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Old 05-23-2010, 03:26 PM   #1
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Please help me choose a reader

I'm in a market for an ebook reader. What I'm looking to do is to take a web-page, convert it to epub format, download it to the device, so I can read it on the go.

Software wise, I looked at calibre but it appears to download entire web-site and not a particular web-page of choice.

Probably the most ideal way would be for the device to provide printer driver so that I can print any document into epub format similar to the way I can print documents to pdf.

Is anyone aware of device that comes with such capability?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-23-2010, 03:42 PM   #2
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There is no print-to-ePub printer driver that I know of. If there was, I'm sure it would have been mentioned on MR. That said, it looks like you have a 505. If you do, you won't find any reader that does what you want. Calibre is what you want to covert to ePub and then any reader that supports ePub will work.
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I'm in a market for an ebook reader. What I'm looking to do is to take a web-page, convert it to epub format, download it to the device, so I can read it on the go.

Software wise, I looked at calibre but it appears to download entire web-site and not a particular web-page of choice.

Probably the most ideal way would be for the device to provide printer driver so that I can print any document into epub format similar to the way I can print documents to pdf.

Is anyone aware of device that comes with such capability?

Thanks in advance.
I use to use Bookit when I had the SONY 505 and it was great. It no longer works.

However I now have a Kindle with 3G you really don't need to convert the web page just read it from your browser. One thing I do is make sure you use mobile web sites, they load faster and are easier to navigate with the Kindle.

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