[LMB] AKICOT:L Transferring a Kindle app to a new computer
howard at brazee.net
Mon May 7 13:54:50 BST 2018
One way to import books is to open the Kindle app on your computer. I see all of the books I have available, even though they all aren’t on my computer. I open a book, then I go to the folder that has my Kindle books, which on my Mac is in Documents\My Kindle Content. The most recent folder in this will be something like B07CNJX6WX_EBOK. That folder has some files, including one with an .azw. I open that book with Calibre, which is set up to remove DRM with Kindle books. After that book is in Calibre, I can choose to delete stuff in My Kindle Content - or keep them. If they are deleted, next time I try to read it using my Kindle App, it will be downloaded again.
Calibre will tell me if the book already exists. If I load it anyway, it is possible to merge the two copies. I’ve done that when I buy from a site that has multiple formats.
Now I check to see that all of the meta data are correct - they usually are.
If the site does not have multiple formats, the next thing I do is tell Calibre to create an .epub (or .mobi) version.
Then I go to the created Calibre files. If I just created a .mobi version, I run “Send to Kindle” to get a copy on my Kindle devices. If I created an .epub, I load it to readers that prefer that.
> On May 7, 2018, at 12:23 AM, Elly Jeurissen <ellyjeur at gmail.com> wrote:
> Op ma 7 mei 2018 03:43 schreef Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>:
>> When I open my Kindle app on my Mac, it downloads a folder with a
>> gibberish name, but recognizable suffixes within that folder. I can only
>> recognize them by the date. But when it loads into Calibre, I have the
>> correct name. So load them all in Calibre and prune them from there!
> Actually Calibre (on my Windows PC) recognizes a duplicate book and doesn't
> import it.
> I cannot import too many Amazon downloads at the same time, because then
> the removal of the DRM breaks down. I have found that importing 10 books at
> the same time never gives me errors. I always check whether the import went
> correctly by converting to the ePub format.
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