Once per month, on Tuesday, we talk about the different tools available for writers to make life easier (theoretically 😉 ).
Today’s Tool: Calibre e-Book Management
Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux (+portable version)
What calibre does:
Calibre is open source software to manage your e-book collection, in ALL the ways.
As a reader, calibre is a perfect tool for keeping track of all your e-books. It’s not just a bookshelf, though. You can organize your collection in whatever way is most intuitive for you. You can create tags for all your books, download metadata (or create your own metadata), and sort and search by just about anything.
One of my favorite features (and what I originally downloaded it for years ago) is calibre’s ability to convert files from one type to another. Have an e-book in .pdf and want to read it properly on your Kindle? Convert from .pdf -> .mobi. Have a book in Kindle format and want to read it on your non-Kindle device? Convert to ePub. This is also a nifty feature for authors, if you want to see how your manuscript will look as an e-book (and when you’re ready to publish it too!).
Read on your phone? I use calibre Companion on my Android and it’s also available on iTunes for $3.99 in both places. Worth the money 🙂
Where to get calibre: Website
Have you used calibre? What do you think? Leave me a comment!
Do you have a writing tool that you absolutely can’t live without? Drop a line to me down below and tell me about it!
All calibre images are courtesy ofcalibre ebook management.