Calibre, the best ebook manager ever existed.
It's able to auto download metadata from Amazon, Google Books, and some other services; it handles conversion between epub/mobi really well; sending books to e-reader; has its own ebook viewer; multiplatform; etc.
I'm not a fan of the UI, but its not that bad.
If you don't yet use ebooks, this makes it incredibly easy to get started and organised.
If you do, it can revolutionise how you manage your collection.
Plus it can do all kinds of tricks from lossless image recompression to DRM-liberating.
For managing ebooks look at Calibre which can convert formats and remove some DRM to allow you more choice of stores and devices.
With Kindle's you can simply use Calibre to load books directly onto the device or have Calibre email them to the device. The Paperwhite and I believe Voyage models of Kindle have back lighting to allow reading in low light and its completely configurable to allow you to increase or decrease the light level as required. Need to water proof it? I just drop mine in a zip lock bag and reading at the pool or beach is safe.
There are kindle apps for most tablets and operating systems, but reading on a tablet compared to an ereader like kindle or kobo does suck.
I'm not sure about the answer to your question. I'm in the U.S. and most overdrive ebooks for me have two downland options - Amazon or epub. But, there is something you can do if you have a personal computer.
First, download Calibre. (https://calibre-ebook.com/). It's free, open-source software to manage an ebook library. You'll see it discussed often in this sub.
Second, download and install the DRM removal plugin into Calibre. (https://apprenticealf.wordpress.com/).
Once it's installed, books you import into Calibre will automatically have the DRM removed. Downloading an epub from the library will require Adobe Digital Editions, which is free and the file you get from the library should prompt you to get it. Once ADE actually downloads the real epub file, you need to locate that file on your computer and add it to Calibre.
Removing the DRM allows you to convert the book to other formats, which Calibre does well. Convert it to .mobi and add it to your Kindle, which you can do by emailing it or through a connected cable.
I've gone between Kindles and Kobos over the years since they've been released. I've never had to change a device because it wore out, and the old devices have always made great gifts/hand-me-downs. DRM is looser on a Kobo than a Kindle, but if you need to convert any books to any format calibre is the recommended app.
If you have any other questions, just let me know and I can try to answer them!
Yeah, and when you combine a Kindle with Project Gutenberg and Calibre, you end up with a large backlog of free public domain books that will consume your every waking hour.
Assuming you have relatively simple text formatting, I would suggest writing your document in markdown and then using pandoc to convert to LaTeX, EPUB, HTML, and whatever else you like.
Kindle can't read EPUB, but you can use calibre to convert from EPUB to AZW3 (Kindle format).
You're not limited to Amazon books only - there are great resources like Project Gutenberg etc. that specialise in out of copyright books.
Also some publishers do free ebooks as well - usually in EPUB format, but calibre can convert then to AZW/MOBI
Calibre is a great app for handling and converting third party books.
You don't have to buy them from Amazon, there are many sources for free, public domain books, or regular downloading. You only need Calibre to upload the books from your pc to your kindle.
I bought my Paperwhite (which is the most popular version of the Kindle) in 2014 and it's holding up pretty well, I still use it daily with no battery problems or lack of updates
I put all my ebooks on my kindle manually without any amazon involvement. You want a program called calibre. It can convert pdf, mobi and epubs. Keep in mind, converted PDFs don't always scale correctly. I've put a lot of ebooks I've bought off humble bundle on my kindle, but you can put books found elsewhere on it.
If you bought the ad-supported version, there is also an easy way to get rid of those.
Download your ebooks to your computer and use a DRM removal tool to remove Amazon's digital rights management locks. Then use Calibre to manage them. I keep mine in my Dropbox folder so they are automatically backed up to all of my devices.
Amazon is a company. Companies go out of business or change formats. Amazon even removed paid-for books without permission from people's Kindles a few years ago. Barnes and Noble is about to fail and their terrible ebook policy is a large part of it. Don't let your books vanish because Amazon changed formats or decided to shut down their Kindle line or whatever. (Seems unlikely now, but who knows? I have books that were published in 1905 that I can still read. If Amazon makes one switch to their AZW format, now suddenly my ebooks are as useful as a Beta video player.)
Plus, Calibre gives you a lot of reflected value to your Kindle. It helps you organize and rate your books, categorize your reading... All kinds of stuff.
Just use Calibre. It'll translate epub and other formats to MOBI.
Sources for free ebooks
Many public libraries do ebook lending. Mine is connected to a statewide network, and has tons of material in epub format. Many libraries use Overdrive to manage ebook & audiobook lending.
The Calibre software can convert Kindle eBooks into more useful formats (ePub being the most open). Also be sure to use calibre to strip out any instances of your name, an email, and other PII.
Then you would be able to, for example, upload to a storage site for your future personal use.
Getting outside of an ecosystem is good. I wish everything I used were cross-platform- no reason to put all your eggs in one basket, if you have the choice not to.
