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Calibre (eReader / eBook Converter)



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#features]E-book conversion:

calibre can convert from a huge number of formats to a huge number of formats. It supports all the major e-book formats. The full list of formats can be found #what-formats-does-app-support-conversion-to-from]here.

The conversion engine has lots of powerful features. It can rescale all font sizes, ensuring the output e-book is readable no matter what font sizes the input document uses. It can automatically detect/create book structure, like chapters and Table of Contents. It can insert the book metadata into a "Book Jacket" at the start of the book.

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#what-formats-does-app-support-conversion-to-from]What formats does calibre support conversion to/from?:

calibre supports the conversion of many input formats to many output formats. It can convert every input format in the following list, to every output format.

Input Formats: CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, DJVU, DOCX, EPUB, FB2, HTML, HTMLZ, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ

Output Formats: AZW3, EPUB, FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, HTMLZ, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ





I only just discovered and downloaded this a little while ago. I haven't played with the conversion part yet. If anyone here does, let me know what you think. Thanks.






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I've known about Calibre, and I have it installed. Many people use it to create backups for the ebooks they bought. (Technically, you only buy a license for an ebook, not the book itself...)

I've also been warned against using Calibre to create mobi-files for the Kindle. The code it creates is said to be not clean and full of mistakes. I cannot verify that, but that's what my formatting people said. (Who have an interest of keeping me as client.)

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Well, darn. I was hoping it would be a good route to go in creating all the eBook formats.





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Many people use it. But ebook format is basically html, at least now. We don't know what it'll evolve to.

I'm fairly sure you can handle html. emoticon

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I'll give it a whirl emoticon

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A book on self-publishing that I have recommends Calibre. Claims it works pretty well. (I was only skimming, so I'll share more info once I get into reading it more thoroughly. I'm also doing some searches for the best free ebook converters.) The book also recommends using Scribus for creating both the book and the covers/jackets. I may do that too.






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