What is Calibre?



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    Default What is Calibre?

    Hello! I am new to Nook but have mastered downloading books from the library using OverDrive. What is Calibre and what wonderful things can it do?

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    Calibre can do mostly everything you need regarding ebooks. It can convert them from one format to another, you can manually edit a book's metadata or tell calibre to automatically download it.
    Ofcourse, you can send/delete books from nook and some other things, you can just check them out yourself, it's a free software.
    http://calibre-ebook.com/

    the downside is that it takes a really long time to convert a bulk of books at a time. For example, I needed to convert .cbr format to .epub for 100 comics and it took almost forever, I think if I did it manually, I mean, added like 5 books at a time, then it would run faster instead adding the full list.
    Check the nooklet I created: http://nookdevs.com/Nooklet_applications
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomix
    Calibre can do mostly everything you need regarding ebooks. It can convert them from one format to another, you can manually edit a book's metadata or tell calibre to automatically download it.
    Ofcourse, you can send/delete books from nook and some other things, you can just check them out yourself, it's a free software.
    http://calibre-ebook.com/

    the downside is that it takes a really long time to convert a bulk of books at a time. For example, I needed to convert .cbr format to .epub for 100 comics and it took almost forever, I think if I did it manually, I mean, added like 5 books at a time, then it would run faster instead adding the full list.
    omg..there's comics now too?
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    Default Re: What is Calibre?

    Quote Originally Posted by VampireSin
    omg..there's comics now too?
    Comics have been around since 1827
    Check the nooklet I created: http://nookdevs.com/Nooklet_applications
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    Default Re: What is Calibre?

    Quote Originally Posted by Atomix
    Comics have been around since 1827
    That's not what I meant silly

    I meant they have them on Nook now. I hadn't heard about that.
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    Default Re: What is Calibre?

    1. Where can I download comics?? Especially free ones!

    2. Clibre is especially useful when getting books from other sources than B&N. I have gotten many books I've always wanted from Project Gutenberg and Project Gutenberg Australia. Calibre makes formatting them to ePub a breeze and getting them onto the nook. It also helps in installing the book covers. Watch their tutorial.

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    Be sure to watch the demo video on the website.

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    Default Re: What is Calibre?

    Right now, I have only the old Donald Duck comics from 1940 up to 1990, but they have to be pre-formatted before uploading to nook. What I mean is - you need to rotate every comic page by 90 degrees counter-clock wise, otherwise those letters and pictures will strain your eyes.
    There are some free comics too, search google.
    Check the nooklet I created: http://nookdevs.com/Nooklet_applications
    (Hangman and currency converter).
    Hope you like it!

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