Introduction: Converting EPub Formatted Books to Use on the Kindle
The new collection of Instructables Ebooks will not work natively on the Amazon Kindle. This can be fixed with a simple conversion to a supported format.
Step 1: Download the Software
The conversion is accomplished through the use of the free and open source Calibre ebook Management software.
Simply follow the download link and install.
Step 2: Once Youve Installed the Software
And it's up and running. Go to add "Add Books" and navigate to where you've downloaded the Instructable (or other) ebook.
Step 3: Now That You Have the Book in Calibre
Select the book and click "Convert Books", a window will pop up with lots of conversion options, just make sure it says that the output format is "MOBI", click okay and grab a cup of coffee, this is a big book and takes several minutes to convert.
Once the conversion starts you can click on "jobs" in the lower right corner for details.
Step 4: Once the Conversion Is Complete
Use the USB cable to connect your kindle to your computer. This will add a "Device" and "Send to Device" Icon to the Calibre toolbar.
Select "Format>MOBI" along the left hand side of Calibre and then select the converted book. Click "Send to Device and enjoy your Instructables ebook on your Kindle.
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