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Old 01-14-2010, 09:55 PM   #1
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is it possible to buy at amazon, use in sony?

hi,

i noticed that some books i'd like to get are way cheaper in amazon. is there a way to buy from amazon, and then convert the file to a format readable by sony reader (daily edition)?

thanks for your comments.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to MobileRead, tuncaysu.

You could download the "kindle for pc" app (free), buy the books, 'liberate' them, the convert with calibre to read on your sony.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1000426311

You'll have to look for the liberating process.....
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:59 PM   #3
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thanks desertgrandma! is the 'liberating' process (i guess a codeword here for nasty things :-) ) 100% successful?

i just got my reader, and the choice depended on a lot of people's comments on forums like you.

for anybody curious, i can confirm that latex papers in pdf look great on the sony reader daily edition, the only feature missing being fixed zoom mode, so i can go on reading in zoom mode without buttons around.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:35 AM   #4
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is the 'liberating' process 100% successful?
It is if the ebook is an AZW. Some Kindle ebooks use the TOPAZ ebook format, which isn't currently convertable to anything else. The easiest check is to download a sample and try unswindle.pyw - which will tell you if you have a TOPAZ ebook.
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thanks wallcraft!
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:08 AM   #6
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just got it working, bought soccernomics from amazon for 5$ cheaper than the sony store. yay!
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:33 AM   #7
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You can try BooksOnBoard.com. They sell books that work for the Sony Reader (no conversion needed). Currently, BooksOnBoard.com is selling Soccernomics for $9.98 while Amazon is $9.99. You save a penny LOL! I always check BooksOnBoard because they usually have prices competetive with Amazon, and sometimes lower than Amazon.
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You can try BooksOnBoard.com. They sell books that work for the Sony Reader (no conversion needed). Currently, BooksOnBoard.com is selling Soccernomics for $9.98 while Amazon is $9.99. You save a penny LOL! I always check BooksOnBoard because they usually have prices competetive with Amazon, and sometimes lower than Amazon.
great info thanks!
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