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Karan Sharma

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kindle conversion
Posted: Jul 24, 2017 8:37 AM
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hi..are there any companies who convert from your pdf format into kindle or is the self publish only
cdalebrittain

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Re: kindle conversion
Posted: Jul 24, 2017 11:21 AM   in response to: Karan Sharma in response to: Karan Sharma
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I'm not sure I understand your question.

KDP is for self-publishers. However, if you have trouble formatting your file so it looks good as an ebook (a pdf will look terrible, by the way), there are companies you can pay who will format it for you. You will still upload it to KDP yourself.
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: kindle conversion
Posted: Jul 24, 2017 11:22 AM   in response to: Karan Sharma in response to: Karan Sharma
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Unless you have a lot of images, putting a fixed-format book from PDF into e-book form usually results in a mess. Vastly generally, e-books are page-size independent and need to re-flow to fit the device on which they are read.

Also, if you have a fixed-format book, you limit your potential customer base to those folks who have a device on which your book can be read.

For e-books, it's much better to format for the medium specifically, and to then upload to KDP.

Download Amazon's free book, Building Your Book for Kindle . It has some age, so when it talks about uploading in "filtered html" format, ignore that. If you have docx file that is properly formatted, you should be able to upload that.

Best of luck.
Ward Rogers

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Re: kindle conversion
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 7:02 AM   in response to: Karan Sharma in response to: Karan Sharma
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You can't convert PDF to .mobi anymore than you can convert PDF to Word. Both result in absolute rubbish.
Leena K

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Re: kindle conversion
Posted: Aug 2, 2017 5:53 AM   in response to: Karan Sharma in response to: Karan Sharma
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Then what to use?
I have text plus images in my book and as of now not using any tool for it. Any recommendations?
cdalebrittain

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Re: kindle conversion
Posted: Aug 2, 2017 6:43 AM   in response to: Leena K in response to: Leena K
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Just use Word, which is what I assume you wrote in. If you used another word processor, then a .txt or .rtf file will also work.

When you want a picture, insert it into your text, using the Insert command (not just copy & paste).

Then upload your Word (or whatever) file. Preview carefully. This is what most authors do.
Donna St Felix

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Re: kindle conversion
Posted: Aug 2, 2017 6:44 AM   in response to: Leena K in response to: Leena K
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Leena K wrote:
Then what to use?
I have text plus images in my book and as of now not using any tool for it. Any recommendations?

Copy and paste your TEXT into a Word.doc. INSERT (not copy and paste) your images into it.
If you want PDF (paperback) then save it as a PDF.
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