KINDLEGEN ... where do you go?

Hi team,

I’m a little nervous about the fact Amazon hasn’t updated the Kindlegen for quite some time and Mojave is keep on notifying me from time to time it’s a 32 bit app and needs to be updated. Since Scrivener’s Mobi creation (and epub2?) relies on that tool, I now do worry Amazon may drop support in favor of the new Kindlecreate App they released recently. To put it in a nutshell: What are we going to do, if the next macOs update will not support 32 bit Apps anymore and Amazon doesn’t care for Kindlegen?
Would be KF8 and ePub3 the solution or do these formats also require the Kindlegen for compile?

Greetings,
Thomas

Epub formats do not require KindleGen, only Amazon’s proprietary formats (mobi, KF8) do. So the alternative is to compile to whatever alternative format Amazon’s tools will accept.

Katherine

Katherine, thank you for your quick answer.
Yes, you are right. The upload will then be done with ePub3, I guess.
Re-thinking the whole thing, I guess Mobi isn’t that important for the future of eBooks anymore …
Greetings,
Thomas