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jcornel7
05-07-2008, 10:16 AM
After some very extensive research I went to the Sony store yesterday and used my company discount to buy a Sony Reader. Its a very cool device and I travel a lot for work so this way I can do my research and tech reading without having to open my laptop. (I hope)

If not youll see this thing end up on Ebay :)

Here are my questions:
1. I have a library of hundreds of technical Ebooks, however they are all pdf or chm. Is there some way to batch convert them?

2. Where do you get your fiction books? (legally or "not so legally" - e.g. George RR Martin, Frank Herbert, Stephen King, Lincoln Childs, etc.)

3. Do you have to use the Sony eBook Library software, its a heap of dung as software goes?

4. I also have a ton of Word docs that I save to RTF however when I try to open them I get page invalid. How do I fix this?

OK I think that is all for now....Thanks in advance.

Taylor514ce
05-07-2008, 10:24 AM
After some very extensive research I went to the Sony store yesterday and used my company discount to buy a Sony Reader. Its a very cool device and I travel a lot for work so this way I can do my research and tech reading without having to open my laptop. (I hope)

You hope in vain, I think. Excepting the Iliad, this generation of e-ink readers is for reading books, not for perusing technical books.

If not youll see this thing end up on Ebay :) Check your keyboard for the apostrophe key. Don't be offended, I'm a picky old pedantic grouch.


Here are my questions:
1. I have a library of hundreds of technical Ebooks, however they are all pdf or chm. Is there some way to batch convert them?

Into what? The Sony Reader supports PDF. Otherwise, search this forum for calibre.

2. Where do you get your fiction books? (legally or "not so legally" - e.g. George RR Martin, Frank Herbert, Stephen King, Lincoln Childs, etc.) For the Sony Reader, your choice is the Sony Bookstore. Obtaining illegal books is illegal, and no one here is going to be party to a criminal act.

3. Do you have to use the Sony eBook Library software, its a heap of dung as software goes?No, it's not necessary in order to transfer books. Standard Windows file i/o to the device or an SD card does the trick. "Its" needs that pesky apostrophe![/quote]

4. I also have a ton of Word docs that I save to RTF however when I try to open them I get page invalid. How do I fix this? Don't know, perhaps best asked on a general tech forum.

OK I think that is all for now....Thanks in advance.

You're welcome, and welcome to the site! Most people are much nicer than me, so don't form to quick a first impression.

Patricia
05-07-2008, 10:25 AM
This is a duplicate post. The same question has been posted in this thread:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23619

So I'm going to close this one and suggest that people answer in the other thread.


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