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Old 02-22-2015, 08:19 AM   #1
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I am going to try CC I have the kindle app on my tablet Samsung tab 3 lite do I still need a reading app or will the books go into the kindle app like they do on my kindle
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I am going to try CC I have the kindle app on my tablet Samsung tab 3 lite do I still need a reading app or will the books go into the kindle app like they do on my kindle
As long as you tell CC to put amazon formats (mobi etc) into the directory /kindle on your tablet (CC Settings / Formats and folders), the kindle app (K4A) works as a reading app for CC. There is one exception: when you "read" a book in CC, it can launch K4A but cannot tell K4A which book to open. K4A launches then you must navigate to the book yourself. This is due to a limitation in K4A.

I suggest you install the free CC Demo version to be sure that CC works properly on your network and that it does what you want.
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As long as you tell CC to put amazon formats (mobi etc) into the directory /kindle on your tablet (CC Settings / Formats and folders), the kindle app (K4A) works as a reading app for CC. There is one exception: when you "read" a book in CC, it can launch K4A but cannot tell K4A which book to open. K4A launches then you must navigate to the book yourself. This is due to a limitation in K4A.

I suggest you install the free CC Demo version to be sure that CC works properly on your network and that it does what you want.
just tried it CC demo but it will not work it looks like I do not have a laptop with WIFI why can it not work with USB that's how I do it with my kindle to transfer my books to my kindle
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the whole point of the app is to provide wifi transfers. if you use USB to access your calibre library then it's arguably pointless, calibre will natively do what you need.
If you want pretty bookshelves on the target tablet , most reader apps will give you those anyway.
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just tried it CC demo but it will not work it looks like I do not have a laptop with WIFI why can it not work with USB that's how I do it with my kindle to transfer my books to my kindle
They make Laptops without WiFi these days

Are you tying to run without a A/P or Router (peer network)? You need to jump through some (static IP) configuration and firewall, hoops
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They make Laptops without WiFi these days

Are you tying to run without a A/P or Router (peer network)? You need to jump through some (static IP) configuration and firewall, hoops
I am sorry if I sound daft but at 68 yrs of age apps and every thing is new to me I bought my tablet because it is not has big has a kindle and I thought once I put the kindle app on it is great for kindle books and emails and taking photos I then wanted some of my calibre books on and tried to get them with the calibre companion but no luck all I asked for was help please
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I am sorry if I sound daft but at 68 yrs of age apps and every thing is new to me I bought my tablet because it is not has big has a kindle and I thought once I put the kindle app on it is great for kindle books and emails and taking photos I then wanted some of my calibre books on and tried to get them with the calibre companion but no luck all I asked for was help please
You won't need cc for what you want to do. I haven't used calibre and my tablet per usb, but there should be only two ways it would play out:
1. Calibre automatically recognizes your tablet. Then just use it as usual.
2. If not 1 then you could use "connect to folder" to navigate to a folder on your tablet and the use calibre as usual.

Now you just need a reading app on your tablet that has some library functions (I think all have). The app either finds your books on its own or you just point it to the right folder. That's it. Some apps to use: mantano reader, moon reader fbreader. (I assume your calibre books are epubs).

If you use the kindle app, you could use the mailing option to put books into it, calibre will convert your epubs to mobi for you.

Hope this helps
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You won't need cc for what you want to do. I haven't used calibre and my tablet per usb, but there should be only two ways it would play out:
1. Calibre automatically recognizes your tablet. Then just use it as usual.
2. If not 1 then you could use "connect to folder" to navigate to a folder on your tablet and the use calibre as usual.

Now you just need a reading app on your tablet that has some library functions (I think all have). The app either finds your books on its own or you just point it to the right folder. That's it. Some apps to use: mantano reader, moon reader fbreader. (I assume your calibre books are epubs).

If you use the kindle app, you could use the mailing option to put books into it, calibre will convert your epubs to mobi for you.

Hope this helps
I can see were you are coming from but my calibre does not recognise my tablet and my books are all mobi do I have to change them to epubs
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As redjohn's questions have become a "How do I send books from calibre to a Samsung tab" question, I am moving them to the calibre devices forum
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You install a kindle read app on your samsung
Then 're download your books from amazon directly to it.
No need to reformat books.
If you have books in calibre not bought from amazon then ask again saying what format they are
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No need to convert your books. As cybmole said, the books you buyed from amazon, you can download again from the kindle app.

If you do want use calibre: I don't use the kindle app, so I just guess here:
If you want to sideload your books with calibre:
Connect your tablet to your pc with usb
Open calibre
Click on connect/share in the calibre toolbar
select "connect to folder"
navigate to your tablet and to the kindle folder and click on "choose folder"
Now calibre will send books to that folder.
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Hey Red

I won't see 68 ever again. That does not stop me.
There was a time where I could repair my cars induction system. Now I can't because the computer controls every thing. Lucky, I don't have the reliability issues I has with my AH Sprite
The first computers I worked upon had CORE memory and discrete components. I have been doing this a long time and have seen a lot of change.

If you have XP, Calibre (on XP) can't deal with MTP type devices with reliability, so that mode was disabled. You could update to W7 if your hardware will handle that
BTW what version # of Calibre are you running?
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I won't see 68 ever again. That does not stop me.
There was a time where I could repair my cars induction system. Now I can't because the computer controls every thing. Lucky, I don't have the reliability issues I has with my AH Sprite
The first computers I worked upon had CORE memory and discrete components. I have been doing this a long time and have seen a lot of change.

If you have XP, Calibre (on XP) can't deal with MTP type devices with reliability, so that mode was disabled. You could update to W7 if your hardware will handle that
BTW what version # of Calibre are you running?
I am using windows 7 and the latest version of calibre it looks like I will have to give up what I can not understand I can put calibre books on my kindle fire no problem it just will not work with my tablet and all the books are mobie on my calibre
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you need to install the amazon reader app onto your phone, here is the link.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cust...deId=201245160

To download and install Kindle for Android from your phone:
Go to Kindle for Android .
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature....cId=1000423873

Follow the instructions to download the app to your device. After installing the Kindle reading app, you'll need to register it to your Amazon account.

once that is installed, your phone will fetch fresh copies of your mobi books directly from amazon. calibre is not needed for that process,.


get that working first, then come back for advice on how to get at any other books that you bought elsewhere.
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you need to install the amazon reader app onto your phone, here is the link.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cust...deId=201245160

To download and install Kindle for Android from your phone:
Go to Kindle for Android .
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature....cId=1000423873

Follow the instructions to download the app to your device. After installing the Kindle reading app, you'll need to register it to your Amazon account.

once that is installed, your phone will fetch fresh copies of your mobi books directly from amazon. calibre is not needed for that process,.


get that working first, then come back for advice on how to get at any other books that you bought elsewhere.
thanks i have the kindle app on my galaxy tab3lite and get books on their from amazon but what i wanted is to get the books i have of calibre but calibre will not let me i can get them on my kindle fire but not on my tablet i think i will give up
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