On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:24:55 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:09:25 +0000 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> Calibre is the go-to package for all your ebook needs, including format
> conversion, library maintenance, etc.
And the really important bit is that you can get calibre plugins to
strip DRM from books so you are no longer forced to keep your ebooks
organized primarily by which source you bought them from. (And you'll
still be able to read the book you bought and paid for when the
publisher gets into a spat with the seller).
Here's my (few years old now) take on the usefulness of calibre:
Thanks much to all! Dnf got me Calibre and all its support
troops in a flash, and it spotted my plugged-in Kindle immediately.
I'm going to have to work on configuring it, I think, because it
imagines I want to connect to Amazon, which I almost never do. (We have a
Prime account; but abebooks.com
is often better, especially for older,
out-of-print books.) But that's a detail, or so I trust.
OT : I've just bought several copies of one of the best books I
know (and I'm a bookworm's bookworm), Plagues and peoples by William H.
McNeill, to hand out locally -- once I figure out how, under lockdown. I
want to recommend the ebook form, too, -- once I make sure of a clean
copy -- to people who don't live locally, including some who don't even
run Linux. <grin>
Thanks again! Excelsior!
Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
Remember I know little (precious little!) of where up is.