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Old 07-27-2017, 10:47 AM   #1
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Exclamation To buy this ePub 1.99 deal - Which store/ source would be better?

Which of these gives an ePub with / without DRM? I read on an ePub reader app on iOS - Marvin.

https://lifespa.com/3-season-diet-ebook-flash-sale/

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Old 07-27-2017, 10:56 AM   #2
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Kobo and BAM will both give you an ePub so would probably be easiest. If you want to read it in Marvin you'll have to remove the DRM to do so. The Chapters-Indigo option will just take you to Kobo to buy.

B&N makes it harder to download an actual file separate from using their app as a reader.

Amazon should work fine, but then you'll have to both remove the DRM and convert (which should work fine).

You can also get the DRM'd ePub from Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/...d=wnK7eIQ2IjUC

Of course you can use the store of your choices iOS reading app to read without any DRM removal or conversion necessary.

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Thanks for the insights

Not sure if we're allowed to ask here (just let me know if not allowed on MR forums).. Which of the 2 (Kobo vs BAM) would be easier/ possible to remove DRM? (Haven't used them ever).

I have ePubee on my windows.. does it work for Kobo?

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Kobo and BAM will both give you an ePub so would probably be easiest. If you want to read it in Marvin you'll have to remove the DRM to do so. The Chapters-Indigo option will just take you to Kobo to buy.

B&N makes it harder to download an actual file separate from using their app as a reader.

Amazon should work fine, but then you'll have to both remove the DRM and convert (which should work fine).

You can also get the DRM'd ePub from Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/...d=wnK7eIQ2IjUC

Of course you can use the store of your choices iOS reading app to read without any DRM removal or conversion necessary.
Thanks for the GP ref, but it doesnt have the 1.99 deal price.
Havent used any of these stores yet - New user signup..

Wonder if I can avail of a discount code for new signup or better yet use a % off from one of these (similar thread for BAM?)?
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=115233

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Old 07-28-2017, 04:25 PM   #4
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Either Kobo or BAM will allow you to download an ePub version with DRM. Then you can remove the DRM to be able to read it with Marvin.

You do get a discount when you sign up for a Kobo account, but you have to spend more than $1.99 to use the discount.
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Not sure if we're allowed to ask here (just let me know if not allowed on MR forums).. Which of the 2 (Kobo vs BAM) would be easier/ possible to remove DRM? (Haven't used them ever).

I have ePubee on my windows.. does it work for Kobo?
Basics are okay, detailed discussions on how to remove DRM aren't.

BAM & Kobo both use Adobe Adept DRM (the standard ePub & PDF DRM) so it shouldn't make a difference which is the source.

As for ePubee I have no idea. Apprentice Alf's tools will work fine for sure.
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Unless you're awfully sophisticated or have a very old Kindle, Amazon makes this just about impossible these days.

As I recall, there's a tweak to Kindle for PC that causes it to download the KF8 version rather than the more bullet-proof KFX.
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Unless you're awfully sophisticated or have a very old Kindle, Amazon makes this just about impossible these days.

As I recall, there's a tweak to Kindle for PC that causes it to download the KF8 version rather than the more bullet-proof KFX.
Sorry, but that's wrong. All you have to do is use Kindle for PC (if on Windows) version 1.17.x. It still works.
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I have ePubee on my windows.. does it work for Kobo?
I would suggest Calibre with the DeDRM plugin and the obok plugin for removing DRM from Kobo ebooks synced using the desktop application. Google Apprentice Alf for more information on the plugins.

Check the Calibre forum for information on Kindle and KFX.
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Sorry, but that's wrong. All you have to do is use Kindle for PC (if on Windows) version 1.17.x. It still works.
Or rename the renderer-test.exe to prevent it from being used. The alternate to running the older version of the Kindle app on either Mac or Windows.
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Basics are okay, detailed discussions on how to remove DRM aren't.

BAM & Kobo both use Adobe Adept DRM (the standard ePub & PDF DRM) so it shouldn't make a difference which is the source.
B&N uses a variant of Adobe's standard DRM so you need the key for their version. For Kobo, a downloaded epub uses Adobe's standard DRM while a synced to the desktop application ebook uses Kobo's own DRM.

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As for ePubee I have no idea. Apprentice Alf's tools will work fine for sure.
I seem to remember some nasty comments about ePubee copying other people's work. Calibre and Apprentice Alf work for me.
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