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How to Convert an ePub to Mobi Format

3 May 2015 No Comment
Kindle Reader

Kindle Reader

Kindle is an e-book reader designed and developed by Amazon.com. Many e-books you see on the Internet store their files in the EPUB file format. Kindle devices store their e-books in a MOBI file format. Unfortunately, Kindle cannot read files in the EPUB file format.

If you have an e-book in the EPUB file format, you must convert it to a MOBI file format before the Kindle can read it. There are many different ways to do this. There are many tools out there to help you convert an EPUB to MOBI file format.


This site converts an EPUB to Kindle format. It works if you are running Windows, Mac or Linux. There is no software to be installed. Just go to the website and upload your file. Within a few minutes, your converted file is ready to be downloaded.

You can convert other file formats too. It is not limited to EPUB file format. You can convert file formats such as DOC, PPT, ODS, and PDF.


Install the program called Calibre to convert e-books from one format to another. If you use Debian Linux, install Calibre by running

sudo apt-get install calibre

Once the package is installed, you can run the command line command such as the following to convert mybook.epub to mybook.mobi.

ebook-convert mybook.epub mybook.mobi

It will take a few minutes to convert the EPUB file format to MOBI file format.

If you have a lot of e-books in EPUB file format that you want to convert to MOBI file format, you can do so by running the following:

for file in *.epub; do ebook-convert “${file}” “${file%.epub}.mobi”; done

This will batch the files and convert them one by one to a Kindle e-book. Come back and drink some tea. It may take some time if you have a lot of files you want to convert.


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