet, however.

If you own an Android tablet:
Download: Automatic File Mover FREE from Google Play

If you own a Kindle Fire:
Download: Automatic File Mover Free from Dropbox. I uploaded this one and used it myself.

Programs You Might Need
Download: ES File Explorer from Google Play





Instructions For Android Tablets/Phones
1.) Download Automatic File Mover FREE from Google Play and install.

2.) Open ES File Explorer (or your file manager of choice).

Screenshot: ES File Explorer main page

esfile_explorer_mainmenu

3.) Find out what folder the kindle books are stored in and write the address down.

In both my phone and tablet, my Kindle books are currently here.
Kindle Books: /sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.kindle/files

Screenshot: ES File Explorer, Kindle Books Folder

esfile_explorer_kindlebooks

However, they used to be here.
Kindle Books: /sdcard/kindle

Screenshot: ES File Explorer, Previous Kindle Books Folder 2

esfile_explorer_kindlebooks_alt

This is the address of your download folder:
Download Folder: /sdcard/Download

Screenshot: ES File Explorer, Download Folder

esfile_explorer_download

3.) Return to apps and click on File Mover Free app in your Android device.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free Main Page

filemover_mainpage

4.) Click on the menu icon on your device and choose New Task. Usually bottom left of device.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Menu

filemover_menu

5.) Enter the following:
File Identifier: .mobi

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Task, File Identifier

newtask_fileid

6.) Click on the grey button Source (from). Either copy/paste, type, or manually navigate.

Download Folder: /sdcard/Download

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free Task, Source (from), Folder List With Address

filemover_downloadfolder

Then Click OK.

7. Click on the grey button for Target (to). You will see a list of folders.

You can either manually click through to get the address listed above or simply copy/paste or type whichever of these hold your books.

Kindle Books: /sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.kindle/files
Kindle Books: /sdcard/kindle

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free Task, Target (to), Folder List With Address

filemover_explore_kindlefolder

Then Click OK.

9.) Choose the Move radio button, then click on Save Identifier.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Task Complete

filemover_task

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, New Task

filemover_show_task

10.) Click on the menu icon on your device and choose Start/Stop Service.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Menu

filemover_menu

11.) Go to AO3 and find a fic to download.

12.) On your touchscreen, click on Download, then hold down the Mobi button until a list of options display (Open, Open in new window, Save link, Copy link URL, select text, ymmv). Choose Save link.

Screenshot: AO3, Mobi

ao3_downloadstory

13.) Open Kindle. Book will display within one minute.

Screenshot: Kindle

kindle_showbook

14.) Go back to Automatic File Mover FREE and from the menu choose Start/Stop Service to stop service to save your battery. This is optional.





For Kindle Fire

NOTE: Screenshots here were taken from the phone's interface, not Kindle.

1.) In your Kindle Browser, go to teh following link and download: Automatic File Mover Free from Dropbox.

2.) Go to your Kindle's Settings and choose Device.

3.) Find the following: Allow Installation of Applications and set it to On if you have not already done so.

4.) Drag down your notification screen and click on File Mover Free_1.2.apk and install it.

OR

Using ES File Explorer or your file manager of choice, go to /sdcard/Download and click on File Mover Free_1.2.apk and install it.

5.) Navigate to Apps and sort by Recent. Click on the icon and open the app.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free Main Page

filemover_mainpage

6.) Click on the menu icon on your device and choose New Task.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Menu

filemover_menu

5.) Enter the following:
File Identifier: .mobi

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Task, File Identifier

newtask_fileid

6.) Click on the grey button for Source (from). You will see a list of folders. Either copy/paste, type, or manually navigate.

Download: /sdcard/Download.

Click OK.

7.) Click on the grey button for Target (to). Paste into the box at the bottom the followng:

Kindle Books: /sdcard/Books

Then Click OK.

8.) Choose the Move radio button, then click on Save Identifier.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Task Complete

filemover_task

9.) Click on the menu icon on your device and choose Start/Stop Service.

10.) Go to AO3 and find a fic to download.

11.) On your touchscreen, click on Download, then hold down the Mobi button until a list of optinos display (Open, Open in new window, Save link, Copy link URL, select text, ymmv). Choose Save link. Note: you may not need to do this on Kindle

ao3_downloadstory

12.) You may or may not have to restart your Kindle, and there's a fair to good chance that it will show up in Docs, not Books due to how AO3 formats mobi files.



I probably need to check this for numbers. Also, the paucity of screenshots for Kindle is because the Galaxy S III has screenshot capability by swiping the screen, which Kindle does not. Which okay, Galaxy, how are you so awesome?

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AWESOME.

You aren't the only one. I found this program, I almost cried, no lie. It just moves it!

I tried and it tells me it's moved it, but on my Kindle Fire it doesn't show up and when I click on the link in the notification screen it says cannot open file. I guess I'm back to opening PDFs in docstogo and emailing them to my kindle with the convert request unless there's something I'm missing here...

for the kindle fire, it may move into the doc folder, and it also still takes a restart sometimes. I hope it eventually works!

Thank you! I love all your tech info. I couldn't get it to work this time, but I installed Overdrive per one of the comments on your thread and it is AWESOME! So yea! Thanks again so much!

It works! Today all my downloaded fic showed up in docs (where I wanted them) and I tried a new test one and it went right in! Magic! Thank you so much! This was one thing that truly bugged me about the fire, and now you've made it easy!

I resolved that idiotic problem Kindle Fire has with non-Amazon materials by downloading Overdrive. Now I just download AO3 fics in epub format and I don't have to mess with them at all afterwards.

Reading on my phone.so.i.didn't read all.of that with the screenshots, but on my Mac with my kindle I temporarily change the browser download folder to be the kindle, and then just click download and it does the right thing, if that's useful to anyone.

Yeah, on my tablet and kindle I usulaly don't want ot have to resort to my laptop. *g* Or I don't have it.

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I've been using a free site online, but sometimes it's a bit awkward, in as much as it's inconsistent in the way it formats the texts... sometimes it breaks things up into weird little paragraphs, even mid sentence, so it looks like I'm reading a free style poem.

Is this programme better? Because when I get my new laptop I'd like to have a decent mobi/pdf adapter.

My kindle is my best friend by the way... I love that I can download stuff and read it at my leisure. A friend of mine and myself have been emailing our kindles stories that we think we'd like, and I keep thinking we should get a band of like minded fan readers together and form a little reading group.

Have you tried calibre for converting fic?

Calibre

Not yet. I'm getting a new laptop on Friday with loads of memory, so I'll download it as soon as I'm back online. (Moving house TOMORROW!)

Um, this seems like an awful amount of steps or maybe it's me just quickly browsing through this. I'm an .EPUB rather than .mobi though. But I just download the free Aldiko app on my Android phone (HTC One X). On AO3 I choose epub rather than mobi.

Open Aldiko, choose 'folders' (mine is automagically in Swedish so I'm not a 100% what it's called in English but it's an icon of a folder), open up my browser folder 'download', touch the epub file & it asks me to import. Done.

I read a loooot of fic on my phone and if they're long through Aldiko. Partly because I like the format but also because I can set it on white text on black which saves battery something insane :D

LOL I apparently skimmed the line where you said that if you do this - things might just do it automatically for you in the future. So nevermind my comment *facepalm*

Np! Yeah, when it's running, the moving is automatic as soon as it's downloaded.

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