5 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2010 12:54 PM by Tamara
Jacki Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
Hi - I have a few ePub books and can't find a reader app that will work for me! I mainly want a reader that has a "highlighting" feature like the Kindle App and B&N eReader apps both have. I love the way the eReader works the BEST as far as features...

I tried downloading Calibre and converting my ePub books into the eReader format (pdb) - but it keeps "failing".

Stanza doesn't seem to offer highlighting as a feature.

BTW - I do NOT mind paying for a good reader that will do this if that's what it takes! Just have been researching and can't find what I'm looking for so any suggestions GREATLY appreciated!!

- Jacki

Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    eReader should take DRM-free ePubs. I use both eReader and Stanza for epubs. If your ePub books have DRM, Calibre cannot convert them.
  • Jacki Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    Thanks so much for the info... Is there any way to find out if your ebook has DRM or not?! And if it does - then what option is there to read it from?
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    If you paid for an ebook, odds are it has DRM. You'll need to go back to the website you got the ebooks from and see what readers they support. The fact that Calibre fails during the conversion would strongly suggest that they have DRM.
  • Jacki Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    Thanks - it just said whatever readers support ePub

    Anyway - I WAS able to open it up in both BookshelfLT and BookReader (a paid app) - but neither have highlighting feature and this particular book is a study and I REALLY want highlighting!! If it opened in those 2 - should it open in eReader? I've set up an ereader account and am trying to go through the steps to get it into my iPhone, but just wondered if you think it might open since you say you read ePubs in ereader - their web site says only pdb will work...?!

    Thanks again for your help!
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    You may have to wait until the iBooks app is released this summer.