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Old 12-21-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Converting EPub to Mobi?

Is it possible to convert Sony EPubs to Mobi for a Kindle?
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Is it possible to convert Sony EPubs to Mobi for a Kindle?
Yes. But you will have to remove the DRM first. Once you've done that you can use Calibre to convert the ePub to Mobi.

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Is Calibre the only program that can convert epub files to mobi formatted ones? If Calibre is the main tool, what can be done to provide the same dropcaps defined and displayed properly in epubs in the mobis that Calibre converts? Or do dropcaps simply not work properly in mobi files/Kindle?
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Is Calibre the only program that can convert epub files to mobi formatted ones? If Calibre is the main tool, what can be done to provide the same dropcaps defined and displayed properly in epubs in the mobis that Calibre converts? Or do dropcaps simply not work properly in mobi files/Kindle?
MobiPocket's own tools can do ePub to MOBI, but they do so much less well than Calibre. In general Calibre tries to map ePub features to MOBI features, but there are limits imposed by the MOBI format. I think some approximation to dropcaps can be preserved in MOBI, but it may depend on how they are expressed in the ePub. One example of MOBI's limitations is that fancy dropcaps are often implemented in ePub by having an image as the 1st character. MOBI can't in-line multiple lines of text with an image (only one line of text), so the dropcap as image does not come out the same way in MOBI as in ePub.
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