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Old 06-30-2020, 01:02 AM   #1
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Book blurbs?

I was letting my daughter browse my ebooks on Calibre. Since she didnt recognize most of the authors or titles, she wanted a description of the book to see if it might interest her. Only a fraction of my books had descriptions available. Is there a way to import something like the descriptions on book dust jackets into Calibre? She wasnt willing to look each one up, nor risk something her Dad liked. LOL.

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Select a few books in the list and then right click > edit metadata > Download metadata and covers. (If for some reason it's missing go to Preferences (Ctrl+P) > Toolbars and Menus > Context Menu for Books in Library and add the Edit Metadata there.) It should grab you some descriptions or sometimes reviews. Then you can view them in the book details.

I suggest using Review Metadata in the rare case it tries to grab the wrong book.

Calibre has a few metadata plugins included already but you can get more by going to Preferences > Plugins > Get new plugins.
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