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Old 11-13-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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Upgrading from nook to kobo. Please help.

So I've had a nook forever and liked it but it's time to upgrade to the kobo h20.

Since I've had a nook for so long, I have close to 100 books. What is the easiest way at converting (preferably in bulk) to the kobo format?

I also view books via the nook app on the ipad. Doing a little research, people really like Marvin. Should I replace the nook app with Marvin?
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Yes, you should definitely take a look at Marvin.

Kobos can read the same EPUBs that are already on your Nook, no conversion necessary. However, if the books have DRM, you will need to remove that first.
You may wish to take a look at calibre for managing your books (including metadata management synced to the Kobo), and the Kobo KEPUB driver for adding on-the-fly Kobo-specific enhancements to EPUBs.

For more information regarding removing DRM, see http://apprenticealf.wordpress.com.
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Yes, you should definitely take a look at Marvin.
Do you have a link to Marvin, for info sake? Thank you!
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Thanks for the response!!

I have calibre but I am confused at how to strip the drm.
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Thanks for the response!!

I have calibre but I am confused at how to strip the drm.
No-one can instruct you on that here. Google Apprentice Alf.
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Do you have a link to Marvin, for info sake? Thank you!
Yep.

Apple Appstore and main website
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Thanks for the response!!

I have calibre but I am confused at how to strip the drm.
Again, for more about DRM, see: http://apprenticealf.wordpress.com

Recent updates to the forum Guidelines mean we can now refer via links to the website dedicated to removing ebook DRM; however, we still cannot discuss the specifics here. See: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/faq...ing_guidelines

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While DRM removal may be discussed in the abstract, the following are not allowed at MobileRead:
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MobileRead does not wish to host DeDRM forums, because that might make us a guinea pig for the eventual court case to evaluate Fair Use rights, but you can discuss things to your heart's content on Apprentice Alf's blog. Many of the same people frequent both locations.
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Thank you! That explains so much. I did try to Google it, but even though it didn't come up for me, I still thought it was weird I'd never heard of it. Now I see - I don't do iThings so it won't be of any use for me.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:03 PM   #9
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ah okay. i downloaded the tools but it comes up as an exe file instead of a zip. not sure why but it's preventing me from progressing further. sigh.
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ah okay. i downloaded the tools but it comes up as an exe file instead of a zip. not sure why but it's preventing me from progressing further. sigh.
There is a check box that you need to un-tick then the right thing will show up for downloading. It's all there in the instructions.
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ok i got it but it's not working. argh.
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ok i got it but it's not working. argh.
It's working. I tested it. It's your browser, your blockers, something you're not thinking of. I have everything in the world blocked and I can still download it if I want.
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I have always found the easiest way to download it is simply install the cross-browser plugin Adblock Plus. It removes ads like the ones that frequent certain unnameable filesharing sites.

It is also extremely useful in general -- it is the very first thing I do when initializing a computer or browser anywhere.

I even have it installed to the system extensions under linux.

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Old 11-13-2014, 10:59 PM   #15
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my mistake. it was user error hehe. i got it working now and everything is groovy. are there any special plugins that i should get ready while i wait for the kobo to arrive? i ordered it tonight and i can't wait to use it.
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