Originally Posted by TWiTCommander
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!