For books, nothing beats a dedicated e-reader synced with Calibre IMO
You can also use Calibre. Although, it is a general e-book management app so it might be overkill for some people. Calibre is free, open source and multi-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS).
[https://calibre-ebook.com](Calibre) and the Fanficfare plugin. It can make ebooks for damn near any archive you throw at it, not just ffn and AO3. Plus, it make far better ebooks than the AO3 download button - it gives you one with actual chapter breaks, includes any embedded images, and is better with non-Latin text.
It can also make anthology ebooks - give it an AO3 series page, and it'll make you an ebook including every fic on the page, in order. You can also give it multiple URLS manually for other archives.
You can also update the ebook you've already made with new chapters with one click.
If it's going on a Paperwhite, you also have to convert what it makes to mobi, as it audio makes epubs, but that's simple. My Paperwhite is probably 90% fic.
"calibre should be pronounced as cali-ber, not ca-libre." ~ Kovid Goyal
Source: Calibre homepage, about (history) section.
Yes, you can definitely do that. It's likely the ebook is in epub format, but it isn't supported on Kindle (AFAIK--it isn't supported on mine) so you will need to convert it to mobi and copy it to your Kindle via USB. You can use Calibre (https://calibre-ebook.com/) to convert it. It's available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
Como ya recomendaron sobre librerias de programacion y de libros de papel, voy a recomendar de libros electronicos. El proyecto Guteberg tiene digitalizados un monton de clasicos que estan en dominio publico. Eso, con Calibre y por ejemplo, un Kindle, te da terrible biblioteca (si no te importa leer electronico en vez de papel).
Si esto esta bien, pero los libros del proyecto Gutenberg son medios viejos, hay un monton de sitios de ebooks, de los legales y los ya no tanto, hasta te podes encontrar alguna biblioteca ya armada para Calibre.
La otra recomendacion que te puedo dar, ya sea con libros de papel o electronicos, es que si te ves sobrepasado por la oferta y no sabes que leer visites algun sitio de recomendaciones. El principal (en ingles) es Goodreads (listas de mejores por tematica, o relacionados con otros que conozcas son 2 funcionalidades utiles), hay varias alternativas en español, y supongo que unos cuantos subreddits
Just so you know, it's insanely easy to save the book to your computer/remove the copyright protection with a program called <strong>Calibre</strong>, for any book you borrow off of Overdrive or practically any book with DRM.
I'm not recommending this for illegal purposes, but maybe you can't get the book finished in the loan period and want a couple more days to read it.
You could also turn off the internet connection for your ereader to achieve the same effect though. I've heard that works on Kindles.
It really doesn't matter. Download the cross platform ebook manager Calibre. It's free, feature rich, and can convert between a bunch of formats. Most e-readers are going to require .mobi or .epub and Calibre converts between them pretty much seamlessly. I have a Kindle and I never worry about the format of the ebooks I download because of Calibre.
The only thing you might have trouble with is PDF's. They don't convert well to standard ebook formats. The Kindle can still open a PDF, but it isn't nearly as pleasant to read as an actually ebook file.
Calibre can be configured to do this. It's typically the only way I send books to my account. Just look at "Sharing books by email" in Preferences.
This will work with any file that can be read by your kindle and when you are logged into Amazon they show up under "Docs" when you look in your content. The initial sort is for Books, so you need to switch it if you are looking for something you emailed to your account.
Kindles work fine if you like them as a device without ever having to purchase ebooks from Amazon. Use the free program Calibre to manage your ebook library on a computer, and get new ebooks from whichever other source you like.
For anyone wanting to hide the specifics^1 of their raunchy^2 ebook collection...
1: This is for keeping the actual details of your collection away from mom. She will know you have something to hide, so admit to having porn if she discovers a locked kindle.
2: Raunchy, but not illegally so. Do not attempt to use this to hide shit that's illegal in your country of residence. Forensic investigation of your kindle will tell all. Furthermore, do not attempt to transport your Kindle of Nasty across international borders. Obscenity laws are dumb and you should avoid violating them.
Here's what you need to do. Download Calibre. ( https://calibre-ebook.com/ )Install Kindle on your Windows computer (dunno if they have Linux or Mac apps - you could always get a Windows VM just for this purpose). On the Kindle for PC app, download the book. Point Calibre to the file and import it. Try to have Calibre open it. If Calibre can open it - you're in good shape. Tell Calibre to convert the book - it can convert to EPUB, PDF, and a bunch of other formats.
If Calibre can't open it, it has DRM. Google is your friend. Once it's removed, you can use Calibre to convert to EPUB, PDF, or whatever you want.
are you fucking kidding me, people actually do this?
http://4chan-science.wikia.com/wiki/Obtaining_textbooks is all you need for free digital textbooks (usually in .pdf, .epub or .djvu format; though can easily be converted using calibre or online converters to whatever format you want)
torrents are also an option but not worth the risk since ISPs can easily detect torrent traffic.
edit: for free scientific research articles use Sci-Hub
I use the program Calibre with the plugin Fanficfare. It allows bulk downloading of all story links from a webpage. Once you have the stories downloaded, you could also upload the files to a cloud service such as dropbox or google drive. I keep my fanfic library on my computer's hard drive, dropbox and an external hard drive in case of computer trouble.
