Kindle

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ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石 (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)

Hurray! I just finished my first full book in Japanese: ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石. I got the book from pottermore.com shop, the only place to get eBook versions of Harry Potter. I , since the PotterMore shop still does not provide Kindle Paperwhite readable versions (and still does not, which is strange, since I explained them that it is dead-simple to convert to […]

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The Pain of DRM

There is this new book you really want to read, published in Germany, hard to get in Japan, but there is a eBook version, so you are happy. You purchase the eBook happily (for the same price as for the printed book), and then realize that again, it is one of those books that carries DRM-protection, digital rights management, and […]

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Cheating Amazon Japan

Amazon advertises that the Kindle with 3G can access the store and the purchased books in more than 100 (or 150) countries of the world (see http://client0.cellmaps.com/viewer.html). Well, unless you buy a Kindle in Japan at amazon.co.jp – because Kindles sold there are only enabled for Japan. Yes, you hear right! Everyone around the world can use the 3G network […]

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Japanese-English dictionary for the Kindle

You can get a Japanese-Japanese dictionary for free on the Kindle, but if you want to have translations, I recommend this Japanese-English dictionary. After having purchased and installed it on the Kindle, got to Menu – Settings – Device Options – Language and Dictionaries – Dictionaries – Japanese and select the Japanese English Dictionary, after which selecting a Japanese words […]

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Harry Potter in Japanese

There are digital versions of Harry Potter series sold by Potter More. The non-Japanese versions are available in Kindle format, but the Japanese versions are only available in epub3 format. If you want to read them on your kindle paperwhite, you have to: download the epub3 format convert ith with kindlegen as in the previous post put them on your […]

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Converting Aozora documents to Kindle

This part is based on the blog entry http://ebookyaro.blogspot.jp/2012/10/kindle-paperwhite-epub3.html but adapted for Linux. Necessary software: KindleGen: convert various formats to kindle format Aozora EPub3 Converter: get the latest version Steps to be done: get a book you want to read from Aozora, get the ruby variant. For example take Soseki Natsume’s Kokoro, get the file 773_ruby_5968.zip, unzip it you get […]

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