How to Convert PDB to Kindle Format 8(KF8)?
I wasn't paying attention the other day when I was buying books, and didn't notice that one that I bought wasn't in a Kindle Fire format. It's in a .pdb format. I am very new to the ebook reading thing (just got my Kindle two days ago) and I'm wondering how do I convert a .pdb ebook to work on my Kindle Fire? Could someone help me with this please?
To convert PDB to KF8, you need PDB to KF8 converter. As KF8 is a new format developed by Amazon, currently there are no accessible tools for converting PDB to KF8. In the not far future, there will be actual PDB to KF8 converters for you. Here, I will show some eBook converters which is most likely to support KF8 format in the future.
"Future" PDB to KF8 Converter - Calibre
Calibre is a freeware which can be supported by Mac, Windows and Linux. It is a free and open source e-book library management application. It can convert from a huge number of formats to a huge number of formats.The conversion engine has lots of powerful features. It can rescale all font sizes, ensuring the output e-book is readable no matter what font sizes the input document uses. It can automatically detect/create book structure, like chapters and Table of Contents. It can insert the book metadata into a "Book Jacket" at the start of the book.
Currently, the supported eBook formats are:
Supported input formats: CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, ePub, FB2, HTML, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, TCR, TXT.
Supported output formats: ePUB, FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, TCR, TXT.
Why I say Calibre will be able to convert PDB to KF8 in the future?
Firstly, let's see the development history of Calibre. Calibre started life on 31 October, 2006, soon after the release of the SONY PRS-500, the first e-ink based reader to be sold commercially in the US. Today calibre is a vibrant open-source community with half a dozen developers and many, many testers and bug reporters. Calibre can satisfy various eBook conversion needs. Calibre is such a software which can be updated from time to time.
See Calibre here: http://calibre-ebook.com/
As Kindle Fire is becoming more and more popular, The need of PDB to KF8 conversion is getting more and more. So I strongly believe, Calibre can convert PDB to KF8 in the not future.