Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre > Library Management

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-14-2022, 04:23 AM   #1
Allerwertester
Member
Allerwertester began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 16
Karma: 10
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Germany
Device: kobo forma
Author annotations

Hi there!

I would very much like to add notes about book titles, etc. of an author at his/her entry in Calibre. Do you guys do stuff like this and how? Is there propably a hidden Calibre feature I haven't found yet or a plug-in for something like that?

At the moment I use a text editor for writing down my wish list of books from this author and save it on my computer, but rather would like to have this handled within Calibre.

Thanks for your time!
Allerwertester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2022, 05:36 AM   #2
BetterRed
null operator
BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 17,756
Karma: 20473791
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sydney Australia
Device: none
I maintain a separate 'library' for Authors, in this library each author has a single 'book title' place holder containing a cover.jpg and a metadata.opf file. All the data is in the database.

I use the calibre:// URL scheme to link items in the Authors library to items in the Books Library and vice-versa. This is done via the Link field in Manage Authors -- specifically:

In the Authors library the Author Link field contains a link of the form:

Code:
calibre://search/_hex_-<books-library>?eq=<blah blah book>
When the Author Name in the Authors Details panel is clicked the list of books by that Author in the Books library will show.

In the Books library the Author Link field contains a link of the form:

Code:
calibre://show-book/_hex_-<authors-library>/NNNN)
When the Author Name in the Books Details panel is clicked the record of the Author in the Authors library will show.

The calibre:// links can be obtained from calibre itself, the user does have to formulate them.

Prior to Kovid's provision of the calibre:// URL scheme I used various methods, some of which are described here.

For me at least what I've been able to do using the calibre URL scheme is far superior to the other schemes I came up with.

BR

Last edited by BetterRed; 01-14-2022 at 04:22 PM.
BetterRed is online now   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 01-14-2022, 11:54 AM   #3
Allerwertester
Member
Allerwertester began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 16
Karma: 10
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Germany
Device: kobo forma
Thankes BetterRed!

That's actual a good idea, to add some place holders for books. Never thought of that kind of workaround. So it was a good idea to open a thread here after all. Adding "fake" books it is!

All the best for 2022!
Allerwertester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2022, 01:21 PM   #4
theducks
Well trained by Cats
theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
theducks's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,990
Karma: 42139510
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Central Coast of California
Device: Kobo Libra2,Kobo Aura2, K4NT(Fixed: New Bat.), Galaxy Tab A
Add:empty books
Has many uses. I use it for my Wishlist, Document missing series titles (or note that it is now contained IN xyz Omnibus/collection).
theducks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2022, 05:10 AM   #5
Allerwertester
Member
Allerwertester began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 16
Karma: 10
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Germany
Device: kobo forma
Quote:
Originally Posted by theducks View Post
Add:empty books
Thanks! I use Calibre for quite some time, came across this menu entry, but never though about it. I did the same with an empty text file putting my wish list in the comment section. With an empty book I can skip creating a text file. Sweet!
Allerwertester is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Annotations: Capture/Convert Kobo-Kindle (uses OpenWith and Annotations Plugins) EnergyLens Related Tools 12 03-28-2020 02:04 PM
Help! Annotations gone. voyageusejvzc Onyx Boox 5 07-30-2013 02:15 PM
Glo annotations dma61 Kobo Reader 5 05-21-2013 07:45 AM
Annotations vsh1ft Onyx Boox 1 01-04-2012 11:38 PM
Pdf annotations and Kindle annotations BranMakMorn Calibre 0 06-25-2011 03:42 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.