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Rumor: Amazon to offer EPUB format on Kindle “soon”

Citing off-the-record statements by four different publishers, the blog Good E-Reader today announced that Amazon will soon offer EPUB format books on the Kindle platform: Four publishers in the last week have confirmed that Amazon has indeed told them they … 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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Confused about formats and ereaders? Here's why

I used to go on and on about things like “lock-in,” which is when a company uses a proprietary file format in order to keep their customers from buying from competitors. I don’t really talk about it much these days … Continue reading

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Best ebook library manager: Calibre

Calibre is the best way to manage your digital library of ebooks. 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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