Thursday, October 01, 2009

Red Mars: Part II

I've downloaded a second copy of the free Red Mars PDF from Suvudu. I put it through the same conversion steps that I used originally: Attempting the conversion from PDF to MOBI using both Calibre and Stanza.  I got the same results with this second round of conversions. After converting the Red Mars from PDF to MOBI format the bulk of the book is inaccesible; all that is visible is the table of contents and this message about purchasing the ebook and physical versions. 
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Either Suvudu cooked the PDF so as to "break" when a conversion is attempted or was ham-fisted about inserting the above text and broke the PDF in a way that causes a problem with the conversion process.

Regardless the PDF is useless for reading on the Kindle1. which was probably their intention all along.

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