A kindle/instapaper/readability/calibre question for you, gentle (electronic) reader
January 16, 2012 8:17 PM   Subscribe

I'm having no luck transferring the *complete* web page of 197 responses to this question posed by edge.org (previously on the blue, I think) to my little friend, a Kindle Keyboard (aka Kindle 3). I've tried using both Instapaper and Readability, but I think there's code in the webpage to disable a complete scraping. I'm also attempting to use calibre, and if anybody has a recipe that downloads a plain web page (probably using something called "web2disk") in calibre, I'm all ears.
posted by Napoleonic Terrier to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Try saving the html page, renaming .txt and putting the txt file on the kindle.
posted by catwash at 8:40 PM on January 16, 2012

Response by poster: Interesting, I saved the page as html, imported into calibre via the "Add books" command and then attempted to mail to my free.kindle.com account. What arrived at Kindle causes the Kindle to freeze when I attempt to read. Very strange.
posted by Napoleonic Terrier at 9:08 PM on January 16, 2012

Best answer: Perhaps Send To Reader could help with this - I've used it many times to send web pages to my Kindle 4 for later viewing.
posted by Telpethoron at 9:22 PM on January 16, 2012

Best answer: See this post on the blue about dotEPUB. I have used the bookmarklet several times with great success.

I just followed your link, clicked the dotEPUB bookmarklet in my browser (Chrome, in case you were wondering) and then opened the resulting .epub in calibre no problem. From there it's a simple conversion to .mobi and you're on your way. And yes, it appeared to have taken the entire page - or at least the first and last articles matched up.
posted by komara at 9:45 PM on January 16, 2012

Best answer: Send to Kindle worked for me, and will let you preview the whole thing before you send it.
posted by DarlingBri at 11:52 PM on January 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Great answers, everyone! I'm still hoping a calibre recipe chef will offer insight into using that software.
posted by Napoleonic Terrier at 8:09 PM on January 17, 2012

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