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Old 05-03-2008, 11:01 AM   #1
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If anyone knows any online stores where one can download books that can be read on the Sony without having to use a US credit card please let me know.

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Old 05-03-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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If you mean without any kind of conversion, Fictionwise offers Sony format in their books that are offered as "Multiformat".
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:11 PM   #3
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Which format should i select when buying the book to read it on the Sony-as it is not stated.
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:21 PM   #4
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Which format should i select when buying the book to read it on the Sony-as it is not stated.
The Multiformat titles should give "Sony Reader (LRF)" as an option. Note: This is only on titles offered as Multiformat. Most, if not all, titles from the major publishing houses will not be available in this format as it has no DRM.


The other option is to buy a book in MS Reader (LIT) or Mobipocket (PRC/MOBI) format and remove the DRM and then convert it using calibre (was libprs500) or Book Designer. If you do a search you'll find tons of threads on this subject.

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Old 05-03-2008, 03:23 PM   #5
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Hi there,

Thanks so much for the info, i have downloaded the convertor but i cannot find any DRM removers? Do you prehaps know any?
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:27 PM   #6
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If you have a Windows system, you can use ConvertLIT to remoe the DRM from MS Reader eBooks and then use lit2lrf to convert very easily.
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:48 PM   #7
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Hi..i'm terribly sorry to be a pain, but i've been trying to do it and it says that the file is not a .lit..it's a .prc???...could you tell me how else i could do this??

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Also books available from www.SteveJordanBooks.com are available in Sony LRF format.

There is no current way to remove DRM from eReader (PRC) or MobiPocket (PRC and MOBI) books.
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Hi..i'm terribly sorry to be a pain, but i've been trying to do it and it says that the file is not a .lit..it's a .prc???...could you tell me how else i could do this??

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Bad news, Deirdre, prc is the wrong format. You should have chosen the option with the .lit file extension. Try downloading it in the lit format.
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There is no current way to remove DRM from eReader (PRC) or MobiPocket (PRC and MOBI) books.
Search for eReader2html and mobidedrm
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Bad news, Deirdre, prc is the wrong format. You should have chosen the option with the .lit file extension. Try downloading it in the lit format.
To late if it was bought from Fictionwise. THe only let you download the single format you bought for the DRM titles. For the multi-format (non-DRM) you can download them in any format.

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Old 05-04-2008, 03:32 AM   #12
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And PDB to lrf/rtf/txt?
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:25 AM   #13
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I'm afraid you'll have to be a little more specific.

A PDB file is a "container" - like a ZIP file. It can contain absolutely any data format whatsoever. What specific eBook format are you asking about?
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:55 AM   #14
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It just says it is a PDB file..and i have checked if anything can be extracted and nothing can. I bought it from booksonboard.com for my PDA reader.
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Open the PDB file in Windows "Notepad". It will look like garbage, but in the first line or so you'll see an 8-character string. This may say "TEXtREAd", or it may say something different. If you tell us what it says, we can tell you what eBook format you have, and hence what - if any - converters are available for it.
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