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Old 12th April 2016, 21:10   #616
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Thanks! Will pass on this then I guess. Have to keep a lookout for discounts at amazon.
Kindle available officially for 4999.00 and 8999.00.

Go for it now.
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@Skdking coudn't resist the temptation, got the kindle basic at Rs. 5999 :(.
But thanks for the info will pass it on to a few friends who are on the lookout for a kindle. Overall am very satisfied with the kindle.
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Not sure if many of us know about the new Kindle "Oasis" launch. Just chanced upon it today:

http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/13/11...s-release-date

Its good. An improvement. but definitely not worth the $290 tag

Has battery that can last for months not weeks. 4GB storage. Has the same resolution as the Paperwhite (so no point upgrading) but better light control through its 10 LEDs.
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Not sure if many of us know about the new Kindle "Oasis" launch. Just chanced upon it today:

http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/13/11...s-release-date

Its good. An improvement. but definitely not worth the $290 tag

Has battery that can last for months not weeks. 4GB storage. Has the same resolution as the Paperwhite (so no point upgrading) but better light control through its 10 LEDs.
Placed an order on the day of the release. Expecting it by 28th April. My five year old Kindle Keyboard died a month ago.

On the topic of the reading light, it seems Oasis doesn't have the "adaptive" light feature that Voyage has. An interesting omission. Does it mean it was not working as featured?
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Kindle PaperWhite is Rs. 9000 now on Amazon and around Rs. 8000 on PayTM (300 ppi version)
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Got Kindle Paperwhite last week from PayTM. I was waiting for the price to go down for several months and finally took the plunge. I liked the white color and picked it up for a little under Rs. 8000. Also ordered a cover for it separately.

Now, the Kindle does look and feel very nice to read.
I do see some sort of LED bleeding from the lower edges. Not sure if that is common. So the screen brightness is not uniform towards the edges. It is not a big deal though.

I also tried calibre software to copy files (as per their demo video) to the Kindle and it did. However, I see the files are not really converted to any Kindle format. They are just PDF files. So, if I try to zoom in to read, well, I need to keep moving left <--> right to see the sentences.

So, I suppose a manual 'conversion' step is needed.
What is the format I need to try for the Paperwhite?
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Got Kindle Paperwhite last week from PayTM.

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I also tried calibre software to copy files (as per their demo video) to the Kindle and it did. However, I see the files are not really converted to any Kindle format. They are just PDF files. So, if I try to zoom in to read, well, I need to keep moving left <--> right to see the sentences.

So, I suppose a manual 'conversion' step is needed.
What is the format I need to try for the Paperwhite?
Heyyy there,

Here are two ways to convert the files and transferring these to Kindle.

One, Convert them to mobi format in 'Calibre' on your pc and then transfer them to Kindle through USB cable.

Two, email the pdf files from your registered email id to your kindle id, as attachments, from your pc. Keep the subject of the mail as 'convert'. These files will automatically be transferred to your Kindle in mobi format when you connect to internet next.

Happy Kindling.

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I also tried calibre software to copy files (as per their demo video) to the Kindle and it did. However, I see the files are not really converted to any Kindle format. They are just PDF files. So, if I try to zoom in to read, well, I need to keep moving left <--> right to see the sentences.

So, I suppose a manual 'conversion' step is needed.
What is the format I need to try for the Paperwhite?
As skdking has already pointed out, convert them first in Calibre itself. Look for the appropriate button on the toolbar and choose .mobi as the output format (top right corner I think) and keep note of the output folder. Then copy the output files into your Kindle placing them in the Documents folder.

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Got Kindle Paperwhite last week from PayTM. I was waiting for the price to go down for several months and finally took the plunge.
Even i had been following the price of this device since last few months. Finally, i brought it today from amazon.com at 90$ (lightening deal). Couple of my colleagues are coming over to Bangalore next month, so i will be getting it at that time.
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Playing around with converting...

One 2.2 Mb PDF got converted to 160 MB .mobi file.
Since I did not have the Kindle with me, I thought of sending via email (but I cannot send more than 25 Mb attachment).

Another file converted to .AZW3 (somewhere I read that it is better format for newer Kindles).
This file was sent via email, BUT Amazon's system does not support that file format via email.
So, I will have to go home and physically connect the device and try again.
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Playing around with converting...

One 2.2 Mb PDF got converted to 160 MB .mobi file.
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160 MB?

Something not right here.
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Playing around with converting...

One 2.2 Mb PDF got converted to 160 MB .mobi file.
Since I did not have the Kindle with me, I thought of sending via email (but I cannot send more than 25 Mb attachment).

Another file converted to .AZW3 (somewhere I read that it is better format for newer Kindles).
This file was sent via email, BUT Amazon's system does not support that file format via email.
So, I will have to go home and physically connect the device and try again.
I generally convert the files using calibre to .azw3 format and it does not increase the file size substantially. I think the method 2 mentioned by skdking is to email the original pdf as an attachment (2.2mb in your example above) with "Convert" as the subject line so that the file is converted and delivered to your Kindle the next time you are connected to WiFi.
Else as you have mentioned, physically connecting the device and moving the file to documents folder should do it.
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So, I did some more tinkering and realized that if I 'find' a PDF online and try to use it with Kindle, well, the experience is not good. The font size cannot really be adjusted.
I need to do a 'pinch - zoom' and keep panning from left to right. This was true for all the three PDF's that I tried with.
Playing with the formats, I realized that I was able to get PDF to (some form of HTML), but the line breaks were at the wrong places. So, one sentence would get several line breaks. The resulting book was not very readable.


On another note, I was trying to get a tax invoice of an ebook I bought of Amazon.in.

Turns out there is no tax invoice at all.
Isn't that unusual if you are buying via amazon.in?

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I also tried calibre software to copy files (as per their demo video) to the Kindle and it did. However, I see the files are not really converted to any Kindle format. They are just PDF files. So, if I try to zoom in to read, well, I need to keep moving left <--> right to see the sentences.

So, I suppose a manual 'conversion' step is needed.
What is the format I need to try for the Paperwhite?
What I did was, first concert the PDF into html or htmlz. Then convert that too mobi using kindlegen. Use flag -gif to change jpg to -gif. Move the files manually into Kindle or use calibre

Worked great for me. Even write a script to do this for a batch files

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What I did was, first concert the PDF into html or htmlz. Then convert that too mobi using kindlegen. Use flag -gif to change jpg to -gif. Move the files manually into Kindle or use calibre

Worked great for me. Even write a script to do this for a batch files

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Interesting!

I tried to do this. From Calibre, I converted the PDF to HTMLZ.
Kindlegen tells me it cannot support this format HTMLZ.

And in Calibre, I see no way to convert to HTML (without the z).

What am I doing wrong?
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