PDF to Kindle Format 8

Maybe Kindle fans have heard the news that Amazon has released a new format called Kindle Format 8 which will replace MOBI format not too far later. But few of us know exactly what Kindle Format 8 will bring to us. In addition, what should you do if you want to put PDF files into Kindle Fire or other Kindle products in the future when Kindle Format 8 is widely popularized? In this article, we will talk about the details of Kindle Format 8 and how to convert PDF to Kindle Format 8.

Note: Many PDF ebooks cannot directly read on kindle, but you can convert PDF to ePub with iStonsoft PDF tool.

What is Kindle Format 8?

Online retail giant Amazon has introduced a new web based format for eBooks on its Kindle e-reader device - Kindle Format 8, which which brings enhanced resolution for comics and children books on the device and will succeed the Mobi 7 format used on Kindle devices.

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KF8 enables publishers to create great-looking books in categories that require rich formatting and design such as children’s picture books, comics & graphic novels, technical & engineering books and cookbooks. Kindle Format 8 replaces the Mobi format and adds over 150 new formatting capabilities, including fixed layouts, nested tables, callouts, sidebars and Scalable Vector Graphics, opening up more opportunities to create Kindle books that readers will love.

New Features and Advantages of Kindle Format 8

The most obvious new feature of Kindle Format 8 is that it supports HTML 5 and CSS 3. That HTML5 support brings all sort of goodies with it that will make ebooks using the new KF8 format more interactive and exciting.

HTML5 means support for CSS3, fixed layouts, embedded fonts, drop caps, floating elements, text on background images, lists and a bunch more.

CSS3 support should allow for the easy creation and/or translation of previously difficult-to-format tables, boxed elements, and even Scalable Vector Graphics. Embedded fonts, callouts, sidebars, and text on background images will also be possible.

Why We Should Convert PDF to Kindle Format 8?

If you are the proud proprietor of a Kindle eBook reader, there have unquestionably been situations exactly where you want you had the ability to transform PDF to Kindle format. The Kindle can read most PDF files, but occasionally the PDF file's image will be too small for the Kindle screen. Or due to PDF's fixed layout format, some complex PDF files might not format correctly on your Kindle. So for some users who have higher requirements on pages in Kindle, the best way to improve the reading experience is to convert PDF to Kindle compatible format.

How to Convert PDF to Kindle Format 8?

As Kindle Format 8 has not released yet, there hasn't been any software to convert PDF to Kindle Format 8, but we can still find some ways to convert PDF to KF8. Here we provide you two ways to export PDF to Kindle Format 8, and if you are intereste in this topic, you may have a try.

Method one: Converting PDF to Kindle Format 8 with Kindle Personal Document Service

Step 1. Log in to your Amazon.com account and find your Kindle email address. To do this, select "Manage Your Kindle" from your account page. Your Kindle email address will be listed in the format of yourname@Kindle.com.

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Step 2. Add your email address to the "Your Kindle Approved Email List" section. Once you complete this step you are ready to email the PDF document to your Kindle.

Step 3. Open your personal email and create a new email. Attach the PDF document and type "CONVERT" in the subject line. Click "Send" to email the document to Amazon.com.

Then you can turn your Kindle's Whispernet on and your document will appear on your Kindle's home page within a few minutes. The conversion typically takes anywhere from a few seconds to 5 minutes.

Method Two: Exporting PDF to Kindle Format 8 with Calibre

Once you've got Calibre installed and up and running and have added some ebooks to the library, you can start converting the documents and ebooks one at a time by highlighting them and clicking the “Convert eBooks” button. Highlight multiple documents by holding down shift or control while clicking to convert them all at once. By selecting one at a time you can edit the books metadata (title, author, series, etc) and description.