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Transferring ebooks to tablet

Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:18 am

Hi all,

I've got some ebooks (not purchased from the kindle store, they are free books). I've got a new Transformer Prime. I was hoping to use the Kindle app to read the books on my tablet, but I can't figure out where to put the books on the tablet so the kindle app will find them. I'd appreciate any help on how to get the ebooks detected.

Thanks!
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Re: Transferring ebooks to tablet

Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:32 am

What format are your e-books in?
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Re: Transferring ebooks to tablet

Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:11 am

I've got .lrf's and .mobi

Neither of which the basic installed reader can read :P I know the kindle app can read .mobi, if I could figure out how to get the app to find the books on the tablet.
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Re: Transferring ebooks to tablet

Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:45 am

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Re: Transferring ebooks to tablet

Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:39 pm

So what you are suggesting is to convert the .mobi to a epub which the Prime book reader can read? There is no easy way to add a .mobi file to a kindle account if it wasn't purchased from the kindle store?
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Re: Transferring ebooks to tablet

Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:45 pm

I don't know how to add them. That's why I suggested getting Astro to see if you can navigate to the file and then try to open it. Android will give you a list of apps usually that you can open it with. If that doesn't work, I'm out of ideas and would use the converter.
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Re: Transferring ebooks to tablet

Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:49 pm

Oooh.. I didn't think to try that. I've been able to navigate through my Prime, but I didn't think they had an app finder like on windows..

edit: If anyone else has ideas, I'd be happy to entertain them..:)
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Re: Transferring ebooks to tablet

Postposted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:05 pm

I would consider using Aldiko instead of Kindle for reading your average non-Kindle store ebooks. Just use Calibre to convert to epubs.
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