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-book manager by Adobe. You can access it from here.
Alfa Ebooks Manager features a lot of templates and options for library vizualization. Besides, it allows ...
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. Other than that it is avaiable for all environments:
Calibre for Windows; 64-bit
Calibre for Mac
Linux; How to install on Ubunutu:
sudo add-apt-repository ...
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, September-January, to drive sales when some people buy tablets or mobile devices as gifts or even on Black Friday. Depending on the e-retailer there are some ...
According to the Kindle support forums, after purchasing a book, you will be presented with an option to send the book to additional Kindle devices. You will need to do this for each of the devices you would like to send the book to - there is no option to send it to all of them.
Also, keep in mind that most books limit the number of devices that they may ...
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 for the series and series numbering, and so on), but I'm sure that you already know this.
So, within Calibre, you don't need (and you are not supposed) to ...
This should be easy if you register the Kindles with the same Amazon account.
Connect your Kindles to the same Amazon account.
On the new Kindle find from the "home screen" or "main menu" find "cloud" or "archived items" and select it.
Select the book you want to download, it should transfer to your Kindle.
You can also do this through the Amazon website.
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 the copyright holder for the work that you are hosting on your website, yes - it most likely is illegal. There are a few possible ways one might deal with this ...
As Nathan Yegler already blogged: “it’s more fun to write programs to help you write slides than it is to write slides.”. There is a plethora of programs out there that allow you to make slides in many forms and there are books on the subject as well¹.
From personal experience I can recommend starting with a structured mark-up based format for editing that ...
You can lend Kindle books to others through the Kindle store:
"A Kindle book can only be loaned one time" and loans are limited to 14 days.
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 Dropbox or similar.
Calibre can be run as a server itself and offer the files in its library via a web interface. You can then access the files via the web ...
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 metadata informations.
Beside that, Calibre can also run as a web server, providing a website-like interface that you can access from every browser. ...
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 would instead use tags to mark genre and read status and then just use a simple search query like tag:scifi and not tag:read.
It might take a while to get ...
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 tutorial on this procedure can be found at Google Play Help.
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 had the book will also delete it.
In case you are talking about a book that you have published, and then unpublished for editing, the previous version of the ...
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 metadata are stored in a specific dir in my filesystem that is synchronized with my local onedrive directory.
Android devices are using the Calibre Companion app ($4) ...
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 account, reference: "How do I change the authorization on my laptop" with a re-install.
If that doesn't work you would need to contact ebooks.com. Since you're ...
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 USB.
Kindle is Amazon's ebook/audiobook platform with desktop and mobile apps.
Both can be used for storing and reading ebooks, but usually they are used ...
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 transferred by memory card. In fact, the Kindle app is really the only tool for viewing and syncing purchased content.
For me, any tablet I have contains the Adobe app (...
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 Oreilly or Packt Publishing. They're very expensive, but at least they will format properly for an eink device.
(by the way, both companies have pretty good ...
The PDF you linked was generated by LaTeX (or some other TeX derivative, like XeTeX) with the Beamer package. See:
http://www.math.umbc.edu/~rouben/beamer/ (note: link no longer working)
Creating a PDF which shows (effectively) as a a series of slides is not difficult. You just need to set the paper size to an appropriate size for your needs.
In a pinch, I sometimes use PDFs as slides since I can still use my remote control slide advancer (since it just sends page down and page up keyboard commands wirelessly).
Related to your question, ...
You actually want to build HTML5-based standalone desktop apps. You should try:
Tide SDK (http://www.tidesdk.org/)
Node webkit (https://github.com/rogerwang/node-webkit)
I don't know how well they play together with JQuery, or with already written eBooks, but you can make a try.
Actually many times the point with this packages ...
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 popup menu accessed by clicking on the down arrow on the far right of the button. "Gift this book" is the first option on that menu.
You would need an iTunes ...