Tip of the week. Kindle book with table of contents out of a set of web pages

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Hellow everyone, have a great winter holidays! :)

A short preamble: one of these days I’ve got a problem – it was necessary to send several web pages (a series of publications from one of my favorite sites) to my Kindle reader. As you might know that’s not a big deal and can easily be done as described in this post. But this time I wanted to have a table of contents in the result book, to navigate between those publications. And I’ve found the solution described below.

So, how have I done that?

First of all, I’ve turned off immediate delivery on my Settings page. Then I’ve sent all web pages I wanted to have in the Kindle book, using default bookmarklet. Please note, they were not sent actually, instead, they were processd by the system and saved to my Sendtoreader account. 

Once all those pages have appeared in the “Recently sent pages” list, I’ve added a new tag to each of them (the highlighted one on the screenshot). You can skip this step if all web pages you are going to join in the book are all from the same website… the only thing which is required here – at least single tag which is the same across all the pages, we’ll use it later.

The final, short part. Now you have everything in place, and all you need to do – setup new “Digest” periodical. So, open My Periodicals page in your browser and create a new digest as shown on the screenshot. The important thing: you should select the tag assigned to each of the docs mentioed above in the “What to send” dropdown menu. /in this case the result book will contain only pages having that tag. Now set up the time of delivery, set current time (hours) to receive the book in 5-15 minutes. And… that’s it, there are no more steps, just wait for the book a little. Once it’s received, you can delete the periodical, it was temporary, and revert the delivery settings – make it instant again (if it was instant).

Questions? Comments? Feel free to ask!

setup daily digest periodical to the next hour with the tag filter (use tag from the previous step). Wait a little; Voila, your doc is on kindle.