Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I publish my Word doc to Kindle?
A: If you would like to publish your word doc to Kindle we recommend you use Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Click
for more information on KDP.
Q: Will the files created using KindleGen work on all Kindle devices?
A: Yes. The files created using KindleGen will continue to work on all the Kindle platforms.
Q: Is there a GUI tool I can use instead of KindleGen?
A: If your source content is in the EPUB format you can use Kindle Previewer for conversion.
Q: How do I install and launch KindleGen?
A: Information on how to install and launch KindleGen is in the
Q: What command line options are available in KindleGen?
A: To see all the command line options available in KindleGen you can open a command prompt and execute KindleGen. Step by step instructions on how to execute KindleGen are in the
Q: Where is the Kindle file created by KindleGen?
A: By default the Kindle file created by KindleGen will be in the same directory as your source file.
Q: Will the Mobi extension file created with KindleGen 2 support KF8 format?
A: KindleGen generates a single file with a Mobi extension which supports both Mobi and KF8 format.
Q: Can I have more control on the styling for my Mobi content?
A: If you need more control on the styling for Mobi content, we recommend you use media queries. More details on using media queries in the new
Kindle Publishing Guidelines
Q: How can I test the content created using KindleGen?
A: As a best practice we recommend that you use
to preview your content on the different Kindle devices and apps.