Convert epub books into Logos 4 format

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Lim Luck Yong | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Sep 2 2010 4:47 AM

Hi! Kudos to the Mac development team for Logos. Am running my Logos 4 Mac beta on a daily basis and find it extremely stable and fast.

One thing that I noticed is that there are alot of epub books that are copy-right free, and recently Apple released an update to Pages 09 to create epub books easily. With this trend, it would seem like epub will be gaining more momentum for user created files that will be distributed freely over the Internet.

Thus, I was wondering if Logos 4 would ever include an easy way to import epub books into its system. For e.g., just drag an epub file and drop it onto Logos icon.

This would allow me to keep all my ebooks in Logos 4, fully indexed for easy retrieval. Of course, for such imports, I won't expect full features from the books, such as citation features, cross references to the scriptures etc. But the great advantage is for users to be able to have our Logos digital library with notes and other user created content completely in one software application. And that's the main reason why I keep buying books for a single platform/format - a single digital library!

Thanks for listening.

Luck

 

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Matt | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 12 2011 3:13 PM

That's a great question, and it doesn't look like anyone has answered you yet.  I wish they would allow this as well!  

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 12 2011 3:20 PM

Luck - Are you familiar with Personal Book Builder (PBB)? ePubs cannot be imported into Logos, but .docx files can. If you have a copy-right free ePub, it is a fairly simple process to make it into a .docx file. When this is done, you have automatic hyperlink to scripture. Also, you can choose to tag the book to make it more useful.

EDIT: Matthew - You fooled me. Smile You responded to an OLD post. My answer remains the same, however.

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 12 2011 3:28 PM

if its non-copyright there are tools out there that will convert it to HTML or RTF, which you can then import and save as docx

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Douglas | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 12 2011 4:23 PM

I like the Idea about Dragging and Dropping  :)

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 12 2011 4:31 PM

Lim Luck Yong:
Thus, I was wondering if Logos 4 would ever include an easy way to import epub books into its system. For e.g., just drag an epub file and drop it onto Logos icon.

Belated Welcome Big Smile

For building personal books, Logos currently only supports docx format (to the anguish of several Logos 4 Mac users).  Looking at Logos User Voice suggestions => Logos Bible Software 4 Forum noticed 411 open suggestions for voting (none include ePub).

After sync v2 stable release (hopefully later this year), looking forward to personal book sync between Logos 4 and mobile devices.

Matthew Lehmann:

That's a great question, and it doesn't look like anyone has answered you yet.  I wish they would allow this as well!  

Welcome Big Smile

From Logos forum discussions, learned about Calibre eBook management.  After reading 2011 copyright for one ePub (OK to share digitally in any format, need to include author's web site with converted format), used Calibre to convert ePub to RTF, then used Word 2011 to open RTF, saved as docx, then created Personal Book in Logos 4.5 Beta on Windows.  Unfortunately, copying docx file to Mac, then trying to build Personal Book encountered build errors (posted in Mac Beta forum).  Am aware can copy built Personal Book from Logos 4 Windows installation, then scan for use in Logos 4 Mac (vis building on each platform).

Last month, Logos launched Vryso few => http://vyrso.com/ that has ePub's from several publishers converted for use in Logos and Vyrso apps (including Logos 4).  Remember reading Logos hopes to offer over 25,000 volumes in Vyrso by end of this year (currently has 3,957 books available for purchase).

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