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calibre--Your eReader's Best Friend

posted Sep 19, 2011, 11:27 AM by Unknown user
Once you start reading eBooks, one of the first things you should do is download and install "calibre" on your PC.  To quote the calibre web site:  "calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories: Library management, E-book conversion, Syncing to e-book reader devices, Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form, Comprehensive e-book viewer, Content server for online access to your book collection."

Note that "free and open source" part.  Calibre is a Swiss Army Knife for e-Reading, and it is 100% free.  Now, you can donate if you want.  And I have.  And I'm sure I will again.  And I think you should, too.  But you don't have to.

So, where is this paragon of programming?  Browse to http://calibre-ebook.com.  Poke around.  View the demo.  Then grab your own copy.  You will be blown away by the things you can do with it.