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Managing your ebooks

Our Middle School students at ISOCS have Galaxy Tabs, which, among other things, are great ebook readers.  (There's a page on our Android Tablet Wiki for ebook readers, with a section of where to find free ebooks. )

How does one manage a growing library of ebooks?   By using Calibre, a free and open source e-book library management application. 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

There are versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and Portable (to carry on your USB memory stick)

Watch the grand tour demo at this link http://calibre-ebook.com/demo




In addition to keeping track of, and organizing your ebooks, Calibre is a superb tool for converting books from one file type to another. If you've found a book you want to read, but it's a .prc file (which the Kindle reader can read), but you want to read it on an iPad, Calibre will convert it to an epub file, which the iBooks app reads easily.

If you've loaned your tablet to your little brother so that he can play games (or Skype with his friend in Australia), you can read your ebook on your desktop computer with Calibre.







Once you have your ebooks organized, get your paper book library organized with LibraryThing.