Curtis Johnstone

August 7, 2012

MobiPocket eBook Readers for the PC

Many eBooks come in the .mobi extension.  This is the MobiPocket format.  If you are trying to read .mobi content on the Windows platform, here are 2 pieces of software you can use:

1]  Amazon Kindle eReader for Windows.

  • You can find out more and download the Kindle for PC here: www.amazon.com/kindleforpc
  • This is an excellent eReader for the PC
  • One disadvantage is that you cannot export or share (at least easily) your personalized notes and highlights for non-Amazon store books – which include .mobi files.

2] Calibre

  • You can find out more and download it here: http://calibre-ebook.com/
  • Calibre is a good general purpose eReader that supports all major formats.
  • It is much more than just a eReader though – it is a whole e-book library management piece of software
  • The biggest disadvantage as an eReader is that it is a heavy footprint for just an eReader.

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