Before I came here, I searched the internet to find a solution but in vain. I cannot install the KindleGen plugin on Ubuntu 14.04 so that the Kindle comic converter can convert my jpeg images into the Kindle Paperwhite MOBI format. I downloaded KindleGen from Amazon and unarchived and decompressed it and it stood still. I don't know what actions to take. I did as the Readme text shows but "No such file or directory" shows in the terminal when I type /KindleGen/kindlegen as the instructions said.

The following are the installation instructions for Linux:

KindleGen for Linux 2.6 i386:

  1. Download the KindleGen tar.gz from www.amazon.com/kindleformat/kindlegen to a folder such as Kindlegen in home directory (~/KindleGen).
  2. Extract the contents of the file to '~/KindleGen'. Open the terminal, move to folder containing the downloaded file using command "cd ~/KindleGen" and then use command "tar xvfz kindlegen_linux_2.6_i386_v2.tar.gz" to extract the contents.
  3. Open the Terminal application and type ~/KindleGen/kindlegen. Instructions on how to run KindleGen are displayed.
  4. Conversion Example: To convert a file called book.html, go to the directory where the book is located, such as cd desktop, and type ~/KindleGen/kindlegen book.html. If the conversion was successful, a new file called book.mobi displays on the desktop.
  5. Please note: It is recommended to follow these steps to run KindleGen. Double-clicking the KindleGen icon does not launch this program. Run the above commands without quotes.
  • 1
    Did you forget to type in the "~"? Did you make the suggested directory KindleGen in your home directory? Did you move the downloaded file to your new directory before unpacking it? If you are on a 64 bit system, did you install the necessary 32 but libraries? – ubfan1 Jun 24 '16 at 4:33
  • Thanks for reply. Finally i solved the problem and i took care of what you said but i experimented with the following: i used the sudo command to move the executable file into /usr/local/bin then restart kindle comic converter and to my extreme surprise it worked!! i am not sure what step made it work but sure enough that this part of the instructions " type ~/KindleGen/kindlegen" will trigger nothing but" No such file or directory" in terminal. Again thanks for interest. – khalid el-Sayed Jun 25 '16 at 22:39

Kindle Comic Converter (KCC) installation instructions for Linux

Before install KCC, you need to have KindleGen in your system.

  1. Download the KindleGen tar.gz to a folder such as Kindlegen in home directory (~/KindleGen).
  2. Extract the contents of the file to '~/KindleGen'.
    • $ cd ~/KindleGen
    • $ tar xvfz kindlegen_linux_2.6_i386_v2_9.tar.gz
  3. Move the file kindlegen to /usr/local/bin/
    • $ mv ~/KindleGen/kindlegen /usr/local/bin/

After you do that, download Kindle Comic Converter and install it.


  • After following these steps, type kindlegen in the console to run KindleGen, – Paul Jones Sep 10 at 12:43

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.