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jjhurd
12-14-2010, 11:26 PM
For many years, I have converted Microsoft Reader lit files to use on my Ebookwise 1150 using the ConvertLit program. But in the last year, I have noticed that some of the newer books that I want to buy (through Fictionwise) are only available in epub format or the secure ereader (which I believe is pdb format). I don't know how to convert these formats to imp files. From what I've read, I need to remove the DRM from the epub files first before trying to convert them to imp. I have downloaded many programs, including the Epub DRM removal software, ABC Amber Palm Converter and more recently, Calibre. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could describe the necessary steps to convert an epub or pdb file to an imp format. Or is it even possible?

Jill

nrapallo
12-15-2010, 10:47 PM
Once you remove the DRM, then for:

1) .epub to .imp, see this post (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=337181#post337181)

2) .pdb (ereader) to .imp, first convert the .pdb to .html as described here (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=299382#post299382), then use eBook Publisher to convert that .html to .imp as described here (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=196829#post196829). It's a two-step process and may need you to tweak it a bit to make it work.

If you had a unencrypted .pdb (PalmDoc) or .prc/.mobi (Mobipocket) ebooks, then my Mobi2IMP (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22178) would handle the conversion to .imp. Also, lit2sb (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20592) does an amazing job converting unencrypted .lit to .imp! ;)

Enjoy!

jjhurd
12-16-2010, 12:26 AM
Thank you, Thank you, Nick, for taking the time to outline the steps and for simplifying this complicated process. I will TRY to follow your directions and see how it goes. Hopefully, I will get the hang of it.

Jill