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kindle format
I am taking on some work which involves preparing text and images for publication on the kindle. I have been looking at the specifications for kindle files and it is a kind of html but to kindle's own standards, so html but not as we know it. Does anyone have experience of this work which they would share with me? To speed my learning I could do with an up to date set of sample files showing how it should be done.

I am getting the material as both .doc and .pdf . I could export the doc to html but I don't know if that will be good enough. I don't know if it even matters if the markup is untidy since it is only for display on one standard device. I don't know how well formatted the .doc will be in the first place. 

I can extract a .txt file from the pdf (or the doc) which would give me a clean start but a large document to format. What tools are best for that kind of simple but bulk formatting? Some kind of editor? or just notepad++ (and patience). I might for instance have to go through the text inserting </p><p> several hundred times.
Google not working? Cool 

Try this online converter. I haven't used it specifically for Kindle output, but it works well (and fast) for other document formats.
probably perl or python, perl is blazingly fast for text operations.
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I couldn't bear to see the html that Word exported so spent far too long cleaning it all up so I had minimal markup and a simple css. From there on an excellent freeware program called Sigil creates an epub and a sigil epub containing verified xhtml can be reliably uploaded to amazon as it is.

Here is my first title as a publisher:

sigil is here
Just have to do this now:
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(2015-05-21, 21:47:01)Timbow Wrote: Just have to do this now:

Hahaha great  
hope there not that many pages you need to do Big Grin

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