Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Apple Devices

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-05-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
Phil1789
Junior Member
Phil1789 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 3
Karma: 10
Join Date: Sep 2012
Device: Ipad
kindle application

Hello, I use an ipad to read my books on the kindle application. I found an excellent PC application, Calibre, which allows me to convert and transfert books from the pc to my ipad. My ipad has the kindle application and the ibook application. Whenever I transfer books to the ipad they always end up in the ibook library, is there a way to force calibre to transfer books to the kindle application, much more user friendly. Thanks everyone for all your help
Phil1789 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
holymadness
Guru
holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
holymadness's Avatar
 
Posts: 687
Karma: 2075643
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: iPhone
Use Calibre to convert your ebooks into .mobi format.

Open iTunes with your iPad plugged in, click on the device, then apps, then scroll down to the File Sharing section and click on Kindle. The list of documents will light up.

Open the directory where your .mobi files are kept. Click and drag them to the Documents pane to transfer them.

AFAIK there's no automatic way to send from Calibre to Kindle. I may be wrong, though.
holymadness is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 09-05-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
Phil1789
Junior Member
Phil1789 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 3
Karma: 10
Join Date: Sep 2012
Device: Ipad
ok thanks that's one way to do it, but I you sure of the format .mobi, kindle use AZW format. Nevertheless I will try it
Phil1789 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
pdurrant
The Grand Mouse
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 30,855
Karma: 85467920
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil1789 View Post
ok thanks that's one way to do it, but I you sure of the format .mobi, kindle use AZW format. Nevertheless I will try it
FYI: Kindle's use up to four different formats

1. Mobipocket (Amazon bought Mobipocket)
2. Topaz (Amazon's own in-house quick & dirty scan & OCR format)
3. KF8 (Amazon's response to ePub - Mobipocket with HTML4 & CSS2)
4. Print Replica (A PDF in a PDB wrapper)

Not all Kindle hardware and software can read all four formats, but they can all read the first two. No-one except Amazon make Topaz format files, so the safe bet for reading on a Kindle is Mobipocket.

File extensions:
1. is often azw
2. is often azw1
3. is often azw3
4. is often azw4

But actually, you might also get books with .mobi and .prc, and sometimes the later formats also turn up with a .azw extension.

Last edited by pdurrant; 09-19-2012 at 01:33 PM.
pdurrant is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2012, 01:29 AM   #5
injapan
Addict
injapan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.injapan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.injapan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.injapan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.injapan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.injapan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.injapan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.injapan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.injapan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.injapan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.injapan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
injapan's Avatar
 
Posts: 204
Karma: 1030816
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Japan
Device: Sony T2 and iPad 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by holymadness View Post
Use Calibre to convert your ebooks into .mobi format.

Open iTunes with your iPad plugged in, click on the device, then apps, then scroll down to the File Sharing section and click on Kindle. The list of documents will light up.

Open the directory where your .mobi files are kept. Click and drag them to the Documents pane to transfer them.

AFAIK there's no automatic way to send from Calibre to Kindle. I may be wrong, though.
yes, I agree with that, thats what I have done
injapan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2012, 07:11 AM   #6
greenyouth
Zealot
greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
greenyouth's Avatar
 
Posts: 100
Karma: 507718
Join Date: Aug 2012
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
FYI: Kindle's use up to four different formats

1. Mobipocket (Amazon bought Mobipocket)
2. Topaz (Amazon's own in-house quick & dirty scan & OCR format)
3. KF8 (Amazon's response to ePub - Mobipocket with HTML4 & CSS2)
4. Print Replica (A PDF in a PDB wrapper)

Not all Kindle hardware and software can read all four formats, but they can all read the first two. No-one except Amazon make Topaz format files, so the safe bet for reading on a Kindle is Mobipocket.

File extensions:
1. is often azw
2. is often azw1
3. is often azw3
4. is often azw4

But actually, you might also get books with .mobi and .prc, and sometimes the later formats also turn up with a .azw extension.

But we can convert them in file we wanted?

Last edited by pdurrant; 09-19-2012 at 01:32 PM.
greenyouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
pdurrant
The Grand Mouse
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 30,855
Karma: 85467920
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenyouth View Post
But we can convert them in file we wanted?
If they don't have DRM, calibre will convert all the formats except Topaz, but since Topaz always has DRM that's not an issue.

If they do have DRM, you'll need to find Apprentice Alf's blog. And with the tools from there, even Topaz can be converted, although since it's from the OCR text, not always with good results.
pdurrant is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 08:51 AM   #8
greenyouth
Zealot
greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
greenyouth's Avatar
 
Posts: 100
Karma: 507718
Join Date: Aug 2012
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
And with the tools from there, even Topaz can be converted, although since it's from the OCR text, not always with good results.
not always with good result? what's the best thing to do?
greenyouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #9
susan_cassidy
Wizard
susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.susan_cassidy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,814
Karma: 1662214
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Kindle, iPad (not used much for reading)
If the tools don't work right, there is nothing you can do to convert Topaz files.
susan_cassidy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 11:46 AM   #10
pdurrant
The Grand Mouse
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 30,855
Karma: 85467920
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenyouth View Post
not always with good result? what's the best thing to do?
By that I mean that the converted book may well have OCR errors in it. In complex books or ones from low quality originals, the results can be poor.

There's really not a lot to be done about it. Topaz format books are a fascinating solution to getting reflowable accurate ebooks from hard copy, but they aren't good as source material for conversion to a more common ebook format.
pdurrant is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 10:21 AM   #11
greenyouth
Zealot
greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenyouth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
greenyouth's Avatar
 
Posts: 100
Karma: 507718
Join Date: Aug 2012
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
By that I mean that the converted book may well have OCR errors in it. In complex books or ones from low quality originals, the results can be poor.

There's really not a lot to be done about it. Topaz format books are a fascinating solution to getting reflowable accurate ebooks from hard copy, but they aren't good as source material for conversion to a more common ebook format.

Ok got it!
greenyouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Application update: application not installed error Merischino Kindle Fire 4 12-01-2011 10:30 PM
An application like Kindle for PC, but for EPUBs! Arrghus General Discussions 12 08-25-2011 07:14 PM
Help With Kindle for Mac application? neekee Amazon Kindle 17 01-18-2011 08:03 AM
Kindle Catalog Application? davidfv Kindle Developer's Corner 1 12-31-2010 04:45 PM
Kindle PC Application? sirmaru Amazon Kindle 1 10-24-2009 10:19 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:49 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.