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Whispersync for Non-Amazon books?
#1  chancey 04-29-2010, 10:32 PM
I am getting a Kindle DX very soon regardless of the answer to this question, but it would be nice to know.

I am about to purchase a subscription to safaribooksonline.com which is a great resource for programming books. With the subscription they allow you download several digital copies per month, they say one of those formats is MOBI.

If I add the MOBI files to my Kindle Mac and Kindle device (possibly even Kindle iPad but not crucial) will whispersync keep the pages and more importantly the highlighting and bookmarks synced between the books? Or is it just 2 documents on different devices that are completely independent?

Thanks
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#2  JMikeD 04-29-2010, 10:39 PM
Quote chancey
Or is it just 2 documents on different devices that are completely independent?
No syncing. The only things that get synced are AZW/Topaz format purchased from Amazon.
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#3  chancey 04-29-2010, 10:52 PM
Quote JMikeD
No syncing. The only things that get synced are AZW/Topaz format purchased from Amazon.
Thanks, shortly after I found this thread
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76682

I'll often read on the train and highlight things that I need to revise or investigate further when I get back to my mac, so manually syncing is not a problem. What about if I manually sync with the USB cable?
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#4  susan_cassidy 04-30-2010, 11:22 AM
There is no sync'ing software when you use the USB cable. The only sync'ing is via Whispernet for Amazon-purchased books.
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#5  cheerio6414 04-30-2010, 01:03 PM
Looks like you got your answer
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#6  TuxGirl 04-30-2010, 02:04 PM
I'd check to make sure their mobi downloads are not DRM'd before you get the safari subscription. DRM'd mobi doesn't work on Kindle
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#7  Anarel 04-30-2010, 02:53 PM
If you put the books on two devices (lets just say the K2 and KDX) you can transfer over the MBP (or whatever the notes/bookmarks file is) over to the other device and then the notes and marks will be the same.
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