ebook purchasing and reader: tip

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  1. deltaqueen

    deltaqueen New Member

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    I spent untold hours trying to figure out how to purchase new releases and read them on my Droid Eris. Becuase I was unable to find clear instructions, I am sharing my findings here:

    Aldiko Reader on the market is attractive, but there is no easy way - that I could find - to purchase, import and read books that are protected. (if you're into running scripts and torrents and all that check this out )

    Instead, cough up the $2 and buy ireader at the market. On your PC, download the free PC version of mobi pocket reader. Once installed, click HELP>ABOUT and there is your pin/key/PID that you will need to purchase the book at the store and also to open the book on your phone.

    I liked this ebook store for it's selection of new releases in mobi format.

    Download the book to your PC. Put it in the ireader folder on the SDCARD.

    If any publishers are reading this> get with the e program! I have credit card and am willing to spend. All the stupido reading devices and their unique reading formats are bullets in your own foot. Guess we have apple's lead to thanks for that.
     
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    Thanks for the tips. I've been hoping to jump on the e-reader bandwagon but have been waiting until the inevitable format & purchasing wars get sorted. I'll probably buy a tablet one of these days after all the dust settles but it'd be nice to be able to read on the droid as well.
     
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    The best way to deal with protected books is to remove the protection. It is, however, not for the faint of heart (google "I love cabbages" {yes, really} to find out how, it's the first link). I'm not advocating anybody do this in order to steal books, only to be able to use the books you've already purchased. However, if you're not comfortable with the stripping the DRM, iReader does look to be a good solution
     
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    Nice find man......good job thanks for sharing
     
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    christim DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    Calibre is good open source software that lets you convert from one format to another. So far I've been ok with Aldiko as a reader.

    Any space fans out there? Nasa is now releasing some of its publications in various formats...for the Kindle, Sony's ready, open source readers like the Nook, etc. I grabbed the epub version for the Nook and it imported fine into Aldiko. Some of the images are impossible to make out due to the size of the reading area though.

    I can see where the DRM stuff isn't for the faint of heart. Moral is: don't purchase DRM products and support those who sell their products in a non-DRM format.
     
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