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Old 03-06-2009, 07:12 AM   #16
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Well, I can manage to free my purchased .prc from drm. Since I have a jailbroken iPhone, I will try to ssh or iphonebrowser my .prc to the archived items folder, locally inside the iPhone. I'll test this theory on the coming weekend.

Update:
I managed to ssh my jailbroken iPhone - after installing SSH to the iPhone via Cydia. With an iMac, I opened Terminal, and ssh root@ipaddress. Then I go to the Kindle\Document\Ebooks and copy 3 free .prc from the other thread here.
When I open Kindle app in my iPhone, there are 3 covers for 3 prcs, and I can read them well.
Not yet the ultimate mobireader for iPhone, but iPhone owners can surely make use of Kindle for iPhone to store their unDRMed prc.
Using iPhoneBackupExtractor you can extract the eBooks from an iPod backup and then using the modification posed in another thread to kindlepid.py and the iPod's serial number as found on Amazon (don't use Apple's serial number as that won't work) and then use mobidedrm.py 0.05 to remove the DRM and have uninfected Mobipocket eBooks.

So how can we tell if a purchase is in Topaz or not before purchasing it?
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You know, at first I thought having Kindle app for iPhone would allow me to purchase from amazon 'without' kindle reader ownership. Some if not most of kindle ebooks have cheaper price than other ebook formats sold elsewhere.
I was wrong. I gotta have Kindle reader to buy kindle ebooks, and this is not possible since I'm not in US.
So until then, I think I'm gonna use this Kindle app for iPhone to read .prc bought from fictionwise and mobipocket.com.
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You know, at first I thought having Kindle app for iPhone would allow me to purchase from amazon 'without' kindle reader ownership. Some if not most of kindle ebooks have cheaper price than other ebook formats sold elsewhere.
I was wrong. I gotta have Kindle reader to buy kindle ebooks, and this is not possible since I'm not in US.
So until then, I think I'm gonna use this Kindle app for iPhone to read .prc bought from fictionwise and mobipocket.com.
I was able to buy without owning a kindle? Is it only because you are not in US?
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:23 AM   #19
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I was wrong. I gotta have Kindle reader to buy kindle ebooks, and this is not possible since I'm not in US.
No Kindle required.

What is required is a US address and a gift balance and NO credit card for the Kindle account (and a Kindle account includes just iPhone users), OR a US address and a US CC on file for purchases.

Which may mean you need two accounts, if you also buy from US Amazon and send to your physical address.
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Random House/Amazon has corrected their mistake. Settling Accounts Return Engagement: Book One of the Settling Accounts Trilogy by Harry Turtledove is now a free download. Those who grabbed the earlier mismarked book now only have to pick up the middle title of the trilogy.

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Random House/Amazon has corrected their mistake. Settling Accounts Return Engagement: Book One of the Settling Accounts Trilogy by Harry Turtledove is now a free download. Those who grabbed the earlier mismarked book now only have to pick up the middle title of the trilogy.

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Actually the In at Death title that was free for awhile was book 10.

Never mind. It looks like there are a lot of books in this series and settling account trilogy is only a part of it.

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Old 03-07-2009, 09:21 AM   #24
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Actually the In at Death title that was free for awhile was book 10.

Never mind. It looks like there are a lot of books in this series and settling account trilogy is only a part of it.
Yeah, it's pretty confusing. This "trilogy" has four books; In at the Death is the fourth in the Settling Accounts "trilogy" (I thought it was the third when I wrote that). And the trilogy is a continuation of another series of six books.

So, I have two of the last 4 of a ten book series. Random House must think the last four can stand alone, though, as they put them on the "firsts" free page. I'll probably start there, since I don't want to pick up six books first to get to the free one.
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:14 PM   #25
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There is also a sony version.
Too bad it is a BBeB Secure file (LRX) instead of a LRF-file, so you can't convert it with Calibre to mobi (Yes, I tried )

A bit stupid for a free book if you ask me
You can get the drm free pdf from the suvudu site and convert to mobi.
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You can get the drm free pdf from the suvudu site and convert to mobi.
No go, the PDF's can't be converted eighter. They are also DRM'ed
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No go, the PDF's can't be converted eighter. They are also DRM'ed
They're not drm'd and I converted one without a problem before getting on here saying it could be done. It was Settling Accounts: Return Engagement from the suvudu site.

I'm also able to open that one and His Majesty's Dragon on my Cybook, which doesn't read drm'd pdf files. I didn't download the other books.

I don't think I've ever downloaded a drm'd pdf, but when you get a drm'd mobi file you have to give your pid before downloading so it can be encrypted into the file. The suvudu pdfs are freely downloadable without having to give any information before you can get them. I haven't downloaded any other types of drm files, but I'm not sure how the files could be specific to you or your device when you gave zero information before downloading.

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I use mobipocket creator, and it worked fine. http://www.mobipocket.com/en/Downloa...ilsCreator.asp

Perhaps your pdf got corrupted somehow? Maybe downloading a new copy would help?


I just download the file, save to hard drive, open mobi creator, select the pdf I want to convert, select import, and it converts. The result doesn't have the best formatting, but it's readable. And you can modify it if you want to.

In fact, it would probably work if you just dragged and dropped the pdf into mobi desktop reader, library view, but the result isn't modifiable.

I hope that helps.

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So, we finally has mobireader for iPhone? Does this mean that we owner of iPhone/iPod can start mobi2lzw conversion?
I thought Stanza is supposed to be able to open mobi files (and other formats).
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Stanza desktop does. But, it converts to ePub when you move it to the iPod.

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