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.
Calibre can interface with several online bookstores, not just Amazon.
See under "Metadata Download" in Preferences.