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Old 11-19-2007, 11:25 PM   #1
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Ubibooks?

Has anyone purchased from this site before? It appears to be owned by Bookeen but the Copyright hasn't been updated in 2 years, and there is a picture of what may be the original Cybook on there.

With Bookeen placing this address on their box for the Cybook G3, I hope they at least remove that picture and update the copyright, it is not a great business move!

I think I'll just stick with mobipocket.com ... hoping that Amazon sticks with it also
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:36 AM   #2
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I hadn't heard of Ubibooks, so I went to check it out. I clicked on one of the books (Shaman's Crossing by Robin Hobb) to compare prices with Fictionwise. Ubi wanted 19.95. Fictionwise wanted 7.99, but as I am a club member I could get it for 6.79. On top of that they are offering a 10% micropay rebate. Final cost-$6.11. It's only one book and I might have just gotten lucky, but that is a HUGE difference. I'll stay with Fictionwise. Congrats on getting your Cybook- mine won't ship till Dec. 5, and I can't wait. I hope Amazon doesn't abandon Mobi as well. In fact, as soon as I get the Cybook I'm registering the PID, re-downloading all my DRM'ed Mobi books , and backing them up. I will probably start buying any DRM'ed books in .lit format and convert them to be safe.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:25 AM   #3
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I never thought of the .lit conversion idea. May give that a try. BTW, I think you'll be pleased with your Cybook, I'm loving mine.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:29 AM   #4
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Is .lit the microsoft reader? I have some files like that and I can't read them on my mac or on my CyBook. I am running windows in virtualization though, can I use mobipocket creator to make them unprotected .prc?
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:34 AM   #5
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Is .lit the microsoft reader? I have some files like that and I can't read them on my mac or on my CyBook. I am running windows in virtualization though, can I use mobipocket creator to make them unprotected .prc?
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.lit is Microsoft reader files. MobiPocket Creator will not convert these so far as I know. A program called clit can convert them.

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Old 11-23-2007, 06:10 PM   #6
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I hope Amazon doesn't abandon Mobi as well.
Amazon isn't stupid (IMHO they are), they would never abandon it, they would sell it. It is worth too much money to just walk away. Since they are not planning to use that moneymaking site for the Kindle, they might sell it but I doubt it. They acquire businesses not sell them.

If they were really really smart they would figure out that there are 6 or 7 oodles of people out there who do not want to bother with computers to get books and would love the service they are offering. Then for the rest continue to offer the Kindle but with the ability to use Mobipocket with drm and if you are an owner of a Kindle, you really really discount the price of all Mobipocket books they buy from their site. However they probably won't be that smart.
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:50 PM   #7
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.lit is Microsoft reader files. MobiPocket Creator will not convert these so far as I know. A program called clit can convert them.

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I found a script that "explodes" the .lit files into OPF along with all the content, how do I convert this to PRC?
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Use MobiPocket's mobigen.exe command-line program on the OPF file:
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mobigen.exe ebook.opf -c1 -s0 -jpeg
It is a free download from the Mobipocket Developer Center.

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