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Old 02-01-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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Question PRS-650 to iPad move

Hey all,
I'm being gifted a iPad in the near future (birthday) and i'm going to give it a go as a reader.
Currently i manage my Sony PRS-650 via Calibre and i'm wondering if there are any special steps i need to take before i upload my books to the iPad; i.e. is there a conversion i should do dedicated to iPad etc etc.

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Old 02-01-2011, 06:57 PM   #2
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I use a free Dropbox account to sync my book files to the Ipad. I upload ebook files to the Dropbox folder and when I open them in the Dropbox app on the Ipad it asks if I want to use my reader apps to view it.

This works for any undrmd epub files.
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If books are in ePub format and DRM free then they should work without issues in iBooks, Stanza, Bluefire or Quickreader on the iPad (there is a wide choice of eReader apps that can handle ePub). You also have vender specific apps for Kindle (Amazon), Kobo, B&N. The Sony app has, I hear, been rejected.

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Do i need to reconvert the epubs with the iPad output for best results?
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Do i need to reconvert the epubs with the iPad output for best results?
Unless they are something like comics which are image heavy (and you want to take the screen resolution into account) then there should be no need to reconvert. I have used the same ePub book on both the Sony and iPad without issues.
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Make sure you read this thread first. Take note that to use the Connect to iTunes (recommended) feature you need to got to Preferences - Plugins - Device interface plugins and disbale the Apple plugin.
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