|01-14-2010, 08:46 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: kindle 2
hello ... did i buy the wrong reader?
I just received my shiny new Kindle 2. I love/hate it already. My goal is to not spend $10 every time I want to read a book. I have found some nice free classics from Amazon. BUT what I really want to do is access ebooks from my library. My library offers ebooks in Adobe PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket formats. I was under the impression before I bought the kindle that these formats could be converted to be usable on the kindle, but now that I've spent several hours trying to figure out how, I realize that either 1) it really isn't possible and I'm doomed to spend lots of money I don't really have on content from Amazon (or cultivate a love of free classics) or 2) I'm just not smart or tech-savvy enough to understand how to accomplish the conversions.
If it's #1, I'd appreciate just knowing that for sure (and getting a recommendation for the best reader that will allow me to use my library). If it's #2, could someone point me to a comprehensive step-by-step guide for people who don't really know what they're doing?
|01-14-2010, 11:43 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Finally made it to Walmart.
Device: PRS 420
WELCOME TO MR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I do not own a kindle 2 but to be honest with ya I think that they are all pretty good. I did a bit of research before I purchased mine and they all have their good points and bad points. I think the best place to start looking for more info on the kindle 2 would be here:
after you check there go to the main display area here
and check out some of the free ebooks and other forums regarding maintaining a library and format conversion.
once again welcome to the site.
|01-15-2010, 07:24 AM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: pocketbook 360, kindle 4
You should be able to read the mobipocket format on your kindle.
Epub books are much more common in libraries though. If you want to borrow epub books, any epub supporting reader (like the sony, but many others, most actually) will do.
To convert you would have to remove the drm. While I always liberate my purchased books, I would never do this for a library book, it just doesn't seem right
|01-15-2010, 08:03 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mitcham, Surrey, UK
Device: iPad. Selling my silver 505 here
Welcome to MR!
I can't help with Kindle queries, but the Sony readers will reader PDF and epub if you do decide to get another reader to make use of your local library
|01-15-2010, 09:13 AM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Device: Kindle DX & Kindle (2011)
Welcome to MobileRead!
You haven't buyed the wrong e-reader, it's a very nice one
|01-15-2010, 01:13 PM||#6|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Device: Kindle 3, Samsung Galaxy
You should have no problem at all reading books in Mobi format. You can download them from this forum, or from sites such as Feedbooks, and transfer them directly on the Kindle via a USB cable. No conversion of any kind is necessary.
If that doesn't work for you, let us know what is going wrong. I'm sure the folk here will put you on the right road.
Welcome to the forum, by the way.
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