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#1  wsb 07-28-2020, 04:50 AM
Hi I am WSB from Australia! my first post.

could someone tell me how I could make a PDF wrapped Kindle print replica format book or PDF directly to epub ( the format should not be altered)

I did this using the kindle software - PDF was 4mb and KPR turned out to be more that 20 times of that size.

can someone guide me please
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#2  Quoth 07-28-2020, 06:49 AM
You know it will only work on Apps and the Fire Tablet? It won't be a real ebook or sensibly readable on any eInk based ereader.

If it needs to be a fixed layout leave it as a PDF. It was INVENTED as Print Replica, as it's intended for proofing paper, giving true WYSIWYG and a source to publish/print on paper. The Amazon and ePub3 fixed layouts are pointless as they will not work on anything that doesn't support PDFs anyway.
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#3  Hitch 07-28-2020, 09:19 AM
Quote wsb
Hi I am WSB from Australia! my first post.

could someone tell me how I could make a PDF wrapped Kindle print replica format book or PDF directly to epub ( the format should not be altered)

I did this using the kindle software - PDF was 4mb and KPR turned out to be more that 20 times of that size.

can someone guide me please
Hi, wsb and welcome to MobileRead.

Okay, can you elucidate a bit? What, precisely, is the end goal here?

Hitch
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#4  jhowell 07-28-2020, 09:41 AM
Quote wsb
Hi I am WSB from Australia! my first post.
Welcome.


Quote wsb
could someone tell me how I could make a PDF wrapped Kindle print replica format book or PDF directly to epub ( the format should not be altered)
Are you looking to publish this on Amazon and/or other bookstores?

For Amazon you can upload a PDF and they will convert it to the appropriate Kindle format.

As Quoth mentioned, print replica books are only available on a subset of Kindle devices and apps. A reflowable format is preferred when possible.


Quote wsb
I did this using the kindle software - PDF was 4mb and KPR turned out to be more that 20 times of that size.
Do you mean KPF format produced using Kindle Create?

That is normally larger than the original format because it includes extra data, but 20 times larger (80MB) seems extreme! Could you provide more information on how you did that.
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#5  wsb 07-28-2020, 03:30 PM
Quote jhowell
Welcome.




Are you looking to publish this on Amazon and/or other bookstores?

For Amazon you can upload a PDF and they will convert it to the appropriate Kindle format.

As Quoth mentioned, print replica books are only available on a subset of Kindle devices and apps. A reflowable format is preferred when possible.

Is there a software/plugin where I can convert it directly?





Do you mean KPF format produced using Kindle Create?

That is normally larger than the original format because it includes extra data, but 20 times larger (80MB) seems extreme! Could you provide more information on how you did that.
This is for personal use. I have a PDF version of the book and I would like to convert it to a print replica to be used on an iPad. If someone can guide me how to get my pdf into KPR - I would be very grateful.

This is for my personal use and wont be uploading it anywhere.

I am very new to this so, you might have to tell me or lead me to the steps.

Much appreciated.
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#6  phillipgessert 07-28-2020, 03:48 PM
Any particular reason not to just read it using a PDF viewer? Seems a lot easier.
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#7  Hitch 07-28-2020, 05:21 PM
Quote phillipgessert
Any particular reason not to just read it using a PDF viewer? Seems a lot easier.
Yeah, I'm with Phillip here. I mean...why not just open it in Books, f/k/a iBooks' reader, on the iPad? The PDF note-taking capabilities are about on a par with what you'd get in "Kindle for iOS" with FXL?

Or even some other iPad app. If I wanted to read a PDF, honestly, going the Kindle route, for fixed-layout, would be my last resort. (And crap, I do this for a living!)

Hitch
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#8  jhowell 07-28-2020, 08:32 PM
Quote wsb
This is for personal use. I have a PDF version of the book and I would like to convert it to a print replica to be used on an iPad. If someone can guide me how to get my pdf into KPR - I would be very grateful.
I agree with the others here. The Kindle app is the wrong tool to use for reading PDF on an iPad.

However, if you are really set on using that app you can email to PDF to Amazon and they will deliver it to that app. Check the Manage Your Content and Devices page on amazon.com to find the email address associated with the Kindle for iPad app. There will be some limitations, for example internal links between pages will not function and you will not be able to annotate text.
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#9  Quoth 07-29-2020, 12:28 PM
Use a PDF capable reader on the iPad.

I even bought a 10" Android tablet really to purely read pdfs. I'd never waste time trying to convert PDFs to anything other than paper.
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