# PDF To Kindle

## Brandon Rozek

June 14, 2020

This post will outline a process I take in order to get content from a website onto my Kindle.

## Suggested Software

• To save a webpage as a PDF, we will use WeasyPrint.
• To convert the PDF into a more Kindle readable format, including converting math type properly, we’re going to use k2pdfopt.
• Finally we’re going to use Calibre to copy metadata and convert to an ebook format.
sudo apt install weasyprint k2pdfopt calibre


## Process

Now I’ll show how we can take the Noise Protocol specification and send it to the Kindle.

weasyprint https://noiseprotocol.org/noise.html noise.pdf


Then let’s use k2pdfopt to convert the PDF to a more Kindle friendly format,

k2pdfopt noise.pdf -ui- -x


This will produce the file noise_k2opt.pdf, but sadly without the metadata. We can copy that over,

ebook-meta noise.pdf --to-opf temp.opf && \
ebook-meta noise_k2opt.pdf --from-opf temp.opf && \
rm temp.opf


Finally we can convert it to a Kindle friendly file format.

ebook-convert noise_k2opt.pdf noise.azw3


This will give us noise.azw3 which we can then transfer over to the Kindle.