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Old 10-29-2011, 12:52 AM   #1
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Is the eBookwise still viable ?

I've got two of them, haven't used them since the company dropped support for them.

I'd like to be able to transfer books from my hard drive to the device via USB. The software seems to either be unavailable or 5-6 years old. Not even sure if it would work with Windows 7. Would be happy to use Linux, if that is an option.

I do have Calibre, I assume it can convert non-native 1150 formats to something usable.

Any help, much appreciated, otherwise the two 1150's are just paper weights and soon to be consigned to the dumpster.

No interest in buying books from ebookwise, nothing there I want.
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Although I seem to be using the Literati a bit more, I still use mine. I do have a functioning copy of the librarian software. If I didn't, I'd just drag n drop files to the SmartMedia card. Finding a card reader can be a bit of a hassle, they aren't as common as they used to be.

There is a guy dumping the last of eBookwise's stock on eBay, he wants $100 for 20 units.

Please don't dump them before letting me know.

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:22 PM   #3
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Are you still able to use the personal document server at the ebookwise site? I tried a few months ago and I couldn't get it to connect to the device. I had to get a special card reader just to put books on it. I never use it anymore. I had given it to my daughter but she doesn't use it either. Anyway, I'm wondering if the personal document server is working for anyone.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:16 AM   #4
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Because I have a working copy of the librarian software, I've not used the personal document server in a long time. I may have broken my access to the server when I registered my 2150 which can reach the server but since I don't remember how to get books there anyhow, I have not tried it in quite a while.

If you don't want to use a card reader, impbuild will create books for your reader and impserve will get books on your reader. Look for a sticky topic at the top of the eBookwise page or go here, http://ebookutils.berlios.de/wiki/

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Old 11-27-2011, 07:40 AM   #5
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That's good to know. Because it is such a huge hassle to get things into the right format, I am going to get rid of mine eventually. I just need to remember to take pictures of it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:40 PM   #6
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eBookwise Document Server

I still use the Personal Document Server. But, what I use more often, is:

www.my.ebooksystem.net for *.imp & *.txt
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Are you saying the ebookwise 1150 can display txt files? I was under the impression it could only read .imp.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:33 PM   #8
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*.imp, *.txt, at www.my.ebooksystem.net

*.txt, *.rtf at Personal Document Server. PDS can take other formats also, if I'm not mistaken. I use eBook Publisher to create .imps usually.

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The 1150 can only display .imp files. The ebooksystem server at https://my.ebooksystem.net/personal/default.asp (note that the www. is not needed) can create .imp files from a .txt file and download it onto the 1150.

I'm not sure but I think that's the server my 2150 talks to when I hit online bookshelf.

Right now, I get an error when I try to upload a file but the 2150 can see the server. I can't find the 1150 which bothers me so I'm hitting submit for now and going on a treasure hunt.

I found it! And the big one is a REB1200, not a GEB2150. I get so confused...

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I sent an email to support about the error right after my last post. I just received a reply that it's been fixed. Never seen customer support that is that responsive.

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Old 12-02-2011, 06:06 PM   #11
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For clarification, Coupe is right, that the 1150 can only display *.imp files. What I meant was, one can upload a txt file, and the 1150 converts it to imp so, in essence, you can use txt format.
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For clarification, Coupe is right, that the 1150 can only display *.imp files. What I meant was, one can upload a txt file, and the 1150 converts it to imp so, in essence, you can use txt format.
Not to be dense, but does the 1150 do the conversion or is it done through the software server site? If I put a txt file on my card, will it show up as imp?

I'll try it....its charged up and ready to go so might as well.


Well it was a hope. But didn't work. If I can remember how to use the ebooksystem, I'll try that.

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I'm pretty sure the only file an 1150 can convert directly is an .rb and that has to be dropped into the root of the memory card using a card reader. And it will take forever, at least that's how I remember it.

If you have trouble with the ebooksystem server, read through the stickies at the top of the eBookwise forum for impserve and other ways to create content for the 1150.

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Michael, I was able to log in and upload files to the my.ebooksystem.net site. However, upon connecting the 1150 to the computer and clicking online bookshelf, it never connects. It says waiting for connection.

Also is there a place on the ebooksystem web site where I can view my files? I can't seem to find a Home or file list.

Thanks!
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Do you have the driver for the 1150 running on our PC? It will look like an "Eiffel tower" in the notification bar on the lower right. It will go from just a tower to having curved lines around it when the 1150 is connected and on.

Find the driver here,
http://www.ebookwise.com/servlet/mw?...Bdrivers&si=43

I didn't find anywhere to view files at ebooksystem either, you might send an email to the link at the bottom of the main page. It would be nice to be able to delete old books to make room for more and to see what is already there before uploading something twice.

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