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Getting the ePub file

Once the book is ready, it means it's time to get the ePub file to transfer into your eBook reader. This is achieved by clicking on the grab my books button in the book editor. A save dialog appears allowing you to save the ePub file containg your book.
grab my book

Mobi (kindle) support

GrabMyBooks can now create mobi files. It means you can now create books for your kindle and other compatible devices.
It is not natively supported. You need to install Calibre software on your computer and then configure GrabMyBooks to use it.
Calibre comes with an executable called ebook-convert. On computers equiped with windows, it is likely to be found at this path after installation: C:Program FilesCalibre2ebook-convert.exe
Once calibre is installed, go to the Options screen of GrabMyBooks.
options menu item
Now set the ebook-converter path in the dedicated input field.
calibre converter path
You can also set the default format you want to save your books into to mobi. Each time you will click on the Grab my book button in the book editor this is going to be the default suggested file extension.
mobi default type
Grab content and then grab the book.
mobi dialog
You will see the ebook-convert execution window. When it closes, the mobi book is ready.
mobi command

Keeping the epub file when saving as mobi

When the book is saved as a mobi file, then it can't be loaded back into GrabMyBooks for further edition as only epub files can be loaded back.
If you think you might edit the book later after saving it, it is useful to keep the epub version somewhere.
There is a field in the options screen allowing you to specify a directory into which the epub version is going to be saved when the book is saved as mobi.
keep the epub file

Getting the book file via mail

You can configure GrabMyBooks in such a way that the book file, when saved, is directly sent to your email address. This is useful for kindle owners.
Click here to see how to set it up.

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