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Calibre is Cool!

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on June 23, 2011

Thanks to my author friend, Carol Stephenson  (, 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:

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

Friday’s FREE BOOK is Friendly Fire by Megan Hart
Just type in the promo code FRIENDLYFREE at checkout

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!

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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