Convert ePub ebooks and others to Kindle's .mobi on command line linux

The Amazon Kindle can use .mobi file formats directly. It doesn't support the other common ebook fileformats like .epub

Luckily it's easy to convert from one format to the other. Caibre contains a handy command line programme called ebook-convert that will convert ebooks from one format to another.

Sample usage

ebook-convert book.epub

It will automatically detect that you want to convert it from epub to mobi. As it's running it'll print out some stuff to the command line, that can be ignored. It can take a few minutes to convert, the longer the book the longer it'll take.

See also how to load that mobi file onto a Kindle on Linux

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