Well, "convince" is certainly a necessary element in getting an accommodation in this matter. In my case, after initially being told that it couldn't be done, I insisted on speaking to a person that could actually make a a decision, and after esplaining the problem, was e-mailed a link to an unlocked pdf file, Unfortunately, the link didn't work and it was necessary to notify them of this by e-mail, The reply said that in the future that all the e-book download files would be able to be saved as a text file. I have since purchased two additional books from this site. I had the first book within 24 hours. Not every case will be as easy, of coourse. The site is: www.thebereancall.org
If we don't insixt that these materials be made available in a format that is usuable by the devices of our choice then they will continue to be inaccessable to us in the future. Most will probably be accommodating, it's just a matter of making a convincing case.
RichardThere is a way which seemeth rright unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
(Proverbs(14:12)Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
(John 14:6 KJV) Listen to: www.WBOFradio.com----- Original Message ----- From: "Annette Carr" <amcarr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 8:56 AM Subject: [bookport] Re: Reading e-books
The key word here is "convince". And then if you are able to accomplish that, then you will probably have to wait 6-12 weeks for them to get the unlocked file to you. Part of my job responsibilities is to deal withpublishers and other resources to get course material in alternative formatsfor our post secondary students. But thanks for your response. Annette -----Original Message----- From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Richard Benoit Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 8:34 AM To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bookport] Re: Reading e-books Although the Bookport does not support pdf format, if you click "save as text in the file menu in Adobe Reader you can then send that file to theBookport. That is, unless the supplier has set security controls to prevent you from doing this. Even then, if you contact the supplier and explain thereason, you may convince them to send you a copy without the controls. Richard There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Proverbs(14:12) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6 KJV) Listen to: www.WBOFradio.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Erichsen" <pianoman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 11:59 PM Subject: [bookport] Re: Reading e-booksNo. niether of those formats are supported. Text is supported as is HTML, doc (microsoft word) and some others. -----Original Message-----From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Annette Carr Sent: Friday, 5 January 2007 3:48 PM To: BookPort Subject: [bookport] Reading e-books Hi List,Is it possible to read e-books from e-books.com on the BookPort? It lookslike most books from this site are in either Adobe Reader or Microsoft Reader formats. Annette __________ NOD32 1957 (20070104) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com