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Old 05-30-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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Deleting books from kobo ereader

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I am trying to delete books from my kobo ereader that I have got from:

1. free epubs from project gutenberg downloaded onto reader using calibre.

2. epubs from a public library downloaded onto ereader using adobe digital editions. these epubs should disappear from my laptop after their loan period, not sure how to delete them from the ereader.

As these epubs have not been bought from the kobo online store they do not appear in my library on the kobo website and I don't know how to delete them from my ereader???

Has anyone got any ideas on how I can do this? Many thanks.
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1. free epubs from project gutenberg downloaded onto reader using calibre.
Click on the Kobo drive beside your library in Calibre, and it should show you a list of the books on your device. You can select them there and just press the delete key.

You can also just browse to the Kobo drive using your computer, and manually delete the epub files yourself. (it appears in My Computer just like a thumb drive)

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2. epubs from a public library downloaded onto ereader using adobe digital editions. these epubs should disappear from my laptop after their loan period, not sure how to delete them from the ereader.
You should be able to manually delete them through ADE, not sure if ADE will delete them automatically from the Kobo, or just give you an access denied message after the loan period... I always strip the DRM.

I think you might also be able to delete ADE books using Calibre. I know the developer mentioned he updated the Kobo driver to list ADE books, but don't know if it can only list them, or delete them too.

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Old 05-30-2010, 08:12 PM   #3
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Click on the Kobo drive beside your library in Calibre, and it should show you a list of the books on your device. You can select them there and just press the delete key.

You can also just browse to the Kobo drive using your computer, and manually delete the epub files yourself. (it appears in My Computer just like a thumb drive)


You should be able to manually delete them through ADE, not sure if ADE will delete them automatically from the Kobo, or just give you an access denied message after the loan period... I always strip the DRM.

I think you might also be able to delete ADE books using Calibre. I know the developer mentioned he updated the Kobo driver to list ADE books, but don't know if it can only list them, or delete them too.
I may release a Calibre plugin tonight that is capable of managing the content on the Kobo. It can delete kobo delivered books, pdfs and epubs.

It is experimental though and not for all users (need to be running Linux and capable of backing up the entire device before trying it).

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Old 05-30-2010, 09:11 PM   #4
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It is experimental though and not for all users (need to be running Linux and capable of backing up the entire device before trying it).
Somewhat relatedly, is there any way of getting this driver into the Ubuntu-supplied version of Calibre, or is it necessary to manually install the latest one?
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Somewhat relatedly, is there any way of getting this driver into the Ubuntu-supplied version of Calibre, or is it necessary to manually install the latest one?
Right now it is written for the latest beta version. It would need to be back porter. I have no plans to do that right now.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:26 AM   #6
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Hi all,

Thank you for your replies.

@Stinger... For the downloaded gutenberg books...I think I did what you suggested but via a slightly different route. I deleted the books from calibre (just from the list of books in my library)... but that didn't take them off the ereader. I am still not very knowledgeable re calibre. However when I plugged in my kobo to my laptop I went to computer > e drive (the plugged in kobo) and then deleted them off the drive and hey presto when I unplugged the kobo and it processed the new info the books had been deleted off the ereader... yay!

With the downloaded public library books... I think when the loan period is up and they are deleted from ADE on my laptop and plug my ereader in to my laptop they will be deleted from the ereader.

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I deleted the books from calibre (just from the list of books in my library)... but that didn't take them off the ereader.
Right, deleting a book from your Calibre library won't delete them from your reader. As far as I know, Calibre does not have any kind of 'sync' functionality.

While the manual method you used is perfectly acceptable, if you already have Calibre open, it might be easier to remove books that way so you don't have to look through the folder structure on the device for a particulare book.

When you plug in your Kobo, give Calibre a second to detect the device, and then detect all the books on it (you'll see the Job icon spinning while it's doing this).

You should see a READER tab appear beside your library tab, as you see in the screenshot below. Click on that, and delete books from that list to remove them from the device.

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@Stinger - Nice taste in books! I'm reading A Game of Thrones at the moment.
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@Stinger. Thanks for the screen dump of how to delete the ebooks from the reader using calibre. I'll try that next time.

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:17 PM   #10
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How to strip the DRM?

Anybody know how to remove the DRM from public library books as I can not finnish in the borrowing period?
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