I stumbled upon a convenient way to transfer lots of documents to my KINDLE. I had a zipped folder of 28 student papers and tried to email the folder to my KINDLE address, just to see if it would magically unzip and convert each item for me. It did ... each item is ready to read. A mix of txt, doc and pdf files, all converted for me to KINDLE format.
Instructions to myself (to remember how to do this) and for anyone else with a KINDLE and Windows XP:
1. Open a folder of documents with txt, doc and/or pdf formats, eg. STUDENT PAPERS
2. Select all the files you want to transfer. If you only want some of the files, may be best to just copy the whole folder to your desktop and delete the files you don't want.
3. Right click. SEND TO ... COMPRESSED (ZIPPED) FOLDER
4. A new folder shows up inside the folder you're in. It seems to name itself. Remember the name (or rename).*
5. Open Outlook email. Address an email to [your name]@kindle.com. Attach the zipped folder. Send.
6. Get a cup of coffee. It may take ten minutes or so to transfer.
*I happened to put the zipped folder on my desktop - don't know if that's part of the secret to making this work or not. Other than that, I am not a techie and probably can't answer your questions.But go ahead and leave them if you want -- maybe someone else will. I tried to send a folder with maybe 50 items that was rejected as too large, but maybe by my outgoing mail server.