How to Convert TXT to Kindle

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How to Convert TXT to Kindle
Convert your .txt files on your computer to make them readable on your Kindle. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

The Amazon Kindle ebook reader allows you to read electronic books. The preferred file extension for Kindle books is .prc or .mobi. It can read .txt files, but when viewed on the Kindle, the formatting of .txt files can get jumbled and cause blocks of text with no paragraph breaks. It is best to convert your .txt files using free software like Mobipocket. This allows you to view your .txt files on the Kindle with proper formatting.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Mobipocket Creator software

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  1. 1

    Download and install the free Mobipocket Creator software from the Mobipocket website (

  2. 2

    Launch the program. Double-click the Mobipocket Creator icon on your desktop.

  3. 3

    Click ".txt" under the "Import From Existing File" header. This tells the software you are converting a .txt file.

  4. 4

    Click "Browse" and select the .txt file from your hard drive. Click "Import."

  5. 5

    Highlight the .txt file you just imported, and click "Build" located in the file menu.

  6. 6

    Click "Standard Compression" and "No Encryption."

  7. 7

    Click the "Build" button located at the bottom of the screen. Your .txt file will now be converted to a file with the .prc extension and be viewable on your Kindle with the proper formatting applied.

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