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Jim Hyman | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Mar 16 2015 11:55 PM

Are books on Kindle able to interface with Logos?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 17 2015 12:13 AM

Welcome to the Logos forums, Jim!

There is no (legal) way to go from Kindle to Logos. There are shady workarounds that you'll find if you google around in these forums, but they aren't officially sanctioned by Amazon which puts DRM controls on its books. Thus Logos can't legally do anything about importing them.

But there's a new feature in Logos that lets you send your Logos books to your Kindle. Go figure. Amazon lets you send other things to a format that Kindle can read in but not the other way around. We should be demanding that they change that. People these days want to be able to read their digital content on multiple different devices, not necessarily all using the same format. And they don't want to have to buy that content multiple times.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 17 2015 12:14 AM

Hi Jim - and welcome to the forums

Jim Hyman:

Are books on Kindle able to interface with Logos?

Kindle format books can't just be imported into Logos.

It is possible - and some people have done it - to use conversion software on Kindle books to reformat into .docx source files which can be compiled into Logos as a Personal Book. But you need to take into account legal and copyright issues which vary depending on where you are.

What are you trying to achieve?

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 17 2015 5:39 AM

I will say even if you do bring a Kindle book into Logos, my experience has been that it doesn't look good and/or function well.

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Virgil Buttram | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 17 2015 5:54 AM

David Taylor Jr:

I will say even if you do bring a Kindle book into Logos, my experience has been that it doesn't look good and/or function well.

It takes a lot of work to make a Personal Book interact with Logos robustly. The more work (time) you put in, the better it interacts.

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 17 2015 11:46 AM

Virgil Buttram:

David Taylor Jr:

I will say even if you do bring a Kindle book into Logos, my experience has been that it doesn't look good and/or function well.

It takes a lot of work to make a Personal Book interact with Logos robustly. The more work (time) you put in, the better it interacts.

Yes, my personal opinion is that it is more hassle than it is worth. I need to study, I don't have time to format a book from one software to another and then tag it and format it.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 17 2015 6:24 PM

David Taylor Jr:
more hassle than it is worth.

Even though I've done a fair amount of converting, if I were a pastor (with my Pastor's study habits as the model), I don't think I would ever have that amount of time.

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Dave Mackey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 17 2015 9:15 PM

I'd love to see books on Logos interface with the Kindle - e.g. if I am reading it on my Kindle it would synchronize location, highlights, notes, etc. to my Logos. :)

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 17 2015 9:29 PM

Dave Mackey:

I'd love to see books on Logos interface with the Kindle - e.g. if I am reading it on my Kindle it would synchronize location, highlights, notes, etc. to my Logos. :)

By "kindle," do you mean kindle eInk reader or kindle fire? You do know that faithlife has mobile apps for android (including the fire) and also has a "send to kindle" feature for eInk kindle readers, right? The later is only for reading. 

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 18 2015 6:03 AM

alabama24:

Dave Mackey:

I'd love to see books on Logos interface with the Kindle - e.g. if I am reading it on my Kindle it would synchronize location, highlights, notes, etc. to my Logos. :)

By "kindle," do you mean kindle eInk reader or kindle fire? You do know that faithlife has mobile apps for android (including the fire) and also has a "send to kindle" feature for eInk kindle readers, right? The later is only for reading. 

And to take that further syncing highlights with e-ink versions would take an act of Amazon to open up such an API.

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Virgil Buttram | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 18 2015 6:21 AM

An "act of Amazon" could also open their API so that Logos could function as a Kindle app, allowing us to access Kindle books in Logos at a similar level of interaction to Vyrso books (as "eBooks", not as "Logos Editions").

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 18 2015 6:34 AM

Virgil Buttram:

An "act of Amazon" could also open their API so that Logos could function as a Kindle app, allowing us to access Kindle books in Logos at a similar level of interaction to Vyrso books (as "eBooks", not as "Logos Editions").

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Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream.  Granted that would also take an act of Faithlife to want to do such a thing in the first place.

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Virgil Buttram | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 18 2015 2:41 PM

David Taylor Jr:

Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream.  Granted that would also take an act of Faithlife to want to do such a thing in the first place.

Oh, indeed. Issues of competition (Kindle vs. Vyrso) vs.cooperation (Amazon licensing third party software as a Kindle app client) galore.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 18 2015 4:27 PM

Virgil Buttram:
An "act of Amazon"

Ha! It sounds like an act of God or something. Well, maybe God will move the hearts of the leadership at Amazon and make them want to do this.

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