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Are there good ebook management tools available for free?

Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application available. You can download from here which is available for all operating systems. Adobe Digital Editions is also one of the e-...
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Are there good ebook management tools available for free?

Calibre It is the leading ebook management tool. However, you should be aware when you do add a title into Calibre it will embed a bookmark file in the META-INF folder and will modify your .opf file....
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Do book prices tend to fluctuate with seasonality

Do prices tend to increase, decrease, or stay the same during the holiday season (i.e. Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.)? From my experience, book prices tend to be reduced around the holiday season, ...
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Ebooks file naming scheme -- Books in a series

If you are using Calibre, its database is already set to have each piece of information about a book in its proper field (i.e., there will be a field for the title, another for the author, another one ...
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Is there a way to share my Amazon eBook collection with other family members?

You can lend Kindle books to others through the Kindle store: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_rel_topic?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200549320 "A Kindle book can only be loaned one ...
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How to effectively manage ebooks using Calibre?

Calibre organises the books that way, there isn't much you can do about it. If you want to use it, you must accept that folder structure. Anyway, books are better categorised by using tags and other ...
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How to effectively manage ebooks using Calibre?

As written in the Calibre manual you should use tags: But suppose you want to find all unread science fiction books. There’s no easy way to do this with this folder scheme, [...] In calibre, you ...
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Online ebooks management system that can be hosted on a server

I am not sure why you would need to run this on a web server; if it is just for backup reasons and distributed access I would just push the folder in one of the common online storage solutions like ...
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Can I share premium ebooks online for free?

Warning: I highly recommend consulting a lawyer for dealing with legal issues such as this one. The advice I provide should not take the place of proper legal counsel. Unless you have permission from ...
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How to delete Calibre ePub bookmarks

There's a plugin called Modify ePub which could remove Calibre bookmarks. But I haven't tried it myself.
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Share book uploaded to my Google Play Books account with other account

As long as you uploaded that specific book to google play books (in contrast to buying it on that platform) you can simply download it as a epub/pdf file using Adobe Digital Editions. A detailed ...
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Does deleting a book from a Kindle account delete it from Kindle devices?

By deleting an ebook I assume that it is a matter of a book that you have purchased and finished reading. In this case if you delete your book from the online library all Kindle synced devices that ...
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Are there good ebook management tools available for free?

Jeboorker is also a look worth. I use it to manage my local epub and pdf ebooks. It's open source, and available for Linux and Windows. You can downlaod it here.
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How to manage my e-book library across my devices

Ok, so here is my current solution, which is not perfect but that corresponds more or less with my current need. PC with windows are using the portable version of Calibre. The library and the ...
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Where to find Programming Ebooks in epub/mobi format?

Depends on a lot of things. First, are you using an eink version of a kindle? or a Kindle Fire? If you are using e-ink (and therefore can't use pdf easily), I would recommend buying ebooks from ...
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Are ebooks licensed only to a certain email address?

I do disagree with idiotprogrammer's answer because this question does dive into DRM which plays a large part in ebooks. You could try changing the authorization of your Adobe Digital Editions ...
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Which platform is better Calibre or Kindle?

Calbre is free desktop software for managing digital libraries, and includes an ebook reader, ebook editor, conversion tools, and the ability to communicate with an ebook reader or other device over ...
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How to manage my e-book library across my devices

Yes, I have been calling for something similar for a few years now :) The real question is DRM; I assume that you are not talking about moving books bought on Amazon because those can't be ...
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Within Calibre, is it possible to set a hierarchy on the series field?

According to the Calibre manual, the series field, amongst many other, supports a hierarchy by using a dot between the parent and children tag. This behavior should be enabled in the options panel:
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How to convert an HTML5 and JQuery featured E-book to an Executable file(exe), having inbuilt browser?

You actually want to build HTML5-based standalone desktop apps. You should try: App.js (http://appjs.com/) Tide SDK (http://www.tidesdk.org/) Node webkit (https://github.com/rogerwang/node-webkit) I ...
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Online ebooks management system that can be hosted on a server

Have a look at COPS or OPDSgen. The OPDS Format is promoted to represent book metadata.
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Are there good ebook management tools available for free?

Google Play Books is a good cloud option. They have iphone, android, and web. If you are looking for conversion functionality and more than just a library / reading, calibre as mentioned is useful.
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Buying an e-book for a friend in Canada

In iTunes, there is an option to "Gift this book". With the Mac version of iTunes, the "Buy Book" button that is directly below the cover art for the book in the upper left side of the page has a ...
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How do I open my Ebook library in kindle?

In Calibre, the Add books menu choice has several options. One is: "Add books from directories, including sub-directories (Multiple books per directory, assumes every ebook file is a different book): ...
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Are ebooks licensed only to a certain email address?

Let me say that I have no idea what the answer to your question is. So what follows is my best guess based on a hunch. First, it's ridiculous to think that a DRMed ebook is tied to an email. Instead,...
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How or what coding format do I use?

If you are referring to this website: http://www.mobisystems.com/android/ub-reader/ for the UB reader app you mention in your question; then they state on their homepage that the: Universal Book ...
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Does conversion between filetypes always break formatting in ebooks?

Different authors spend different amount of time getting the formatting right. Also, support for various formatting changes over time. I formatted some things in 2011 which were the best available ...
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Kindle Book published old version

To answer your last question, no it should not be necessary to contact support to receive an updated version of an ebook. If a kindle account has chosen to enable automatic updates, these updates ...
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how to view the download queue for a Kindle

[Note: I know this thread is old, but I found it via a web search and have an answer for people in the future who find it that way as well.] There does not appear to be a built-in app, menu item, or ...
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