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How to: The archaic art of printing e-books from home
January 24, 2010 | 12:17 pm

image_thumb33.pngIntroduction How to print an e-book is a question I've been asked many times. I always respond with it's possible but complicated. E-books are intended to be read on a computer or other dedicated electronic device, not on paper. This isn't due to a limitation of e-books themselves but a limitation of e-book reading tools. Most tools for reading e-books such as Mobipocket Reader Desktop, Barnes and Noble eReader, and Kindle for PC are intended for reading copy protected (DRM) e-books. In the case of Barnes and Noble and the Kindle for PC applications the intention is for you to read...

Beginner’s Guide to Calibre
January 15, 2010 | 5:10 pm

Screen shot 2009-12-26 at 11.20.23 AM.pngIntroduction Calibre is an open source ebook management tool. Simply put calibre allows you to organize your e-book collection, convert e-books to various formats and interact with your e-book reader all in an intuitive and friendly manner. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and 7 as well as Apple's OS X (Intel only) and various flavors of Linux. It was created by Kovid Goyal who still leads it's development and steers the direction of the project. In addition to Kovid a number people, such as myself, around the world contribute to the application. The purpose of calibre is to make...

The ABCs of e-book format conversion: Easy Calibre tips for the Kindle, Sony and Nook
January 3, 2010 | 1:23 pm

imageWelcome to TeleRead’s newest contributor, John Schember, a member of the team behind the wonderful Calibre program for managing e-book collections. His bio appears at the end. Calibre is much improved, and I myself am in the middle of Calibre-izing my own collection. Screenshot to the right is from me---don’t blame John for any of the reading choices. – D.R. E-book readers are becoming more and more common. Two of the most popular today are the Amazon Kindle and the Sony Reader line. Unfortunately the two different brands don’t read the same kinds of e-books. This mess is...