September 11, 2019
ETA: Vellum rolled back this Kindle EPUB change. Vellum now allows you to export a Kindle MOBI file or a Kindle EPUB… or both!
In times of great change, it’s good to know there’s a rock you can count on. And that rock, dear indies, is BookFunnel. We’re always here, working tirelessly to make your indie author lives easier.
If you’re a Vellum user, then congratulations! You’re already using the best software in the business for formatting ebooks. They didn’t pay us to say that, we just happen to know it’s true. If you follow the Vellum blog, or you’re on their email list, you’ll know they announced a big change in the way ebooks are produced in the latest version.
The short version is that Vellum can no longer produce a MOBI file due to limitations in Amazon’s KindleGen. In place of a MOBI, Vellum now compiles a Kindle-specific EPUB which can be compiled to a MOBI. But where, oh where, can you quickly and easily convert that Kindle EPUB to MOBI?
Right here at BookFunnel (See what I mean? ROCK!). We already support the new change. In fact, we started supporting it a couple days before Vellum even released the update. BookFunnel’s got your back.
Now, when you upload your book, you can upload your regular, generic EPUB and that fancy new Kindle EPUB, all at once. Just drop them all in there. BookFunnel will sort it out and handle the rest. You don’t even have to check a box, it just works like magic.
Of course, if you have a MOBI file, BookFunnel will happily take that and keep doing the right thing. The Kindle-specific EPUB (we call them KPUBs because it sounds like KPOP!) is just another option. Learn more about converting a Kindle EPUB.
So, keep making those beautiful books, authors. We’ll keep delivering them.
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