Calibre and Fanficfare will probably seem complicated until you get used to it, but it's definitely a great way to archive fanfic.
Are you talking about the eink readers, or just Kindle's ebook ecosystem in general (shops, apps)?
For eink readers - have a look at the Kobo line, they do have good readers. Whether you choose Kobos, Kindles or something else, you can always turn the internet connection off and not signin to your device, only transfer books to it via USB cable, which keeps it dumb (but you do miss out on updates)
In terms of ecosystem, there is a problem here too - if you start using non-Amazon sources to buy books, quite often they use Adobe Digital Editions DRM to deliver the books to you. ADE is far worse as it requires an Adobe login, keeps track of your devices/books/pages, and only allows a limited number of activations; it's far more hostile IMO, and surprisingly the Amazon DRM is less invasive. In general finding non-DRM recent books is quite hard. But there are a lot of DRM free sources of older classics. See here
> Bonus if I can take my Kindle books with me.
There is a common way to do this which is Calibre for managing your library, and DeDRM for removing the Kindle DRM from your books. These two let you convert your normal Kindle books into epubs, which other readers widely accept. Or it lets you convert epubs into the Kindle acceptable format. Even if you switch to Kobo and its other stores, there are ways to DeDRM those books too, I believe. You'll need to read up on this first, I can't link you directly to how to de-DRM books.
You can download Kindle books (including Kindle Unlimited books) from Your Content and Devices (ellipsis button next to the book title -> Download & Transfer via USB), and use Calibre to convert and upload them to a Kobo.
Calibre är bra på att konvertera filformat. Jag har en boksamling på desktop PC där allt är epub eller pdf. FBReader är en bra ebook reader för android. Klarar epub, pdf och även kindles mobi men om de har DRM får du ta bort DRM först. Har dlrig använt kindle, men de ser dyra ut jämfört med billiga kina tabletter.
Unfortunately, the .mobi converter that AO3 uses can't handle files past a certain size (for unknown-to-me reasons), and this isn't going to be fixed in the near future. Easiest method right now to get a .mobi that Kindle can handle is to download Calibre, load in the .epub, then convert it to .mobi.
(I haven't confirmed that this works, but it should work in principle; it's been a few years since I've used Calibre.)
I use a free and open source program called Calibre to do this with my Kindle Paperwhite, and I believe it works with other E-readers. It'll automatically convert files that aren't compatible with the device and strip out any copy protection bullshit.
I use a Kobo ebook reader, which has excellent Overdrive library integration, and the free software program Calibre lets you manage your ebook library and easily convert between ebook formats.
Also, there are a couple DRM-free alternatives to Audible, such as Libro.fm, so you can download your files and still have access if your cancel your account; Libro.fm has a monthly credit program similar to Audible's subscription model and part of the purchase supports a local bookstore of your choice.
If you don't mind a recommendation that isn't LitRPG, I highly recommend the web series Worm.
It's a super hero story and the female protagonist is a villain. This is one of the absolute best written web series I've ever read. Taylor epitomises what you're asking for in a protagonist. This is also a really long series, so if you like it you'll be able to enjoy it for a long time.
If you want to read it on your eBook reader you can get WebToEpub and convert from the table of contents. If you have a Kindle you can get Calibre and convert the epub to azw3 format.
There may be an easier way, but it's not that difficult, tbh.
I don't know much about the capabilities of specific eInk devices when it comes to interacting with each others' "ecosystems", personally I just bypass all of that hassle by throwing everything into Calibre (stripping the DRM in the process using a plugin I may or may not be able to name on any given subreddit so I generally don't) and then it converts to whatever format is necessary when uploading books onto my reader.
>c'est pas ouf parce que ça support que leur format propriétaire et donc te force a acheter les livres par eux.
C'est là que le fabuleux Calibre intervient: https://calibre-ebook.com/
Bonito, gosto. Vou te dar a dica de pesquisar no fórum MobileRead e na wiki deles e de colocar seu Kindle no modo avião assim que possível pra evitar updates automáticos e coisas do tipo. Assim você consegue preservar a sua capacidade de fazer um jailbreak ou algo do gênero no seu Kindle, extender bastante o que dá pra fazer.
Eu ainda uso principalmente o leitor padrão do Kindle (que é muito bom), mas pra vários livros e também pra outros formatos (PDFs e formatos não suportados pelo Kindle) às vezes vale a pena e faz bastante diferença estar lendo por outros programas como o KOReader, que tem várias funcionalidades úteis e legais.
