Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > General Discussions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-03-2011, 08:17 AM   #1
Maggie-Me
Zealot
Maggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with others
 
Maggie-Me's Avatar
 
Posts: 146
Karma: 2594
Join Date: May 2009
Device: Kindle PW,Sony 700, Sony 950 (Daily Edition),Nook Color,iPad
Tools of the Trade

Tools:
Calibre (with various free plug ins)
Sigil

Ebook Reader:
Sony PRS700 (ePub,PDF)
Sony Daily Editions (PRS 950)
iPad

Book Stores
Sony Reader Library (ePub, you do need a sony reader)
Barnes and Noble (ePub, via B&N DRM)
Borders (ePub)
Kobi (ePub)
Amazon (MOBI via Amazon, mostly)
Baen Books Sci Fi and Fantasy (various formats,paid and free books no DMR)
Fictionwise (lots of books with multi format and no DMR on those)
Couple of public library (various formats, new ones seem to be ePub)
Others...

What do you use?
Maggie-Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
jbcohen
Wizard
jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jbcohen ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jbcohen's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,839
Karma: 3729362
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Xantoverse
Device: Kindle 5 Paperwhite and a Simple touch Nook
I find that Calibre is only needed if you have a lot of ebooks, which I don't as yet so I have put off using calibre for now.
jbcohen is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Advertisement
Old 01-03-2011, 01:40 PM   #3
abookreader
Wizard
abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
abookreader's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,516
Karma: 2567610
Join Date: Oct 2009
Device: Kindles - Keyboard, Fire, 2-US, iPhone, iPAD
Oh believe me, the best time to START using Calibre is when you don't have many books because waiting until you have 200+ of them and then having to add them all in at once is an entire afternoon.

Tools
Kindle 2
Kindle 3
Sony Pocket
iPad x 2
iPhone
Plus there are the ones I'm lusting after like the Pocketbook and the Notion Ink Adam.

Vendors - Oh way many. I'm a price slut.

I'd add in some websites
Inkmesh (Price Comparison)
BooksOnTheKnob
MobileRead
and the places that supply some of those Calbire Tools
abookreader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 02:09 PM   #4
Jellby
frumious Bandersnatch
Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jellby ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Jellby's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,309
Karma: 4898871
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spaniard in Sweden
Device: Cybook Orizon, Kobo Aura
The one and only tool: vim (well, plus infozip, plus csplit, grep, recode and other tools).
Jellby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 02:26 PM   #5
ATDrake
Wizzard
ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 7,261
Karma: 20065712
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Roundworld
Device: Kindle 2 International & Sony PRS-T1 & BlackBerry PlayBook
Tools (for Mac)
Python
Perl
Terminal
"Tools"
Smultron
TextWrangler
KindleGen
Kindle Previewer
Mobi2Mobi
Ye Trusty Olde VPN IP Proxy

Reader
Kindle 2
ePubReader add-on for Firefox
Lucidor

Vendors I'll Actually Buy From On A Semi-Regular Basis
Baen Webscriptions
BookViewCafé
Fictionwise

Sources for Free Books and Occasional Purchase
Amazon
B&N
Borders
direct from author (if offered on website in usable format and reasonable terms)
Feedbooks/Manybooks/MobileRead & other PG re-formatters
Google Books
Kobo
the library
Project Gutenberg & spinoffs
promotional giveaways
Sony
Smashwords (for rights-reverted backlist print books)

Sites for Info
EreaderIQ
Inkmesh
MobileRead
ThreePress Consulting Blog (creators of epubcheck)
certain sites that are to remain nameless due to MR considerations re: discussing
ATDrake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 03:56 PM   #6
FatDog
Witless protection Agent
FatDog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FatDog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FatDog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FatDog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FatDog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FatDog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FatDog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FatDog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FatDog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FatDog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FatDog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 276
Karma: 1002898
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Device: Kindle
Tools
Perl - to reformat large .txt files, clean things up and parse into individual files
MultiEdit - Powerful programmers editor with macros to un-justify and reformat paragraphs
Sigil - to create ePub from .txt file
Calibre - To manage library

