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Calibre and your ebooks

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Calibre is a terrific program for managing your ebooks, and it gives you the ability to do some very nice things. Calibre is free, though donations are encouraged.

Lee Miller, in the Duolingo Esperanto Learner’s group on Facebook pointed out a good Esperanto resource available as a PDF: Teach Yourself Esperanto, John Cresswell. I downloaded the PDF.

He also pointed out this collection of Esperanto short stories. I decided to read this one. I used my browser to print the page as a PDF.

I added both PDFs to my Calibre library using the Add Books button,  then used Calibre’s Edit Metadata button to correct the author and title information.  Since those are displayed in the library listing of the book, it was important that they be correct. Correcting them a snap: the metadata are displayed and you can easily edit the information.

I then used Calibre’s Convert Books to covert the PDF to the format used by my eBook reader (AZW3 for my Kindle, but Calibre can also do MOBI, EPUB, and many other formats). I then used Calibre’s Send to Device button to send the converted file to my Kindle.

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Not quite Bob’s your uncle, but easy enough.

If you use ebooks, you should investigate Calibre. (The link is to a variety of YouTube explanations.)

Written by LeisureGuy

6 June 2020 at 10:08 am

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