If you don't have Calibre (mac or pc) by now, you are missing out on a great tool. You can pick it up at http://calibre-ebook.com/.
One of its neatest tricks is the ability to pick up RSS web feeds, convert them to a nice .mobi file for you, then send them to your Kindle via email. Here is the beginning question from BG:
Love your blog.
Am a current Kindle 3 user with a year or so of experience, and I often read periodicals (magazines, newspapers) on my Kindle, courtesy of Calibre's ability to automatically send them regularly to my @free.kindle.com address. They come into my Kindle complete with pictures -- in B&W of course -- and it seems to me that if I were to get a Kindle Fire, then they'd be in color. However, I know that there are some things that can't be assumed. Do you have any info about this?
Set up your email in Calibre. You can set multiple email addresses if you want so you can manually send any book you want from Calibre to any email you choose with a right click. When setting up RSS feeds, you can choose to auto send them to your Kindle email address. Send them daily, weekly, monthly, whatever you choose. The only thing you need to do is make sure your Calibre is running when you want something downloaded and sent (makes perfect sense to me!).
Email can be set up initially in the preferences area in the email section.
Certainly do some poking around in Calibre the first chance you get. You will be pleasantly surprised at how much of a help it can be.
More from BG....
Calibre sends it wirelessly (and automatically) to my free.kindle.com address just fine, no need to send it to myself.
I've got it set up to automatically get certain periodicals on a schedule -- for example, it gets Sports Illustrated for me every Sunday at 5AM, then immediately emails it to my free.kindle email address. When I turn on my Kindle later Sunday morning, I turn on the WI-FI and Sports Illustrated soon shows up on my HOME page.
(You set all that up initially in the Preferences.-- the 'Behavior' button and 'Sharing Books By Email' button.)
and then the light came on for me...
Guess what? If you are using wifi, you don't need to use the free.kindle.com email address. Well you probably do if your Kindle is also 3g. If it is 3g there is a charge for sending a file via whispernet. I just had Calibre send a news file in mobi format to my kindle ...@free.kindle.com and also to ...@kindle.com
Both worked just fine... Actually the files went to the Documents folder on the Kindle and on the new Kindle Fire you choose to see your Books or Docs.
Of course this Kindle Fire is wifi only. I just had no idea they had revised and updated sending personal files. Wow! Thank you for helping write today's article! As soon as I calm down enough to put two words together :)
And about the color? Oh YES! Beautiful color!