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Old 06-14-2021, 02:22 PM   #1
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Trying to figure out a solution for ebook management and syncing between iOS and eink

I have been thinking it is time to get out of being locked into the Kindle ecosystem for my ebook management. But I am not sure how or if I can manage ebooks that would meet my desired functionality. I am working on downloading my Kindle books, stripping DRM, and organizing them in calibre on my Mac for now.

These are my most important functions to achieve:

- Sync reading position between an e-ink device and an iOS app wirelessly
- Organize by series on reading devices
- Load books to reading devices wirelessly
- Preferably able to sync/load from outside the home

Iíve been trying to read and figure stuff out, but my brain is going in circles or I find too many old or irrelevant results for me to make sense of anything. I am not inexperienced with technology, but my brain isnít as agile as it used to be. Between my husband and I, I am sure we could figure out how to set up a variety of things, I just canít figure out what direction to go in. I would welcome any insight anyone might have to share or other possibilities I am missing.

This is what Iíve picked up so far that might serve the purpose, but I canít grasp all the details:

When people talk about Calibre Server, does this mean the Calibre linux installation using the calibre content server?

Calibre content server and an OPDS server are two different things, right? It seems like the content server is more likely to sync metadata. Does OPDS sync anything or is it only for downloading?

Iím willing to buy another eink device. I currently use a Kindle Oasis, but I donít think itís practical for doing what I want outside of the Kindle ecosystem. It seems like an Android e-ink device might be the best path to achieve easy syncing with iOS devices, presuming there are applications that can cooperate.

I see mentions of using calibre server on a linux, and we could probably figure out a way to get that set up, but is there any way to sync with it other than Calibre Companion, which it sounds like is not in a good place of development right now?

Bookfusion seems like it might be another potential solution? Itís looks a bit early days for the apps at present, because they lack some reading functions I would want and they donít expose the series info, but it sounds like they are working on it.
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Old 06-14-2021, 03:02 PM   #2
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The method that works for me is to use the Kindle app on my non-Amazon device and make each ebook a personal document in my Amazon storagel

I strip the DRM for any ebook (even a Kindle ebook) and put the book into Calibre but I then use the "Send to Kindle" utility to send the book to my Kindle "personal" documents. (This may require converting to a format, such as mobi, that "Send to Kindle" accepts).

To use the "Send to Kindle" approach (rather than mailing to Kindle), I open the "Path" to the actual files--Calibre lets you click to open the folder and then use Send to Kindle on an acceptable format.

Amazon's whispersync works fine with personal documents and keeps my reading synced.
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Old 06-14-2021, 04:01 PM   #3
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Thanks, but I hate the way Amazon treats personal documents in the cloud (no cover art), and I hate managing content on Amazon anyway.
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