Update, July 6th: It appears Hamster’s guts are actually the Calibre ebook conversion engine. To save yourself the trouble of dealing with unnecessary/untested programs, you can just download Calibre, which is cross-platform. (Thanks, Peter!)
(Windows platform only.) From Lifehacker: “Hamster Free eBook Converter allows you to convert eBook files in proprietary formats for Sony, iRiver, Amazon, Kobo, and other eBook readers into a version that can be read on any other reader, or on all of them as a simple PDF or file format they all understand.” Free from HamsterSoft, or you can check out a demo video below.
Does it work with books that have DRM????
How does this compare to the free, cross-platform calibre?
I would doubt very much that it works with DRM’d files.
Ah, thought so. A frontend.
Hamster Free eBook Converter made by HamsterSoft and based on Calibre-engine created by Kovid Goyal and inherits all GNU GPL 3.0 restrictions.
Thank you.I Was thinking the exact same thing. I love books. Since I was a kid I would read books in a way that left them in pristine condition and then put them in my bookcase. Now I get to have the book and still download and read the e-book, Computer Application
Note that the Hamster software is violating the terms of the GPL v3 license by not releasing its full source code, and is thus not using the calibre code with the agreement of its authors. See http://john.nachtimwald.com/2011/08/13/dealing-with-copyright-infringement-calibre-being-ripped-off/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dealing-with-copyright-infringement-calibre-being-ripped-off