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Calibre is Cool!

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on June 23, 2011

Thanks to my author friend, Carol Stephenson  (http://www.carolstephenson.com), I have just discovered Calibre!

If you have an e-book reader, this software program will convert files to your reader’s format. Go here for a free download: http://calibre-ebook.com/download

What could be a more fabulous find of the day?

Why do you need this? As an example, I wanted some of the free books offered this week over at Carina Press:

Today’s FREE BOOK is Blue Galaxy by Diane Dooley
Just type in the promo code GALAXYFREE at checkout
http://ebooks.carinapress.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=827CC21D-6F33-437A-977B-B0F291B70367

Friday’s FREE BOOK is Friendly Fire by Megan Hart
Just type in the promo code FRIENDLYFREE at checkout
http://ebooks.carinapress.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E1466469-DB0C-404F-A0AA-3491BB9E9B14

The only problem is that these books are offered in ePub format, and I have a Kindle. What to do? Download Calibre! It converts files into the format of your e-book reader and sends them to your device. It wasn’t hard to figure out how to do it, and now I have two new books on my Kindle to read. I can’t wait to see what else I can do with this program. I’ve heard other writers talking about it but finally had the time to check it out. Until there’s a standard format that suits all e-book devices, this program may prove invaluable.

For those of you who already have this software program, please share your insights!

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3 Responses to “Calibre is Cool!”

  1. This is excellent news! But do you download the calibre software onto your computer, or your kindle?

    Signed Allison, the technologically confused. :)

  2. Download it to your computer.

  3. Dru said

    I use this and love it because if I buy a book from B&N, I know I can read the book on my kindle.

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