Types of Kindle Conversion Formats

Aug 7th 2015 at 1:51 AM

Kindle e-reader is an amazing reading tool launched by Amazon. The e-reading platform has made it easy for people across the globe to keep the books aside and have it all the reading stuff together in one gadget. It has solved the problem of people to carry and store too many books for reading purpose, as they can easily download them in kindle for a good read. Moreover, the concept of kindle supports the global motive of going paperless and saving trees.

Since kindle is a new age reading tool, it has a different file format for the files it supports. However, files of different formats can be converted into kindle supported format. These file formats are discussed below.


Word to Kindle
Microsoft word is the most common application that people use to create word file. Thus, you can easily find service providers that accept most of doc & docx files for eBook conversion. There are a few things that you need to understand about MS Word to kindle conversion.

  • Since reader can adjust font size of files on kindle, the page numbers, font sizes and margins set in word file may not apply on the kindle version of the file.
  • You can include the "Page Break" feature of MS Word to create intentional page breaks, for instance to end a chapter for a better reading experience.
  • Add images with 'Insert' function in Word and refrain from using the copy/paste function.

If you have your office documents saved in Microsoft word format, you can get them converted to kindle format; instead of taking printouts for meeting and distributing them among all the participants.

PDF to Kindle
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a very common file sharing format prevalent in the market. You can convert the PDF files into eBook kindle format for enhanced reading experience. PDF files generally contain special formatting and images that are often not well converted. Thus, before choosing a conversion service provider for converting the file, make sure that their service is reliable.

InDesign to Kindle
The files created in Adobe InDesign application are a late addition to the conversion feature of Kindle. The exporting feature in the earlier versions of InDesign couldn’t properly generate the Kindle format, which made these file not usable for Kindle readers.

Though, the InDesign doesn’t offer the conversion feature there's an Amazon Kindle export plug-in for InDesign files. It is important that the images and special features contained in your files are completely converted, which is why you require expert assistance for InDesign to Kindle conversion.

Final Word
Whatever be your requirement, expert assistance will not only help you save time, but also save you from the embarrassment of doing things incorrectly. Look for service provider that’s reliable and offers service at reasonable price.


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