|05-30-2011, 06:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Device: Sony Prs505, Kindle 3, iPhone4
Calibre converting for Kindle
I am "computer challenged" and need answers in very simple terms, please.
|05-30-2011, 07:02 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kindle 3, Sony 350
Hi, Panda Rose.
For books in your calibre library that are not locked with DRM, all you will need to do to make a book readable on your Kindle is to right-click on the book and select [convert], and in the upper-right drop-down of the conversion window, select mobi as the output format.
I would suggest you do individual books at a time so you can check the results and see if/how you want to tweak the conversion settings, e.g., margins, spaces between paragraphs, etc. Usually the defaults work just fine, though.
For books that are locked with DRM (which would be most likely for books published by the big name publishers), you must first strip the DRM, and then convert to .mobi.
Since you have calibre, you can do this very easily (drag and drop with a plugin), and since you paid for the book and want to strip it for personal use, I think most people would do so with no qualms.
But it is a personal choice, and since the laws vary by country, we aren't allowed to give you the instructions for exactly how to do it. You would need to google Apprentice Alf.
Vesper on Goodreads
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully
as those we spent with a favorite book. ~Marcel Proust
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Converting pdf for Kindle with Calibre||pietro99||Amazon Kindle||13||03-06-2011 04:31 PM|
|Calibre, Kindlebooks and Converting, Help Please||Susan in Houston||Conversion||2||02-01-2011 12:23 AM|
|Calibre for converting library epub books for kindle?||domromer||Calibre||3||10-27-2010 07:10 PM|
|Calibre only converting to EPUB||aka1nas||Calibre||4||07-16-2009 02:06 AM|
|Calibre only converting first chapter||born2rumble1st||Calibre||6||04-08-2009 11:30 AM|