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lendr

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From Kindle to Word: Can it be done?
Posted: May 2, 2012 11:28 PM
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Smee again!

Just wanted to know if it's possible to pull your own book file from your Kindle and then convert it back to Word or some other editable format?

The reason I'm asking is that they recently broke into our offices and stole all our PCs. My latest updated version of the novel was on my office PC with a slightly older version on my home PC. Can't remember all the changes I've made between the two files. Stupid, I know, but such is life.

So I'd basically like the current version on Amazon in a format that I could edit (or copy/paste from at least) in case I need to make alterations sometime.

Can this be done?

Fanx!

L

mrlasers

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Re: From Kindle to Word: Can it be done?
Posted: May 2, 2012 11:49 PM   in response to: lendr in response to: lendr
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Mobi_unpack is what you are looking for, it can extract the HTML source out of a non-DRM-enabled mobi file. That source can then be opened in Word and reformatted as necessary.

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Mobi_unpack

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lendr

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Re: From Kindle to Word: Can it be done?
Posted: May 3, 2012 1:24 AM   in response to: mrlasers in response to: mrlasers
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Hmmmmmm... so if it's DRM-enabled, I'm royally fornicated? :s
booknookbiz

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Re: From Kindle to Word: Can it be done?
Posted: May 3, 2012 2:20 AM   in response to: lendr in response to: lendr
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Hmmmmmm... so if it's DRM-enabled, I'm royally
fornicated? :s

lendr:

Why don't you just download the html from the KDP? Or...[i]how [/i]did you upload the original book? if it's your book, it's not DRM'ed to YOU, at least, not from the KDP. If you're BUYING it off of Amazon, well, then, yes, you're hosed.

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shaddamax

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Re: From Kindle to Word: Can it be done?
Posted: May 3, 2012 4:44 AM   in response to: booknookbiz in response to: booknookbiz
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That is what I would do. There is a teeny tiny link at the top of the online previewer that allows you to DL the HTML then you can open it in a browser and copy/paste into a word document. And, then, as they say, Bob's yer uncle.
lendr

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Re: From Kindle to Word: Can it be done?
Posted: May 3, 2012 7:50 AM   in response to: shaddamax in response to: shaddamax
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You guys flipping ROCK!!! Got the HTML, thanks bkhitch and shaddamax! Order and balance has now been restored :))))

Cheers!
Len

jtbigtoad

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Re: From Kindle to Word: Can it be done?
Posted: May 3, 2012 8:44 AM   in response to: lendr in response to: lendr
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Also there are Boo Koo links to removing DRM from the Azw books

JT

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rushweig

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Re: From Kindle to Word: Can it be done?
Posted: May 3, 2012 10:00 AM   in response to: lendr in response to: lendr
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Sorry to hear about your office, thats some bullshit. Only thing worst than lost property is lost personal art...
jtbigtoad

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Re: From Kindle to Word: Can it be done?
Posted: May 3, 2012 4:52 PM   in response to: rushweig in response to: rushweig
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Carbonite!

JT

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notjohn

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Re: From Kindle to Word: Can it be done?
Posted: May 4, 2012 3:08 AM   in response to: lendr in response to: lendr
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You know, I once highlighted about twenty pages of stuff from a Kindle book, emailed the highlights to myself (or whatever it is that one does), and pasted the material into my word processing program. Every so much easier than keying it in or taking notes!

Is there any reason one couldn't highlight an entire book?
shaddamax

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Re: From Kindle to Word: Can it be done?
Posted: May 4, 2012 3:25 AM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
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Try it, Clarence, and tell us about it ;)
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