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Old 05-03-2012, 04:16 AM   #1
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I have a Kindle touch so it has been easy just grab the mobi version. But now my husband is getting a tablet for ereading. We will share some books. I gather download anything to my computer via my computer and upload using calibre to both my kindle and his tablet. But now I need to consider if continuing to download mobi versions is best. If it makes any difference the first set of books we want to both read are the double spiral wars trilogy only availiable as mobi or pdf. My daughter is reading on her galaxy and has no problems with mobi but her phone hates pdf. If that is relevant. Not sure.



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Old 05-03-2012, 10:50 AM   #2
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I'd go Mobi over PDF for regular fiction. IMO for most fiction Mobi vs ePub doesn't really make any difference either (unless he prefers one reading app to another). I'd keep things simple to start with and have him use the Kindle app with Mobi and see how it goes. If he doesn't like that you can explore an ePub reader like Mantano and go from there.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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I'd go ePub when possible. That way if someday you ever decide to get a reader that's not a Kindle, you'll have content.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:12 PM   #5
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I'd go ePub when possible. That way if someday you ever decide to get a reader that's not a Kindle, you'll have content.
Not a very helpful post when the Original poster said they already had a Kindle. I doubt they care what you would do since you wouldn't have bought a Kindle in the first place.

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I have a Kindle touch so it has been easy just grab the mobi version. But now my husband is getting a tablet for ereading. We will share some books. I gather download anything to my computer via my computer and upload using calibre to both my kindle and his tablet. But now I need to consider if continuing to download mobi versions is best. If it makes any difference the first set of books we want to both read are the double spiral wars trilogy only availiable as mobi or pdf. My daughter is reading on her galaxy and has no problems with mobi but her phone hates pdf. If that is relevant. Not sure.



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Given the choice between Mobi & PDF, go Mobi. PDF is a fixed layout and it won't look all that good on your Kindle.
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If you buy your e-books from Smashwords then you have the option of downloading the books in both E-PUB and Mobi versions so can download both.

I believe that copyright laws both e-book readers would have to be registered to the one person to allow downloading to both e-readers.
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