|12-25-2010, 10:08 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Seven Points, TX
Device: Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350
Newbie has no clue....
I have no clue as to what I'm doing! What is Caliber? How do I get books from places like manybooks and feedbooks? What are more places to get books? I have the Reader Library (i guess that's sort of like iTunes for my ereader)
|12-25-2010, 10:19 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: back in the Midwest, USA
Device: PRS-950, iPad, Nexus 7
Hi and Welcome!
The Reader Library is quite a bit like iTunes (organizationally speaking) - it will show you what you've bought/uploaded into your library. If you have any books from other locations, and they are formatted in a way the Sony can read, you can import them thru the Library - if you're using a Windows version, look under the 'File' button for an 'Import File' function.
There's a whole board dedicated to Calibre on this site - here - that would probably be the best place to ask questions.
|12-25-2010, 10:29 PM||#3|
Can one read too much?
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Seattle, USA
Device: Sony 650
You should see if your local public library has downloadable ebooks you can borrow.
Last edited by SeaBookGuy; 12-26-2010 at 11:48 AM.
|12-25-2010, 11:27 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwest, USA
Device: Kindle Oasis & Voyage; iPads; Sonys; Nooks
Congrats on your new 350!
Here is how to get public domain books. Visit a website like feedbooks.com or manybooks.net. Find the book you want and you will see links to download the book in its detailed description page. Download the file format EPUB to wherever you want to keep your books on your hard-drive. I use the folder Documents/My Books/Reader Library. Once the book is downloaded, then you can drag and drop it from the folder where it is stored onto the Library icon inside the Sony Reader Library software. You are correct that it is very similar to iTunes. You will even see a + sign at the bottom of the left-hand column. Use the + sign to create a Collection of Books just like you would create a Playlist of Songs in iTunes. Good luck! The people here are friendly and will help if you have problems.
|12-26-2010, 12:43 AM||#6|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Welcome to MR. I hope you love your new 350.
IMO the best place to get free books is right here on Mobile Reads:
Any BBeB/LRF or EPUB book will work.
To get the books on your reader, you can use a lot of different methods. I personally prefer the Sony Library software. You add books to your Library using the File menu "Import Book" option.
The library is set to sync all books to your 350 automatically.
Optional: you can add titles to "Collections" by:
1. click the plus button at the bottom left of the software
2. name the collection
3. drag titles from the Books category (which lists all books you've imported) to the Collection name in the left navigation pane.
If you want to sync only certain Collections:
1. With the reader connected, click the down arrow button next to the reader in the left navigation pane. The reader's collections display
2. click on the Synch listing under the Reader. You'll see checkboxes for each collection and type of content
3. click the boxes to turn on and off various collections, pictures, etc.
Hope that helps.
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