Kindles will not support .mobi files now

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This may be of limited interest, but:

I have about seven POV characters in my first book and have just used Scrivener to compile all the POVs for one of the characters so I can send it to my Kindle to refresh my memory of her storyline and make notes on deletions/additions (I love Scrivener for this, and it's so quick to highlight in a Kindle certain things).

After sending it to my Kindle, I got this email from Amazon Kindle Support:

Thank you for using the Send to Kindle service to send personal documents to your Kindle library. We noticed that the following document(s), sent by you at 09:50 PM on Tue, Sep 06, 2022 GMT are in MOBI (.mobi, .azw) formats:
* Marville's stuff.mobi


We wanted to let you know that starting August 2022, you’ll no longer be able to send MOBI (.mobi, .azw) files to your Kindle library. Any MOBI files that are already in your library will not be affected by this change. MOBI is an older file format and won’t support the newest Kindle features for documents. Any existing MOBI files that you want to read with our most up-to-date features for documents will need to be re-sent in a compatible format.

Compatible formats now include EPUB (.epub), which you can send to your library using your Send to Kindle email address. We’ll also be adding EPUB support to the free Kindle app for iOS and Android devices and the Send to Kindle desktop app for PC and Mac.

If you have any questions, please visit our help page or contact our Customer Service team.

Regards,
Amazon Kindle Support
 
There are plenty of other formats you can send.

Kindle Personal Documents Service​

Email documents to your Kindle Library using your Send to Kindle email address. Supported file types include:
  • Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX)
  • HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
  • RTF (.RTF)
  • Text (.TXT)
  • JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
  • GIF (.GIF)
  • PNG (.PNG)
  • BMP (.BMP)
  • PDF (.PDF)
  • EPUB (.EPUB)
  • MOBI (.AZW, .MOBI) (no longer supports the newest Kindle features for documents)

Send to Kindle Desktop Applications​

To send documents from your desktop directly to your Kindle Library, install a Send to Kindle app on your supported device.

Note: Beginning in late 2022, Send to Kindle applications will support EPUB (.EPUB) format.
The Send to Kindle app supports following file types:
  • Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX)
  • PDF (.PDF)
  • Text (.TXT)
  • Images (.JPG, .JPEG, .PNG, .BMP, .GIF)
  • RTF (.RTF)
  • HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
  • MOBI (.AZW, .MOBI) (no longer supports the newest Kindle features for documents)
the above taken from:
 
Any MOBI files that are already in your library will not be affected by this change.

Am I being too cynical to think that sometime in the not too distant future this will no longer be the case?
 
Am I being too cynical to think that sometime in the not too distant future this will no longer be the case?
Presently I don't think it will be a problem
I have the impression that the uploaded file gets converted before it can be sent to the kindle and i think that its that process that has changed. The reader itself can still read the present uploaded and converted files.

Though, I could be wrong about the conversion--maybe reading too much into their words.
I still think that's the basic issue--they don't want to do the mobi conversion anymore so they are removing it.

However; down the road, in the future, with anything in the clouds these days--it's all up for grabs and abrupt cancellation.
 
Good info, thanks. I use pandoc and I think pandoc can generate epub.
 
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