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Old 11-05-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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Kindle epub? Only dealbreaker for me

Hi,

I was wondering something.

I love the Kindle hardware (minus the lack of SD card) and want to buy a large format ereader. However all my books are epub or pdf! Some are pdfs I scanned and made myself. I know kindle does handle pdf but doesnt reflow it. Thats a major problem for me. Is there a way to get it to reflow pdfs like my sony PRS600 does?

Aside from that, if pdf cant be reflowed, then is there a way to get it to display epubs? Preferably with reflow as well.

I run linux and have experience with rom flashing and modifying.

Any help appreciated.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:57 PM   #2
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Just use Calibre to convert your EPUB ebooks to MOBI format. It should convert them perfectly.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:03 PM   #3
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I find that in most cases Calibre does just fine at converting epubs to mobi.
A couple books have some formatting quirks, but most are fine.

You might download Calibre and convert a couple and then view the results.

And of course you can always send the kindle back if it doesn't work out.

On PDFs with a DX the multi-column papers might be viewable as-is unless you
have poor eyesight and want bigger fonts.

Or you can try this:
http://code.google.com/p/papercrop/
or
PDFread
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21906

Both claim to convert multi column PDFs to single
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:40 PM   #4
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As noted, Calibre will convert epubs without drm beautifully.

As for the pdfs, you are better off with the DXG, it does a great job.
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