Feb 4 2007
A few weeks ago I promised I would do a step by step instruction guide for converting various ebook formats into eBookwise. This conversion guide works for those who just want to get an html file out of an Ms Reader ebook. I used a non secure MS Reader book: Patrice Michelle’s Harms Hunger.
- 1 ebook downloaded in the MS Reader format. (This is also known as a “lit” file)
- ConvertLit Gui
- eBookwise Librarian (or other similar program)
- Download the ebook and make note of where the file is located. My downloads go to my “Desktop”
- Download the Convert Lit Gui program.
- Go to the location where you downloaded it. It should be in a “zip” file and you will need to “extract” the contents. This is done by right clicking and choosing “extract all.”
- This will bring up the “Welcome to the Compressed (zipped) Folders Extraction wizard. Press “Next”.
- Select the destination. I like to extract things to the Desktop. Press “Next”.
- Click “Finish”.
A window will open and your extracted contents will show one file. This is the ConvertLit GUI Install program. Double click on the icon.
- Tell ConvertLit where to install the program. I just go with the default. Click Next.
- This gives you the option of installing a shortcut to the “start” menu. Click Install.
- Look at the check boxes. You can have the program start when you finish and the readme to open. Your choice. Click Finish.
Now you have ConvertLit GUI installed. Next we are going to run Converlit GUI. Open the ConvertLit Program.
- Make sure the tab Extract is selected. It is usually selected by default.
- Select .lit file(s). This is the location where you downloaded the file in step 1. Highlight the file you want to convert.
- Select output folder. Where do you want the converted file to go? It can be the same place as where you saved the folder. I like to save the file to my desktop.
- Make sure that “create filename subfolders for extracted files” is checked. If you check the box next to “open folder after extraction”, the folder where the extracted files go will open automatically. Then press Extract
- If it was successful, you should get this message:
(if there is an error, it didn’t extract correctly).
There should be a folder that contains the files you just extracted. The folder will be the name of the book you extracted. A couple will be image files. One should be the book itself. One will be “Open eBook Package File” which will have the name of the book BIBHarmsHunger and the “extension” OPF.
Now we are going to change the extracted files into a file that can be read on the eBookwise reader.
- Open the conversion program. I use Ebookwise librarian. Drag the “Opf” file onto the Ebookwise Librarian screen. A window will automatically open showing the title of the book, author. Here you can designate the “category” or genre.
- Press Okay. It may show a bunch of errors but as long as the bottom says “Processing Successful” you are good to go. Press the X to close the window.
- A new book should appear in the converter program window. Now “view” the file.
- As you can see the converted file here has some problems.
- I had to open the “htm” file and do a search and replace to get the weird code out. I then saved it and redid the conversion process.
- Now, to get that book onto your Ebookwise, you simply right click on the book that you want to send to your Ebookwise and choose from the options. You can highlight several books and right click.
That’s it. It really takes under a minute to do this whole conversion process. It works for both secure MS Reader books and non secure ones. Let me know if there were areas that you wish I had more pictures for or more explanation for future guides.