Monday, November 21, 2011

Kindle Skills - email the news with Calibre

Now this is nice. Amazon was kind enough to convert the file into something it really likes, then send me an email letting me know it was received (and sent to my Kindle). And with this new personal document service (part of the free five gig of cloud space from Amazon), Amazon will archive your personal stuff until you physically remove it from the Cloud.

=============== From Amazon =========
Hello from, has sent the following document to your free Personal Document Service account ("name"
National Review Online - calibre.azw

You can receive this document directly on your Kindle by connecting to a Wi-Fi network. Alternatively you can download the document to your computer by logging into your account and clicking on the link below:
National Review Online - calibre.azw
You can then transfer the document to your Kindle through the USB cable.

We have also archived your document in your Kindle Library. For more information about archiving personal documents, visit
Note: Retrieving archived personal documents is currently supported on these Kindle devices: Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch, and Kindle.

You can learn more about transferring personal documents to your Kindle in our help pages:
If you would like immediate assistance, please contact customer support at +1-866-321-8851 (US customers) or +1-206-266-0927 (International Customers).

Amazon Kindle Support

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