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Old 01-14-2014, 11:02 PM   #1
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converting formats

trying to make up my mind on which reader to buy.
because of the different formats out there I would like to know how successful it is to convert books from Epub to a MOBI file etc. do these conversions work without problems??
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:07 AM   #2
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Yes, it's pretty flawless usually.

NOTE: Instead of converting to MOBI, try converting to azw3, it is Amazon's successor to MOBI and all Amazon books will be azw3 unless they simply haven't been updated.
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:19 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, Sailor1

The only other thing to mention is that you will need to make friends with Apprentice Alf, because many ebooks have DRM, the main purpose of which is to prevent you from converting. We can't discuss him on the forum, I'm afraid, but DuckDuckGo or google will help you find him.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:15 AM   #4
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Sailor1 you will also be best off using Calibre in order to facilitate Alf's Tools.

Calibre is a free ebook management library database software.

Calibre.com

Also look at the Calibre sub-forum in Mobileread.

Owing to Calibre and Alf's Tools there isn't really an issue as to which ereader brand you choose.

Also, there is a thread called something like 'which ereader to choose' in the Mobileread sub-forum on ereaders.

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Old 01-15-2014, 03:40 AM   #5
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Sailor1 you will also be best off using Calibre in order to facilitate Alf's Tools.

Calibre is a free ebook management library database software.

Calibre.com
"calibre.com" is a financial services company. The ebook software is at:

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Old 01-17-2014, 01:52 PM   #7
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Sailor,
I will second, third and fourth the recommendations for Calibre. When I had an old Sony PRS-505, I use to convert everything into Sony's format because it didn't support justification in E-Pub.

The other advantage is that you can adjust basic formatting parameters to match your personal preferences. I have found this quite useful in the past.

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