1. Vincent Smith 2's Avatar
    Bare with me here this might seem a stupid question.
    Is there an app for the passport that allows you to buy and read technical manual eBooks.
    Reading on phones, I know it can be painful, but I thought I might give it another go now I got more room for pictures and text, only thing is amazon have seemed to of given up on technical eBooks or just made them more expensive than the paper or hard cover versions.

    I was hoping someone could help me out here cause buying specialist books, published by small university work groups is expensive and slow and I find pictures help make life easier.

    Or do I just have to sit at home wait for a paper version to arrive, or wait for the nerds to do the PC interactive version.
    11-02-15 09:32 PM
  2. sorinv's Avatar
    I don't know about technical books.
    I did buy one from Amazon and used it with the Kindle App on my Passport. I have since deleted the Amazon Kindle app because it was draining my battery.

    I use Kobo for fiction books.
    n theory you should be able to install kindle.
    Try Playepub Book Reader from BBW. I have that but I have not searched for technical books.
    It should work.
    If they are small circulation university books, you may be able to get them in pdf format and then you can just use the acrobat reader to read them.

    Sorry I cannot help you more. I too read a lot, and often write, technical/scientific papers and material on my passport.
    11-03-15 04:16 AM
  3. glwerry's Avatar
    I have used Calibre on my PC to put text-based or Word based documents into ePub format which I'm then able to put onto my Kobo or Playbook for reading via Kobo.

    Have not tried this on my Classic, although I do read a bunch on Kobo on the Classic. I just haven't bothered to try and port any of the other books to the Classic.

    I know that doesn't help you with the technical manuals, but if you can import it into Calibre (which is free) then you can publish it in ePub and presumably put it onto your Passport. Like I said, it works very well on the Playbook.
    11-04-15 01:51 PM

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