How to Read Manga on Your Kindle





Introduction: How to Read Manga on Your Kindle

This instructable will show you how to read your manga on your kindle!!!!

(This can also be done with comics)

What you need:

1) a program for kindle by Kovid Goyal
• Calibre   (it's free and you can download it here)

2) Manga files ( preferably in JPEG, PNG, or JPG)
• it doesn't matter whether they're  compressed or not

3) WinRAR, 7zip, or any other tool similar to these

4) a kindle (of course) with its usb cable

Step 1: Making the Files Compatible for Calibre

Calibre is a program that can convert, import, or export books or files for your kindle. 
A regular folder full of picture is not considered to be a file that can be converted.

1) If you have a .RAR file, Extract the files. (If it is not compressed, skip to the next step)
• Right click, select your decompresser ( I use 7zip), then extract here

2) Open up your folder that is NOT compressed and highlight all the contents or just press Ctrl A
(should only be picture files)

3) Right click the highlighted files and select "send to", and then "Compressed (zipped) folder"

Now Calibre will consider it to be a readable file! 

Step 2: Converting and Importing Your Manga

Now your files can be converted and imported.

1) open up Calibre and on the top left corner, select add books

2) select the compressed (zipped) folder(s) you have made and wait for them to upload

3) highlight the you manga files and right-click them
• select "convert books" and then "convert individually" (or "bulk convert" if you're doing more than one)
•then select "MOBI output" on the left side and then "OK"
(converting them will take a while)

4) Now plug in your Kindle and right click the files you want to import to your kindle
• select "send to device" and then "send to main memory"

5) Now you're done!!! eject your kindle and enjoy reading your manga anywhere!

UPDATE: For pages that are scanned two pages at a time, you can split them by choosing the "right to left" 
option in the "comic input" section during conversion.

If you have any questions leave them in the comments below and i'll try my hardest to answer them A.S.A.P.



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Idk if anyone's posted this yet (tldr and all that) but A.F.5 Rename is a good tool to use when renaming manga.

I am trying to download a manga collection from PirateBay, but the way it is named makes it hard to have all files in one folder without taking time to rename them so they go in order. Does it still work with folders? Ex: If I compressed folders a, b, and c, and the files in a start with z and the others don't, would the a files still be shown as first? Sorry if this is confusing.

I had this same problem, and after some tinkering around at 2 AM I found a good solution.

I'm assuming the manga is similar to this situation:

There is a folder to each Volume and inside of each volume there are more folders to each chapter/ act.

To make each chapter/ act into one uniform folder that calibre can detect, Go to the folder with all the pictures, assuming those pictures are all for Chapter 1, press Ctrl+A and then right click on the first picture and click on rename. Then Type in V1C1 (Volume 1 Chapter 1) then press enter, Your files should be named V1C1 (1), V1C1 (2) and so on. Then move these files to the original Volume folder, then continue with this process with the next chapters (Chapter two would be V1C2), moving them to the original volume folder. Then highlighting all of your renamed files, put all of them into one compressed file (Probably naming it Volume 1). This way there are no pesky folders in the way, and the pages stay in the right order.

I really hope this was what you were looking for!


usually when you download manga, the files are already named so it will be easy to read in order, i don't recommend putting the files together because it will take a long time to rename the files as you said. i recommend you keeping the files in separate chapters and volumes, as this will make your life a whole lot easier

This was so useful - and it works for Kindle Fires, which is great. I wanted to read Corpse Party but couldn't afford all the books. This is great though.

Or if you have any newer kindle, you can just zip the images and put them to your books in the documents directory.

really good Post :)