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How can I produce a book in the standard Kindle format?

A quick and easy way to produce a publication in the standard Kindle (MOBI) format:

  • create a document in a word processing program such as Microsoft Word
  • save it as a PDF file (in Word 2016, File tab, choose Export and then Create PDF/XPS Document)
  • attach it to an email and type the word "Convert" as the subject
  • send it to your Kindle's email address (listed under Device name on the Settings page of your Amazon Kindle account). Make sure the email address from which you are sending it is an approved email address (under Approved Personal Document E-mail List in the Settings section of your Amazon Kindle account).

Amazon will then automatically convert the PDF into the Kindle's standard format.

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Created by David Guest on 5 March 2011 and last updated by Adrian Chorlton on 1 August 2016