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Old 01-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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Easiest way to add book/title/other metadata?

Background: Between my various devices, I have about twenty different ebook readers. I also have ebooks in at least 15 different file formats. Too many formats and too many readers, to be able to comfortably read anything.

I'd like to have, at most, four different ebook readers, and everything in one of four file formats. (PDF, ePub, Mobi, DAISY.)

In looking at the file structure of the various eBook readers, it seemed that copying the ebooks to a folder that Calibre can access, would work. However, for the books I tried that with, not only was all of the associated metadata lost, but also author/title information. Calibre literally named the books c2, c2(2), etc.

Question:
Is there a simple way to get the book/title, and other associated metadata into Calibre, or am I going to have to transcribe it all by hand?



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Old 01-17-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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Background: Between my various devices, I have about twenty different ebook readers. I also have ebooks in at least 15 different file formats. Too many formats and too many readers, to be able to comfortably read anything.

I'd like to have, at most, four different ebook readers, and everything in one of four file formats. (PDF, ePub, Mobi, DAISY.)

In looking at the file structure of the various eBook readers, it seemed that copying the ebooks to a folder that Calibre can access, would work. However, for the books I tried that with, not only was all of the associated metadata lost, but also author/title information. Calibre literally named the books c2, c2(2), etc.

Question:
Is there a simple way to get the book/title, and other associated metadata into Calibre, or am I going to have to transcribe it all by hand?



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Each device driver has the ability to have its own template (send to device template is an overall template).
Metadata on the device is what the format-device allows.
Read up on templates (if you go to Preferences: Send to device: there is basics and a link to more info.


Your naming problem is probably caused by something that got messed up.
the default is usually {authors}-{title}
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