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Old 08-12-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
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Kindle to|& Mobipocket?

Maybe this has already been addressed, maybe not.

Will Amazon sell Mobipocket books?
Do they already sell it? I haven't seen any.
If they never will, will there be a way to convert their Kindle books to mobipocket?
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
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Amazon does not sell MobiPocket ebooks.

The mobidedrm python script can remove the DRM from AZW files, making them into DRM-free MOBI files. Some Kindle ebooks are in TOPAZ (.AZW1) format, and these are not compatible with MobiPocket.

Note that you need a Kindle registered to your account to buy Kindle ebooks.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:56 PM   #3
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Maybe this has already been addressed, maybe not.

Will Amazon sell Mobipocket books?
Do they already sell it? I haven't seen any.
If they never will, will there be a way to convert their Kindle books to mobipocket?
Well, since Amazon owns Mobipocket and Mobipocket sells books, then idirectly Amazon does sell Mobipocket books. However, you won't find them in the Amazon store. Also, you are better off at Fictionwise or BooksOnBoard since they discount the mobipocket books while Mobipocket doesnt.

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Old 10-28-2008, 02:39 PM   #4
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Maybe this has already been addressed, maybe not.

Will Amazon sell Mobipocket books?
Do they already sell it? I haven't seen any.
If they never will, will there be a way to convert their Kindle books to mobipocket?
My problem is the opposite. How to convert Mobipocket to Kindle. Help?
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:44 PM   #5
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Mobipocket ebooks without DRM just work.

For Mobipocket ebooks with DRM there's some method to calulate the Kindle's Mobipocket PID, and registering that with your eBook store will let you download ebooks that will work on your Kindle.

Or you can just strip the Mobipocket DRM, although silly laws make doing so illegal in some places.

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My problem is the opposite. How to convert Mobipocket to Kindle. Help?
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For Mobipocket ebooks with DRM there's some method to calulate the Kindle's Mobipocket PID, and registering that with your eBook store will let you download ebooks that will work on your Kindle.
Note that this now only works with "Overdrive" MOBIs from Books on Board and on library ebooks (FictionWise MOBIs probably no longer work), see A Beginner's Guide to Kindle Content. In the Guide, Nate recommends buying LIT and converting to MOBI but, as pdurrant says, mobidedrm works just as well on DRM-laden MOBI ebooks as on AZW ebooks and the resulting DRM-free MOBIs are readable "as is" on a Kindle.
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Note that this now only works with "Overdrive" MOBIs from Books on Board and on library ebooks (FictionWise MOBIs probably no longer work), see A Beginner's Guide to Kindle Content. In the Guide, Nate recommends buying LIT and converting to MOBI but, as pdurrant says, mobidedrm works just as well on DRM-laden MOBI ebooks as on AZW ebooks and the resulting DRM-free MOBIs are readable "as is" on a Kindle.
If the book in question has graphics (other then the cover and publisher logo) and there is a LIT edition, there's a chance the graphics in the LIT edition will be larger. So go for the lIT in those cases. Otherwise, the PRC is fine with the DRM stripped.
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