Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > General Discussions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-16-2011, 08:24 AM   #1
jbcohen
Wizard
jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jbcohen's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,708
Karma: 3718494
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hufflepuff commons, #15 Pivet Drive
Device: Kindle 5 Paperwhite
Mobi Pocket

I am migrating away from seperate electronic reader to reading on my blackberry so that I can carry one device rather than mutiple devices. I have selected Mobi Pocket for this function. What is your opinion of Mobi Pocket? Do they a adequate selection of books? Are their prices competitive (I guess with agency pricing this is not really relevant). Do they have good customer service?
jbcohen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 08:40 AM   #2
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 63,376
Karma: 41542799
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, Onyx T68, N7,
Mobi bookstores are rather a dying breed. You might like to consider the Blackberry Kindle App instead; Amazon have the best bookstore around.
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 02-16-2011, 09:08 AM   #3
queentess
Reading is sexy
queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
queentess's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,304
Karma: 544517
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: none
What Harry said. I use the Kindle app on my iTouch and rather like it.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1000468551
queentess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
jbcohen
Wizard
jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jbcohen's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,708
Karma: 3718494
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hufflepuff commons, #15 Pivet Drive
Device: Kindle 5 Paperwhite
This is the sort of discussion that I was looking for. Are the prices competitive with the rest of the market? How about the selection?
jbcohen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 05:27 PM   #5
wallcraft
reader
wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
wallcraft's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,979
Karma: 5183568
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
If the Kindle app is available for your Blackberry, then it is likely your best option. Amazon has the widest selection of any single ebook store, generally the best price (on non-Agency titles) and unmatched customer service.
wallcraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 05:57 PM   #6
abookreader
Wizard
abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
abookreader's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,516
Karma: 2567610
Join Date: Oct 2009
Device: Kindles - Keyboard, Fire, 2-US, iPhone, iPAD
The only store other than Amazon I'm familiar with selling Mobi books is

http://www.mobipocket.com/en/HomePag...sp?Language=EN

and I've found their prices to be high.
abookreader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 07:28 PM   #7
DMSmillie
Enquiring Mind
DMSmillie understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'DMSmillie understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'DMSmillie understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'DMSmillie understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'DMSmillie understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'DMSmillie understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'DMSmillie understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'DMSmillie understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'DMSmillie understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'DMSmillie understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'DMSmillie understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'
 
DMSmillie's Avatar
 
Posts: 562
Karma: 42350
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: London, UK
Device: Kindle 3 (WiFi)
My understanding is that Amazon bought Mobipocket several years ago - that's one of the reasons (if not the only reason) that Amazon uses the MOBI format. Initially, Amazon used Mobipocket as the route for authors/publishers to publish books for the Kindle. At that time, ebooks published via Mobipocket would go up on the Mobipocket online store as well as the Kindle store on Amazon.com. Then, around September 2009 (I think) Amazon launched Digital Text Platform (DTP), it's direct Kindle publishing interface (recently renamed Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)). Around December 2009, Mobipocket stopped accepting new publishing accounts. There are still publishers using the Mobipocket eBookbase interface to publish MOBI ebooks, but mostly, I'd imagine, as a route to publishing their ebooks in the Amazon Kindle bookstore, and I'd also suspect that the number of publishers using eBookbase to publish ebooks is slowly decreasing as they transfer to publishing directly with Amazon. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Mobipocket ceased to exist as a separate online presence in a year or so.

Apart from Amazon and a few relatively small outlets, most ebook publishers and retailers concentrate on the EPUB format, so while it could certainly be useful to have the Mobipocket Reader installed for reading any DRM-free (or Mobipocket DRM'd) MOBI ebooks you come across, I'd suggest that regarding Mobipocket, the online shop, as a primary source of ebooks is not likely to be the best idea, and certainly not one that is likely to provide access to a decent range of ebooks. Much better to get the Kindle app for your Blackberry and buy from Amazon.
DMSmillie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 08:23 PM   #8
RolandD
Fanatic
RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RolandD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
RolandD's Avatar
 
Posts: 561
Karma: 3228980
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Branson, MO, USA
Device: Kindle Touch is now my main eReader.
I use my BB Storm2 as my reader and use the Nook app and mobiPocket reader. Barnes and Noble is competive with Amazon's prices. I tried both apps and preferred B&N. I keep mobiPocket for non-DRM books.
RolandD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sigil OPF to MOBI Pocket Creator crutledge Sigil 9 10-08-2010 01:26 PM
Rip out DRM off Mobi Pocket. rock Astak EZReader 23 12-19-2009 01:04 AM
User Guide to Mobi pocket and Mobileread natjusaj Amazon Kindle 2 10-26-2009 10:17 AM
Mobi Pocket Reader DavidP iRex 3 02-23-2009 03:13 PM
Detect Mobi pocket pagebreak in calibre 0.4.99 Icarusbop Calibre 5 10-24-2008 03:12 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:40 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.