Yesterday’s mini-saga of trying to read Camp Expendable on my Kindle ended in a normally half-assed way. In Scrivener, I compiled it to a PDF, which Kindle finally accepted. But you can’t change the font size of a PDF on the Kindle. So my choice was to squint at the text in portrait mode or read in landscape mode, which enlarges the font, but doesn’t handle page turns very well. Still unwilling to wrestle with Amazon’s KindleGen, I tried one more ploy today. I compiled the novel as a plain text file, figuring that I don’t need the formatting details at this point. Writer just wants to read. And it turns out that when you download a text file to a Kindle, it translates it into Kindle format, complete with location and percent read. How about that! So now I can read Expendable as a book and change the font to a comfortable size.