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Posted on Jun 8, 2012, 4:23:28 AM PDT
Discus49 says:
Can we get back to something a little more serious than all this food talk? I'm not being a damper, just wondering what newcomers to the thread are thinking?

Sorry, I'll go back to being a party-pooper some-place else....

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 4:28:59 AM PDT
Loz says:
Follow up - it's not working for me. When I go into download the book, it creates a acsm file instead of a pdf or epub. Any ideas?

Posted on Jun 8, 2012, 5:01:08 AM PDT
Noni says:
JJulieJ you have done an amazing job on the FAQs. I have hours of interesting reading. Thank you so much

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 5:15:44 AM PDT
Pleanty of veggie stuff for you, Tui. How about a slice od asparagus Quiche?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 5:16:14 AM PDT

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 5:17:01 AM PDT
Apple strudle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 5:18:26 AM PDT
Okay. How about the state of the world? Syria. Greece. The Euro.

No. Too depressing.

Posted on Jun 8, 2012, 6:05:25 PM PDT
Hello all! Julie, you did a fantastic job of organising all the information into the new thread, so congratulations and thank you! Looking forward to participating in the new stuff :)

Posted on Jun 8, 2012, 6:07:35 PM PDT
To Sharon:
Thank you so much for your comments re the book you were reading the other day and I am delighted that you enjoyed it. I couldn't reply on the old thread because it was closed when I got your message.

Cheers, Diana

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 7:19:52 PM PDT
Lynda Rogers says:
Loz, double click on the acsm file, it should open Adobe Digital Editions and download the ebook then. After it show downloads locate the My Digital Editions folder on your computer and drop and drag the ebook from there to calibre and convert it, you might need to add the 'special' plugins if the ebook as DRM. Hope that helps

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 7:37:00 PM PDT
I'm pretty sure acsm is the file version I was getting that needed my optional step 3 (was that the right number?). Did Lynda's extra info help? If not, I'm happy to get on FB or something and walk you through it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 7:47:56 PM PDT
Loz says:
Lynda and CBP - I managed to get them into Calibre after figuring out where Adobe was saving the files, but out of 18 books only 1 would let me convert it. No matter what I did, they just wouldn't go through.

I ended up downloading a different program and all is good now. They are on my kindle ready to go! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 7:53:13 PM PDT
Hm. Do you have the DeDRM plugin? Without that, Calibre won't be able to convert them. And/or did you make sure it was epubs that you were importing to Calibre? Because they often come in to Adobe as acsm, but you need to make them epubs there before importing to Calibre.

Anyway, sounds like you sorted it eventually.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 7:59:36 PM PDT
Loz says:
Yeah have the plug-ins. The first one I tried was an epub and it worked fine. The rest of the books I wanted were PDF (except one) and even with the appropriate plug-in, they wouldn't convert. The second epub one also wouldn't convert. Can't for the life of me figure out why. The DRM protected message kept popping up when I was trying to do it through Calibre.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 8:29:51 PM PDT
Most odd. So what program did you use in the end?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 8:36:20 PM PDT
Loz says:
I know! I followed the blog exactly and only one book worked. I wonder if the plug-ins need to be updated or something...

I Googled and found a program called ePUBee to remove the DRM from the PDF versions. I was then able to import them into Calibre and convert to be able to read on my kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 8:44:32 PM PDT
Lynda Rogers says:
Maybe you could try using the tools that came with the zip/rar file that had the plugins. I know they're supposed to be exactly the same as the Calibre plugins but it's worth a try, worked for me when I couldn't get some nook books to convert.And see if you have the latest plugins, they were updated a month or so ago.(5.1 I think is the latest version of them)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 8:50:29 PM PDT
Loz says:
I have the latest ones, so that can't be the issue. I wonder if they are getting better at DRM-ing books...

Posted on Jun 8, 2012, 8:51:01 PM PDT
Lynda Rogers says:
Anyone doing the Goodreads 2012 reading challenge here? I'm over half way to my reading goal this year (which is 75 books), I've actually been reading more since starting it than in years (too many started but not finished books)

Posted on Jun 8, 2012, 9:14:47 PM PDT
Angela says:
@ Julie et al
I have used my time wisely this morning with a leisurely read of this new thread from the beginning. I'm pretty chuffed that I know a lot of this stuff now but still found some interesting facts and answers to questions I hadn't even thought of asking.

I'm thinking how helpful it would have been for me when I first entered `Kindleworld.' Surely this thread must be THE best set-up and most informative on Amazon.

Posted on Jun 8, 2012, 9:19:48 PM PDT
Angela says:
Re: Indie Authors
FAQ on Indie Authors got me thinking I should/could perhaps write a small review to show my appreciation to Indie authors especially when I have acquired their books at no cost. But then I read other reviews and crept back into my bunker. Others had expressed my thoughts far better than I could myself.

I am a reader - an avid reader - but do not have the skills to write a meaningful review. Some things are best left to those who do it well. So I will express my appreciation by purchasing at full price the works of those Indie Authors I have enjoyed.
Tui - when is your next book coming???

Posted on Jun 8, 2012, 9:21:22 PM PDT
Angela says:
@ Julie - you did ask for feedback on possible typos etc.
Under: Book Prices Part 2 - History
What about the Authors? Do they still get a fair deal?
End of para 2 - a missing `e': "At th 70% rate an Indie author ...................

This is either me being immensely picky - or passing some kind of test to show I actually read it all ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 10:22:34 PM PDT
Me too :-)

A typo I just found in the acronyms list: ROAK instead of RAOK.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 10:42:20 PM PDT
JJulieJ says:

Just because others have written good reviews doesn't mean you can't. It doesn't have to be a long review but does have to be 20 words or more I think. The more genuine reviews an Indie author gets, the better.

I'm trying to review as many Indie freebies as I can now. It's not always easy to find the time but I truly think it's a fair way of saying thanks for a good, free book. I don't do a review if I find the book is just ho-hum, partly because that doesn't necessarily mean its not a good book, it's just a book that didn't suit me. But if I really get annoyed about a book I'll do a review pointing out the things that irritated me.

Posted on Jun 8, 2012, 11:07:29 PM PDT
JJulieJ says:
Angela & CBP, fixed and thanks!
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