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Topic # 198749 21-Jul-2016 10:40
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I have a bunch of EPUB formatted books. What I have previously been doing is converting to AZW3 with Calibre and transferring them directly to my Kindle.

 

What I would rather do use the "email to Kindle" feature so I can them have them stored in my Amazon account and synchronize reading position etc between devices.

 

The problem is that Amazon reject AZW3 files and MOBI files using the "new" format when emailed to a device. They seem to only accept the "old" MOBI format.

 

So hear comes the question: am I losing anything by converting these books to the "old" MOBI format rather than AZW3?





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  Reply # 1596073 21-Jul-2016 10:48
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I convert to mobi and use "send to kindle" app on my PC. I can read the book fine.





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  Reply # 1596077 21-Jul-2016 10:54
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timmmay:

 

I convert to mobi and use "send to kindle" app on my PC. I can read the book fine.

 

 

Yeah, I'm just wondering if there is any disadvantage to doing this since AZW3 is a newer (presumably better?) format.


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  Reply # 1596080 21-Jul-2016 10:59
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Not sure theoretically better is relevant. If I can read a book on my kindle it's a pass, if not it's a fail. There's not really a good and bad, a book looks like a book or it doesn't look like a book.





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  Reply # 1596098 21-Jul-2016 11:38
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timmmay:

 

Not sure theoretically better is relevant. If I can read a book on my kindle it's a pass, if not it's a fail. There's not really a good and bad, a book looks like a book or it doesn't look like a book.

 

 

Fair enough. I guess if it work it works.


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