I have this ebook that I'm trying to send to my Kindle from my Mac. I've done this before; Get a pdf, send it to Kindle address, and make sure the subject is "convert". This causes Amazon to convert the
.azw. Great, easy.
Now I have a pdf that's too big to attach (barely, limit is 25.0MB, and it's 36.2MB). I looked around for ways to compress it:
- Can't do zip file, Kindle won't understand.
- Save as PDF, and use ColorSync Utility to reduce the file size (seems like the way most people do it) like this: And when I did this, the file size went up
I looked at a way to make custom ColorSync Utilities, and everything I tried didn't help. It seems like all the compression is doing is reducing the quality of the images within the pdf.
I even edited the XML files of some of my custom Quartz Filters in ColorSync, and still, larger file.
So I have a question that could be answered in multiple ways because all I'm trying to do is get this pdf onto my kindle in a reasonable format.
Why is this happening?
What else can I do if this won't work?