[ubuntu-uk] OT Kindle

J Fernyhough j.fernyhough at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 11:52:14 UTC 2011

On 22 March 2011 11:24, Simon Redmond <simon at sibass.co.uk> wrote:
> I used calibre to convert a series of pdf's (funnily enough for an ou
> course) into the more native format for my kindle as I found reading the pdf
> to much of a strain on the eyes. It seems to work well, however its not a
> perfect conversion formatting can sometimes go a bit funny and images don't
> seem to come though, but works for my purposes.

I've found Amazon's free conversion process gives a better result,
keeping more formatting and fonts; email the pdf with the subject
"convert" to yourusername at free.kindle.com (no body text needed). It's
even delivered to your device via WiFi. For native PDFs Briss
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/briss/) works well to crop margins so
it's a better fit.

As an aside, if you're into comics or manga the Kindle will read
images straight from a zip (.zip, .cbz) and keep track of the last
page viewed. I've found that processing the images using Mangle before
zipping gives a good quality output on the Kindle.


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