Originally Posted by bla
I really don't understand why people insist on using Calibre or (shudder) PC reader to load manage their books... a simple drag n drop is all you need then use the device to organize into collections( note I am not talking about loading 1000's of books at a time.. in THAT case Calibre would be my choice... I have 2000 plus books in 92 collections all done simply/easily without calibre/pc-reader I use Calibre for format conversion and PC reader for firmware updates quick book checking etc remember KISS
For one, it automatically puts the book into the right collection. I find that much slower and even tedious to do through the ereader itself.
But mainly, I want a full and complete backup of every book I have on my ereader. Calibre serves that purpose extremely well. Stuff happens... I'd never trust my books to one location, be it either one hard drive or one ereader. If something happens to the ereader, including having to do a hard reset to clear some issue (which I've never had to do yet), all I have to do is import all my books again from Calibre and done, all collections organized, everything exactly the way I want it. I also prefer having both my PC Calibre library and my readers sync'ed the same.