Sunday, November 18, 2012

Transfer Kindle books to another Kindle or other devices

Transfer Kindle books to another Kindle or other devices

As an ebook fan, I have bought a great many books for reading from Amazon. I have gained more than 50 books from it over these years. Also I prefer electronic books than paper ones for the great convenience they bring to read any time as I like. They are portable no matter where you go.
Assume your friends or family members also own a Kindle, Kindle Fire or other Kindle devices, would you like to transfer your books to their e-readers and share the splendid contents with them?
There are some conventional methods collected which can transfer Kindle books to other e-readers so as to be possible to enjoy ebooks together with friends and families.

How can I transfer books from kindle to another kindle?

If your books are not bought from amazon, you can sync your kindle books from kindle to another one easily.
Step 1.
Connect your previous Kindle to computer via USB, and you will find a new hard drive in “My Computer”. Open the drive, use windows search function to find your files, next copy them into your computer.
Step 2.
Connect your new Kindle with computer via USB, you will find another hard drive in “My Computer”. Now you can copy your kindle books from your computer into the drive with just copy and paste, then these book will be saved in new kindle automatically.

If your books were purchased from Amazon store, you can also re-register your Amazon Account on new Kindle, it will display all the books you purchased automatically.
If you want to transfer books to another Kindle with different Amazon Account, click here to learn how to transfer.

How can I transfer books from Kindle to iPad or iPhone?

Amazon provides a wonderful application for user to download and read kindle books on iPad or iPhone(Called Kindle for iPad). After you downloaded the Kindle for iPad app, you can use it to re-download your kindle books from Amazon store into iPad device. And it supports wireless syncing tech to redisplay the last page of your books. You can find this application in Apple Store.
Step 1.
If you haven’t installed it, click here to download Kindle for iPad.
Step 2.
Open the program, enter your Amazon account info on the registration page, and then click “Register” button to register the Kindle device.
Step 3.
After the kindle for iPad screen is loaded, click the “Archived Items” Tab at the bottom range of page. Then all of your kindle books will display in the new list.
Step 4.
Now, you can select your books which you want to transfer from Amazon Store.
Step 5.
Click the book title to start transferring, after the books have been downloaded; click the book title to start reading.

Transfer kindle books to Sony Reader, Nook, Kobo and other devices

If your books are drm free, you can easily transfer them from Amazon kindle to Sony Rader, Nook, Kobo or other android systems for reading. You only need to connect your device with computer via USB and transfer them.
But a lot of your books contain DRM system. If you want to read them on different devices, or transfer kindle books to another different account for reading, you need to strip the DRM limitations.
We recommend you a wonderful tool to help you rebuild your kindle books. It will create a new ebook file that you can easily transfer them to other devices and keep the best quality.
(Kindle DRM Removal for Windows) (Kindle DRM Removal for Mac)
If you would like to lean how to use this software, click this link below:
With the new kindle books, you can easily share the new kindle books to your family or friends. Or you are able to backup your books to prevent loss.

Different ebook types

Every ebook reader supports different file format. Like Amazon Kindle supports AZW,MOBI,PDF but does not support Epub. While Nook, Sony reader does not support AZW format. If you want to read your books on different devices without difficulty, you can use Epubsoft Ebook Converter to rebuild the file formats. It can convert DRM protected kindle books to EPUB format.

DRM TUT and Tools

click apply after customizing., shut down and reboot...sometimes that does the trick..
and...if you had the books already in Calibre before adding the plug-in........remove books from Calibre...shut down, reboot and try again.
Here is the step-by-step setup:

1. Open Calibre and click on the Preferences tab.  If it does not show it's because it's on the second line of the menu, click on the arrow at the right end of the menu and it should show it.
2. In Preferences, click on Plugins.
3. On the page that comes up, click on Load plugins from file.
4. Go to where you have the tools plugins and select the K4MobiDeDrm and click on Open.  If you like, you can select all the plugins.  If memory serves, you unzip the Tools and are left with several zipped tools as shown below.  I don't think you have to unzip each plugin separately...I think Calibre can install them from their zip files, but it's been a while since I did this.  Calibre will no doubt let you know if this is not the case.  But try it using the zip files, as shown, first. 
5. When the plugin(s) has been loaded, if necessary, go back to Preferences, select Plugins again and click on the tiny triangle to the right of File type plugins.  This will expose the plugins as shown in picture 6.
6. Highlight the K4PC plugin as shown below and then click on Customize plugin.  This will bring up a small window where you will input your Kindle serial number [located on your Kindle under Settings].
7.  Once you have input your Kindle serial number, you are good to go.  Now, when you want Calibre to deDRM your azw ebooks, Calibre should do it without a problem.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The 10 Grumpiest Authors in Literary History

The new art issue of The Believer features, among many treats, an excellent interview with the late Maurice Sendak by author Emma Brockes, who visited him in his home. His “legendary crossness,” she writes “was really just impatience with artifice… ‘I refuse to lie to children,’ [Sendak] said. ‘I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence.’ There was no roughness in his delivery. It was spiked with merriment.” Indeed, the best grumps are the ones who take some joy at their own crotchety-ness, or who at least have a sense of humor about it. Inspired (again, always) by Sendak’s joyful curmudgeonry, and since we’ve already given you the rundown on our grumpiest living writers, we’ve rounded up a list of the all-time grumpiest authors who are no longer with us. Read about them after the jump, and add any we’ve missed in the comments!

