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Posted on 22 Feb 2014 23:23:17 GMT
Little Egret says:
If you email the PDF as an attachment to your Kindle's emails address ( with CONVERT in the subject line you may get a better result.

Or just use your Kindle sideways (Landscape mode).

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2014 16:47:53 GMT
Bawmer says:
No need. The kindle can read PDF natively.

Posted on 22 Feb 2014 15:20:04 GMT
goodstar says:
How do I convert a pdf file to azw or azw3 so I can read it on my kindle

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 16:01:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Feb 2014 16:02:11 GMT
Lesley says:
To be honest Chris I'm not sure. As I tend not to buy the books with the tiny font I can't experiment and find out as you can't download via USB any samples.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 13:46:14 GMT
ChrisJ says:
Thank you, Lesley, for updating my knowledge. I knew some books were in azw3 format, but i never knew that one book you bought would be in both formats.
Can you do a download via USB and does that make a difference?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 10:35:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Feb 2014 10:36:12 GMT
Lesley says:
Chris, it's not a formatting issue with the ebook, it's Amazons conversion of the file between AZW and AZW3. It's a known problem. If it was the publishers file it would be an issue on both my Keyboard and my Paperwhite. It's not. The Keyboard sample is fine. I just prefer to read my books on my Paperwhite.

Posted on 9 Feb 2014 09:10:34 GMT
ChrisJ says:
Amazon don't produce the book files, the publishers do.
Amazon don't decide on the font in the files, the publishers do (some publishers are the authors themselves).
Amazon don't check individually everyone of the 2m or so books they sell. If you find one or two out of the 2m, report it to Amazon and add the details to your review of the book so others know.
Most people download the sample first, and that would quickly tell you of such problems.
Personally, with around 800 books on my Kindle, I haven't noticed any such problems. But I know that with another 2m books to go, that some of them wont be as good as others.

Posted on 9 Feb 2014 08:07:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Feb 2014 08:09:59 GMT
Lesley says:
Actually this may be an old thread resurrected but the problem still exists. The last three books I bought from Amazon, all in January, had a 'tiny font' two were so small I couldn't get a satisfactory size to read so I returned both books. The other one was small, but not as bad, I can read it on size 7, which is a bit too small (I normally read on size 5) but 8 is too big.

Luckily I can buy the same books from the publisher direct and get a mobi file, but Amazon was cheaper. In this case I'd rather pay more and get a decent file though. If the publisher can provide the same ebook with a correct sized font, why can't Amazon? And why two years after this problem first arose with AZW3 files have Amazon not fixed it.

And yes I have emailed Amazon but as the email won't get past first line support I don't expect a satisfactory answer.

The bottom line for me is that I can't buy books from Amazon anymore.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2014 18:05:59 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Can you explain why you felt it necessary to resurrect an old thread and comment on a post made more than 18 months ago? Are you going to do this sort of thing on a regular basis and resurrect thousands of old threads?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2014 16:20:30 GMT
I think , if it were possible he would of increased the font size?

Posted on 18 Sep 2013 11:13:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Sep 2013 16:06:35 BDT
Yes i realise that, this format makes it unreadable (i can normally read very small fonts but with az3 its the faintness means i cannot read it rather than the size), if this happened with a print book (ie a fault in print rather than eyesight) it would be returned to the store.

As i said before, it's not a big deal,but something that would be nice to see fixed. Kindle has many advantages over books in my opinion (least of all storage), but I don't think it is perfect (not many things are!) and different people will think/want different things to improve the device.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2013 10:31:50 BDT
Fast Eddie says:
take any books you have and check the print - they will all be different - an advantage of the eBook is you can adjust all that and even the print style.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2013 10:26:23 BDT
For me at least, it is annoying, as most other books for me are fine, so i have to change it from size 1 (my normal preference) to quite a lot bigger, so then when i start a new book i have to change it back again. Obviously not a big deal, but something that would be nice to see fixed. :)

Posted on 18 Sep 2013 08:46:02 BDT
Fast Eddie says:
I agree with Damaskcat - just adjust the font size - what is all the fuss about??

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2013 07:02:43 BDT
ChrisJ says:
I have never heard that the file .azw3 is a problem on the Fire? IS IT??
When transferring via the PC you never open it on the PC, so there is no need to buy any software for the PC. If you are trying to open the file on the PC then you are doing it wrong.
If you DO need to read a Kindle book (and a .azw3 file) on the PC, then you need to install Kindle for PC (or Amazon Kindle from the Windows Store if you are running Windows 8). This is a free app, no need to "buy" anything.

So, all in all, I cant see why you would be having problems...

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2013 06:30:24 BDT
Denis Powell says:
This thread is about azw3 on e-ink devices. What problems are you having on your Fire and what software have you had to buy?

Posted on 18 Sep 2013 01:50:29 BDT
Island Girl says:
Why is Kindle saying that you can download books to your pc for transfer to you Kindle Fire when they know that the file .azw3 is a problem and on top of that you have to buy software before the problem is fixed. Stop selling books in that format if you know it's a problem or let your customers know before they purchase books and are unable to download them to pc's D**N!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jul 2012 05:31:00 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jun 2012 16:17:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jun 2012 16:39:20 BDT
Berzelius says:

According to a fairly recent post in the MobileRead forum you possibly can as long as you have the most recent version of the unnamed software. That's all I know.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jun 2012 08:38:34 BDT
Highwayman says:
Does the drm removal tool work on the new files?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jun 2012 08:16:07 BDT
Damaskcat says:
If the font is too small for you to read then just increase it. Simple!

Posted on 25 Jun 2012 21:25:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Jun 2012 22:30:46 BDT
julieg says:
i have been moaning on another thread, about this problem..certain books downloaded from amazon were not comming through on my kindle touch. New to kindle and technology, so tried all the troubleshouting, deleted the book from kindle, downloaded from archieve to my doc, computer then tryed to download, drag drop to no avail..was told to hold power button 30secs avail.
Went back to computer downloaded book into calibre, then i found out it was awz3 file, tried to load to kindle, but would not reconise file. It was then reading some comments from other readers, to restart. To restart kindle touch, i had to go to home, menu,settings..
menu..then then went to orginal kindle display when first brought, after it completed the process, when turned back to menu
all the 14books effected were now there, plus original 487books. This took me a couple of very frustrating days, i did not want to send my kindle back...i dont think i could go through the withdrawls..My kindle is with me 24/7, i certainly would not like to download all my books again. The awz3 files were the only ones effected...there fonts are much smaller, i do hope they come up with something, as i dont want to keep, checking my downloads. since posting have downloaded another book, guess what awz3 file, and this time, this process has not worked. This is a real put off.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2012 18:42:30 BDT
Kerr Avon says:
Calibre can be set to strip DRM from books when it imports them, which I'm comfortable doing on books that I've bought for ME to read on MY equipment, but this is of course open for abuse.

*cough* Google Apprentice Alf *cough*

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2012 09:30:45 BDT
Berzelius says:
Re Fidnius's workaround. I'd say this would only work with non-DRM protected books. Although you can copy it to Calibre, a DRM-protected book comes up with the usual DRM error message when you attempt to convert it.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 13:47:06 BDT
Suze says:
I've got the update they put out just before the Touch was released here. It came with it already on.
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