Do you need to catalog and keep track of the many e-books you have obtained? How about creating your own e-book version of a book or other document you have created or downloaded in some other format? That way, you can read the newly-created e-book in your own reading device.
Calibre is a FREE e-book library manager, e-book reader and converter all in one. It’s the ideal companion to your Nook or other e-book reader. Books can be categorised manually and searched by author, year or genre. Books in multiple e-book formats are collated and listed as one entry so that you don’t see multiple copies of the same book. Calibre also makes it easy for users to find DRM (Digital Rights Management)-free e-books.
Calibre also syncs many different e-book reader devices, downloads news from the web and converts it into e-book form, and is a comprehensive e-book viewer, in some ways better than the e-book viewer that came with your device.
e-books can be imported into the Calibre library, either by adding files manually, or by syncing an e-book reading device.
Calibre supports all the currently commercially relevant file formats and reading devices. Most of these e-book formats can be edited, for example, by changing the font or the font size and by adding an auto-generated table of contents. As well as editing, printing is also supported. This is a great feature because not all e-book readers are capable of printing the books. Calibre can solve that problem.
The Calibre program is cross-platform and runs on Windows, Macintosh and Linux. Also, iPhone users can access Calibre via Stanza. Calibre is available free of charge although donations are accepted and encouraged. However, Calibre never pops up any "beg screens" asking for payment.
For more information on Calibre, check out the Calibre web site at http://calibre-ebook.com/ and especially the help files at http://calibre-ebook.com//help. Further information may also be found on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calibre_%28software%29.
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