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A second, better way to read Epub on your Kindle (video)

Yesterday I showed you how to read Epub on your Kindle. I’ll admit, using Ibis Reader isn’t a very clean solution, but it was an interesting thought experiment.

I wrote that post yesterday because of the following video. It doesn’t give any detail about how they did it, so I figured it out on my own (I appreciated the challenge). Then I started looking into whether the video was legit, and it turns out I’ve heard of the developers before. Inventive Labs last came to my attention when they announced Monocle, a Javascript based Epub reader. They’ve developed a new version that works better with the Kindle’s page turn buttons. It’s not out yet, though.

Yes, I know, it’s not really on the Kindle. But it’s the closest thing yet and it should be possible to get Monocle running fully on the Kindle. If there’s a developer who wants to give it a go, contact Inventive Labs.

An EPUB on the Kindle from Inventive Labs on Vimeo.

via Mike Cane

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Robert September 17, 2010 um 4:34 pm

This would make a great Kindle app… if they ever release them that is

MB September 22, 2010 um 11:43 am

i’m wondering about the opportunity to use a JS reader cause i’ve a set of doubts: – with a JS reader the user has to wait the complete download and unzip of the book – what appens with large size e-book? i.e. e-books with a lot of large images? do i have to refer to external resources in this case in order to have the e-book structure and download the internal resources when needed? – if it’s possible to link external resources, what i have to do in order to give the user an offline version? do i have to build a new version?

what do you think?

There’s a much better way September 21, 2011 um 1:04 pm

epub, djvu and other formats have been available on the kindle to chinese speakers and their friends for quite some time.

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