[LMB] OT: Amazon and DRM (was: Bujold e-books)

Becca becca_price at yahoo.com
Tue May 1 02:46:21 BST 2012

Mobileread.com will just refer you to the tools web page; it's against the rules to discuss Alf and friends.


"Grant us, in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding."

Paladin of Souls (HB page 35), Lois McMaster Bujold

> From: Kathleen Morrison <kathleen.morrison at gmail.com>
>To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold. <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> 
>Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 7:54 PM
>Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Amazon and DRM (was: Bujold e-books)
>Also try www.mobilread.com
>On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 5:58 PM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
>> Anybody know where I can find a discussion group to get help with this
>> Kindle book?
>> The last e-book I bought from Apple did not get its DRM removed when I
>> loaded it to Calibre.   I thought the Calibre add-ons on my Mac would get
>> rid of this.
>> So yesterday I bought a book from Amazon.    After I opened my Kindle
>> application on my Mac and waited for the file to arrive, I started Calibre,
>> then told Finder to open the .azw file in Calibre.
>> I added the metadata, and corrected the author name, the .mobi file of
>> 1.1MB had errors in it, and the ePub it created 209.7kb had the same
>> errors.  I could read the .epub using Stanza or ebooks, but it displayed
>> some metadata, some metadata didn't work,  and one place was missing the
>> end of a chapter.
>> I wasn't at a place where I had Wi-Fi to download the Kindle version to my
>> iPad when I discovered the missing part, but so this afternoon, and it
>> looks good there.    But I want to have a backup I can trust, on Calibre.
>> Here's the files in my Kindle directory
>> Name                                        Date modified
>> Kind                              Size
>> B003U890VY_EBOK.mbp         Today, 8:21 AM           E-book
>>            107 bytes
>> B003U890VY_EBOK.azw          Yesterday, 209 PM      Amazon Kindle eBook
>> 1.1 MB
>> B002L4QP02_EBOK.apnx         Yesterday, 2:06 PM    Document
>>        2.2 KB
>> When I tried using other apps to read the .azw file, I couldn't because of
>> DRM.
>> When I tried opening the .epub with Sigil, (which is an .epub editor),
>> Sigil aborted.
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