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Mar 19, 2020

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Could someone help me export an ebook created in InDesign to the reading format on the Kindle?

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Export to Kindle in InDesign

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Could someone help me export an ebook created in InDesign to the reading format on the Kindle?

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You need to create an ePub from an InDesign document first, by exporting to the format. There are two kinds of ePub: a Reflowable ePubs (for text-heavy books) and Fixed Layout ePubs (for illustrated books), Having created the ePub, and validated it, you can use the free converter from Amazon to create a mobi file, which is the format the Kindle uses.

 

Linkedin Learning have useful online video tutorials on how to create these formats. You can get 30-days free access.

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Mar 20, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. In addition to what Derek suggested, you may click on help article https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/export-content-epub-cc.html to know how you can create EPUB using InDesign. Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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Hi, Thanks for this. I have a fixed layout ePub created by InDesign for Apple Books. Is Kindle Create still required, or helpful? So you'd need to export a PDF from InDesign, import it into Kindle Create and go from there?

 

 

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"So you'd need to export a PDF from InDesign, import it into Kindle Create and go from there?"

Yes, that's the way to create a Fixed Layout for Kindle. Very simple process.

 

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Hey there, I'm trying to do the same thing but I'm having trouble. I've got a reflowable epub document and I'm trying to figure out how to also create a kindle version. When I go to kindle create, it only recognizes .kcb files when I go to open existing file.

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For reflowable epub you need to get the app Kindle Previewer. When you open your epub file with Kindle Previewer it gets automatically converted to a MOBI file. The mobi file is used then to publish on KDP.

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Anyone producing FXL ePubs and who's on a Mac should have a look at CircularFLO:
https://www.circularflo.com

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