|08-04-2008, 01:10 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2008
First Reader. Just bought a EB1150
Hi all. After reading the wonderful reviews on this site for the EB1150, I purchased one yesterday. It should be here any day now.
My question is, are there any other sites for me to purchase ebooks for this reader besides ebookwise.com? And if there are, will I most likely need to convert them? Is it difficult to do so? I am kind of a novice at these sorts of things, but I am willing to learn.
Thanks so much for your input and help.
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|08-04-2008, 01:17 PM||#2|
zeldinha zippy zeldissima
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Paris, France
Device: eb1150 & is that a nook in her pocket, or she just happy to see you?
hi mhazelton !
i have an eb1150 too and i love it ; in my opinion it has the best ergonomy of all the devices available currently.
i'm honestly not sure how easy it is to buy books in the .imp format ; i specifically avoid that, because i am worried about losing access to them if my eb1150 ever breaks or i switch to a different device.
however, luckily there are a lot of really great tools available here (and experts to help you use them, including sometimes the creator of the tool in person, like nrapallo) which will make converting from other formats really simple and fast, even if you don't know much about computers. i personally have had good success converting from .lit format (including with DRM) and from mobipocket format. take a look around the forums and you'll find plenty of information about how to do that in the simplest way, and don't hesitate to ask questions if you get stuck, we have a lot of very friendly and helpful experts around here.
also, don't miss the free ebooks available on this site ; there is quite a large selection already in .imp format so you won't have to do anything but load it up and start reading. just click the "e-books" link in the blue bar at the top of the page.
happy reading !
|08-04-2008, 03:06 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Device: EB 1150, EZ Reader, Literati, iPad 2
|08-05-2008, 01:39 AM||#4|
Join Date: May 2008
Device: EB1150, iPhone, Cool-er Purple, Pocketbook 360, Kindle Fire
I purchase most of my books through Fictionwise.com
It has a multiformat option that includes .imp file type, as well as several other downloadable types.
I am currently downloading microsoft .lit files for my secure files and then converting them over to .imp style. Though this last one I bought had issues converting *mutters*
When in doubt you can always download a .txt or .html file and convert them over.
It is worth it to buy the ebookwise librarian software, though IMO it should come with the device! I find it helpful since I have a good number of books that are from Project Gutenberg etc.
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