Manage and Covert Your eBooks (Part 1)

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eBooks are an accepted way of reading nowadays. They've been included by government statisticians E in the basket of goods used to measure the cost of living. The ONS believes it to be "a significant and growing market", and it notes huge increases in the number of people reading digitally.

In 2012, in the UK, eBooks  accounted for 13-14% of all book sales in volume terms and 6-7% in value terms. What that also means is that many of us have not just one or two eBooks  but an overwhelming number of them. Depending, too, on the devices you own, you may even have them in varying formats or, at the very least, want to convert one format into another.

In 2006, a piece of software was born called Calibre. Initially called libprs500, it was introduced way before the Kindle started its path to dominance (that happened in November 2007) and it coincided with the launch of the Sony PRS-500 e-ink based reader that happened to be the first to be sold commercially in America.

Ebooks are an accepted way of reading nowadays.

EBooks  are an accepted way of reading nowadays.

Produced by Kovid Goyal, who wanted to get this device to work with Linux, Calibre is incredibly useful. You can use it to create an eBook collection. Users select the type of eBook reader they own and they can then convert between virtually every single eBook format available.

As well as allowing for conversion, Goyal realized that this only increased the sheer number of books he was able to amass. As his library grew, he knuckled down and worked on a set of management features. Using these, you can also ensure that you have a complete log of all your books, regardless of the device on which they will be used. Calibre allows you to quickly sort through the eBooks  by title and author. It lets you scan through by ratings and series. With the ability to add tags and comments and even jot down a short synopsis so that you can remind yourself of the useful nature (or not) of each book, it becomes the ultimate way to keep your library in check.

As if all of that was not enough, Calibre throws in a news downloading feature too. Websites can be converted to Calibre, which allows you to read articles on your portable ebook device or your desktop in a form that best suits. Quite simply, Calibre is an essential app to have on your PC or Mac, and it keeps getting better since many developers, testers and bug reports are constantly working on it.

Getting Started With Calibre

To find Calibre, go to and select the download option. All you need is the app, some books and a folder in which to put them all, and you're then able to get on with managing them. Calibre will ask you to create a new folder before prompting you to let it know which eBook reader you use. You can also configure Calibre so that it can email books to your reader.

To find Calibre, go to and select the download option.

To find Calibre, go to and select the download option.

Once you have everything ready, it's time to add some new books. This is done by clicking the Add Books icon in the top-left corner of the Calibre interface. By clicking the main icon, you will be able to scour your hard drive for the book you wish to add, but you can also click the downward arrow. This will let you add specific types of books and from certain locations.

For most people, adding books from a single directory is of most use, since you can manually pick the books that you want. Adding from directories including sub- directories is useful if you have a number of books already in a folder. Calibre can import them all if you wish, but do be wary of clicking the multiple books per directory option, since it can start to confuse you, especially if you have some duplicates knocking around.

When you've added the books, Calibre scours them for information that it will use to populate the various fields of book name, author and so on. You can then go into each book and edit them, adding covers if you wish (grab them from the internet) and tidying up the author names and so on until you get the data that works best for you.

Right-click on an book and select 'Edit metadata' either individually or in bulk. You can then go into each book and make your alterations. The Edit panel is very flexible, as you will see in our boxout.

For most people, adding books from a single directory is of most use, since you can manually pick the books that you want.

For most people, adding books from a single directory is of most use, since you can manually pick the books that you want.

As you begin to build up your database, you will see the books listed in the main panel of Calibre. Clicking on the headings of each section will reorder the books for you and highlighting a book will display the cover and some details in the right-hand window.

Running down the left of the screen are lots of other options to help you better organize, and you can see, at a glance, just how many books are available in each one of those sections.

Fetching News And Books

You're able to produce your own bespoke news feeds, with Calibre automatically pulling in information from the sources that you select. This option is within the Fetch News tab and selecting the arrow within this icon, you get to see a host of different sources (there are 41 in the UK). They range from BBC News to the Birmingham Post and include Digital Spy, FHM, Financial Times, Glasgow Herald, Kerrang!, NME and the New Statesman. As you can see, that is a very varied range, so there will be undoubtedly something of use.

By fetching that news, you can read it on you’ re reader by pulling it into Calibre and sending it on. You can also manage your news feeds too.

Another great feature of Calibre is that it lets you find books without having to go to lots of different websites yourself. The Get books option opens up a window that tells you it will look through commercial and public domain websites and find books for you. You get to see the DRM status of the book and then obtain them.

By fetching that news, you can read it on you’re reader by pulling it into Calibre and sending it on.

By fetching that news, you can read it on you’ re reader by pulling it into Calibre and sending it on.

The transaction stage of the book acquiring is done between you and the third-party website rather than Calibre, but you can search by title, author and keyword and go through a host of sites including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Manybooks and Nook UK. When you click the book that you want, the website will appear and you can download and then import as normal.

And don't forget that Calibre doesn't only allow you to read eBooks on a computer. You can also view them on a desktop useful if you have a laptop with you when travelling.

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