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Dear Jane

Managing your TBR pile with Calibre

Managing your TBR pile with Calibre

For long time readers of this blog, Calibre is an indispensable tool for tracking my reading library. I shop primarily at Amazon but if I have coupons or see deals at other sites, I’ll buy there as well.  Plus, I have over… more

eBook Reader Help Desk Day

eBook Reader Help Desk Day

Today I am hosting an ebook reader help desk day. Throughout the day, I’ll answer, to the best of my ability, any digital book related question whether it involves setting up the cloud, converting ebooks, working with Calibre, and the… more

Dear Author

The Bloated eBook File

In the past, I’ve advocated for various things to be included in the ebook file, mostly in an effort to convince publishers that digital format was something that readers actually did want. (yes, dear readers, we had to fight for… more

How to Add a Plugin to Calibre

How to Add a Plugin to Calibre

Kovid Goyal is probably the most generous man of the ebook publishing era.   He has created, maintained and supported a software program called Calibre and distributes it for free.   Without Calibre, my enjoyment of ebooks would be greatly diminished.   This… more

Tips Reading Adobe ePub and PDF Books

Tips Reading Adobe ePub and PDF Books

After last week’s Harlequin ebook sale, I had a number of questions from readers who couldn’t actually read the ePub books that they had bought.   Adobe encryption is a frustrating animal because downloading your book is a two step process.  … more