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Old 08-01-2010, 04:23 AM   #23
LadyWriter
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Originally Posted by TWiTCommander View Post
making a mobi file from an epub is dead-easy if the epub file is properly formatted.

step 1: download kindlegen from amazon and unzip the file
step 2: open terminal.app from applications/utilities directory
step 3: drag the kindlegen executable (black rectangle icon) into the terminal.app window.
step 4: drag the epub file into the terminal.app window.
step 5: hit the enter/return key

you should get a mobi file in the same directory and with the same name as the epub file.

as mentioned above, using calibre is another option. however, i find calibre to be extremely slow on certain epub files, and competitive with kindlegen on others.

also, being a unix geek, i have a sweet spot for command line tools.
downloaded kindlegen no problem ... finding something called terminal.app? PROBLEM! lol I have no such thing on my computer so is this a MAC thing or something? I've been searching for a simple way to strip the DRM off my Kindle books and haven't found anything yet!
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