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  •  yes, it is easy (0+ / 0-)

    calibre converts to most ebook formats.

    http://calibre-ebook.com/

    “I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.” –Blaise Pascal

    by dskoe on Fri May 31, 2013 at 09:21:30 AM PDT

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    •  yes I know (0+ / 0-)

      That's what I used, but (if I recall right) I had to first strip the DRM using a Python script. Then I had to fuss around with formatting to create a pdf that could be viewed on a small screen without weird text flow effects.

      History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx

      by quill on Fri May 31, 2013 at 09:45:11 AM PDT

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      •  I just tried to convert (1+ / 0-)
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        Oxford English Dictionary (complementary from Amazon) to epub, and I must say I think you must be right.  I converted other books from Amazon, but they must not have been DRMed.

        “I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.” –Blaise Pascal

        by dskoe on Fri May 31, 2013 at 11:23:13 AM PDT

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