I'd like to know more about Mobipocket e-books. I Googled the platform and looked through their pages, but it's far from the quality of this Kindle support site. (Congratulations to your gang, DTPAdmin!) I gather the Mobipocket books are for PDAs? People really read books on those things?
Can I just take the Word doc I used for the Kindle edition and fire it off to Mobipocket?
In another thread, a poster said he or she was selling book copies via Mobipocket than in Kindle editions. Is that a common experience?
MobiPocket is the leading provider of eBooks, and supports readers on PDAs, smart phones, PC's (and through a seperate reader program Mac & Linux systems).
MobiPocket does not have a web interface for uploading your books - it has a PC application (Linux version coming, but not a high priority) that processes your source files & graphics and then builds a .PRC file that you can use on the various devices supported. Once the PRC has been built the Creator app has a built-in upload support for posting your eBook to the MobiPocket book store.
The one main advantage of the MobiPocket site over Amazon DTP is that DTP is strictly for Kindle eBooks, whereas MobiPocket is for a wide selection of devices and 3rd party retailers. Amazon pull content from the MobiPocket database so putting your book up on the MobiPocket site gives you a lot more visibility than the DTP site.
Okay, I think I understand: I download a bit of software which will guide me through the process of creating a Mobi-document. This is an Amazon sideline that was picked up from someone else, so doesn't seem as familiar.
And I should be doing this, right? People actually make money via Mobipocket?
Since I have first put my books onto the Kindle platform, and Kindle sucks up books from Mobipocket, is there a system in place (this is for you, DTPAdmin!) to prevent duplication?
No, maybe I wasn't clear. You can publish to either one or to both. If you publish to both then you will see 2 of your books available in the Amazon kindle store. The Mobipocket one will have a sample chapter, the DTP one will not (at present).
Mobipocket did reset all passwords without notifying me. Now I cannot login anymore, and cannot open or read the books I have bought before. I have sent two messages to their support with my information, but they just ignored it. I lost all the books I have bought at MobiPocket and FictionWise. I therefore cannot recommend this company.
And there ar many more who have treated the same way from this company. Read this link https://www.mobipocket.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=42714&highlight=&sid=494a2df12b48a1e8fdca8ae0e7bfb752