Sites for Info
MobileRead - of course
GoodReads - to help manage wish-lists

Sites for Content
Inkmesh - favorite search engine for ebooks
asstr.org - Archive of old & current Usenet stories (adult)
Amazon
B&N
oreilly.com

Hardware
Sony 550 - My first and favorite
Kindle 2 - Bought for my wife and mother but mother bought a Nook so I kept one
Windows XP desktop - old but beloved
MacbookPro - For my linux work
FatDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #7
Maggie-Me
Zealot
Maggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with othersMaggie-Me plays well with others
 
Maggie-Me's Avatar
 
Posts: 146
Karma: 2594
Join Date: May 2009
Device: Kindle PW,Sony 700, Sony 950 (Daily Edition),Nook Color,iPad
Great list ! I'll have to check out BookViewCafé, never heard of them

Quote:
Originally Posted by ATDrake View Post
Tools (for Mac)
Python
Perl
Terminal
"Tools"
Smultron
TextWrangler
KindleGen
Kindle Previewer
Mobi2Mobi
Ye Trusty Olde VPN IP Proxy

Reader
Kindle 2
ePubReader add-on for Firefox
Lucidor

Vendors I'll Actually Buy From On A Semi-Regular Basis
Baen Webscriptions
BookViewCafé
Fictionwise

Sources for Free Books and Occasional Purchase
Amazon
B&N
Borders
direct from author (if offered on website in usable format and reasonable terms)
Feedbooks/Manybooks/MobileRead & other PG re-formatters
Google Books
Kobo
the library
Project Gutenberg & spinoffs
promotional giveaways
Sony
Smashwords (for rights-reverted backlist print books)

Sites for Info
EreaderIQ
Inkmesh
MobileRead
ThreePress Consulting Blog (creators of epubcheck)
certain sites that are to remain nameless due to MR considerations re: discussing
Maggie-Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 04:16 PM   #8
ATDrake
Wizzard
ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 7,261
Karma: 20065712
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Roundworld
Device: Kindle 2 International & Sony PRS-T1 & BlackBerry PlayBook
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maggie-Me View Post
I'll have to check out BookViewCafé, never heard of them
Do, especially if you like SF/fantasy (also a few mystery, historical, romance, but mainly sf/f).

BVC are a loosely-affiliated group of established midlist print authors who've gotten together to offer their rights-reverted backlist books on pretty much the same terms that Baen's Webscription does: DRM-free, MultiFormat, online reading, re-downloadable at any time, priced at $4.99 or less for individual titles, omnibus bundles available.

They've even got a "free library" of short stories and novellas that you can read to sample the authors' works, and even offer some of the novels as serialized web chapters (and encourage you to buy the e-reader version for portable reading). And they also re-sell through Smashwords and thence to Kobo, so you can use discount coupons on their books if they're participating in a particular sale (they did a few giveaway/% off certain titles during Read an E-book Week this March).

Currently, they're offering a time-limited promotional free download of Vonda M. McIntyre's Starfarers (published in the 80s by Ace, I think). Linking to the post in the Deals forum, because apparently there's a margin display issue with the ePub and people gave advice on how to fix it.

It's a great project and I hope more authors/publishers will get together to do something like this (or just plain join up to offer stuff at BVC or Baen's Webscriptions).
ATDrake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 04:22 PM   #9
CWatkinsNash
IOC Chief Archivist
CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
CWatkinsNash's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,485
Karma: 32762584
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Device: Nook STR Glowlight, Sony T1, Acer Iconia A200
Tools
Calibre+Plugins
Non-plugin scripts related to the above
Python Collections script <--can't live without it
Kindle4PC
Nook4PC
Adobe Digital Editions
Mobipocket Reader Pro (avail. for free these days, sometimes good for pdf conversions. Sometimes.)
Sigil
Mobipocket Creator
Kindle Previewer
ConvertLit GUI (Yes, they still exist. They're even still being sold.)
GIMP for fixing book covers


Hardware
Kindle 3 wifi+3g
Dell Inspiron 11z w/Vista
Compaq Presario v2000 w/XP
Do pen and paper count? They come in handy too.

