Using Your Kindle: How to Download,
and Troubleshoot ePub Books for Kindle
'Power Kindle' Guide
To ePub Conversion and Use" - by Bill Jelen a.k.a. "MrExcel"
In March 2012,
Amazon quit selling Kindle
editions from many independent publishers. This is unfair and for those
customers who like the work of small publishers, it leaves them wondering what
they are supposed to do with their Kindle. Don't despair! You don't have to
throw that Kindle away. You can buy e-books in an ePub format from many sources
and using the Calibre software, convert the ePub format to use with your Kindle!
I have prepared a written and video podcast-style 'Step-by-Step' guide that
focuses on how to download and convert epub format books that you can
use with the Kindle device. I've also created a special 'Troubleshooting'
section in this tutorial should you encounter an issue.
- these steps also work for your Nook, iPad, or most other e-Reader
The following set of instructions
will walk you through the steps of downloading and converting your ePub
purchase for use with the Kindle.
Find a place to store your ePubs. It
can be any folder on your computer, but you will want to make sure
you can find them later.
Buy and download an ePub from your
At this point [after downloading your purchase], you want to
take note to see if the downloaded files are in
.zip format. If they are in .zip format, you
will need to do one of two(2) things to
correct this situation.
This next video shows you how to tell which problem
caused the file to zip and which set of steps will fix it. To view
the 'Troubleshooting Guide'
click here to open YouTube in a New
Window or play the Video Podcast below [tutorial continues - scroll