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Old 05-01-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Please forgive me if this has been asked before - this is my first post. I love Calibre, but how do I copy new books from my Kindle into Calibre? On the Amazon page it gives me a choice to send new book purchases to my Kindle, but when I ask Calibre to add new books, it shows me the list of books and documents on my Kindle with unrecognizable names. And it doesn't even have the right date so I could sort on that. Please help! Thanks!
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Start Calibre and connect your Kindle, Click on the Icon for the Device icon and this will show a list of all the books on your Kindle.

Select the books you wish to add, then right click and select add books to library.
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Thanks Alan but...

The book names on the Kindle (as seen thru Calibre) are a long combination of letters and numbers am
Nd I don't know how to tell which ones are new. There isn't even a date in the "Date Added" column to help...
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Because of DRM, there's not much you can do with books on the Kindle Fire. Calibre will store them, but that's about it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:12 AM   #5
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Thanks jgaiser. I guess I just need a way to identify new books on the Kindle, since their file name doesn't help and there's no Added date, and the Create Date and Last Modified Date aren't helping either...
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I'd suggest you ask over in the Kindle Fire forum. I don't think you'll get a useful answer though, once again because of DRM.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=243
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Read through this thread, its about using Kindle for Pc to get books into Calibre.

Theres a lot of good tips in it.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=209904
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Thanks Jerry!
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Kindle for PC is the way to go to get your Kindle books into Calibre. That way you have correct book titles and dates to choose from.
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Will the DRM also prevent you from editing the metadata? I'm trying to keep series that I have purchased in order, but for any books that I have bought directly from Amazon, the changes I make do not transfer over to the Kindle Fire. My books being out of order is starting to make me twitch!
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