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michaeln
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎09-01-2011
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9780

Playbook Book Reader

Someone has kindly given me some e-books in .mobi format which are stored on my PC.  I have located an app - "Book Reader" which professes to be able to read .mobi and .epub files!

 

I have transferred the files to my Playbook using Windows Explorer and then used the "Book Reader"  app controls to import them into that app.  They load up OK and are readable.

 

Does the Playbook enable reading in "portrait" or just "landscape"?  Mine seems to be landscape only and the orientation doesn't alter when I turn the Playbook the other way??  Is there a Playbook "button" I need to press to make it portrait?

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aandras
Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook

Re: Playbook Book Reader

There is no button but is should orient by means of auto.
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Re: Playbook Book Reader

there are a few apps that do not rotate well and this could be one of them.

 




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katieaston88
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-14-2011
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8900

Re: Playbook Book Reader

Is the app just called 'book reader'? Is it any good? As I am currently unable to read my ebooks on my playbook, due to kobo not letting you add your books the library, so am looking for another app that will do this.

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DejaBlade
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎09-05-2011
My Device: Bold 9700 / Playbook 32 GB

Re: Playbook Book Reader

I'm using "Book Reader" for the Playbook. It's available at App World for $0.99, It reads most if not all MOBI files (Kindle). A good application for the price. It enables you to side-load any ebooks you might already have.

 

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/50823?lang=en

 

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UntangledDev
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎09-14-2011
My Device: PlayBook

Re: Playbook Book Reader

Actually, this application fully supports device rotation unless orientation change is locked via PlayBook settings.

 

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cones688
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎09-14-2011
My Device: 9900, 9790, 9700, 9800, 9810 & DevAlpha B & Playbook

Re: Playbook Book Reader

for future compatibilty i would highly recommend calibre on your computer to manage your ebook library as it converts into any format along with being able to then sync over wifi to your playbook any books you want to add or remove.
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P3pp3Rmintttt
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-15-2011
My Device: Blackberry Playbook

Re: Playbook Book Reader

How did you tranfer your  files? I've tried doing the copy/paste thing but Book Reader does not detect my files.

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susgeek
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎12-01-2011
My Device: PlayBook

Re: Playbook Book Reader

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In my experience the only files that the Playbook Book Reader app doesn't see are those that have DRM.

Calibe with the DRM removal plug-in will take care of that. Then you transfer the new converted files to your PB.

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susgeek
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎12-01-2011
My Device: PlayBook

Re: Playbook Book Reader

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I agree - not to mention the bad grammar and punctuation.

 

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