Just wanted to ask how everyone who has ebooks is getting ready to transfer them. I bought about seventy of so from Amazon for my Kindle 2 and another 200 or more downloaded from DRMless sites like Gutenberg and mobileread. Thanks to various Python scripts I was able to remove the DRM infection from those that carried that dirty disease but even if I had not been able to I would still want to move the others to the new platform. Unfortunately there seems to be little info out there as to how to put ebooks on the iPad.
I have heard that they will be ePub format. Now, if it is like the iPhone then you cannot, as on the Kindle, just usb cable to the Kindle and open it as a disk drive and drag the ebooks over. But With Stanza you can open a book in any of the formats that Stanza supports on your Mac and transfer it to the Stanza on your iPhone. Likewise, if you have a pdf file, you can use the iPhone app PDF Reader to transfer pdf ebooks back and forth between the iPhone and your Mac using any browser.
I am hoping Stanza and PDF Reader will come out with iPad-native apps. I fear if they run in iPhone-emulation mode on the iPad that doubling the resolution will result in very aliased-looking fonts. On the other hand maybe the iPad would be smart enough on its own to simply make longer text lines and areas? Dunno, will have to see.
Meanwhile if you have either Mac OS X or Windows you should right away get the Calibre application if you do not already have it. Primarily an ebook library organizer it also converts almost any format of ebook (either DRMless to begin with or stripped) to almost any other format. So I plan on spending a few hours converting all my mobi and pdf files to whatever file format the iPad turns out to support!
I cannot wait to load Comic Reader into the iPad and transfer some of my full-color, full-zie cbr files of comics like the old Uncle Scrooge Comics to the new iPad. It should look a-w-e-s-o-m-e.