How to Rename Kindle e-Books


The Amazon Kindle is a portable e-book reader that you can use to read e-books from the Amazon e-book catalog or free e-books available on the Web that are converted into the Mobi e-book format. When displaying your library of books on the Kindle, the device will read the e-book file's metadata information to determine the title, author and other characteristics relating to the book. You can edit the e-book metadata information to rename the books to display the titles of your preference. Free e-books can be edited using the free software Calibre, and books purchased from the Amazon e-book store can be edited using the free software Mobi2Mobi.

Rename Amazon e-Books

  • Download the mobipearl scripts zip file (see Resources).

  • Unzip the file to "C:\Program Files\Mobi2Mobi." If this folder does not exist, you will need to create it.

  • Download the Mobi2Mobi program zip file (see Resources).

  • Unzip the program to "C:\Program Files\Mobi2Mobi."

  • Double-click "My Computer" and navigate to "C:\Program Files\Mobi2Mobi."

  • Double-click "Mobi2Mobi.exe" to launch the program. Click "OK" to set the script and books folders. The script folder should be set to "C:\Program Files\Mobi2Mobi," and the books folder should be set to where your Amazon books are located.

  • Click "Open File" and select the Amazon book you wish to rename.

  • Check the box for "Book Title," and enter a new name for your Amazon e-book. You can change other book data by checking the appropriate box and then entering the new information.

  • Click "Convert" when you are ready to commit the changes. This will alter the e-book metadata according to your preferences.

  • Transfer the book to your Kindle using the appropriate USB cable, and the new title will be reflected when viewing your library on the device.

Rename Other e-Books

  • Download and install Calibre (see Resources).

  • Select "Start," "Programs," "Calibre" and then "Calibre E-Book Management."

  • Click "Add Books" and select the e-book file you wish to rename.

  • Click "Edit Meta Information."

  • Type a new title for the e-book to rename it. You can also edit other e-book meta information. Click "Save" once you have finished editing your e-book.

  • Click "Send to Device" to transfer the renamed e-book to your Kindle. Be sure that your Kindle is connected using the appropriate USB cable before clicking this button.

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