Outra recomendação boa pra qualquer usuário de e-readers e leitores digitais no geral é o Calibre, que é um programa de manejamento de bibliotecas digitais. Muito bom, melhora muito a experiência com o Kindle. Algo que eu gosto muito de fazer é colocar o Calibre pra baixar jornais e notícias do mundo e sincronizar com o Kindle. É ótimo pra pegar um ônibus ou não sei o quê e ir lendo um jornal em outra língua pra ir treinando e coisas do gênero.
EDIT: Mais ao tópico, vou recomendar alguns dos livros mais interessantes que eu li no meu Kindle:
Acho que tem algo pra cada gosto nessas sugestões. Divirta-se!
ScannerPro to turn syllabi and other handouts quickly and easily into PDF. Notability for handwritten notes. LiquidText for PDF annotation, proofreading documents, and multiple document research. The Google suite of apps for the dreaded group projects. Scrivener for your thesis, dissertation, and to write the Great American Novel. Microsoft Word for smaller documents (it really bogs down at around 50-60 pages.) iStudiezPro to keep your classes and assignments in order. Pocketcasts and iTunes U for supplemental study materials. Skype for meeting classmates for group projects or study groups outside of class. Kindle and iBooks for your non-PDF eTexts (alternately, use Calibre to convert all your eTexts to PDF.)
This list is similar to what u/Noktviro posted, but most of the books are in the more ereader-friendly epub format.
In order to read them on a kindle, you have to convert them to the mobi format, which is easily done with a free program like Calibre.
Calibre to convert to MOBI or AZW3.
Kindle Previewer to see exactly how it would look in a kindle (if you select "Kindle E-reader" option in app) . Other ebook viewing software are not guaranteed to be representative; I recently had a paragraph spacing issue that only kindle previewer displayed accurately.
This is why I always make an offline archive of anything I remotely like.
I recommend installing Calibre and adding the "FanFicFare" plugin, it's really great for this sort of thing. Just copy the URL to clipboard and click a button, and poof you've got a local epub for eternity.
You can load books into a Kindle via USB. Calibre can be used to convert eBook formats to Kindle ones. You don't need a prime account for Kindle, and a standard Amazon account would do.
The paperwhite model has an adjustable screen brightness setting. You can read it in full day light and in the dark.
Você pode baixar um software chamado calibre para converter pra você e sincronizar com o seu kindle por USB no computador. Acho mais fácil fazer isso que mandar email, pessoalmente.
Calibre is a free ebook manager that can easily handle these types of conversions.
It also has a lot of customisation for styling. You can read about it in their user manual if you're interested.
Get Calibre, the most popular PC library management system. Calibre will interface with your Kindle once you set it up, and make moving books back and forth painless.
Then, if you already have the book files on your PC, simply add them to Calibre. Or connect your Kindle to the PC by USB, and copy the books off from there, then add them. Or, if necessary, go to your Amazon account and download them to the PC ("for transfer via USB"), then put them in Calibre.
If they are protected with DRM, you can deal with that here.
Not to my knowledge. The best I've found (and use myself) is Calibre - https://calibre-ebook.com - it is a cross platform desktop app which manages your e-book collection and provides meta data look-up and organization. It will also convert your e-books between supported formats so that you have the format that works best with your device/app. Additionally, there is a web based front end which you can use to access and download your content and can be protected from unwanted access by a username/password. There isn't a central web site (a la plex.tv ) which allows you to share amongst your friends, but if you have some modest skills you can expose your internal Calibre web front end to the internet. You would want to use a very strong username/password if you choose to do this.
If that happens, I would make my copies available online. Virtually every web-based story that has been mentioned or recommended here, I've made copies of. Yes, including web-serials.
So in that circumstance you'd be able to recover some of the best stories as well as a lot of the good non-rational fanfiction.
I have roughly 300 fanfiction stories saved, and since I don't usually like one-shots, almost all of the them are multi-chapter stories.
I wouldn't worry overly much about great fan-fictions going missing, because fans would save a lot of them and recompile them into a new website.
If you are still worried, do what I do.
I use FicSave to download pdfs of my favorite stories and Calibre's plug-in FanFicFare to download epub and mobi copies.
Personally, what I do is to convert the epub to htmlz format by using Calibre. Then unzip the htmlz file (it's just a zip file really), and load the html file into the web browser, and then I can use the Migaku Browser extension (or Yomichan).
You can use Calibre to edit epub files.
I wouldn't necessarily use it to do major edits on text (that should be done in your source manuscript), but I've used it to fix minor issues that were identified by a validator.
>I have never used it as a manager before only a converter
Calibre is primarily a library manager, and it can do exactly what you want if you use the management features. But forget doing your own thing with Calibres files and folders--they are part of the database design and if you touch them outside Calibre, you will break it. Just use the interface and let Calibre deal with the back end.
The tag browser (left side of screen in a normal installation) is what you want. It let's you limit your view. Find the entry for Formats and expand it with the drop-down triangle. Look for PDF and click on it once. Now you will be looking at all your books that have a PDF format. You can do the same thing for authors, series, and so on. (Doing this will put a search string into the search bar at the top of the list, so you can see what it's doing. You can save searches.)
