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Is there any reader for ebooks in .lit format for Linux? Or is there one for Windows that I can run on my Linux with Wine?

Distro: openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 and Linux Mint 12 x86_64

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I tried Microsoft Reader. It doesn't work. Unfortunately I am not aware of any other .lit readers for Windows either. –  missingfaktor Oct 1 '12 at 8:05

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You could try calibre for DRM-free ebooks.

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Awesome, Calibre worked. Thanks! –  missingfaktor Oct 1 '12 at 8:21
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Calibre can also convert .lit to other formats including epub, which can then be edited/cleaned-up with Sigil (or any text editor since an epub is just xhtml + css + iimages + toc etc in a zip file). Sigil is packaged for debian and other distros. Source is at code.google.com/p/sigil - IIRC the Sigil author also contributes to the Calibre project. –  cas Oct 1 '12 at 22:33

ConvertLit or clit can convert .lit files to HTML. If you have the DRM key file it can even convert DRM-restricted .lit files to HTML.

There is also a wrapper around convlit and zip called lit2epub which converts .lit to .epub. It is in the epub-utils package on debian, or source code is at http://sourceforge.net/projects/ebook-tools

In most cases (i.e. non-DRM), using Calibre for ebook format conversion is much easier.

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