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Old 04-14-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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Kindle to Calibre

How do I move a book from Kindle for PC to Calibre and then to Kobo Arc?
I cant seem to find any explanation on how to do this, any help welcomed.

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Old 04-14-2014, 06:38 PM   #2
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Locate your books
On my computer they are in My Documents/My Kindle Content
Drag and drop them to calibre. (or use add books button).
Send them to Kobo Arc in one of several ways.

email, content server, via USB.

Usb is probably easiest, although I don't have a Kobo Arc so can't say for sure.

Content server is very nice way to 'shop' for your own books.

Easiest way overall is just to redownload them from Amazon if you got them there.

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Old 04-14-2014, 06:55 PM   #3
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You're going to need to strip the DRM if you want to put Amazon purchased ebooks onto your Kobo (I assume your ebooks are DRMd, most popular titles are). You'll need to google Apprentice Alf for more information.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:05 PM   #5
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You're going to need to strip the DRM if you want to put Amazon purchased ebooks onto your Kobo (I assume your ebooks are DRMd, most popular titles are). You'll need to google Apprentice Alf for more information.
Even with the Kindle App for the Kobo Arc?

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Old 04-14-2014, 07:51 PM   #6
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yeah, to convert them, if you aren't then I think you would have to but I'm not sure
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:02 PM   #7
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Even with the Kindle App for the Kobo Arc?

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If you are using the Kindle app, calibre will not be anywhere in the process...

You will have downloaded the book through the app, and it will be encrypted for the app.

As we are discussing passing the book through calibre to get the book natively on the Kobo, Alf must be used to allow conversion and reading on a different device.

Also, Alf would be needed to transfer to a Kindle as well, as the DRM is device/app-specific.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:17 PM   #8
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If you are using the Kindle app, calibre will not be anywhere in the process...

You will have downloaded the book through the app, and it will be encrypted for the app.

As we are discussing passing the book through calibre to get the book natively on the Kobo, Alf must be used to allow conversion and reading on a different device.

Also, Alf would be needed to transfer to a Kindle as well, as the DRM is device/app-specific.
The DRM on my Amazon books is account specific so I can read them on a kindle, on a PC, on a tablet app registered to me. Maybe they have changed this?

When I read Amazon books on my tablet I use the kindle app and I sideload them or download them using the content server. I like having them in calibre for organization. I also slightly prefer the content server to downloading them again, but that is just me.

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How do I move a book from Kindle for PC to Calibre and then to Kobo Arc?
I gave a couple of methods including saying the easiest way was to re-download them from Amazon if he got them from Amazon.

Amazon still seems to let me, perfectly legally, read the same books on my tablet, my PC or on my mother's kindle which is registered to my account.

The OP did not mention DRM, so neither did I.

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Old 04-14-2014, 10:48 PM   #9
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The DRM on my Amazon books is account specific so I can read them on a kindle, on a PC, on a tablet app registered to me. Maybe they have changed this?
Amazon's DRM is now and always has been device specific, meaning you need to download a separate copy for each registered device you want to read it on. That is of course if the title has DRM.
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Amazon's DRM is now and always has been device specific, meaning you need to download a separate copy for each registered device you want to read it on. That is of course if the title has DRM.
Exactly. Which is why it is essential to strip the DRM.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:29 AM   #11
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You have to locate the azw files of the ebooks. On my MacBook, they are in Users/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content.
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The DRM on my Amazon books is account specific so I can read them on a kindle, on a PC, on a tablet app registered to me. Maybe they have changed this?
I'm afraid you're mistaken. ADE DRM is account-specific, but Amazon's DRM is device-specific. You can't, for example, download a book with DRM to "Kindle for PC" and then simply copy it to a Kindle PW. You have to re-download it for the PW, or strip the DRM.
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I'm afraid you're mistaken. ADE DRM is account-specific, but Amazon's DRM is device-specific. You can't, for example, download a book with DRM to "Kindle for PC" and then simply copy it to a Kindle PW. You have to re-download it for the PW, or strip the DRM.
Probably I am remembering wrong, been a while. My mother lives in 4000 miles away, so I must have just had them delivered to her kindle.

I just noticed I can have them delivered to my tablets and my sisters tablet. That is pretty nice.

Sorry to all for any disinformation.

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Probably I am remembering wrong, been a while. My mother lives in 4000 miles away, so I must have just had them delivered to her kindle.

I just noticed I can have them delivered to my tablets and my sisters tablet. That is pretty nice.

Sorry to all for any disinformation.

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