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

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre > Library Management

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-11-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
trekchick
Lurker
trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.
 
Posts: 226
Karma: 9245
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Walton, KY
Device: Sonys and Kindles and Nooks, oh my!
mobi catalog = periodical, ePub catalog = book

I have Calibre make catalogs regularly so that I have offline access to the book descriptions and series order for everything on my device (it helps me figure out what to read next).

When the Calibre output is a mobi file, Kindle displays it as a periodical with enhanced navigation (browsing the catalog is quick and easy). When the Calibre output is an ePub file, I don't get Sony's special periodical magic.

Calibre can create ePub files with the extra stuff Sony needs for periodicals (it does so with news feeds), but after spelunking through preferences and plugins, I cannot see how to do it for ePub catalogs.

So, my questions are:
Can Calibre be configured to create ePub catalogs as Sony periodicals?
If not, can Calibre convert an existing file to Sony periodical format?
trekchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 10:19 AM   #2
GRiker
Comparer of the Ephemeris
GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,497
Karma: 424627
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: iPad
I'm not a Sony user, so I'm not familiar with how Sony periodicals are configured. I think Kovid needs to answer this.

G
GRiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 12:30 PM   #3
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,329
Karma: 5382313
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
You have to set your output profile to Kindle to generate mobi periodicals and to SONY to generate SONY periodicals. Either switch your profile before each download or use two calibre installs.
kovidgoyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 01:13 AM   #4
trekchick
Lurker
trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.
 
Posts: 226
Karma: 9245
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Walton, KY
Device: Sonys and Kindles and Nooks, oh my!
Quote:
Originally Posted by kovidgoyal View Post
You have to set your output profile to Kindle to generate mobi periodicals and to SONY to generate SONY periodicals. Either switch your profile before each download or use two calibre installs.

Thanks for responding. My preferred output profile is Sony Reader 900, but I just tried the Sony Reader and the Sony Reader 300 profiles as well.

As expected, all of the Sony profiles create ePub periodicals from news feeds. They also make mobi catalogs as periodicals, but ePub catalogs still come out as regular books.
trekchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 01:42 AM   #5
DoctorOhh
US Navy, Retired
DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DoctorOhh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DoctorOhh's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,887
Karma: 12755553
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
As expected, all of the Sony profiles create ePub periodicals from news feeds. They also make mobi catalogs as periodicals, but ePub catalogs still come out as regular books.
For Sony what is the advantage of the periodical format for catalogs over a standard book format with a well done Table of Contents?
DoctorOhh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 11:57 AM   #6
kovidgoyal
creator of calibre
kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kovidgoyal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kovidgoyal's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,329
Karma: 5382313
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Device: Various
You get a next/previous article/section button and a Table of Contents button, rather like on the Kindle.

EPUB catalogs are not made into periodicals, GRiker, the developer of the Catalog code will have to tell you why.
kovidgoyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 12:19 PM   #7
GRiker
Comparer of the Ephemeris
GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GRiker ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,497
Karma: 424627
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: iPad
The reason that EPUB catalogs use native TOC navigation is simply because it is usually superior to adding navbar controls inside the generated EPUB. The catalog is extensively hyperlinked, and the TOC is complete.

As dwanthny suggests, what exactly are you missing with the catalog's EPUB structure as currently implemented?

G
GRiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 02:11 PM   #8
trekchick
Lurker
trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.
 
Posts: 226
Karma: 9245
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Walton, KY
Device: Sonys and Kindles and Nooks, oh my!
Quote:
Originally Posted by GRiker View Post
The reason that EPUB catalogs use native TOC navigation is simply because it is usually superior to adding navbar controls inside the generated EPUB. The catalog is extensively hyperlinked, and the TOC is complete.

As dwanthny suggests, what exactly are you missing with the catalog's EPUB structure as currently implemented?

G
Thanks for your responses. The hyperlinked ePub Catalogs are very nice; they're exponentially superior to the simple, flat lists I used before moving to Calibre.

I only brought it up because I grew accustomed to using mobi catalogs on Kindle and I find that navigating multi-level tables of contents requires more key clicks and screen taps than jumping articles and sections. That's truly not a complaint; it's just an admission of my laziness.
trekchick 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
Problem making catalog ePub output slantybard Library Management 6 02-04-2011 08:27 PM
Need Help with Book Catalog swaneelee Amazon Kindle 2 05-16-2010 12:46 PM
Still can't generate a Mobi catalog Sydney's Mom Library Management 11 02-02-2010 09:55 AM
Another MOBI Catalog Problem aceflor Calibre 1 02-01-2010 05:25 AM
Book Catalog Mitchll Sony Reader 2 03-29-2007 12:21 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:07 PM.


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