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Old 09-10-2010, 01:15 AM   #1
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how to simulate epub on kindle...without a Kindle?

Hi, there, I plan on uploading an original epub file onto mobileread and maybe DTP. I'll probably be using kindlegen or calibre.

I'll be producing the epub file on my own with HTML...I won't be using MS Word or InDesign.

Two questions:

1)How can I simulate the Kindle reading experience without actually owning a Kindle device?
I know about the mobipocket reader for Windows desktop. Is that the best simulator/emulator for reading on Kindle? Or are there better emulators out there?

I'm most worried about embedded fonts, image alignment, etc.


2)If Mobipocket Desktop is an adequate simulator of Kindle 3 as well as Kindle 2 and Kindle 1? Which model does it most closely resemble?

Thanks.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:21 AM   #2
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You can try the Kindle for PC/Mac but that obviously has a bigger screen and not an eInk display.
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Hi, there, I plan on uploading an original epub file onto mobileread and maybe DTP. I'll probably be using kindlegen or calibre.

I'll be producing the epub file on my own with HTML...I won't be using MS Word or InDesign.

Two questions:

1)How can I simulate the Kindle reading experience without actually owning a Kindle device?
I know about the mobipocket reader for Windows desktop. Is that the best simulator/emulator for reading on Kindle? Or are there better emulators out there?

I'm most worried about embedded fonts, image alignment, etc.


2)If Mobipocket Desktop is an adequate simulator of Kindle 3 as well as Kindle 2 and Kindle 1? Which model does it most closely resemble?

Thanks.
Amazon provides a Kindle simulator for free for people developing content for Kindle. It will mimic operation of Kindle, Kindle DX, & iPhone. You can download it from Amazon on this page.
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Amazon provides a Kindle simulator for free for people developing content for Kindle. It will mimic operation of Kindle, Kindle DX, & iPhone. You can download it from Amazon on this page.
Ah! Even better!
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