|01-14-2014, 11:02 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2014
trying to make up my mind on which reader to buy.
because of the different formats out there I would like to know how successful it is to convert books from Epub to a MOBI file etc. do these conversions work without problems??
|01-15-2014, 12:07 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: The Beaten Path, USA, Roundworld, This Side of Infinity
Device: Kindle Touch (Wifi only)
Yes, it's pretty flawless usually.
NOTE: Instead of converting to MOBI, try converting to azw3, it is Amazon's successor to MOBI and all Amazon books will be azw3 unless they simply haven't been updated.
|01-15-2014, 12:19 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Device: Kindle3, iPad2, Kobo Touch, Sony PRS T3, Nexus 7
Welcome to the forum, Sailor1
The only other thing to mention is that you will need to make friends with Apprentice Alf, because many ebooks have DRM, the main purpose of which is to prevent you from converting. We can't discuss him on the forum, I'm afraid, but DuckDuckGo or google will help you find him.
|01-15-2014, 02:15 AM||#4|
The look ....
Join Date: May 2012
Device: Blackberry Playbook, Sony 650, Kobo Glo
Sailor1 you will also be best off using Calibre in order to facilitate Alf's Tools.
Calibre is a free ebook management library database software.
Also look at the Calibre sub-forum in Mobileread.
Owing to Calibre and Alf's Tools there isn't really an issue as to which ereader brand you choose.
Also, there is a thread called something like 'which ereader to choose' in the Mobileread sub-forum on ereaders.
Last edited by Lynx-lynx; 01-15-2014 at 02:18 AM.
|01-15-2014, 03:40 AM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro
|01-15-2014, 07:25 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
Device: Kindle PW2 (WiFi)/ Fire HD; Kindle DX-G; KoboGlo & Mini; Ipad Air
Thread moved to the "Which One Should I Buy" forum.
|01-17-2014, 01:52 PM||#7|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Maryland, USA
Device: Nook Simple Touch, HPC Evo 4G LTE
I will second, third and fourth the recommendations for Calibre. When I had an old Sony PRS-505, I use to convert everything into Sony's format because it didn't support justification in E-Pub.
The other advantage is that you can adjust basic formatting parameters to match your personal preferences. I have found this quite useful in the past.
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