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Old 01-21-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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recover sony ebooks

I used to have a Sony PRS-505 a while ago which I do not have it anymore. Now I am using a Kindle Keyboard. I had spent quite a while on ebooks for my Sony back when I had it, a couple of hundred EUR. Is there any way to get these ebooks? They where in epub format if I remember correctly and Kindle is managing this or if not then perhaps I can convert them using Calibre.
It would be a shame not to be able to get somehow the ebooks since I have already paid the copyright.

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Old 01-21-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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Install "Calibre", if you don't have it already, and then Google for "Apprentice Alf". Alf is your friend in these matters.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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Aprentice Alf seems to be about removing the DRM, but first how can I download the epub books for which I have paid in the past on my computer?

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Did you not keep a backup of them when you bought them?

If you don't have a backup, you MAY be able to re-download them from the bookstores that you bought the books from, but the bookstore is certainly under no obligation to store books for you indefinitely.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:43 PM   #5
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Well, sorry but I didn't keep any backup. It should not be a backup of my files online, it's something that I paid for already, the epub files are anyway on Sony ebookstore website. I just want to be able to download them again. It's not something illegal, it's something I paid for. On amazon I can anytime re-download a book which I already purchased. That is why I am now using a Kindle. I am wondering if there is any way to re-download my ebooks from the Sony ebook store.

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Old 01-21-2012, 03:59 PM   #6
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Not being familiar with the Sony bookstore, I don't know if they allow you do re-download your books or not. Typically at ePub bookstores there's something like a "My Account" section of the store where you can see your past purchases and re-download them. Does the Sony store have nothing of that nature?

A hint for the future: keep backups of EVERYTHING. You are the only one who can guarantee to keep your files safe. As soon as you buy a book, strip the DRM and keep the file somewhere safe. That's the only way to make sure that you'll have it in the future.
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I have installed the Sony Reader software on my computer and after logging in to my Sony account I am able to download my files. Sorry for the trouble. Now I will try to figure it how to convert them for use on my Kindle.

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That's good to hear. Pleased that you were able to retrieve them. Remove the DRM, and then for goodness sake copy them somewhere safe!
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I have installed the Sony Reader software on my computer and after logging in to my Sony account I am able to download my files. Sorry for the trouble. Now I will try to figure it how to convert them for use on my Kindle.
I was just going to suggest this. Once you bought something from Sony's ebook store, they keep it in your account, you can always log back in and re-download there.
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I was just going to suggest this. Once you bought something from Sony's ebook store, they keep it in your account, you can always log back in and re-download there.
Supposedly.

And so far, yes.
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Supposedly. And so far, yes.
Well, yes. I regularly back up the contents of my 950 to my Box account, just in case.
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