E-books from your desktop to your Kindle: The good ole Calibre e-mail method, revisited with GMX

By David Rothman
July 25, 2015 // 3 Comments

“Wappwolf Automator Lets You Email eBooks to Your Kindle From Box, Google Drive, Dropbox” is Nate‘s latest take on a pesky issue. Just how to get e-books from your desktop or laptop [...]

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Add a Book to Calibre

By Joanna Cabot
June 23, 2015 // 3 Comments

Calibre is a free software program which makes it easy to organize your eBooks and send them to your device. Here is a refresher on how to add a book to Calibre! First, you need to download the [...]

E-book-lovers vs. proprietary formats (yes, P is still evil)

By David Rothman
June 6, 2015 // 10 Comments

TeleRead writers traditionally have been strong supporters of e-book standards. No blinking. No hesitation. ePub is the way to go in most cases. The majority of us have just hated proprietary formats [...]

Does anyone even want cross-platform e-book interoperability?

By Chris Meadows
June 6, 2015 // 6 Comments

Proprietary e-book formats have been around for quite some time. Most major commercial vendors use proprietary formats to one extent or another, be they Amazon’s Kindle format or the proprietary [...]

Annual eBook Spring Cleaning Time

By Joanna Cabot
March 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

I am on March break as of Friday, and that means it’s eBook spring cleaning time! I will be off work for two weeks, the the Beloved will still be working, so this is the time of year where I [...]

How to clean up your Calibre library

By Joanna Cabot
November 4, 2014 // 4 Comments

I find Calibre one of those most useful eBook tools for people like me who still like to have a downloadable copy. I can see the writing on the wall on that—I fully expect the kids I know to [...]

5 fun ways to use Calibre’s custom fields

By Joanna Cabot
October 15, 2014 // 2 Comments

When Juli and I wrote last year about awesome ways to use the Calibre eBook program, one of the uses I described was using the custom field option to manage the Kobo’s bookshelf feature. Now [...]

Keeping it simple with Calibre

By Joanna Cabot
June 17, 2014 // 2 Comments

As a heavy user of the Calibre ebook library program, I have been interested to see my usage evolve over the years. I began with the premise—which I still maintain—that Calibre would be a [...]

App Review: Google Play Books for Android

By Chris Meadows
June 17, 2014 // 10 Comments

I hadn’t paid much attention to Google Play Books before. I’d installed and even paid for readers like Aldiko and Moon+ (TeleRead review), and snagged a couple freeish ones like UB Reader, but [...]

Ars Technica exhaustively documents all Android versions

By Chris Meadows
June 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the interest of documenting it for the historical record, Ars Technica has just posted an immense 40,000-word retrospective on all versions of Android to date, with as many screen shots and as [...]

Holiday Searches That Led to TeleRead

By libertyc
December 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

I admit it. I’m a geek, and I love using my Google Analytics app on my Nexus 7. I often check it multiple times a day to see how the site is doing and which stories are performing well. We [...] blocks FLAG fanfic e-book converter, disallows copying and pasting

By libertyc
November 5, 2013 // 22 Comments

We’ve run a couple of articles about useful apps that can turn fanfiction posted at popular online fanfiction repositories into e-books readable on portable devices. But lately, it seems that one [...]

Double App Review: MegaReader and QuickReader for iOS

By libertyc
August 30, 2013 // 4 Comments

I’m reviewing both of these apps together because they’re so similar; there’s just one feature difference between them. The developer was celebrating five million downloads and in [...]

Calibre Reaches 1.0 Status

By libertyc
August 23, 2013 // 2 Comments

Calibre, the popular e-book manager, has finally reached 1.0 status. The news, announced on their blog yesterday, begins with an entertaining look at the genesis of Calibre seven years ago, and then [...]

Weekend Roundup: 7 literary hoaxes, 10 unreliable narrators, 7 Edinburgh book fest souvenirs, and more

By Dan Eldridge
August 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

My Edinburgh Book Festival Experience in 7 Souvenirs (Adam Marek) I just got back from three days at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where I was talking about The Stone Thrower at an [...]

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