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Subject: Question about Fictionwise formats and Kindle
Date Posted: 5/15/2011 10:04 PM ET
Member Since: 3/24/2010
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Hi everyone--I have a question.  I haven't had my Kindle very long, and I have downloaded Calibre but haven't had time to go through and see what all it will do.  That being said, I'm going to use the Fictionwise 60% off coupon, and I see where Fictionwise states that "multiformat" ebooks are the only ones that can be used with Kindle. 

My question is--can I purchase one of Fictionwise's "secure e-reader" format books, download it to Calibre, convert the format and then send it to my Kindle, or do I just need to steer clear of the "secure e-reader" format books completely?  Thanks!

Last Edited on: 5/15/11 10:34 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/16/2011 7:49 AM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2008
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Renee, you would have to figure out how to strip the DRM from those books in order to have Calibre convert them.  Some people figure it out easily, for others it is difficult. Google Apprentice Alf for some info on doing that.

I like to get the multi format books there. I usually download 2 copies of each book, a pdf and a mobi, just in case the mobi doesnt look good on kindle.

Date Posted: 5/19/2011 3:12 PM ET
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I just use pdf's i've not had any problems with reading them they look fine to me.  Plus you don't need Calibre to convert them you just have to hook your kindle into the computer and transfer them to the kindle.  Have other people had problems reading them after doing this? 

Date Posted: 5/19/2011 4:16 PM ET
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You can email them to your kindle without converting also. I just don't like to read PDFs on any reader. Too small for my old eyes.