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Old 10-22-2010, 09:55 AM   #1
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Hi,

New to the world of e-reading. I just bought a Sony PRS-650 and am very glad of my purchase. I do however have a question.
I've been using Calibre to organize my books, and downloaded the metadata for each, which includes a summary of the book (Usually what is found on the back cover).
Is there a way to view this info on the reader? All I see are the thumbnails of the front cover, and going to "Info" from the Options menu after selecting a book only shows me the file info.

My apologies if this has been asked before, but my search results have not shown me anything related to this - unless I was searching for the wrong thing
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Cobbie--

As long as your books do not have DRM, you can do a conversion from ePub to ePub in Calibre. (This is assuming your books are already ePub books of course.) When you choose to convert make sure the input is set as ePub and the output is also set as ePub. Then, under the structure detection tab, there is a checkbox for "Insert metadata as page at start of book." If you check this option, Calibre will insert the description at the beginning of each book.

While you're at it, you can play with tweaking margins and font sizes to your liking as well.

Note--I'm using Calibre 7.20--I'm pretty sure this works the same in newer versions as well.

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Ah yes, I see that option! I will run the conversion with it and try it out, but that seems to be exactly what I needed.
Thanks for the help!
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