How do I convert Kindle eBooks to Logos 6 Library?

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Andrew Pecaut | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 12 2015 9:48 AM

I'm just wondering if there is an easy and legal way to convert my Kindle eBooks to my LOGOS 6 library, or Personal Books?

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 12 2015 9:52 AM

Andrew Pecaut:

I'm just wondering if there is an easy and legal way to convert my Kindle eBooks to my LOGOS 6 library, or Personal Books?

Hi Andrew 

And welcome to the forums.

Is there a way, yes.  Is there an easy legal way...not that I know of.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 12 2015 10:29 AM

Andrew Pecaut:

I'm just wondering if there is an easy and legal way to convert my Kindle eBooks to my LOGOS 6 library, or Personal Books?

Some thoughts:

  1. Creating basic personal books isn't difficult, but you can easily kill a lot of time perfecting it. The brief overview is that you use Word .docx files and "compile" the book within Logos. Here is a link to the wiki: https://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books 
  2. Converting books from another format to the .docx file isn't "easy," but it isn't necessarily hard either. A popular, free converter is called calibre.
  3. The problem isn't really #1 or #2, but getting around the DRM that the publisher and/or reseller has added to the book.
  4. The legality of breaking DRM is hotly debated and the actual legality will depend upon your jurisdiction (i.e. Laws in the EU are different than the US). 

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Virgil Buttram | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 12 2015 2:11 PM

alabama24:

Some thoughts:

  1. Creating basic personal books isn't difficult, but you can easily kill a lot of time perfecting it. The brief overview is that you use Word .docx files and "compile" the book within Logos. Here is a link to the wiki: https://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books 
  2. Converting books from another format to the .docx file isn't "easy," but it isn't necessarily hard either. A popular, free converter is called calibre.
  3. The problem isn't really #1 or #2, but getting around the DRM that the publisher and/or reseller has added to the book.
  4. The legality of breaking DRM is hotly debated and the actual legality will depend upon your jurisdiction (i.e. Laws in the EU are different than the US). 

Actually, there's a lot more to Calibre than that, but that is one of the chief functions it performs. And #1 is the real killer - be prepared to commit hours to each book if you want more than just the text in your PB.

As to #4.... this isn't christiandiscourse.com so I will refrain from commentary on the facts, other than to say that they are correctly cited.

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