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Jeff Chappell | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jan 14 2012 6:26 AM

Hey Everyone,

I am trying to figure out if I can purchase a Kindle book and import it to my Logos library? Is that possible or are they any sources for books that will work when Logos does not have a book available and neither does Vyrso. 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 14 2012 6:32 AM

Hi Jeff

The only books which can be included in your Logos library are Logos books, Vyrso books or Personal Books - details at http://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 14 2012 8:01 AM

Jeff,

to expand on what Graham already said: The first sentence of the wiki page gives you the relevant information.

Personal books are created in Microsoft Word and compiled in Logos using the Personal Books tool. They need to be saved as .docx files (Word 2007 or later) 

Thus, if you have a book in MS Word format, or can convert it into Word format, you'll be able to bring it over to Logos. There are splendid examples of this in the Files forum. Unless you invest lots of time and effort into tagging, crossreferencing etc., these Personal Books will behave much like Vyrso books in Logos. Given today's format converting tools, it is easy to get ebooks from other formats into Word and then load them as PBs.

There are considerations about copyright issues here: some people think it is legitimate to convert e.g. Kindle books into PBs for Logos for their own use, when Logos doesn't carry the resource, but others think this is not in conformity with the Amazon licence or their local copyright laws. This is something you may decide according to your specific situation. On the forum, people share only PB resource files that clearly are freely licenced or out of copyright. 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 14 2012 12:00 PM

There are plenty of other sources for books that can be turned into PBs (which does take a bit of manual tweaking, but at the very minimum, copy and paste the whole thing into a Word document and then build it as a PB; see http://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books for instructions on how).

Here are some sources of (mostly) public domain books and articles that might complement your Logos library well:

CCEL - Christian Classics Ethereal Library

http://www.religion-online.org - full texts by recognized religious scholars

http://www.ntslibrary.com/Christian-PDF-Books.htm

http://openlibrary.org/ - try various searches such as theology or christianity

http://www.plough.com/ebooks/ - these books are still in copyright, but the publisher is sharing them all in PDF format for people's personal use

Here on the Logos forums under the Files sub-forum you'll find that a number of people have already shared personal books they've created for use in Logos.

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