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Is it better to use ePub or mobi files in iBooks? [closed]

I've purchased some books that make epub and mobi versions available for download. What are the main differences and which is better supported in iBooks?
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What could I use to read epub books on OS X?

I would prefer a good and free solution for reading epub books on OS X. It looks that by default OS X is not able to open epub books.
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Is there a practical ePub book reader program for Mac OS X?

Adobe Digital Editions has some capabilities but is essentially an orphaned product with no support. Stanza only displays text in ePub books, and again, is an orphaned product with no support. ...
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How practical is an iPad for “reading” programming books?

Disclaimer: It's kinda hard to search for this question, as Google would give me mostly iOS programming topics. I'm planning on buying an iPad2 and I wonder if other programmers have found it to be a ...
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Syncing non-Amazon purchased eBooks between Kindle, iPad, and iPhone

I have an Amazon Kindle Keyboard, an iPhone, and an iPad. I have purchased a load of eBooks from the publisher, O'Reilly, and have downloaded them on to the Kindle via USB. I note these do not show ...
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OS X Kindle App: Where are the books located?

I was expecting to find .epub or .prc files on my hard-disk, but didn't. Does anyone know: Where are the ebooks that the official Kindle App downloads located?
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how to enable continuous scrolling in iBooks 1.0 for OSX Mavericks?

According to press reports, Apple promised that the new iBooks app for OSX Mavericks would include an option to read books in continuous scrolling mode. Did this come to pass, and if so, how does one ...
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Are all eBooks in the iBookstore DRM protected?

A few weeks ago I bought a book in the iBookstore. The title of this book is "Der Aurora Effekt" (German). Then a few weeks later I bought the book "The Tributes of Panem" (German version). The ...
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Can I turn pages in ebook with single touch?

I am considering the purchase of the iPad2 and among other things, the one that bother me is this -- you can turn pages when reading an ebook with hand gesture, i.e. moving finger from left to right ...
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HOWTO convert documents to Kindle / mobi format?

I have an HTML file (XHTML 1.1 strict, if you want to be technical about it) that I am trying to make into a Kindle format (.mobi) book. I've been trying to use calibre and have found the process to ...
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Is there an app to read the Palm Doc format (PDB) on iOS?

Any recommendations from actual users ? The files are non-DRM pdb books that I have on old Toshiba e830 PocketPC. I am specially interested in software that can handles non English encoding well ...
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How to read .awz ebooks on Macbook Pro (Mac OS X 10.6.8)?

How to read .awz ebooks (Kindle format) on Macbook Pro (Mac OS X 10.6.8)? Can it be converted to PDF with hyperlinks properly supported?
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Stanza replacement recommendation?

Now that Amazon has sunk the usability flagship among e-readers, Stanza, I am looking for a replacement but it turns out to be very difficult. It seems every app praises itself beyond reason. Every ...
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Reading math eBooks on iPhone

I want to read eBooks on my iPhone 4. Those eBooks are heavy on mathematical formulas and sometimes diagrams. I have some problems though: When I convert PDFs and DJVU to ePub format and download ...
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View the file names and directories of eBooks in iTunes

I added eBooks from various directories to iTunes (without storing the books inside iTunes in Windows XP). Is there a way to view the list of file names and directories? Thanks.
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How do I open an EPUB from an email in iBooks on my iPad?

I have my iPad now with iOS 5.1. In the email I have a .epub but when iPad's email program download the file, there is no way to open it on iBooks? Tapping or double tapping on the attachment ...
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1answer
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What is a user friendly ebook converter for pc to Nook HD+?

I've tried using calibre, but it cuts out or messes with the original text from the pdf. I don't want to just give up and read from my computer, so any ideas? (please posts links if any.)
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Design Ebook Cover In Pages

I have a pages document that I want to copy a JPG into and make the JPG take up the whole first page with no margins. Then I want the rest of the pages to keep their margins as I've already ...
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Managing giant eBook collection with iPad after iTunes update broke compatibility with Calibre?

In an effort to upgrade security, a recent iTunes update broke functionality to Calibre - my favorite eBook management tool. Now I am without a way to effectively manage my eBook collection in a ...
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App for eye-friendly eBook reading on iMac or MacBook?

Is there any program that allows a user to read eBooks or PDFs in a way that does not bother the eyes, pretty much like what Kindle does? Maybe by reducing the illumination of the monitor and using ...
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On iPad's iBooks, is there a way to sync and download all ebooks purchased else where?

I think on the iPad's iBooks, if we purchase an ebook, then in another iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, then that ebook is automatically downloaded into our bookshelf. However, what if it is a .epub or ...
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How can I import ebooks using Configurator

I have a small fleet of iPad Minis that I manage with Configurator. When I purchase apps through the Volume Purchase Program and inmport a spreadsheet into Configurator to manage them. Does the same ...
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Efficiently organize 100s of externally stored ebooks within iBooks for iPad without doing it manually in collections?

I have hundreds of ebooks stored on an external drive of mine. I don't want them on my MacBook Pro because I don't want them taking up space due to the fact that I don't read ebooks on my Mac. I just ...
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Can no longer email myself a .epub file and open in iBooks? (used to be able to)

I used to email myself some .epub files (using Gmail), and then on the iPad, in the email program, click on the .epub file and then choose to open in iBooks, and read, highlight, and add notes to the ...
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Do any iPad e-book readers support sharing excerpts?

Are there any e-book readers for iPad that allow the user to highlight a block of text and share it, either by email or blog post? Use case: While reading the fifth chapter of The Brothers ...
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imported mp3 ebook file is not shown in Books

I downloaded a mp3 file from author's site (not itune store or audible), and I found that the book is not in iTune's Library/Books section, but in iTune as a song. What is necessary to make the mp3 ...
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iOS app to OCR convert text photos to eBook, HTML, or PDF

I'm looking for any iOS app that lets me take photos of hundreds of pages of text and convert them all into an eBook (any format is ok, including PDF and HTML). The first priority is the OCR quality ...
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Converting iOS book in iTunes to send to Kindle Touch

I have downloaded a couple of books onto my laptop and would like to convert them to send to my Kindle Touch (apparently the form on iTunes is iOS) - can this be done?
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how can I read EBooks with IPOD Touch 8 gb?

I have an old Ipod Touch 8 GB which is updated till 4.2.1 and I want to use it to read my ebooks. But the problem is I cannot use IBook as it needs version 5 update and it is not possible with my ...
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Sync ePub position between iOS and OSX

Is there a way to sync reading position of ePubs between iOS and OSX? Preferably over the internet, but not mandatory. If there's a third party way to do it, that's also fine (but I'd prefer not to ...
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Differences between Amazon Kindle3 and iPod Touch Kindle app?

I don't know exactly how long I can read books on Amazon Kindle3. But I can read books on it for very long time without charging. How long can I read books on iPod Touch Kindle app without charging? ...