MobiPocket Support (or lack therof) in Website Posted October 31, 2007 Solution / workaround. Someone else posted the below solution. I have no idea who it was. But it works great. I use windows mobile 5. There are a few extra steps, but it works good for paperless. Again, I didn't post below, but whoever did, thank you a ton!!! That being said, here is the simplest free way to create mobi books to use as before. It requires one new program. I've listed the steps in gory detail; in reality it really is much easier than it looks. 1. Download and install GPSBabel from http://www.gpsbabel.org/ (This is a one-time step). Note the folder you've installed it to. 2. Save your pocket query gpx file to a folder on your computer (e.g, \caching) 3. Start the program GPSBabelGUI.exe from your GPSBabel folder. 4. Under input, select a source type of "GPX XML", and choose the gpx file you downloaded as input. 5. Under output, select an output type of HTML, and choose an output filename for where you want to save it (e.g, \caching\caches.html) 6. click 'lets go' and it will create your html file 7. Start up Mobipocket reader on your PC (the assumption is you had this installed already) and load the HTML file you just created. Mobipocket reader will convert the html file into an ebook, and you can transfer it to your PDA. Our old Pocket Query Generator machine has finally kicked the bucket. We may be able to revive it from the dead but the new frankenputer will most likely not support MobiPocket eBook files. Why? Well way back when we started building Pocket Queries we found MobiPocket - then a very small site - and started using their publishing software to make the files. Unfortunately since then they no longer release their publishing software so we can build the eBooks on the fly. So now that old Bessy has finally died we have no ability to support the engine since it can't seem to work on other machines with the old publishing application. Over the years I have posted in MobiPocket's forums and tried to find an email address for their support and came up empty or they simply state that they no longer provide the components I need to build the eBook files. Granted, GPX is everything you need and there are various applications available for both PocketPC and Palm devices, so the point may be moot. However I know that many geocachers still use eBook files for their geocaching experience. If you are an eBook user and wish to email MobiPocket, feel free. Also I would appreciate any help in directing eBook users to alternative ways of putting their GPX files in a good reader replacement for eBook. Thanks!