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Old 12-18-2010, 12:03 PM   #1
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struggling with calibre

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My dh is hoping to buy a new ereader for me for Christmas. I currently have a Kindle 1, and wanted to get the new Kindle 3. There are a few books that I wanted to format using calibre. I downloaded calibre, but I'm getting an error message every time I try to send to device. I'd like to get this to work, so I can feel good about getting the new Kindle. Doing my homework, and struggling! April
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:25 PM   #2
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I don't really feel qualified to help you with this as I have had very little experience with Calibre. I do know that you need to have the reader attached to your computer via the USB cable so Calibre can recognize that it is present before you can download your reformatted eBook/document to the Kindle (you probably already had this figured out.... )

There is an entire forum here on MobileRead devoted to Calibre with a lot of knowledgeable and helpful people there; post your questions about the program there and you will get assistance: Calibre

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What does the error message say?
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for taking the time to write. I did have my kindle plugged in to my computer. I'm not sure what gives. Perhaps I messed up my settings when installing. At the moment, I'm taking some time to move a bunch of books from my kindle to the SD card. We'll see if that helps. Mostly, I'd like to get my content loaded into collection so that I can transfer to my new kindle (and remember) what I have.
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:53 PM   #5
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I don't recall. I'll plug it in again, and see what it says.
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:16 PM   #6
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also if no one has any ideas theres a dedicated calibre forum with very knowledgeable people. Its just under the heading calibre on mobileread(where you are).
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:16 PM   #7
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Rebooted, and tried again, voila! We have calibre! Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:05 PM   #8
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I would get an error message when I clicked the send to device button. I had to press the arrow on the side of the button and choose Main Memory. No more errors after that.
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:54 AM   #9
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I wouldn't go too overboard sorting out collections on your K1 as it will be completely different on the K3.

I have been using Calibre quite extensively for the last 12 months with a K2 and K3 and even when I tried to transfer from the K2 to the K3 it was a drama.

It was far easier to start again.

One tip I would suggest though is to take your K1 and plug it into Calibre.

Then copy the books from your K1 onto a NEW calibre library. Call it backup or seomthing.

When the K3 arrives transfer every book in that 2nd library onto the K3. Then you can delete the 2nd library.

Calibre can handle multiple libraries and you can switch between them.

This worked for me as I had about 700 books on the K2 and about 10,000 in my library.

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You really should ask for help with Calibre on the Calibre forum. You're much more likely to get help there than here.
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