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Old 12-20-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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Will converted epub whispersync between Kindle 3 and Android app?

I was just introduced to the Kindle ebook technology with my Droid X Kindle app the other day. I really enjoyed reading on it and it made me want to get a Kindle 3. What I really like about the concept is the syncing between my Kindle (which I plan to keep at home) and my Droid X app (which I can read on the go). As with others, I would like my Kindle to work with library epub books. Thus, I have figured out how to remove drm, convert to mobi, and place on my Droid X Kindle app. My question is, if I bought a Kindle 3 today would the converted epub books on my Droid X Kindle app, "whispersync" with my Kindle 3? Thank You.

I've also noticed when importing a converted epub to mobi ebook onto my Droid sdcard kindle directory, the cover image of the book does not show up in my Droid Kindle app homescreen. Anyone know of a fix for this? Thanks again.
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No you cannot whispersync personal content, only books that you've purchased from their store (and I think stuff you convert using their kindle service)

You can however copy the .mdp files between devices. Or just use locations which is extremely accurate.

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I was just introduced to the Kindle ebook technology with my Droid X Kindle app the other day. I really enjoyed reading on it and it made me want to get a Kindle 3. What I really like about the concept is the syncing between my Kindle (which I plan to keep at home) and my Droid X app (which I can read on the go). As with others, I would like my Kindle to work with library epub books. Thus, I have figured out how to remove drm, convert to mobi, and place on my Droid X Kindle app. My question is, if I bought a Kindle 3 today would the converted epub books on my Droid X Kindle app, "whispersync" with my Kindle 3? Thank You.

I've also noticed when importing a converted epub to mobi ebook onto my Droid sdcard kindle directory, the cover image of the book does not show up in my Droid Kindle app homescreen. Anyone know of a fix for this? Thanks again.
Re. the cover: Try to send via calibre, instead of copying the file. I don't know about the Kindle app, but for lots of similar isues calibre was able to solve it.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:37 PM   #4
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Kasch18 - How did you remove the DRM from the ePub books?
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:29 PM   #5
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Al - For legal reasons, the forum guidelines do not permit discussions of how to remove DRM. However, the web is a big place and a search for 'Apprentice Alf' will prove useful, I've no doubt.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:43 PM   #6
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I was just introduced to the Kindle ebook technology with my Droid X Kindle app the other day. I really enjoyed reading on it and it made me want to get a Kindle 3. What I really like about the concept is the syncing between my Kindle (which I plan to keep at home) and my Droid X app (which I can read on the go). As with others, I would like my Kindle to work with library epub books. Thus, I have figured out how to remove drm, convert to mobi, and place on my Droid X Kindle app. My question is, if I bought a Kindle 3 today would the converted epub books on my Droid X Kindle app, "whispersync" with my Kindle 3? Thank You.
There might be a way if you have access to a windows machine and are willing to do a little metadata work (no hacking involved). Check out the wiki page Kindle Sync with non-Amazon eBooks.

It was based on syncing from a Kindle to K4PC but if you can access the Kindle books in your Kindle for Android app, it *should* work. I don't have an Android device so, I can't experiment for you. You could try to see if it works between your K4Android and K4PC apps.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:37 PM   #7
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As long as you change the metadata and sideload the same file on all your devices, it'll sync. I've synced content between 2 Kindles, K4PC, and 2 android apps. It's a little extra work but works like a charm.
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As long as you change the metadata and sideload the same file on all your devices, it'll sync. I've synced content between 2 Kindles, K4PC, and 2 android apps. It's a little extra work but works like a charm.
TallMom, can you provide the steps and a few screen grabs for Android devices so I can add them to the wiki?
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Yes Please, WhisperSync is the killer feature of K4anything, and I'd really like to be able to sync non-Amazon content. For instance, Eric Flint's 1632 series is not available at Amazon, and so must be side loaded on Kindle.

I don't have a problem buying from Amazon, it's just not always possible.
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Yes Please, WhisperSync is the killer feature of K4anything, and I'd really like to be able to sync non-Amazon content. For instance, Eric Flint's 1632 series is not available at Amazon, and so must be side loaded on Kindle.

I don't have a problem buying from Amazon, it's just not always possible.
You will still have to sideload (I still haven't quite adopted that terrm) but you can use Whispersync, you just need an ASIN number. I found one for 1632.

Follow the instructions on the Kindle Sync with non-Amazon eBooks and you'll be good to go. It might work with any old ASIN but I haven't tested that, so stick to the wiki instructions.
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