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Old 01-13-2010, 07:35 PM   #6
GhostHawk
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Fargo ND
Device: Ectaco Jetbook& Jetbook Lite
I have not tried Calibre yet, one of these days I probably should.

Most of the books I have are public domain stuff that comes in either .lit, pdf or a format that jetbook supports.

While the Jetbook does support Pdf files, I convert mine to straight text files as I don't like scrolling for every page. PDF's that have a lot of images might be worth the scrolling however.

The 2 converters I use are ABC Amber Lit converter, and
Zilla PDF to text converter. Both free, both do a decent job.
Not fabulous, but for the price, certainly worth the download.

Its probably faster to load books onto an SD or SDHC card with a card reader or adapter.
Jetbook will do it, but its slower.

I would say I use .rtf and plain .txt the most, but that will vary widely I suspect between users.

I think a lot depends on where you want to get your books. The support for Epub and drm is going to bring a lot of new people to jetbook I think. Granted it doesn't have wireless but your not paying for it either.
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