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Old 01-03-2008, 12:24 PM   #1
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Has anyone loaded converted .lit on Kindle?

I've been curious what will happen if you load a book that has the DRM stripped if it's a title that Amazon also sells. It seems like it may be a violation of their ToS but that doesn't mean they are tracking or enforcing it. Has anyone done this yet?
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:32 PM   #2
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Yes, bunches. I archive my ebooks in LIT format.

Don't worry about it. That particular part of the ToS is unenforcible in the US. Simply put, they cannot claim to have licensed the Kindle to you when they actually sold you the device. And that's what the ToS is, a license.
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What file formats does the Kindle do? How does A4 PDF look?

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Old 01-03-2008, 12:46 PM   #4
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Thanks, Nate. I do prefer to have my titles DRM-free if I can. I'm hoping if they do any sort of survey of the devices that they realize just how much DRM-free content we're loading. It seems most people I've talked to with Kindles have bought some Amazon titles but have considerably more titles from other places. I've bought 10 titles from Amazon but have over a hundred DRM-free books on my Kindle.
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What file formats does the Kindle do? How does A4 PDF look?
The Kindle natively supports non-DRM Mobipocket (.mobi, .prc), text files (.txt), and Amazon's own file format (.azw) for reading as well as MP3 and Audible for audio. They will convert Word, PDF and images for you for free. In my experience so far, PDF conversion quality really varies based on the original PDF. If the text was marked for reflowing, then it can come out pretty good. Tables and graphics really vary as to how well they convert.
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I know there's 2 email addresses, one for .10 and another one for free... anyone have the free one? Also, does the software that adds the Kindle's PID so that the Mobipocket files can be used... does that also take .prc or only .mobi? I ask because my library has PRC files for checking out, and also DE PDF (are there news of making the Kindle accept DE PDF?).

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Old 01-03-2008, 02:16 PM   #7
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The $0.10 email is username@kindle.com. The free one is username@free.kindle.com. You get both when you register your Kindle. I'm not sure about the Mobi software, but the Kindle does not currently support DRMed PDFs. I don't know if there's a stand-alone reading device that currently does. IIRC, there isn't. I don't know what Amazon's plans are. I've heard that both Amazon and Adobe may be supporting .epub in the future but it's anyone's guess at this point what will actually happen.
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The $0.10 email is username@kindle.com. The free one is username@free.kindle.com. You get both when you register your Kindle. I'm not sure about the Mobi software, but the Kindle does not currently support DRMed PDFs. I don't know if there's a stand-alone reading device that currently does. IIRC, there isn't. I don't know what Amazon's plans are. I've heard that both Amazon and Adobe may be supporting .epub in the future but it's anyone's guess at this point what will actually happen.
Does the free e-mail adress also send the content to your Kindle ? Or is it for conversion only ?

Concerning .epub: the Mobipocket software can already convert epub to Mobipocket, and the Kindle conversion service is very similar to what the Mobipocket software can do. Anyone actually tried sending an epub file to the Kindle conversion service ?
Of course, there's a lot more stuff supported in epub than in OEB (LIT/Mobipocket), like font embedding, CSS, much better table of contents etc... That's part of the reasons why it would be great if Amazon added epub support on the Kindle.
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Does the free e-mail adress also send the content to your Kindle ? Or is it for conversion only ?
The .10 charge is to deliver directly to the Kindle. Conversion is free. Therefore the free service does not sent directly to the Kindle.

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Concerning .epub: the Mobipocket software can already convert epub to Mobipocket
Is this in the beta 6.2 Windows MobiPocket Reader? The non-beta version did not support .epub last time I tried it.
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Is this in the beta 6.2 Windows MobiPocket Reader? The non-beta version did not support .epub last time I tried it.
I'll have to check which version I'm using. It cannot open epub files, but it can convert them to Mobipocket files.
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