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  • Playing with exporting stuff to Kindle. PDF not optimal. Trying to learn Mobigen. #

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rhienelleth
May. 12th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, Kindle! Yes, you need Mobipocket Creator, which will convert a PDF or Doc to kindle readable documents.
the_monkey_king
May. 13th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Oddly, that's not the converter that Amazon recommends.
rhienelleth
May. 13th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, well Amazon's converter sucks. I don't know if there's a third party converter they recommend in addition to whatever they use, but if it works like their's, I say avoid it.

Mobipocket Creator is free and super easy to use. Plus, you can edit the file's metadata to properly display title and author. Amazon's "service" displays your e-mail and the file's meta-title na matter what you try to name it.

Not to mention, the files created with MC can be read on any Kindle (unless you specifically select to add DMR), so if you want your manuscript to go to your beta readers, and they have Kindles....easy.
rhienelleth
May. 13th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see, you are doing this for your magazine! I say check out MC - it has a ton of options that might make conversion and distribution fairly easy. I don't know how it handles graphics, however, but if you wanted a test subject, both dthon and I have them. :)

ETA: Also, mobipocket files (PRC) aren't just readable on the Kindle. There are other ereaders out there compatible with the format.

Edited at 2009-05-13 02:26 pm (UTC)

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