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Kittypauz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is there a good app to convert Sony eReader books so I can import them to iPad? When I sync, I can see my eReader books, but they are grayed out.

Ipad, Dell XPS-M1330, Windows Vista
  • 1. Re: Sony ereader to ipad
    nick101 Level 4 Level 4 (3,520 points)
    You can't get the Sony books that have DRM. Non-DRM books in epub format come across fine.

    It's the curse of DRM - you paid for the book and you can only read it on one kind of device.
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    Steamrunner TTT Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    nick101 wrote:
    You can't get the Sony books that have DRM. Non-DRM books in epub format come across fine.

    It's the curse of DRM - you paid for the book and you can only read it on one kind of device.


    It's not Sony's fault - they use the common Adobe DRM that most other e-readers (except the Kindle) use. Apple simply chose not to allow anything other than their own Fairplay DRM for ebooks - meaning ebooks you can read on virtually any other device are useless on the iPad (and vice versa).

    Amazon did a similar thing - only books bought from Amazon will work on a Kindle, although thanks to the Kindle app, you can read Kindle books on an iPad. Just not books bought from any other bookstore.
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    Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    You will need to Google how to strip the DRM from the Sony formatted books in order to import them into iBooks.
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    Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    You can't import Sony books to a Nook or to an iRex or a Kobo. You can ONLY read Sony books on a Sony made ereader.
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    M.B Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    Wrong! You can easily read ebooks bought from Sony's ebook store on the Barnes and Noble nook (and I mean legally).

    Check this link: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/eBook-Discussion/Sony-e-book-gift-cards-d iscounted-at-Target-this-week/m-p/512176#M4916
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    Martin_UK Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    For those in the UK, there's a great iPad/iPhone app called TXTR which allows ePub files protected with Adobe DRM to be read on those devices - no hacking, DRM stripping or other copyright violations needed.

    And to correct you on another point, other than Kindle and iBooks, all eBooks sold int he UK tend to be ePub files protected with Adobe DRM and can be read on a wide range of readers.

    Message was edited by: Martin_UK
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    Iwaniwanowitsch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Martin.

    TXTR is avaible in Switzerland and it works great.
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    MCCS@TP45 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,

    I downloaded the TXTR app, but now how to I get my Sony ereader books from my computer onto this app?
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    Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    Allegedly, Sony is coming out with a Reader App for the iPhone.
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    baforer Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    In the mean time you can use the "Bluefire Reader" app.
    It can read Adobe Digital Edition DRM EPUB and PDF files.

    You can also read library books with this app.
    http://www.bluefirereader.com/help/libraryBooks.html
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    ramarian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree. "Bluefire Reader" works great with the ebooks from the Sony Reader library.  You simply add the .ePub files into the File Sharing section for the Bluefire Reader app in iTunes and sync. Then when you launch the app, you need to enter your Adobe ID and password and you can enjoy the books.  I have transferred all of my Sony Reader books over and have had no problems with.

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    Steamrunner TTT Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    Just thoguht I'd follow up on this in case anyone stumbles across it - since these posts were written there has been a new App added to the iOS App Store called "Bluefire". This will handle ePub books with the Adobe DRM on them, so any books bought for a Sony device will be readable on your iPhone/iPad.

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    Carol lyne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the answer. Sadly Sony and Apple are fighting over money and rights. We will let them work it out. In the mean time I had 180 books on my Sony Reader that I paid hard earned money for. So Apple, please get on with the negotiations.

    The Solution:

    1.)     Down load the TXTR program onto your home computer where you have all of your Sony books.  Upload th

    e ones you want to read.

    2.)     Download the TXTR App onto your iphone and ipad. The books will all be there.

    Yeah...... it works and your money is not wasted.

     

    I still want Sony and Apple to work out a deal. I can read Kobo and Kindle books on them. Sadly in Canada the Nook does not work yet. Barns and Noble, get it together.

     

    The Answer, TXTR onto your computer where your Sony epub books are and TXTR app on your iphone and ipad.\\

     

    Just like magic.

  • 14. Re: Sony ereader to ipad
    caspar35 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    The books are on a Sony reader and you are complaining to Apple that you can not read it on their hardware?

     

    Do you ask your DVD maker to provide a means to play Blu-Ray on a DVD player because you spent money on it?

     

    I put some petrol in my Ford and now when I go to drive my Chevvy it is out of fuel. I paid hard-earned money for that fuel. Come on, Ford, stop the posturing and get on with the negotiations to provide a car that automatically transfers fuel to my other car when I want to use it.

     

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