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Hey /lit/

I wanna make the cross over to e-readers.

What do you use? And what would you recommend for a budget of about 80-100 EUR
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Kindle Paperwhite

Calibre for collecting, managing, converting pirated ebooks

Goodreads for bad reviews

/lit/ for shitposting
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>>7595306
nigga the paperwhite is 130 EUR

Is it really worth it?

Can i transfer any pirated pdf to it?
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>>7595305
Paperwhite 3

>>7595307
It's 99.
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>>7595307
The Paperwhite gets nothing but praise.

But it's an e-book, and like all e-books, it's fucking shit. Physical books are the only proper way of reading.
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>>7595305
I use a Kobo glo. Brand new, though, so can't say much about it. I'm using it for those sweet sweet free books on Project Gutenburg.

>>7595307
>Can i transfer any pirated pdf to it?
E-readers are pretty bad at pdfs. I had a quick look at converting but that produced odd formatting issues.
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>>7595313
yeah but you don't understand.

The reasons why i want to cross over to e-books:

>Cannot afford the books i want to read.
>Live in spain but i only read books in english and it's difficult to find english books (hate ordering them online)
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>>7595316
There's a trick to converting pdf well. Use k2pdfopt first, and then convert in calibre to something else like epub or mobi.
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>>7595319
Cheers, I'll try that.
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>>7595319
>>7595323
IMHO it depends on the structure of the pdf whether conversion works fine or not - pdfs with many "irregular" elements like textboxes, figures in text, two columns of text per page etc. don't convert well because the converter doesn't know what to do with them. PDFs that are text-only convert well.
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>>7595346
>two columns of text per page etc
Looking at it, that's what k2pdfopt is for. Haven't tried yet though.

Some of my academic pdfs aren't even OCRd, so that's obviously not going to happen.
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