Maurice Sendak
The gloriously grumpy Sendak made our list of the grumpiest living writers back in April, but since then, he has alas achieved his “yummy death” and left us to our own devices. The entire Believer interview shows off his honest, particular worldview, but just for a taste, here’s what he said about Terry Gross after her NPR interview with him: “The only thing she said wrong was that her favorite interviews had been me and that stupid fucking writer. Salman Rushdie, that flaccid fuckhead. He reviewed me on a full page in the New York Times, my book Dear Mili. He hated it. He is detestable. I called up the Ayatollah, nobody knows that. What else shall we talk about?” So very many things.

Gore Vidal
“Speaking as his current book editor of record,” Gerald Howard commented on our original post, “I’m sorry not to see Gore Vidal and his magnificent and murderously witty spleen in this round-up.” Well, he was right: a gross oversight. We now include him here, another great writer recently lost, and another deliciously acerbic wit bubbling over with opinions on everything. For an excellent example of Vidal’s grumpiness in action, just watch this video.

Norman Mailer
Speaking of Gore Vidal, here’s what fellow grump Norman Mailer had to say to him on The Dick Cavett Show in 1971: ”I’ve had to smell your works from time to time and that has made me an expert in intellectual pollution.” That’s separate from the time Mailer punched him at a party. Yipes. Pugnacious as all get-out and smarter than everyone else to boot, you really know you’re at the top of the grumpy old man list when magazines are putting together your All-Time Enemies List and you can only barely count the entrants on both hands.

Gertrude Stein
“If you can’t say anything nice about anyone else, come sit next to me,” Stein famously quipped. This we would very much like to do. More important as a tastemaker and artistic gatekeeper than as a writer in her own right, she labelled herself a genius, dominated every room, and stared down Ernest Hemingway in more ways than one.

Thomas Bernhard
Berhard is a famous ranter, constantly raising his voice against his country, the culture, life, the universe and everything. Upon being presented with an Austrian national award in 1968, Berhard shrugged, “Everything is ridiculous, when one thinks of Death,” causing some minor public outrage. In his memoir, he wrote, ”I did not want to be anything, and naturally I did not want to turn myself into a mere profession: all I ever wanted was to be myself.” That, at least, he was in spades.

Dorothy Parker
These days, Parker is known primarily for her acerbic wit and willingness to use it against anyone and everyone. “And it is that word ‘hummy,’ my darlings, that marks the first place in The House at Pooh Corner at which Tonstant Weader fwowed up,” ran her “Constant Reader” review of A.A. Milne’s classic. But she was as likely to turn her ever-raised eyebrow at herself. When asked by the Paris Review if she drew on her past for material she scoffed, “All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn’t sit in the same room with me.” When pressed on the “source of most of [her] work,” she shrugged, “Need of money, dear.” We can picture the frustrated interviewer now.

Vladimir Nabokov
Like Sendak, Nabokov is a grump in the most charming of ways. He was quick to disparage the works of contemporary writers he didn’t care for (“Many accepted authors simply do not exist for me. Their names are engraved on empty graves, their books are dummies, they are complete nonentities insofar as my taste in reading is concerned.”), but less free with his praise of authors he enjoyed (“There are several such writers, but I shall not name them. Anonymous pleasure hurts nobody.”). Perhaps our favorite grumpy quote of his comes from the same Paris Review interview as the previous two, when the interviewer asked if an editor ever had valuable advice to offer him: ”By ‘editor’ I suppose you mean proofreader. Among these I have known limpid creatures of limitless tact and tenderness who would discuss with me a semicolon as if it were a point of honor — which, indeed, a point of art often is. But I have also come across a few pompous avuncular brutes who would attempt to ‘make suggestions’ which I countered with a thunderous ‘stet!’”

Patricia Highsmith
The prolific author of some of the best psychological thrillers ever was, perhaps not surprisingly, a rather misanthropic sort. “My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people,” she famously remarked, and from what we’ve read, it seems as though other people functioned better when they didn’t have to speak to her. She also kept pet snails, which strikes us somehow as a wonderfully grumpy pursuit.

Charles Bukowski
Like any professional grump, Bukowski called everything as he saw it — no filter attached. He was an expert at both celebrating his culture and disparaging it, poking holes in his fellow men but then reassuring them in was basically okay. In a letter to Steven Richmond he once wrote, ”LSD, yeah, the big parade – everybody’s doin’ it now. Take LSD, then you are a poet, an intellectual. What a sick mob. I am building a machine gun in my closet now to take out as many of them as I can before they get me.”

Christopher Hitchens
As much or more than anyone else on this list, Hitchens made a living on his grumpiness (and his striking intelligence, of course). In 1993, he wrote, “For a lot of people, their first love is what they’ll always remember. For me it’s always been the first hate, and I think that hatred, though it provides often rather junky energy, is a terrific way of getting you out of bed in the morning and keeping you going. If you don’t let it get out of hand, it can be canalized into writing. In this country where people love to be nonjudgmental when they can be, which translates as, on the whole, lenient, there are an awful lot of bubble reputations floating around that one wouldn’t be doing one’s job if one didn’t itch to prick.” Well, we’re glad someone did it.