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Creating and Reading eBooks on Linux with Calibre

Dec 17, 2010, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

"Many of us are hoping for an eBook reader under the tree. A Kindle, a Nook, or perhaps just an Android device that runs eBook software. But if you don't get the gadget of your choice, or if you want to create content to fill one, you'll find plenty of eBook software for Linux as well as open source software to publish your own. The best of the lot? Calibre, a one stop solution for all your e-book needs.

"I didn't coin that term for Calibre — that's their motto. How accurate is it? Very. Calibre handles library management, format conversion, syncing to your device, and more. Oh, and it also lets you read your books too. Nice, eh?

"Formats and DRM

"If you're new to eBooks, you might be wondering what I'm babbling about with regards to format conversions. Just as video and digital audio have a lot of formats to choose from, so do eBooks. Annoyingly, they not only offer many formats, but also several DRM schemes too."

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