At the top of this panel is an entry called Virtual Library. This gives you views of your data that are limited to what you want to see, but otherwise act like a whole complete library. So once you are looking at your PDF books, click on Virtual Library, then click on Current Search. Now, just within your PDF format books, you can search and display lists based on tags (like Fitness), authors, and so on. And you can sort the list by author or title or series or tags or whatever.
So you can have all your books in Calibre, any format, any topic, and see it just the way you want to. There are many, many tools to display things as you wish, and most of them you can customise to at least some extent.
A quick way to see a lot of these features is the Grand Tour video. It is years old, but still pretty good. The bit about the tag browser is about 4/5 of the way through it. There is also a very complete User Guide. And countless YouTube videos and other tutorials.
What the other two people said about just using it like a flash drive will absolutely work, but I'll put in a plug for Calibre.
It will organize your library well, sync perfectly, and can instantly change formats - for example from epub to kepub, which adds some nice features (footnote pop-ups, zooming on pictures) to epubs.
It's a very well mad, completely free program.
One thing to keep in mind is that if a journal is a complicated PDF and is not simple text with some images that works well in a MOBI file, it will probably be really hard to read. Especially if it has two columns, as many papers do.
For manga, I haven't tried it out yet, but I know you can convert CBZ to MOBI and just transfer to your Kindle for viewing. If its anything like the Kindle Store manga setup it should be great. After downloading a sample of Fumetsu no Anata e, it seemed like it works well, and zooming in isn't a problem if you prefer it.
If you get into ereaders in general, definitely research Calibre. It'll be your best friend with conversion, syncing, and organizing metadata. I've actually converted some Journals to MOBI by just pasting text into a word doc and then using Calibre to convert from DOCX to MOBI.
No hassle whatsoever. Like Michael said, use the Calibre and you should have no problem getting them on there. Calibre will also convert various formats to Kindle-friendly ones.
I have used Calibre with with FanFicFare plugin (previously FFDL) for years because I read fanfics on e-reader. Really recommend to anyone, even if you don't read on e-reader. Helps with keeping track of what you have read, what was good, what bad, personal tags, series and a lot more.
Unfortunately I believe Scanner Pro is only PDFs and faxes (lol). However I would recommend the desktop application Calibre. I used it to convert my ePub textbooks into PDFs and it offers many other formats.
Since I use a Kindle, I don't use Google Play Books. I use a program called Calibre. It's free. Calibre here
It works with whisper sync across devices, but it's main utility is its ability to transcribe books. It can transcribe EPUB to MOBI or AMZ, and can transfer to PDF, as well as other file types. It also includes an ebook reader of PC. If you need to transfer book formats for any reason, I highly recommend it.
Yep is a pain especially when wanting to support across devices. As have had a B&N Nook Color presently Kobo H20 and iPad. Was always a pain due to DRM. I paid for it so I own it and will use it where and on what device I want.
So steps in Calibre on desktop. They use to have a App for iPad? Don't know if still? And allows me to organize,convert formats. And plugins to remove DRM so can use my paid for e-book on any device.
I can then Send to my Kobo or upload to iCloud or Google drive to access.
Calibre can be used to remove the DRM from Kindle books so you can read them on any device/system and convert formats if desired.
It's the best way to backup your purchases for future proofing or if you decide to change to a different eReader than kindle.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.
Also, lots of free classics on Project Gutenberg like Bram Stoker's Dracula and Pride and Prejudice. Download books from there, then get Calibre for free to get them into a readable format. Merry Christmas
Hi there! This is what you need: https://calibre-ebook.com/
It's a free convertor that'll turn anything into anything.
If you want my PRO advice, though, I always take my mobi file direct from Amazon itself. Here are instructions on how to do that:
no you get to keep it. this does not cover books borrowed from kindle of course. those must be returned before getting another.
do you back up your kindle to your computer? if not you might look into doing so. try calebre (https://calibre-ebook.com/). it works great for putting most anything on your kindle. instead of only using amazon.
Calibre the e-book manager has a fanfic plugin. The downloaded books automatically get put into a calibre archive which supports e.g. rating with stars and user-enterable tags (while also auto-populating the tags from the websites it scrapes them from). It also supports checking for updates for fanfic, and works with most common fanfic websites (including Xenforo threads for e.g. spacebattles or sufficientvelocity).
Downloading fics and updating a larger calibre archive with fanficfare is a little slow; I understand it's purposely that way to avoid hammering shoddy fanfic servers too hard.
Richard Hughes - major contributor to very important package management stuff
Kovid Goyal - for making calibre - so great!
Alexander Larrson - A lot of gnome stuff contributions
And many more!
If you don't have (or want) an Amazon account, like me:
1) Download and install Calibre
Calibre is a powerful e-reader management suite.
