Kindle PDF Optimization Service

I’m fond of reading academic things on my Kindle, however, most academic papers are not designed to be read on a 6-inch size screen, let alone those with two columns format.

I took two days writing a service and now things go easy. You can just send your pdf to kindle.book.converter@gmail.com with your Amazon Kindle push service email address as subject, then a cropped version of your book will be pushed to your Kindle automatically. Notice that the email address you used to send email to kindle.book.converter@gmail.com should also have permissions to push books to your Kindle directly.

A caveat is that if the book contains too many pages, the mailer may reject sending the attachment for its huge size, but you can enter a subset of pages (e.g. 1-9,13,209-) in the email content to shrink the result file size. The input format is:

  • Single Page - e.g. 1
  • Some Pages - e.g. 5-9
  • Page Since - e.g. 10-

And use comma , to combine the page selections, e.g. 1,5-9,10-. There should not be any spaces inside the page selection.

Basically, this service will crop your book into a Kindle-readable format on server and send it pretending it is you sending the book by mocking the email address.

Be careful, you should not send classified documents to this address! Although I will delete them in place on the server, the document will exist in Gmail trash for several days until Google purge the trash bin automatically. And if something goes wrong, I may replay attachments in the trash bin to debug. So please DON’T SEND CLASSIFIED or PRIVATE DOCUMENTS to me in order to keep me away from the legal issue.

Great thanks to willus who provided this excellent tool to produce the kindle readable version of pdf.


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It costs me several bucks to maintain the server and email sending service

I’m really appreciate it if you can offer me a cup of coffee :)

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