Are you new to EPUB and Mobi e-books file formats?
EPUB is an e-book file format with the extension e.pub. An e-book extension is a metadata about the e-books format, metadata is information about data that has been stored in a given e-books format. EPUB e-books can be read by a number of devices with the different operating system provided they have the right software recommended for viewing of the EPUB files.
Mobi is a file format with the extension .mobi and was developed by the Mobipocket Company for viewing on Mobipocket Reader software and Kindle software. Mobi can be viewed on a desktop, PDA (Personal Digital Assistance), and smartphone devices depending on whether these devices have Mobipocket Reader and Kindle software. The Mobi format can be changed by the users to any given format such as EPUB apart from .prc or .pdb file formats. Other formats such as EPUB can also be changed to Mobi format except .prc or .pdb.
Methods of converting EPUB e-book file format to Mobi e-book file format
There are many methods of converting EPUB files to Mobi files that can be grouped into two categories. The first category is the use of online EPUB to Mobi conversion sites whereas the second category is the use of EPUB to Mobi desktop converter applications. Examples of desktop applications that can be used to convert EPUB to Mobi are Kindle reader and Calibre.
The use of online converters is good for personal work, however, they are not recommended for commercial use since they have very many limitations. Where EPUB files are converted to Mobi files on a commercial basis, the used of publishing experts or desktop applications are recommended since they offer a number of options in changing EPUB file format. Desktop applications also ensure minimum distortion of the information to be converted into the Mobi format.
1. Use of online sites to convert EPUB to Mobi files
There are many free open source sites online that can be used to convert EPUB files to Mobi files. Open source sites are sites that can be accessed and used by anyone without any access limitations; these sites are programmed with applications that automatically convert EPUB to Mobi files. All that one needs to do is upload or drag the EPUB file he wants to convert into a Mobi file from his computer onto the online converter’s site and hit on the ‘convert’ button upon which the EPUB files are automatically converted to Mobi files and ready for download.
Online conversion site, however, have a good number of disadvantages associated with them among them being; greater percentage of distortion in documents during conversion, inability to edit the document during conversion in accordance with one’s tastes and preferences, and limited sizes of documents can be converted online i.e. Only documents up to a certainly given size for instance 10 megabytes can be converted leaving out documents larger than the specified sizes.
2. Use of desktop applications to convert EPUB files to Mobi files
This is the best method recommended for converting EPUB files to Mobi files since users can edit their EPUB files into the desired output before converting them into Mobi files. This method also supports conversion of large sizes of documents and therefore can be recommended for those companies and individuals converting EPUB files to Mobi files on a commercial basis.
There are many computer-based applications that can be used to convert EPUB files to Mobi files; however one should be careful in the choice of application to be used in the conversion process to avoid great distortions that will make clients unhappy with the final output.
Since Mobi files are meant to be read by Mobipocket Reader software and Kindle software, the best method of converting EPUB files will be to use Kindle software which offers the option of converting different file formats such as EPUB to Mobi file format. Kindle software will produce a better output of the EPUB documents in Mobi format since Kindle was specifically designed to view Mobi files as their priority files than any other file formats.
Stages of converting EPUB to Mobi using Kindle software
For you to convert EPUB to Mobi using Kindle software, you must first of all ensure that you have the Kindle and Kindle Previewer software downloaded and installed on your computer device.
After ensuring that you have the right software downloaded and installed on your computer, the following steps are followed to convert EPUB files to PDF files;
- Drag or copy and paste the EPUB file to be converted to PDF file on your desktop.
- Go to the start menu and type kindle in the search box after which you open the Kindle Previewer application since it will appear among your search results in option.
- You can change different settings on the Kindle Previewer application such as the Language, default orientation of files, and default device mode.
- After changing the different setting on the Kindle Previewer application, drag or copy and paste the EPUB files into the space offered in the Kindle Previewer application. Hit the ‘convert button’ on the Kindle Previewer application upon which the EPUB will be run through a series of application processes into a Mobi file. The short cut to our converted Mobi format will appear on the desktop.
- Upon conversion, you can have a preview of the Mobi format and adjust it to fit your tastes and preferences.
- After having a preview on the final Mobi e-book format on the Kindle Previewer, you will open the Kindle Reader application in which you will find the Mobi e-book already listed among the books in the Mobi format e-book reader.
- This is the simplest way to get a clean Mobi e-book from an EPUB file.
Despite having good software applications to convert EPUB files to Mobi files, these applications cannot still be used on a large commercial basis of producing Mobi files from EPUB files by publishers. Publishers are highly trained and have the best skills of converting EPUB files to PDF files through manipulation of EPUB codes into Mobi codes.
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