2) Go to http://ficsave.xyz/
3) Paste the url of the fic you want to save. The site will convert and prepare it for download in the format you choose - I use epub.
4) Connect your kindle to the computer and open calibre. The main screen will show your library.
5) Click add e-books button. Navigate to the folder you saved your fics from ficsave. After a bit they will be added to your library.
6)Simply right click on the newly added ebook fanfic in the main screen and click send to device. If it asks for an autoconvert, press yes.
Calibre + DeDRM plugin will wipe DRM out of any book from almost any source simply by importing the books into the calibre library with the plugin installed, and lets you convert between formats very well too, in case you're interested.
I run everything I download (DRM'ed or not) through calibre to make sure covers / metadata / tags / categories are all set up before I add it to whatever reader / device I may be using. Purchased from iTunes or Amazon? Download into app on macOS, find the file in the hidden proprietary libary on the HDD, run it through calibre, add the new file back out to iBooks / Kindle / devices, remove the original DRM'ed version and leave it in the cloud.
Great library feature that allows you to combine multiple formats under one set of metadata and manage a whole ton of other stuff.
This forgets to mention the must which is to installthe free program Calibre. This gives you the ability to work, reformat and manage non-Amazon content such as free ebooks from Project Gutenberg.
Have you tried converting them via Calibre? I only have a Kindle right now, but I know in the past I've been able to use it to convert Amazon's format to epub and strip the DRM.
As mentioned, zlibrary is a good place to find exactly this sort of thing. Just be aware that especially for books printed before ebooks were a thing, there's a LOT of potential for character errors ("i" read as "j" or question marks turned into periods, etc), as it's rare for a human to come behind the scanning software and fix the occasional error. There's also a LOT of scanned ebooks with really shitty formatting. Nothing worse than opening an ebook to find that all the paragraphs run together or that chapter headings are embedded in paragraphs.
Despite this, a little due diligence will often pay off. Just make sure you use the preview function before downloading. And if you need to convert file type, use a quality program like calibre instead of using the built-in file converter.
Honestly, I think the best solution isn't a device but software that can easily & quickly de-DRM, convert all your books to whatever file format your device can read, and upload them all onto that device (no matter what device it is). That software is Calibre. There's a decent orientation period where you have to look at everything bc so much is customizable, but it's worth it.
PS stripping DRM via Calibre is done via the "Calibre DeDRM plugin" that you have to install in addition to the program itself tho just fyi
I like Forging Destiny on RR. It’s not finished yet, but the author seems very consistent and the story is nearing the end of the first book. It is a bit of a slower paced story.
He Who Fights with Monsters is also really good and on RR. the first book is already done, and the author is both very prolific and reliable. I’ve never seen him miss a scheduled posting, and he posts chapter 5 days a week. He’s onto the second book now.
*I prefer to read on my kindle too, so I use a Chrome extension called WebToEpub. Then you can use Calibre to convert that epub into a kindle file and upload it. It’s really helpful for super long RR stories like the two I recommended above or The Wandering Inn.
When I buy whether epub or pdf I do not adhere to the principle they are just leasing it to me with their DRM. I bought I own it is my stance. So I use free open source Calibre which is available for Windows,Mac OS,Linux. With 3rd party free open source plugins I rip out the drm and convert to whatever format I choose. I read on whatever device I choose. My Kobo H20 or my iPad Mini 5 or Surface Pro 6.
I've have seen way to many restrictions and books becoming unusable down the road to trust any proprietary drm protected publisher.
You can download the Kindle book from Your Contents and Management page (ellipsis button -> Download & Transfer via USB), then use Calibre to convert the file to kepub and upload it to your Kobo.
If you've already got the file in another ebook format or .docx, Calibre (https://calibre-ebook.com/) is a really great conversion tool. I'd it's in pdf form, I'd recommend converting it back to .docx then using Calibre to go to .mobi
Congrats. I've done the same and it has been a huge improvement.
Resources you may want to look into:
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/ for finding ebooks and pdfs of all sorts (yarr matey)
https://calibre-ebook.com/ For kindle organization and anti-DRM. Also good for transferring stuff to kindle and managing your library.
Tengo el kindle hace mucho y anda de 10. No hay problemas con pasar libros con el Calibre.
La UNICA contra que tienen, es que necesitas que estén en el formato epub para que se vea al 100% (olvidate de PDF). El mismo programa te lo convierte.
I haven't tried it, but this page claims it can make an ebook for you. It makes an epub, but you could use Calibre or something similar to convert to a Kindle book.
If you want an easier route, you try something like Instapaper or Pocket so that you can save a bunch of chapters in advance and then read them later without internet access.
Worth noting that you can use Calibre to maintain your book library, and it has a built-in function to email books to your Kindle address. However you obtain these books, they will sync across your devices.
Calibre allows you to convert them to whatever format you want, clean up formatting issues, etc.
