|02-08-2012, 10:31 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Device: iPad Mini w/retina
Can't Read Books Transferred To Kindle Fire
When I try to transfer a book to my Kindle Fire from Calibre and go to open it, the message states it is not the correct format and that I must delete it?? These are books I purchased on Amazon and transferred to my Kindle for Mac, which I then transferred to Calibre. Why can't I transfer the books to my Kindle Fire? I know I can do it through Amazon-Manage My Kindle, but the purpose of having Calibre (for me) is to have a backup of all my Amazon books in case something should happen to them on Amazon and I can retrieve them and read them on my Kindle.
|02-08-2012, 10:37 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
Most Kindle ebooks have DRM (encryption) which ties each file to a single device or app (e.g. a particular instance of K4MAC).
Calibre can manage ebook files with DRM, but, as you have found, copies of your DRMed K4MAC ebook won't work on your Fire.
If you want to use Calibre as a central repository for your ebooks, then use the 3rd party plugins for Calibre than strip DRM. These work on import to Calibre, so you would have to re-import your K4MAC ebooks for this to work. See Apprentice Alf's Blog for more on DRM issues.
|02-08-2012, 11:57 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: HDX 8.9, AuraHD, Nook HD+, Kindle 2,3,T , Opus, Nexus7, iPhone5, etc
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