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Old 04-27-2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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Adding non-Amazon content to K4iPhone

I have a bunch of books I've purchased through the years for various formats. Through the "magic" of some python scripts, I can now read these books on any reader I choose. Currently I'm favoring K4Mac and K4iPhone. I don't have any problems getting content (not purchased from Amazon) into the K4Mac software. I can't figure out (or find anywhere) a method of getting these books into my K4iPhone software. Is it possible? if so...please share the good news!


I moved this thread to Apple Devices and received an answer...it's not possible on the iPhone unless it's jailbroken.

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Old 07-11-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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afaik, k4iphone (and k4android) can only be used for reading books purchased from amazon, i.e., no side-loading. it is not a general purpose ebook reader app. you have to download the books directly from amazon's servers though the app.
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Moved to the Apple forum. This is not about the Mobi file format.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:50 AM   #4
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If your ebooks are unDRMed .mobi files (the .azw format is generally a .mobi) then it's doable. But you have to have a jailbroken device.

Use iPhoneBrowser/SSH on your computer to get to your iPhone and navigate to /private/var/mobile/Applications/(... Kindle app directory ...)/Documents/ and copy your .mobi or .prc ebooks there.

They'll be detected when you run the Kindle app on your iPhone.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:37 AM   #5
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I do not understand why you want to use Amazon application when Stanza (free) has all the Amazon features and a lot of more...
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Plus one to rfog above.... Stanza is not as pretty as the Kindle app, but has way more features and you can read all your books in it.....

I use iBooks, Kindle App, Stanza and Goodreader (for PDF's)... but most of the time Stanza... it is just easier to deal with......
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My experience is that the Kindle app handles links in ebooks that were originally in mobi format much better.
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