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Old 12-06-2008, 05:45 AM   #1
SpiderMatt
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Best quality ebooks?

I have a question concerning the quality of purchased e-books. This does involve some moral ambiguity for some of you as I will be talking about stripping DRM. If this is not something you agree with please move on to the next thread.

Ever since receiving my Kindle I have been experiencing the joy of purchasing books from just about any e-book store in a format I can read on the Kindle: mobipocket. I thought it was neat that all I had to do was strip the DRM with no extra steps involved. However, looking back at my LIT books, I'm starting to wonder if those aren't better quality. When both PRC and LIT are converted to HTML, it seems like the LIT is better quality. These were different titles, though, because I never buy the same book twice. So there's a chance it's an issue with the titles and how they were formatted. However, I know a lot of Kindle owners on these forums and other people here who prefer mobipocket who still talk about LIT as their preferred format to buy. Is this because they know about quality issues or is it simply because the method of converting LIT is more widely known and has a GUI available?

As you can imagine, this is an important issue because it's only natural for a consumer to want the best quality product for his money (especially when paying the same price no matter what the format). Of course, when buying from Amazon I'll only have one format to choose from but Amazon is not my only choice. The e-books I purchase will be backed up and will be the ones I have probably forever, since I can't imagine me ever wanting to buy an e-book twice. Anyway, I'm curious to hear what the people on this forum have to say on the issue.
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