Winter Driving Best Books of the Month Valentine's Day Shop Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon King easycohice_2016 All-New Amazon Fire TV Grocery Valentine's Day Cards Create an Amazon Wedding Registry Amazon Gift Card Offer chiraq chiraq chiraq  Amazon Echo All-New Fire Kindle Paperwhite Prime Exclusive Savings in Video Games Shop Now SnS
Customer Discussions > Kindle forum

Converting Microsoft Reader (.LIT) Books


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-10 of 10 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Jan 15, 2008 7:33:29 PM PST
I have a fairly large library of .lit books. Does Kindle offer conversion of these to .azw format? If not, is it planned for future release? I would certainly like a reader that can handle my current library of ebooks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2008 8:52:31 PM PST
If the .lit books have DRM on them, it is unlikely that Kindle (or anyone) will convert them to another format. At least not legally.

If there is no DRM, conversion tools exist to recover the content as HTML and conversion tools from HTML to Kindle are readily available.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2008 4:44:25 AM PST
T. Schiel says:
There is a tool, Convert Lit that supposedly can copy some DRMd lit books...there are at least two versions of DRM on lit books for older then newer books. If they are not DRMd, Book Designer 4 and the update Book Designer 5 will take most of them and convert them to .htm. Then you take those and convert to .prc with Mobipocket Creator. Both are simple to use. I use Book Designer just to clean up author and title so they show up properly in the .prc. I just have a few .lit books, given to me some years back and all but one converted that way. The last one I had to use ABC Amber lit converter to get it into text and then convert with Mobipocket.

I know there is a hack around to convert those DRMd lit books, but I haven't any idea how and where to find it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2008 6:38:15 AM PST
Thanks for the input. When I get my Kindle, I will give "Convert Lit" and "Mobipocket Creator" a go.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2008 8:56:13 AM PST
ConvertLit will actually convert nonDRM files are well to HTML.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2008 10:19:07 AM PST
A. Berkovich says:
How about mac users? I also have a large library of .lit files and was wondering what a mac user would use to convert them?

Also, I have a great deal of PDFs and know that MOBIcreator can covert them. It doesn't seem to be available on macs though and was wondering what other options I had?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2008 10:41:38 AM PST
For pdfs your easiest answer may be to send them to yourname@free.kindle.com, and have Amazon convert the files (free) and send them back to your computer.

www.convertlit.com has an untested MAC version of Convertlit.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2008 10:50:05 AM PST
A. Berkovich says:
Do you feel that Mobi converter is somehow more reliable than amazon's experimental converter, though? Or do you feel I'd get similar results from both?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2008 1:26:41 PM PST
T. Schiel says:
I've never used Amazon and I don't have any PDFs....I always found them too clumsy to read on anything. My few lits and all my text, html, Word docs, and rtfs I put through Book Designer 5 (You have to have Book Designer 4..installed since 5 is just an update) and edit them. It is a book formatting program and it sets up your docs for Mobi. It is a garbage, in garbage out system. A badly formatted document will make a badly formatted .azw or .prc. I like to do it myself. Mobi does a great job on a nice clean document. You can also insert pictures into Mobi. I don't know how many, I just did some cookbook covers. Once you get in the conversion routine it just takes a minute.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2009 9:25:58 AM PST
Sophia says:
I would try Stanza from lexcycle. It works for files that don't have the DRM on it there's a function where you can export the book into .azw files. It works great but there are some bugs, usually it can't pick up the author to be displayed on your kindle. I've been using it and just putting the author and title in the "title" so i can sort them out on my kindle.
http://www.lexcycle.com/stanza
‹ Previous 1 Next ›
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in
 


Recent discussions in the Kindle forum

  Discussion Replies Latest Post
Announcement
Welcome to the Kindle Discussion Forum - A Congregation of Kindle Enthusiasts
0 Mar 20, 2015
My 2nd Generation Kindle (with keyboard) won't update 1 34 minutes ago
Dragi's Croatian Crab Shack and Wine Bar - The Answers Are Blowing In The Wind 432 44 minutes ago
critial update 29 55 minutes ago
March 22, 2016 Deadline: Critical Software Update for Kindle E-Readers 8 59 minutes ago
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! We're Quirky And We're Not Going To Take It Anymore! 2016, You've Been Warned! So Geese And Tally Ho! 1551 1 hour ago
February 2016, Informal Poll, what are you reading 87 1 hour ago
Discounted / Price Dropped Kindle eBooks III 8528 1 hour ago
I hear voices...no, really I do. 2 1 hour ago
FREE Books & Chat - February 2016 272 1 hour ago
RAOK, welcome to the wonderful world of RAOK 6777 1 hour ago
Kindle lending library? 4 2 hours ago
 

This discussion

Discussion in:  Kindle forum
Participants:  5
Total posts:  10
Initial post:  Jan 15, 2008
Latest post:  Jan 14, 2009

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 3 customers

Search Customer Discussions