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Scrivener and Amazon play nice

EDITOR'S NOTE: As of 2023, Amazon now asks for an EPUB or DOCX file when uploading ebooks. They will then convert your file to their in-house format themselves.

You may have read that Amazon is no longer accepting MOBI files created by third-party software like Calibre. In which case, you might have panicked and wondered if their pronouncement affected Scrivener.

I’m happy to report that it does not. Scrivener uses Amazon’s KindleGen software to create MOBI files, which is the same software Amazon puts your files through on their own site. That means you can continue to use Scrivener to format MOBI files for upload.

And just to be sure, I checked with the awesome folks at Literature & Latte, and they confirmed that MOBIs created in Scrivener still work.

Happy Thanksgiving. 😉

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