I love my kindle! Seriously, I take it with me everywhere, and I recently discovered the answer to the one thing that annoys me to no end about my kindle. I do not feel like I am exaggerating at all when I say this simple trick is kindle life changing! Especially for book bloggers.
There is not much that I don’t love about my kindle. I could go on for days about why I think it is the best thing ever. But I really don’t like the way my kindle works with PDFs.
They never load right. While I can email them to my kindle address no problem, when I go to read the book the font is crazy tiny! And you can’t adjust it like you can a mobi/prc version of the book.
Take a look at how small the freakin’ font is. I mean, I have good eyesight but this would give even me a headache!
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So if you have a PDF before I learned about this awesome trick, I have only 2 options.
- Read the tiny tiny font, and get more and more frustrated with each page. Not something any author, publisher or tour company wants for a blogger reading and reviewing their book.
2. Convert the book to mobi format. (if you are looking for a good converter, I suggest Calibre by the way.) It works great when converting epub to mobi or some other format to mobi, but for some reason PDF only works about half the time for me. For the other half of the time it inverts the lines. So I will be reading the book out of order. Here’s an example: (you can immediately see how annoying this would be)
BUT I FOUND THE EASIEST SOLUTION EVER!
If you want to be able to read PDFs easily and with no hassle of converting the book with a third party software simply follow this one simple trick.
When you go to email your kindle email address the PDF, put the word CONVERT in the subject line.
That’s it! The book will be automatically converted into kindle friendly mobi format. And you will never again have to strain your eyes reading tiny PDF font.
What other kindle tips and tricks do you have? I would love to know! Let me know in the comments below.
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