Te recomiendo... Les recomiendo muchisisisismo comprarse un e-reader: kindle o nook, en espaebook estan todos los libros de murakami y una basta infinidad de libros de todos los géneros (no debería decir esto, pero son gratis). En lo personal prefiero la kindle porque está más asociada, solo que hay que convertir los libros de epub a el formato kindle, pero eso se hace muy sencillo en dos clics con calibre. Igual los libros los pueden comprar en electrónico para kindle a un precio más barato en amazon. Debo comentar que yo estuve muy reacio a comprar un e-reader y libros electrónicos, pero es cosa de pelear con tu vanidad, claro que es muy reconfortante tener estantes llenos de libros, pero la verdad, los libros electrónicos tienen muchas ventajas, la kindle trae intregado diccionario en inglés y español, le puedes agregar diccionarios en otros idiomas, puedes subrayar palabras, párrafos y hacer tu propia biblioteca de palabras, citas y frases, en lo personal hoy no puedo vivir sin mi kindle, jamás volveré a comprar un libro en físico.
This. I use calibre to organize my ebooks. It's also a a great way to keep the ebooks you've paid for, since Amazon has been known to delete books from libraries (and entire accounts! (I know it's an old story, but I've been paranoid ever since)).
edit: and it's free
Hey I just bought a kindle paperwhite and I'm loving it. It's completely added a whole new dimension of possibilities when it comes to reading.
Now the best software to add books to your Kindle is calibre. Calibre makes it really easy to organise your library and also change things like the book cover .You can download it at :https://calibre-ebook.com/download . Here's a demo as to how to use it:
The best way to add free ebooks to your Kindle is using IRC. Here's the guide as to how to install and use IRC : https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/Piracy/comments/2oftbu/guide_the_idiot_proof_guide_to_downloading_ebooks/
Hope you have a good time using it.
I have only been able to do this by using Calibre, an E-Book Manager software installed on a PC and then using it to change the Metadata on the book. You can keep it as a .mobi or convert it to .azw (amazon's Kindle format - not the new az3 or something like that) Or simply make it display as a Book in the Kindle instead of a Doc.
Calibre E-book Manager
Cultivation quest is me making a reference to the Chinese genre of Xianxia which is about people 'cultivating' their strength, magic (qi), and martial arts to become immortal and/or to reach the pinnacle of strength (be able to beat up everyone else).
It's a very stagnant genre as once you've read one novel, you've read all of them due to how similar each of the novels are. I generally treat them as the junk food of literature. It's a very simple plot where I can feel good reading about protagonists who succeed at virtually everything (you could call them Mary-Sues). Here's a link to a very good critique of the genre. Wuxiaworld has the best collection of translated Xianxia novels if you want to read them anyway and I recommend I Shall Seal the Heavens and Desolate Era as the best of the lot.
However, Forge of Destiny is a quest where the players are controlling a disciple which has made this stagnant genre very interesting due to how there is a lot more well-thought out world-building and lack of a guaranteed success.
Sufficient Velocity has a button near the top of the page called "Reader Mode" which only shows you the posts by the author and none of the commenters. Or you can download Calibre and install the plugin FanFicFare where you can download any story from sites like Sufficient Velocity, Space Battles, fanfiction.net, Archive of Our Own, and more.
If you do have a computer, I recommend using Calibre to convert and manage your ebook collection. There are TONS of great sources for books in epub and mobi format.
I've commuted with mine for the last 5 years. Reading twice a day, and the battery still lasts 2-3 weeks. As for how many books, I never keep more than a hundred or so on. I use the application calibre to manage my books.
I would prefer to convert all azw files to mobi, but Calibre (or at least the plain vanilla version) can't strip DRM, so I can only convert non-DRM azw files. It's kind of a pain since I have a couple of different Kindles and need to pay attention when downloading DRM-protected azw files. If I download the Kindle Fire version, I can't read it on my Kindle Paperwhite, so I have to go back to Amazon and download the right version.
I don't know anything about Kindle Create, but I've converted dozens of books from Word files using Calibre or Jutoh. Word is just plain terrible for ebook work, and the more a user hacks around with ad hoc formatting, the worse it gets. If you just take a word file and blindly convert, you often get something that looks like a bad ransom note.
Ebooks - epub files and the Amazon derivatives, mobi and axw3, are all html under the skin...and Word does things it's own way, not the html way. And the way most people are trained to use Word is totally contrary to good ebook formatting -- hey, I had to un-learn all that stuff myself. After a few years with LibreOffice and ebooks, I wouldn't touch Word with a fork.
To get a good book from most Word files, you often have to copy the text into a plain text editor and save it as plain text - UTF-8 by preference. That removes ALL formatting. Then you open it in a more friendly editor, like LibreOffice, and put back the formatting you do want -- using paragraph styles, not ad hoc text formatting. Then you can make a good ebook of it.
Just for starters, though, try Calibre. It has conversion settings that might just get you at least something readable, if not pretty. https://calibre-ebook.com/
If you use an Android phone, check out Codex Reader (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qan.fiction). It's one of the more reliable ones I've found, and always maintains position.
