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Old 11-13-2017, 09:02 AM   #16
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One of the first things I did as soon as Manage Your Contents had Cloud Collections was scroll through my entire library and check every book was in a collection. I'm a bit OCD like that.
On the other hand, I don't use collections at all - the only type of organisation that interests me is ordering books in series, which I do by other means. Each to their own .
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:23 AM   #17
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wtf am I doing? how do I prevent future problems w/kindle cloud and organize things?

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I can sort by series absolutely fine on mine. I use a Calibre metadata plugboard to prefix series name and number to a book's title, so when I sort by either author or title I see series in order. I currently have almost 9000 books on my KO2, and it works very well indeed.
Hello HarryT! I have read so many useful threads authored by you, including the one about indexing on the KO2. I was wondering if you could write an article with the Calibre n00b in mind on the best way someone with a several thousand books to organize their library. Mine are mostly fantasy/sci-fiction, the favorites of my childrhood +history and philosophy and I also have the aspiration to collect the literary classics which are public domain.

With my 4gb KO1 I never even bothered trying. It was just an easy way to read books while overseas but now that I have the 32 GB version I really want to upload my library. I have only been using Calibre heavily the last couple weeks as it was easy enough to move over a series at a time, my KO1 never had more than a few hundred so I really am a novice in its utilization.

It has even been a chore to get them into Calibre as I often need to convert from PDF or another format and change the meta data. In the process I have made many potential mistakes because I don't know what I am doing. For example, some books have information about the series contained in the title but I deleted it as Calibre has a separate field for that data but when I transfer them of course it is gone. I began creating collections for series but it is such a chore to add them individually. Today I tried using Kindle Cloud but am unsure of its limitations or what will happen if I quit Amazon Prime later.

So I guess what I am asking, because you said before that you were testing the KO2 for people who wanted to upload and manage an entire library, if you had to start over without your library reorganized in Calibre how would you proceed?

I hope this makes sense and thank you for all of your hard work!
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:40 AM   #18
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The Montefiore Kindle version is listed on Amazon as 9236 bytes. I have that book and it certainly doesn't take up 324 megabytes. I'd be interested in the Leonardo one, the size doesn't matter on a 32 GB Kindle, but I can't justify £14.99 to myself.
There are two versions of Montefiore's Romanovs of Amazon Japan - Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016 edition, 9236 KB (not bytes)
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Vintage, Reprint edition, 2016, 324024 KB

Yes, Leonardo is expensive, but it just came out, so the price might go down a bit (but not a lot) next year. Amazon Japan sells it for 1871 Yen (around 12.5 pounds).
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:59 AM   #19
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Sure, but it has a lot of text and I prefer reading the text on my Oasis, can't really read books on Ipad. (I just checked, more than 600 pages, no Ipad for me).
And it's not the only one that is big. Montefiore's Romanovs Kindle version is 324024 KB.


We seem to have the same tastes in books! 😎
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So you bought a reader for more than 200 quid and cannot justify spending 15 on a book?
Yes, £15 for a single book is difficult for me to swallow. I may well succumb if it drops to nearer £10. It's just psychological.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:29 PM   #21
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My sister got her Oasis. We loaded over 3,000 books on it using my Calibre including at least 200 books with heavy illustrations (mostly gardening books). It finished doing the indexing after about 1.5 days and then she said it was 'sweet.' When she comes back for her next visit, I'll take all the books off and reload just what she wants (she gets all the gardening books).

I never quite got Cloud Collections to really work for me. I just use Calibre after I understood how to use plugboards. I am going to try it when I get the chance as the only one linked to my account after December will be my mom.

Oh, and even with all that illustrated stuff on there, she has tons of space on the ereader.

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