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Vellum: Upload Your Generic EPUB and Kindle EPUB

Upload your Kindle EPUB to BookFunnel and we will automatically convert it to .mobi for distribution.

When uploading Vellum files to BookFunnel, you must provide two files:

  1. Generic EPUB
  2. Kindle EPUB

Why are both EPUB files necessary?

The Kindle EPUB has a lot of Amazon-friendly formatting to make sure the book looks perfect when uploaded to Amazon. It is not a format that should be sent directly to readers. For this reason, BookFunnel won’t distribute your Kindle EPUB to non-Kindle reading apps (it will look terrible). Instead, please upload your Generic EPUB so that BookFunnel has a beautiful EPUB to give to your non-Kindle readers.

Your Kindle EPUB will automatically be converted to MOBI so that Kindle readers can enjoy it in their Kindle app and Kindle device. A Kindle EPUB cannot be opened in a Kindle app or Kindle device, it must always be converted to MOBI.

Please upload the Kindle EPUB for Kindle apps and the Generic EPUB for everything else.

How to Upload a Kindle EPUB on a New Book

To upload a Kindle EPUB on a new book:

  1. Click the Add button and select Add New Book
  2. Complete the form
  3. Click the blue +Add Your Files button and upload your .jpg book cover, Kindle EPUB, and Generic EPUB
  4. Alternatively, drag-and-drop your files onto the blue button and they will immediately begin uploading
  5. Tick the Include the KF8 MOBI format box
  6. Click Save and Close

How to Upload a Kindle EPUB to an Existing Book

To add your Kindle EPUB to an existing book:

  1. Click Books and click the Action button next to the book title
  2. Select Upload New Files
  3. If your book already has a MOBI file, click the delete button next to it to remove it from your book.
  4. Click the blue +Add Your Files button and upload your new Kindle EPUB (this will replace your deleted .mobi file)
  5. Upload your Vellum-generated Generic EPUB
  6. Alternatively, drag-and-drop your files onto the blue button and they will immediately begin uploading
  7. Tick the Include the KF8 MOBI format box
  8. Click Save and Close

How to Download Your Shiny New .MOBI File

Do you want to save your own copy of the .mobi BookFunnel generated from your Kindle EPUB? No problem!

  1. Click Books on your BookFunnel dashboard
  2. Click the book title
  3. Below the book cover, locate the Kindle EPUB you uploaded
  4. On the left, click the mini Action button and select Download distributed file to save the .mobi

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