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Old 01-08-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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Books from Calibre to Ipad mini

I have followed all instructions, and the books are just not showing up on the iPad...I am feeling quite frustrated, and stupid!
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Have you looked through this thread?

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There is also an optional Apple iDevice driver available for calibre. If you've installed that driver and your Mini is not recognized, follow the instructions in that post to report your Mini's USB profile. Please post any calibre-related followup in the calibre forum.

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mollyf, you can just put your Calibre folder inside Dropbox or SugarSync on your main computer, and then all of your Calibre books will automatically be always available on all your phones and tablets as well, and no direct transfer between your computer and the iPad will ever be necessary. Then, when you access your Calibre books from the Dropbox app or SugarSync app on your iPad, you can choose whatever app you wish to read the book in. (I recommend Marvin.)

Letting Dropbox or SugarSync take care of Calibre is really the fastest way. You set it up once, and you can then forget all transfer worries once and for all.
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Thank you all....that will be today's project!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:52 AM   #6
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Question Could you discuss Calibre in Dropbox a bit more?

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mollyf, you can just put your Calibre folder inside Dropbox or SugarSync on your main computer, and then all of your Calibre books will automatically be always available on all your phones and tablets as well, and no direct transfer between your computer and the iPad will ever be necessary. Then, when you access your Calibre books from the Dropbox app or SugarSync app on your iPad, you can choose whatever app you wish to read the book in. (I recommend Marvin.)

Letting Dropbox or SugarSync take care of Calibre is really the fastest way. You set it up once, and you can then forget all transfer worries once and for all.
I've read the instructions as to how to put my Calibre library into Dropbox, but I have a question that I haven't found answered here. Dropbox has a limit as to what you can get free and the Calibre library has many subfolders and books. Don't you run out of space and have to purchase more? That's my biggest concern since I want to be prepared. I've read over many of the questions and answers here on the forum and haven't seen that actually mentioned. Your comments would be appreciated.
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I've read the instructions as to how to put my Calibre library into Dropbox, but I have a question that I haven't found answered here. Dropbox has a limit as to what you can get free and the Calibre library has many subfolders and books. Don't you run out of space and have to purchase more? That's my biggest concern since I want to be prepared. I've read over many of the questions and answers here on the forum and haven't seen that actually mentioned. Your comments would be appreciated.
It's possible you'd have to buy more space it depends on your library size and how much free space you have. Through referrals and things you can do to get more space I have a total 18.2GB (IIRC you start out with 2GB free) and IIRC some other services give you more free space to start out. My Calibre library is about 2,800 books with almost all of them in both ePub and Mobi format and takes up about 3GB.
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It's possible you'd have to buy more space it depends on your library size and how much free space you have. Through referrals and things you can do to get more space I have a total 18.2GB (IIRC you start out with 2GB free) and IIRC some other services give you more free space to start out. My Calibre library is about 2,800 books with almost all of them in both ePub and Mobi format and takes up about 3GB.
Thank you for this information. I'm been considering several options to get the books to my iPad. It's good to know all my options.
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Sharon, I think Dropbox is the best cloud service, and I use it for my work-related files. I'm now up to 9.9 free GB, thanks to referrals, up from the default free 2 GB everyone gets. Even so, I have it filled up to 88% or so.

For this reason, I use SugarSync to mirror my Calibre library online. SugarSync gives you 5 GB for free to start with. Thus far, this is enough to handle my Calibre folders.
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