Never mind. I just tried and while the PDF was accepted it still did not covert right for PDF output. I think KDP has not seen the article, or if they did they're not geared up to meet the possible demand. Oh, well.
No, I don't own a Kindle. I don't own any device but a PC. I have real, honest to goodness PDFs converted on Adobe. Why should I go to all the trouble if KDP converts only Word documents or prcs? It won't take epubs anymore, but the article said it was about PDFs, not converted Word documents. I have already uploaded those. It looks like either the author of the article is wrong or someone jumped the gun. I hate when that happens.
You can send a pdf to your kindle via the @kindle.com
or the USB cord.
If you have a REAL PDF, not one of those Print toPDF
file converters for Word documants etc, You can use
the ADBE inde$ign software there is a Kindle Plug In
I recommend Cracking the PDF with Omnipage and
converting it to Word then cleaning up the Mess
just tried this by zipping the pdf of my book I have been selling for 4 years now from my web site
it came back to my kindle device and yes it is exactly as one would see on adobe Reader but of course the writing is small
it has a realllllly klunky magnifying glass thing which is useless for reading a book.
not sure how to get it onto KFC though - it simply opens in normal adobe reader
In the spectrum of formats that exist, there are some that are more 'display' formats, that tell the device exactly how everything should be laid out, font sizes, positions of everything and so on, and other formats that tell the reader/device/browser what the elements are. "This is a headline, this is a paragraph", and so on, without specifying exactly how and where those elements should go. HTML isn't a purely descriptive format, but it's much further that way than PDF which is very much a display format.
The end result of all this is that PDF is a very difficult format to do anything with, it's more of an "end result" that it's difficult to get away from.
So... no, PDF is something you should avoid if at all possible.