Supports FF.net, AO3, and Fictionpress IIRC.
Hasn't been updated in forever, and has ad support, but it's fairly good. Sadly, no syncing between devices or anything, nor exporting your library.
Another option is to use Calibre (a cool ebook library manager, https://calibre-ebook.com/), with FanFicFare (a fanfiction downloader plugin, http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259221), then sync to your phone or e-reader (if you have one).
Jag har en Kobo Glo HD, den är riktigt skön att hålla i och har stöd för alla e-boksformat man kan tänka sig. Dessutom är den inte låst som Amazons Kindle och har fler inställningsmöjligheter och funkar utmärkt att föra över i både Windows och Linux med Calibre. Bra högupplöst skärm är det också.
Another thing I came to realize is that updates mainly install unwanted user tracking "features" and improved DRM rather than actually useful things, so I stopped upgrading in 2014.
I now buy my books online, download the offline files and sync them to my kindle using Calibre. Takes a minute longer, but no more bullshit.
I download PDFs from free book websites and use Calibre (a software) to convert those PDFs to MOBI format and upload it to the Kindle using computer/email or directly from the Calibre to the Kindle. Don't ever buy books (unless you don't find them in the internet), this Calibre has saved me a lot of money.
Check your local library's website and see if they have an Overdrive catalog. You'll be able to check out books there for free.
If you have ebook files on you computer, consider installing Calibre to manage your library and transfer books to your Kindle.
In the meantime, you have a device that turns into any book you could want. Enjoy it, enjoy reading, and congratulations on your new purchase!
I love it for ebooks... i have many pdf's and epubs on my device, and the screen size is great compared to my ancient prs-300. You should look in to Calbre which lets you convert different formats and has a some great plugins available.
Tem bastante livro em formato mobi na libgen, mas não precisa ser mobi para ler no kindle.
Kindle aceita mobi, azw, azw3, prc, txt¹, e pdf² sem problemas. Eu geralmente baixo na libgen em epub, adiciono ao calibre e, pelo próprio calibre, mando enviar um formato específico (geralmente azw3) para o kindle (aí ele converte automaticamente antes de mandar, e a conversão é perfeita ou praticamente perfeita, já q mobi, azw/azw3, e epub são basicamente arquivos html, css, e imagens compactadas).
Isso "tudo" e ainda é mais rápido³ que baixar pelo lelivros e você ainda tem acesso a livros em outros idiomas (considerando que eu tô tentando aprender francês e latim, foi bem útil para achar alguns livros que eu já li várias vezes em português ou inglês e por isso consigo acompanhar mesmo sem ter qualquer domínio dessas línguas, e também foi útil para achar alguns poucos livros nos quais eu tinha interesse em espanhol e catalão sem ser em pdf).
¹obviamente não tem formatação, então não gosto muito.
²que não é uma boa experiência, de forma que prefiro um arquivo em txt que um pdf, mas funciona.
³A menos que eu queira editar a metadata dos arquivos antes de mandar, oq geralmente eu faço, para garantir que ela esteja embutida no arquivo e não só no arquivo metadata.opf do calibre, mas isso é só meu lado perfeccionista e arquivista, não é necessário fazer essa parte, e mesmo que você decida fazer ainda é rápido.
This the website? https://calibre-ebook.com/download
It's one of those websites (like sumatra's) that are either super safe or will get me fucked. It's open source and has a shitton of downloads though so I guess that's good?
Thanks for the quick responses!
If you download calibre software any .azw (kindle) files can be shared and converted to any other file for Kobo (epub) or to pdf. I've found quite a few free pdf books and have saved them to my kobo.
The main thing with digital content is the DRM, Which is kind of a pass key for these books. If you remove the DRM you permanently own the book in the same way you own a word document.
As far as I know, kobo is the only official online book store with a relatively easy to remove DRM.
Then you can use Calibre which is an open source digital book management system, there are several posts in this subreddit about how to use it or go to r/Calibre (You need an older version to use the DRM remover
Then you add the DeDRM Plugin to calibre, then you can strip DRM from Kobo books when you buy them.
There is a lot of info in both this subreddit and r/calibre to help. Hope this helps.
You can use calibre (https://calibre-ebook.com/) to send them via USB. Just connect the Kindle to your pc, add the ebooks to calibre, and then click the button "send to device" (or whatever it's called).
If you want to send them via email, it's fine. I've done that for years and nothing ever happened with amazon.
You may not need to pay money to use it, but it’s certainly is not without cost. It costs hours of development and volunteer time and should be supported.
If people don’t support good software, especially at a time like this when finances are tight, it might not be around tomorrow.
You can donate right from the home page.
use Calibre it has a news service, that will fetch sources and convert them to your favorite ebook format (ePub for us kobo peeps) and then transfer them to your ereader of choice (again Kobo for us).