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Old 06-11-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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Just installed Calibre - How to use Gutenberg?

I just installed Calibre and got some questions.

I want to download some free books from Project Gutenberg, which I know are there, like The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills by James R. Mears

I click on Get books, and deselect all but Project Gutenberg. When I querey any book (including "The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills") I get nothing found.

What do I miss?

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Old 06-11-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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I had not tried this before, but what worked for me is Get Books -> Stores -> Project Guttenberg. This brought up what looks like PG's standard web page, but inside Calibre. I searched (search book catalog) for Iron Boys in the Steel Mills. Got one hit and clicked on "EPUB with Images". This automatically downloaded the ebook into Calibre.

There probably are other ways to do this, but if you want just one store this method works well.
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I just installed Calibre and got some questions.

I want to download some free books from Project Gutenberg, which I know are there, like The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills by James R. Mears

I click on Get books, and deselect all but Project Gutenberg. When I querey any book (including "The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills") I get nothing found.

What do I miss?

Ronald
You might check here (first) in our own MR Library http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=132
Members have taken a lot of public domain (includes PG) books and given the a lot of TLC
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:04 AM   #4
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The PG site has changed, the next calibre release will have updated code to deal with it.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:14 AM   #5
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You might check here (first) in our own MR Library
I agree that if there is a MR version, it is often the best available.

I had not been a fan of Calibre's general Get Books capability, because I found it produces too many hits for simple searches.

However, both the Project Guttenberg and the MobileRead "Store" interfaces work very well, even though they are entirely different. It helps if you click on the binoculars for advanced search.

The all sites search does work better if you select an ebook for an existing author in your library and "Search for this author".
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