I don’t think librarians get enough credit. Without them your local library would be a disaster area. You would have a hard time finding the books you want. And that isn’t even their entire job.
Likewise, if you have a ton of e-books your computer could be a digital disaster area! E-books can come in many formats and use obscure file names.
Trying to keep track of them using regular Windows folders is a pain. Why not try a free, simple program like Calibre?
Calibre is a tool for organizing and updating your e-book library. It has a clean, user-friendly interface and a ton of helpful features.
Calibre is very helpful for loading books onto your e-reader. It can communicate with almost any make or model of e-reader. You can click the picture of the computer on the home page to watch a very helpful video tutorial.
On top of that, it converts your books to virtually any format. You can customize each book’s cover and data automatically by syncing with online booksellers.
Downloading magazines and newspapers is easy to schedule using Calibre. You’ll also be able to buy new e-books. Calibre compares prices from most of the major e-book sites.
On the Calibre download page, click the blue “Download Calibre” button to get started. Select your operating system or the portable, USB version.
Be aware that some security programs flag portable programs as potential viruses. Don’t worry; this program is safe.
You will be redirected to your operating system’s download page. Click the OS icon again and your download will begin immediately.
Run the installation and be sure to read the Terms and Conditions before you continue. I recommend using the default installation settings.
When the installation is complete, Calibre will ask you to enter some information to help you tidy up your library. This will include the kind of eReader you use and an email address to sen updates and eBooks to, but you can skip these steps by clicking “Next.”
Once your installation is complete, you can customize and organize your library to your heart’s content!
Note: Calibre cannot convert e-books that use copy protection. That means it won’t work with some purchased e-books or with e-books you download from the library.