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Old 10-15-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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How do you store read ebooks

I was wondering what methods people here use to keep ebooks that they have read but may wish to read again at a later date, especially drm'd ebooks, so that they do not clutter up the reader. It would have been nice if EBL had a "Read" folder that did not sync'.
Any ideas please?
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:06 PM   #2
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It would have been nice if EBL had a "Read" folder that did not sync'.
Any ideas please?
You could always create a collection called "Read" and set it not to sync.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:16 PM   #3
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I use Calibre and have a tag called "Unread" which is what is synched.

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Old 10-15-2009, 02:11 PM   #4
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on an extern hdd ->folder "books" --> subfolder "finished"
thats where i store them
and drm is a no no for me!
with all media!

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Old 10-15-2009, 02:54 PM   #5
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:23 PM   #6
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I put a tag on them in calibre ("Bookshelf").
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:24 PM   #7
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I un-DRM them, put them into Calibre and use tags to manage them.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:40 PM   #8
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i use calibre to manage my books. once i read them, i give them a rating. any book with 0 stars is unread, a book with stars is read. in theory this should help me keep track of which books i liked as well but in practice i have trouble deciding how many stars to give and usually give 4 unless i really loved it, then i give 5.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:48 PM   #9
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i use calibre to manage my books. once i read them, i give them a rating. any book with 0 stars is unread, a book with stars is read. in theory this should help me keep track of which books i liked as well but in practice i have trouble deciding how many stars to give and usually give 4 unless i really loved it, then i give 5.
That's exactly the same method that I use! And your rating system is remarkably similar too.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:55 PM   #10
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When I buy books, I put them automatically on the Reader. Then every once in a while I will just delete them from the reader so that only unread books are on it.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:54 PM   #11
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I make back-up CD's of all my books, so when I'm done & delete them from my reader, I still have a permanent record for future use or sharing.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:01 PM   #12
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I hit delete.
And turn off auto sync in the sony library =)
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:53 AM   #13
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When I buy books, I put them automatically on the Reader. Then every once in a while I will just delete them from the reader so that only unread books are on it.
I do the same, the only books on my reader are unread. Once read they are deleted.
I keep a backup of all my books on removable media.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:33 AM   #14
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I delete them from the Reader - unless I need to refer to them, such as for a discussion - in that case I delete them later, rather than immediately.

I mainly use calibre to manage books for the Sony Reader. I can't really use it for the DR1000, and I don't need it to get books on Stanza on the Touch. My main ebook library is just folders on my HD (and backed up somewhere else) - I de-DRM everything as soon as I have bought and downloaded it, so I can do whatever I need with the files.
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this might sound like a really stupid question but how do you put them on a disk for storage? I don't have any problems moving around the free books I get but the ones I buy from the sony store go to the ebl and and I am not really sure how to move them anywhere else ........and if I do move them to a cd and later want to read them again they will only work on that sony reader is that correct????
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