Converting from ePub to .mobi formats for Kindle

If you decide to buy Unraveled from the eJunkie store for USD 9.99 and want to read it on a Kindle, you will need to convert the .epub file to .mobi format, which is what the Kindle reads. The good news is that this is very easy to do.

The best way is to use Calibre, which is a free program that allows you to keep all your digital books in one library. You can download Calibre here.

When you’ve opened Calibre, you need to add the file you’ve just downloaded to your Calibre library. You do that by choosing “Add books” and choosing Unraveled from your hard drive. You’ll see that it appears in your list of books, like so:

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 9.13.30 PM

Next you’ll want to select the tab that says “Convert books”, and choose “convert individually”. You then get another screen, like this:

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 9.17.00 PM

You’ll see that, up in the left corner, the default “input format” is EPUB. That’s fine. In the top right-hand corner, however, you’ll also have EPUB as the default. You’ll need to change that to MOBI, as I’ve done in the screenshot above.

Then you just click OK and you’re done! After that, you can send the book to your Kindle.

[ps. please don’t mind that the cover image is all funky on there – that’s been one of the million challenges in getting this book out. Turns out the optimal cover size differs across the different devices that are out there.]