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  1. trapt4orlife

    trapt4orlife Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have the motorola devour(sucks i know) and the latest aldiko, i have imported one book before, and today i tried importing a few, both multiple at a time and one at a time and i could not get it to "find" any of the books, they were all converted to epub via calibre, and all placed in the import folder(in ebook) anyone know any solutions?!
     

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  2. sitlet

    sitlet Banned

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    try using a different format in calibre. I have converted about 20 books and have never had a problem.
     
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    trapt4orlife Member This Topic's Starter

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    well i would do that, but aldiko only supports epub
     
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    irishpride Well-Known Member

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    What are you using to convert your books to epub?
     
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    trapt4orlife Member This Topic's Starter

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    calibre
     
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    lbhocky19 Well-Known Member

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    can the kindle app import books or only get them from the store?
     
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    sitlet Banned

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    only from the store. It uses its own format, nothing like epub.

    What is the source of the files you have? What format are they in originally?
     
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    wayrad Well-Known Member

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    If you moved them by drag&drop, try using Calibre's "save to disk" option; I've occasionally found that worked better, not sure why.

    Do the books have DRM? Can you view them OK on the desktop with a nonproprietary epub viewer like FBReader or the Firefox .epub addon?
     
  9. edbro

    edbro Well-Known Member

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    If they had DRM then Calibre would not have converted them.

    I too use Calibre to convert to epub. I've never had a problem with them importing into Aldiko.

    Drag and Drop should give an identical file as Save to Disk. An alternative is to use the Open Folder link in the pane viewer and just take the file from the Explore window that opens. Again though, they should all be the same epub.

    Are you sure you are using the import folder that resides in the folder Aldiko uses for it's library?
     
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    trapt4orlife Member This Topic's Starter

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    to sitlet, you can use your own books, not just from the store, they have to be the epub file type though, to answer everyone else's question yes i can view them on my desktop, and yes i am making sure they are going in the right folder.
     
  11. trapt4orlife

    trapt4orlife Member This Topic's Starter

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    i have converted and read another book a while ago with aldiko, i finished the book so i tried to put some more on and this go round it wouldnt find them, i downloaded laputa and it opens them, so i guess for now im using laputa, although id perfer aldiko.
     

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