Calibre support


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    I want to know what settings you use when converting on calibre for kindle app


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    @thecraftylion Just plug your Kindle in and send to device. Calibre will auto convert the ebook to a compatible format before transferring it.


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    @sniper_samurai that does not seem to work for android devices


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    What I do is add the epubs to the calibre app, and then convert to MOBI format since that's the only one that Kindle accepts. I then save it to my computer and email the MOBI file to my kindle email. Most people's will be the same email as your amazon account with a @kindle.com at the end.


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    @thecraftylion For the Kindle app convert to .mobi or .azw3

    You could just download the ebook file directly to your android device and use the Play Books app. Tbh this would be better as the Kindle formats compress the images.


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    Move .epub onto Calibre

    • right-click on file

    • convert

    • AZW3

    • right-click on file

    • Move to Device

    Done

    edit:

    I see you use Android.

    Just upload the .epub to Google Play Books directly, or use a 3rd party app like Moon Reader+.

    I prefer Moon Reader+ due to Play Books lack of folders, which makes sorting your LNs a nightmare once you get a couple dozen series.


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    If you convert the epub to a mobi file, you can then have calibre email that to your kindle device. If you're going to direct-load to an actual kindle, you would convert to an azw3; for some reason known only to Amazon, they do not accept azw3 files via email.

    The above works if you want to completely manage books under the kindle app, regardless of operating system, and the books are stored in Amazon's cloud if you run out of space on the device.

    Using calibre to manage them and loading to the device from there works well, too, and there are better reader apps than kindle, that directly read epub files.


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    @someoldguy said in Calibre support:

    If you convert the epub to a mobi file, you can then have calibre email that to your kindle device. If you're going to direct-load to an actual kindle, you would convert to an azw3; for some reason known only to Amazon, they do not accept azw3 files via email.

    They don't accept "pure" AZW3 files for submission to Personal Documents, as they are not compatible with (very) old Kindles. They accept the dual-mode files generated by kindlegen with both AZW and AZW3 formats in it, and send the AZW3 version to compatible devices.


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    @someoldguy said in Calibre support:

    If you convert the epub to a mobi file, you can then have calibre email that to your kindle device. If you're going to direct-load to an actual kindle, you would convert to an azw3; for some reason known only to Amazon, they do not accept azw3 files via email.

    The above works if you want to completely manage books under the kindle app, regardless of operating system, and the books are stored in Amazon's cloud if you run out of space on the device.

    Using calibre to manage them and loading to the device from there works well, too, and there are better reader apps than kindle, that directly read epub files.

    Amazon email to Kindle has a file size limit of 20mb, which can be larger than digital LNs, especially if it has bonus illustrations.

    What I do on my Android phone is use this app called Portal:

    Portal

    To send the epub to my phone via wifi and read it via Moon Reader+.

    No cables or anything. You just download the app, go to that website on your PC, scan the QR code, then drag/drop the epub onto your web browser, then use a file explorer app to move it to my LN folder.


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    @village-idiot Actually, the mail-to-Kindle is more likely to be limited by your email provider than Amazon. My email server allows 40+MB emails, and I've shipped 25MB mobi files to Amazon successfully. A lot of providers won't accept larger than 10MB, which you hit with a 7.5MB file, due to encoding.


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    Amazon has a 50 MB limit on Send To Kindle. GMail's limit is 25MB. I can't say I've ever encountered a retail ePub that was too big to send via GMail.

    @sniper_samurai said in Calibre support:

    @thecraftylion For the Kindle app convert to .mobi or .azw3

    You could just download the ebook file directly to your android device and use the Play Books app. Tbh this would be better as the Kindle formats compress the images.

    It doesn't compress the images, that's entirely up to the conversion software. The Amazon store does compress images, but that doesn't apply to personal documents.


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    @village-idiot I simple use an OPDS Server. Usually Calibre Web on my NAS. This way I can access it with my Kindle or Phone whenever and wherever I am.


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    @someoldguy us, you're right. It's my email provider that has the upload limit of 20mb per.


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