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Converting EPub Formatted Books to Use on the Kindle

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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

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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 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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mole11 year ago
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!!
keastes2 years ago
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.
abadfart2 years ago
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
where did you download the book?
nevermind... i found it.