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08-07-2010, 05:34 AM
Howdy, signed up today after recieving an ebookwise reader and would like to know if this forum supports this reader, have also downloaded and installed calibre.
Hope some one can help me here and make my stay here a joyfull one.
08-07-2010, 06:12 AM
What type of books does this read? ePub? PDF? TXT? if so, all of our ebooks are in these formats.
08-07-2010, 01:04 PM
thanks for the feedback as far as i can see it takes IMP format have treid one from a site but no luck so far am doing some further research
08-07-2010, 02:58 PM
From the mfg site, regarding uploading content:
There is currently no supported method for transfering Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format files to the eBookwise-1150.
user can upload:
Rich Text Format (.rtf)
Microsoft Word (.doc)
Plain Text (.txt)
Rocket eBook Editions (.rb)
HTML (.htm or .html)
OEBFF Half-VGA (IMP)
doesn't specifically mention download formats, but only seems logical that these would be the only formats supported.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Complex RTF, Word, or HTML documents may require manual editing to display acceptably on the eBookwise-1150 device.
The eBookwise-1150 only supports English language, Western European and a selection of Greek and special characters. Documents using Asian, Cyrillic, or fonts for other languages cannot be displayed on the device.
08-08-2010, 12:07 AM
so if i find a book in any of those formats i just upload it to thier site and then download it to my reader thru thier propriatary software.
Next question where would i be able to find books in these formats Please.
08-08-2010, 02:10 AM
sorry, my answer was confusing. No, you will not upload anything... uploading is when you have a book already that you want to put up onto the internet...
when you find a book on the net that you want to put onto your device, you will download it. How you get it onto your device will depend on the device. In many cases, you will download the book to your computer (keep track of where it is saved when you download), plug your device in via usb, open the device in My Computer, then drag and drop onto your device. In some cases you need to use software specific to your device, which would have come with the device. I am not familiar with the ebookwise, so can't say for sure.
For example, here on goodereader, you will find many books that are in the .txt format which can be downloaded.
When you find a title that you are interested in, click on the link and most often you will find a list of formats... look for the title.txt, click on the file name.txt and save to your computer.
I apologize in advance if I am not clear... sometimes it is easy to skip steps when trying to explain to someone else. Ask again, if confused...
08-08-2010, 12:31 PM
thank you that make complete sense,only problem i have come acroos already is that the Ebookwise reader is supported by software that is no longer available or supported by the producers of the reader, so have downloaded Calibra and tried that but unfortunatly it wont convert to IMP format but am still looking for what i can use. So fingers crossed.
Thanks again and ill be in touch if i have anymore questions.
08-09-2010, 01:45 AM
here is a wiki page from mobileread.com that gives a lot of ways to convert books to IMP, hope it helps
08-31-2010, 06:05 AM
Hey Farkenoaf, I read this thread and looked up a site for you. I see this thread is over 3 weeks old so I hope you get this. One thing I saw in this site is that you CANNOT convert a file if there is a DRM (digital copyright), the DRM prevents you from copying the file in any way. But from what I read is that calibre should convert the file to just about any format. It seems that all you have to do is connect your reader to your computer and add any books through calibre. Calibre can tell what format your reader uses and converts the file to the format your reader uses. You might also need to get a newer version of calibre if you got it awhile ago. Anyway here is the link hope this helps:
Sorry but I don't know how to make it a link, so just copy and paste it unless someone can make it a link :)
08-31-2010, 06:06 AM
ROFL, first post. Didn't realize that the forum automatically made it a link haha
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