Sites for Books
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Diesel (only when I have to)
Feedbooks
MobileRead
eHarlequin
Fictionwise
Baen
AllRomance
Girlebooks
Smashwords
ManyBooks
Internet Archive
Book View Cafe
Project Gutenberg
Direct - I've gotten several from authors' sites/blogs and even via email

Sites for Info
MobileRead, and sites I've found through MobileRead. Seriously, pretty much everything I've learned started right here. Sometimes I check out the Amazon Kindle board but it usually makes me want to run back here and cry.

Edited to add Project Gutenberg.

Last edited by CWatkinsNash; 01-03-2011 at 04:25 PM.
CWatkinsNash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 05:49 PM   #10
Blossom
Wrapped up in Christmas
Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Blossom's Avatar
 
Posts: 12,460
Karma: 8218906
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Device: 4 Kindles, 2 Kindle Fires, 2 SGPs, Nexus 7 and Fire Phone
Tools:
Calibre+Plugins
FictionBook Designer
Book Designer 5
Nitro PDF Pro
Acrobat 7
Notepad2
PSPad

Ebook Reader:
Kindle 3 Wifi+3G
Halin v5 clone

Book Stores:
Amazon
Kobo Books
Books On Board
CyberRead
Blossom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 06:00 PM   #11
Pookeysgirl
Wizard
Pookeysgirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pookeysgirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pookeysgirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pookeysgirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pookeysgirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pookeysgirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pookeysgirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pookeysgirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pookeysgirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pookeysgirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pookeysgirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,705
Karma: 12696746
Join Date: May 2010
Device: K3, Kobo Mini
I'm easy

Tools:
Calibre
Kobo Desktop app (rarely)

Ebook Reader:
Kobo (Original)

Book Stores:
Kobo (Haven't really needed to go elsewhere yet )
Pookeysgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 02:02 PM   #12
Steven Lyle Jordan
Grand Sorcerer
Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Steven Lyle Jordan's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,482
Karma: 5171130
Join Date: Jan 2006
Device: none
Tools:
MS Word, with Adobe conversion SW
Dreamweaver
Sigil
Mobipocket Creator

Hardware:
Laptop PC
Smartphone
(Just got: iPad and Nook Color)

Bookstores:
Wherever--I search books, not bookstores
(and I don't just buy from bookstores)
Steven Lyle Jordan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 02:46 PM   #13
gtriever
Addict
gtriever will become famous soon enoughgtriever will become famous soon enoughgtriever will become famous soon enoughgtriever will become famous soon enoughgtriever will become famous soon enoughgtriever will become famous soon enough
 
gtriever's Avatar
 
Posts: 206
Karma: 664
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Droid X, EeePC, NOOKcolor, Acer Iconia Tab A500, Kupa x11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steven Lyle Jordan View Post
[B]Bookstores:
Wherever--I search books, not bookstores
(and I don't just buy from bookstores)
Agreed. Some of my best finds have come from flea markets and junk shops. That includes both books and music (mostly 78s and LP vinyl).
gtriever is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trade-in PB302? adbosch PocketBook 7 12-08-2010 01:02 PM
Ended trade kindle dx lost66615 Flea Market 2 12-07-2010 11:52 AM
square trade nimblem Amazon Kindle 2 08-20-2010 10:54 AM
Anyone want to trade effort? rogue_ronin Workshop 1 10-26-2009 12:07 PM
Would you trade in your DX for a ..... Sheikspeare Amazon Kindle 5 08-09-2009 04:04 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.