E-books to Logos

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Dwayne Justice | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jun 13 2017 6:41 AM

I'm sure there are already a plethora of forums for this. Unfortunately, my search results for said topic are not satisfactory for me, so if someone could please just direct me that way, I would be very grateful. Basically, I am looking for an easy way, which I am willing to pay for, to turn my iBooks and Kindle books into Logos books. Thank you.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 13 2017 9:55 AM

I did create a tool to help with the conversion from Kindle to Logos some months back:

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/133985/875844.aspx#875844

It's still has several glitches, but definitely speeds up the process compared to doing it all manually...

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 13 2017 10:48 AM

Since we don't know which methods you've tried and discarded, let me suggest Calibre to convert all ebook formats into a .docx format that you can build into personal books for Logos.  It works for many of us, and I've converted a "bunch" of books for my own library.

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Alexander Fogassy | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 15 2017 9:45 AM

Will the Logos software incorporate these e-books into its tools and guides?

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 15 2017 10:13 AM

Alexander Fogassy:
Will the Logos software incorporate these e-books into its tools and guides?

Alexander:

That depends on how much work you want to devote to the Word docx. For example, if it's a commentary, you'll likely want to tag it with bible milestones and compile it as type "Bible Commentary". The type Bible Commentary will enable the resource to appear in a Passage Guide for an appropriate bible reference. The bible milestones will create a Bible index which enables the commentary to be put in a Link Set with a bible and will scroll with it and enable navigation by way of the reference box.

Other milestones will enable other various functionality. See this wiki page: https://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books 

Also, a number of us will be happy to answer specific questions you have during the process.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 15 2017 10:16 AM

Alexander Fogassy:
Will the Logos software incorporate these e-books into its tools and guides?

Depends on what you mean. 

For clarification: Faithlife has no intent for you to be able to import books from other sources into Logos. They have a tool called the "personal book builder" tool which allows you to create personal books using Microsoft Word (.docx) file format. There are a number of things you can do with personal books to increase their functionality, but those things take a lot of work. A "basic" personal book will auto hyperlink standard bible references (i.e. John 3:16) for you. If your book uses various heading styles, it may also create a TOC automatically. A basic personal book is similar in quality to a Vyrso edition resource in Logos. As mentioned, however, you can add more functionality if you want to put in the work. You cannot, however, make your own "Logos edition" resource, which would be necessary to gain full access to all tools & guides. 

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Alexander Fogassy | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 15 2017 10:23 AM

Okay, thank you for the information.

You guys seem to be pretty savvy on Logos, maybe you can help me out with this (the customer tech support guys can't seem to figure it out). 

I have been trying to go through course LT271, learn to use Logos by studying Jonah 1, but more than half the time I can't get the videos to come up. This isn't a networking or hardware issue...the error I get is that it simply cannot find the video. 

Anybody have anything similar? I tried "downloading all media" but it wouldn't work.

Maybe to get around this altogether: I finished the "quickstart" videos that logos provides, and want to take the 'next' step in delving deeper into my studies using logos. What is the next, most logical step to do that?

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Dale E Heath | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 15 2017 10:31 AM

You should start a new thread when you switch topics. I had some problems with classes that worked much better when you open the course with the Logos app. Do you load it from the Logos app?

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Alexander Fogassy | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 15 2017 10:36 AM

I can try that, thanks. I'm working off of a desktop right now.

To bring the topic back on track, what kind of e books do people typically want to add that Logos doesn't offer?

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Dale E Heath | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 15 2017 10:44 AM

Mostly papers and documents that you create yourself. http://www.learnlogos.com/ has a lot of training courses that come with a personal ebook to add.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 15 2017 11:56 AM

Alexander Fogassy:
what kind of e books do people typically want to add that Logos doesn't offer?

I don't think there is a "typically" except that "Logos doesn't offer." 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 13 2017 8:19 PM

Alexander Fogassy:
To bring the topic back on track, what kind of e books do people typically want to add that Logos doesn't offer?

When an eBook is not offered on Vyrso (24,426 available) => https://vyrso.com nor Noet (21,738 English) => https://ebooks.noet.com/search then a thread can be created in suggestions forum => https://community.logos.com/forums/28.aspx and/or send email to New Book Suggestions => https://www.logos.com/contact

FYI: if an eBook is converted to Logos resource format (with better tagging, ...), then eBook owners tend to receive free resource upgrade.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 13 2017 10:53 PM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

FYI: if an eBook is converted to Logos resource format (with better tagging, ...), then eBook owners tend to receive free resource upgrade.

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To add clarity to this comment it refers to Vyrso e-books only, it does not refer to e-books published by other companies.

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Joshua Ellis | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 14 2017 7:21 AM

Brother Mark:

Since we don't know which methods you've tried and discarded, let me suggest Calibre to convert all ebook formats into a .docx format that you can build into personal books for Logos.  It works for many of us, and I've converted a "bunch" of books for my own library.

Recently I've used pandoc (https://pandoc.org) for epub-to-word conversion. In general, I find its docx output better than Calibre's. Not always, but in general. Pandoc does not support mobi, though, so then the route is mobi -> epub (Calibre), then epub -> docx (pandoc). Still lots of cleanup left for linking and tagging, but a well-formatted epub comes across with H1..Hn styles intact, fewer image glitches, etc.

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