So I'm a big believer in my Kindle, I love the thing and I think e-ink readers are the future. I read a lot, I like the feel of paper, but the convenience of having 200 books with me on a slim light device is unbeatable.
I also write on here and produce content, and keeping abreast of the various formats that can be published in is a bit of headache. But Alfred Pang does a great job explaining the current formats and tools to convert between them here - http://alfredpang.com/2010/11/minimalist-workday-in-epub-and-kindle-format/ -
What are all the formats for?
E-books can come in many different formats. ePub, Kindle (MOBI), text, HTML, PDF, Word documents, etc.
Independently produced ebooks (such as Minimalist Workday) usually comes as PDFs. The advantage is that PDFs print out onto paper very well and the exact formatting of the document will not change.
However, eReaders such as the Kindle is really designed to render flowing text, rather than images (which PDFs really are). The reading experience of PDFs on the Kindle is really dismal, but passable if there are no alternatives. A properly formatted Kindle book provides for a much better reading experience.
The rest of the post has details on what software he used, and samples of a work he converted to two formats. Useful stuff, I'd recommend you check out that entry if you're a Kindle user or publisher of any kind of written content.
Here is a free ebook tool for you.
You can easily convert your ebook from epub to pdf,epub to mobi, epub to kindle, etc.
Free Online Converter / EPUB Converter
It provides you with the best mobi to epub converting experience.
I just got a Kindle yesterday and being a big fan of free (as in libre, or liberty) software and knowledge I find Calibre the key to enjoying this device. I love to read and the kindle makes it possible for me to read anywhere, any time. Calibre makes it easy for me to convert PDF files (without Digital Restrictions Management) to the MOBI format easily and quickly. That makes reading them on the Kindle (3) a pleasure and Calibre also helps me manage my library. Calibre is provided under the GPL v3 license which means that the source code is available to me in case there is something I wish to enhance or change.
This follows on from "On Getting More Done – Top-down, or bottom up?" - the basic idea behind that post is you can get a lot more done by either taking on a lot more responsibilities, which forces you to adjust and use your time better - this is the "top down" strategy. Alternatively, you can slowly build and reclaim time from your life, moving your time from less meaningful areas into more meaningful areas.
But let's get more specific. I read a lot of books. Most smart people want to read a lot of books, but don't find the time to do it. So, how to read more?
This is where the bottom-up approach shines. You slowly move time from less meaningful areas to more meaningful areas.
"Sebastian, I just want to read more. I don't care about this tracking stuff."
There are three items I own which I'll always upgrade when a significant upgrade exists: my computer, my camera, and my Kindle. Yesterday I got my new Kindle, the fourth generation one that was just released. Before I talk about this specific Kindle, I want to address some general points about the Kindle.
Some people balk at the $189 price tag of the newest 3G Kindle (which is the only one to buy, by the way). It's expensive, but only if you consider it a drop in replacement for books. I consider it $200 to ensure that I read at least 10X more than I used to.