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Reading al-islam.org books on other devices

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I can usually download and read books from al-islam.org on my kindle through the library app, Overdrive, but for some reason this one book isn't working.  Any ideas why? I'm going to keep working on it.  

If anyone else uses a newer kindle fire, the app called Overdrive, which is used to check out library ebooks, can also be used to read epub books.  The new kindle operating system doesn't natively support epub books as far as I can see.  They appear when you first open them, but then I can't find them again.

Note to self:  Actually, on further thought, let me walk myself through the steps of setting up al-islam.org on my app and then write a post.  It might be useful for other people to see.

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8 minutes ago, magma said:

You can find an online epub to mobi converter to work on a Kindle. 

Thanks.  I use Calibre to convert formats for my archive and to remove DRM from my kindle books, but I was hoping to avoid the steps involved with downloading to computer and sideloading to kindle.  As it turns out, The Role Of Islamic Scientists In The Advancement Of Science, by Ayatullah Muhammad Mufatteh is working fine now in Overdrive. I have no idea what I was doing wrong before.  

Here are the steps:

1. Open Overdrive app.

2. I used the Silk browser.  I assume other browsers would also work.  Navigate to the selected book on Al-islam.org.  

3. Choose "get Epub" and when the file is dowloaded, open immediately in Overdrive.  It will remain in your bookshelf now.  

I think. It seems to be remaining now anyway.  Good luck and uninterrupted reading.

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Does anyone have tips for reading in other devices or file formats?  

I use Calibre as an all-purpose ebook management tool.  It's both powerful and easy to use.  But it's always good to find easier methods.

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I briefly used Calibre on my PC but never got round to installing it on my android device, but I think it's a useful tool if your purpose is to convert files regularly. As @starlight mentioned, Moonreader works very well for me. Its freeware reads ePub, now it reads other files like MOBI and PDF after I upgraded to the pro.

PS: I have no experience with protected kindle merchandise. A friend of mine says why empower Jeff Bezos when you can buy almost anything in non-kindle formats from non-Amazon vendors such as Barnes & Nobles, Kobo and any other vendor that deals in ePubs.

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I use Kindle because the device itself is super cheap and I'm able to find lots of free books and to borrow some new books using my Amazon prime subscription. Now it's become a habit. I don't like that Kindle content is DRM protected so they can take it away at any time after I buy it, so I make a habit of archiving my Kindle content a few times a year onto an older very basic LibrePro eBook reader using a card, and removing the DRM and converting to epub format using Calibre. 

A few weeks ago new Kindle fire tablets were selling for $33. The new one is better than the one I have in many ways, but it seems wasteful to buy another when mine is still perfectly serviceable. 

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