Converting EPub Formatted Books to Use on the Kindle

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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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    where did you download the book?

    Your comment reminds me of our high school physics class. The teacher was demonstrating something with an oscilloscope, which was a rare item at the time. One "student" in the class (not the sharpest knife in the drawer) said he had an oscilloscope, too. The teacher asked where he got it. His response was that he found it. Knowing him, it would have been a midnight requisition with a five finger discount at moonlight supply.

    Wow! We're new Kindle owners, and friends have been telling us it's too bad we got a Kindle because we can't get Epub. Thanks so much for posting this! It works!!

    FYI, calibre is smart enough to ask you if you want to convert a book to a format your reader will take, when you send it to the reader.

    very nice at my house we have 3 different e readers all of different makes and we have 1 Calibre library for them all and it works great