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Build your own multi-article EPUB with GrabMyBooks Firefox add-on

Do you forage the web for articles that you’d rather read on your ereader device? Here’s a cool tool that lets you collect them into a single downloadable EPUB file. Continue reading

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Yes, there are DRM-free ebooks on the Kindle Store

When the Kindle first came out, everything Amazon sold had digital rights management, or DRM, to prevent unauthorized copying. This DRM is also how publishers restrict how many simultaneous devices can display the book, and whether or not text-to-speech is … Continue reading

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How to read an EPUB file on the Kindle

Amazon’s Kindle doesn’t natively display files in the EPUB format, even though it’s one of the major ebook formats in use these days. Amazon says it can’t control EPUB’s evolution as a format so it doesn’t want to have to … Continue reading

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Convert your old LIT ebooks so you can read them on your Kindle

Yesterday’s “Help File” column at the Washington Post illustrates a common problem when it comes to digital content: how do you deal with old formats that aren’t properly supported anymore? For instance, Microsoft’s LIT ebook format was a popular choice … Continue reading

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Free site lets you create Kindle files from other documents

Italian website Simplicissimus will let you convert files into PDF, ePub, or Kindle-friendly Mobi formats, for free. Continue reading

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My experiment with Blue Leaf book scanning service

How well does Blue Leaf Book Scanning service work? I’m about to find out with an out-of-print hardcover I just sent them. Continue reading

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The free ride is over: Amazon now charging for direct-to-Kindle conversions

Amazon is now charging 15 cents per megabyte to convert and send documents to your Kindle. Avoid the fee by having the docs sent back to you, or by converting them yourself. Continue reading

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