elf: Quote: She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain (Fond of Books)
elf ([personal profile] elf) wrote in [community profile] ebooks2010-11-09 07:46 am

The Random Ebooks Questions Post

Ask your questions! Get answers! Maybe even useful answers!

Ask anything! Ask about ereaders, or filetypes, or conversion methods, or where to find books, or which authors don't like ebooks, or what software works on which computers, or anything else ebook-related. Preferably, put the question, or part of it, in the subject line. That way, the questions will be easy to find, and new readers who show up can see if their question has been asked before.

Feel free to post links to your journal where you've spelled out your questions in detail (or just make a new post here; it's totally fine to make a long post about "thinking about ebook readers; what's the pros & cons of these two?")

Answer questions! If you know about a certain aspect of ebookery, jump in with answers!
beatrice_otter: OMGWTFBBQ!  Hector dies in book 22!  Spoilers! (Spoilers)

[personal profile] beatrice_otter 2011-03-13 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
I don't have an e-book reader yet, and probably won't for some time; I just use my laptop and Calibre. The majority of the e-books I have (and will be purchasing for some time) are a) Baen free books or b) fanfic downloaded from AO3 and ff.net or c) classics downloaded from Project Gutenberg. When I do get around to buying an ebook reader, I obviously have no idea what kind of ebook reader I will be getting. So there's a good chance I'll have to either convert using Calibre or go back and re-download all my ebooks.

So the question is this: what format should I be downloading the ebooks in, that would either be a format I would likely use or easily convertible into whatever format I end up needing?
jumpuphigh: Dreamsheep in front of bookshelf with text "Books make everything better" (Booksheep)

[personal profile] jumpuphigh 2011-03-13 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
Despite the dominance of Kindles right now, the consensus seems to be that epub is the way of the future. Will it be? I don't know. It is however, easy to convert to other formats.
beatrice_otter: Elizabeth Bennet reads (Reading)

[personal profile] beatrice_otter 2011-03-13 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks!