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  • Night Reading Kindle Paperwhite vs Voyage
  • Kindle Paperwhite 3, Calibre & Converting Project Gutenberg Books
  • Firmware Update PW1 lost X-Ray and no Word Wise on 5.6.1.1
  • Kindle 3 audiobook experience
  • Free (ADE-DRM ePub) Traveling in Place [Academic Travelogue Literary History]
  • Free (DRM-free) Ways to Trash Your Writing Career [Humorous SFnal Author Advice]
  • Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/ePub) 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife [Xtian Advice]
  • Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/ePub) Summer of the Midnight Sun [Xtian 1915 Alaska Romance]
  • Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/ePub) Horse Dreams [Xtian Kids Horseriding Schoolgirl Novel]
  • Change book rating
  • Force scan of library folder for unadded books
  • Dates in News titles


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    Changing Kindle: Importing Books With Highlights/Notes

    Hey there,
    I've been using calibre with a Kindle Touch and it has been working great.

    I just got a new Kindle PaperWhite as a present, and I wanted to export my books from the Kindle Touch into the Paperwhite, with their respective notes and highlights (they were not amazon-bought, so there's no automatic sync).

    But i cannot find a way to import the books from Kindle Touch into Calibre with notes and highlights, to later import them into Paperwhite. I'm able to import them without highlights (the My Clippings.txt gets imported, but doesn't affect each individual book)

    I read that each books notes/highlights info gets stored into a .mpb file, but i'm able to find that file in calibre.

    Thanks

    Andy

     
    MobileRead August 2015 Special Run-Off Vote

    http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2011-12/MobileRead_Two_Question_Marks_2.png*August 2015 Mobile Read Book Club Special Run-Off Vote* Since this month's vote resulted in a tie, we are having a Special Run-Off Vote between the two leading candidates. I will not vote in this poll unless my vote is needed to break a tie. This poll will be open for 3 days, and all MobileRead members are invited to participate. This is a *visible*, *multiple-choice* poll. We will start the discussion thread for this book on August 20th. Please select from the following *two* Choices: *• Dhalgren* by Samuel R Delany Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.com/Dhalgren-Samuel-R-Delany-ebook/dp/B00HE2JK7G) / Amazon US (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dhalgren-S-F-MASTERWORKS-Samuel-Delany-ebook/dp/B003VQS4BC) / Kobo (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/dhalgren-2) From Goodreads: In Dhalgren, perhaps one of the most profound and bestselling science fiction novels of all time, Samuel R. Delany has produced a novel "to stand with the best American fiction of the 1970s" (Jonathan Lethem). Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there…. The population has fled. Madmen and criminals wander the streets. Strange portents appear in the cloud-covered sky. And into this disaster zone comes a young man–poet, lover, and adventurer–known only as the Kid. Tackling questions of race, gender, and sexuality, Dhalgren is a literary marvel and groundbreaking work of American magical realism. *• The Martian* by Andy Weir Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18007564-the-martian?from_search=true&search_version=service) / Amazon Au (http://www.amazon.com.au/Martian-Andy-Weir-ebook/dp/B00FAXJHCY/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1437966589&sr=8-1&keywords=martian) / Amazon Ca (http://www.amazon.ca/Martian-Novel-Andy-Weir-ebook/dp/B00EMXBDMA/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1437966621&sr=8-1&keywords=martian) / Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Martian-Andy-Weir-ebook/dp/B00FAXJHCY/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1437966652&sr=8-1&keywords=martian) / Amazon US (http://www.amazon.com/Martian-Novel-Andy-Weir-ebook/dp/B00EMXBDMA/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1437966682&sr=8-1&keywords=martian) / Audible US (http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Martian-Audiobook/B00B5HZGUG/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1437966744&sr=1-1) From Goodreads: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—& even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—& a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

     
    PaperWhite 2 Back! & on Sale!

    http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Paperwh...rds=paperwhite

    Be in Stock on Aug 6th! $109! Not much savings but thought I give folks a heads up! :book2:

     
    Night Reading Kindle Paperwhite vs Voyage

    We are thinking of maybe giving my nan's new Kindle (basic) to my niece & getting her a Voyage or Paperwhite instead.
    Because she doesn't like that it isn't "the one with the wee light...." despite us saying are you sure you don't want the one with the light before we got it.:smack:

    So in order to not get this wrong should we get a Voyage or a PaperWhite? I know it's subjective but if you're looking at it from the point of view of doing a lot of night reading & no outdoor reading at all what do you think?

     
    Kindle Paperwhite 3, Calibre & Converting Project Gutenberg Books

    (I'm not sure whether this question belongs in the Kindle subforum or the Calibre subforum, so I guessed. :blink: If it's in the wrong place, I trust that one of the moderators will move it).

    I've already searched MobileRead and although this is probably a basic question, I couldn't find that it has been answered.

    I'm considering the purchase of a Kindle Paperwhite 3 for my wife. I use Calibre, with Apprentice Alf's plugin for the few "commercial" eBooks I purchase. However, as a longtime Nook and Project Gutenberg (PG) user, almost all of my library consists of PG .epubs: ca. 300 titles.

    Here's my question: What would be the best strategy for sideloading PG titles to the Paperwhite 3? Based on my initial research, I plan to sideload (via USB) from Calibre to the Paperwhite -- the "Send to Kindle" feature doesn't appeal to me at this time.

    Since the PG titles are all available in .mobi format, how about importing them into Calibre and then sideloading them as .mobi files? Or would this be wasteful of space because the .epubs already exist in Calibre's library (and it can convert the files)? Would Calibre complain about "duplicate" titles?

    Would it be better to allow Calibre to do an "on-the-fly" conversion to AZW3 and then sideload to the Paperwhite?

    Just two other tidbits:
    • I don't plan on converting all of the PG titles because my wife's reading tastes are different than mine. I'll only sideload a limited subset of works she's interested in.
    • I don't plan on asking Calibre to do a batch / mass conversion. I would take the time to convert the selected titles individually.

    I'd appreciate hearing your opinions and any advice you might offer. Thanks in advance for your time and expertise.

     
    Firmware Update PW1 lost X-Ray and no Word Wise on 5.6.1.1

    I upgraded my Kindle Paperwhite 1 (i.e. "5th Generation") from 5.4.4.2 to 5.6.1.1.
    Right after the upgrade, no "Word Wise" hints were displayed for any of my "On Device" books. What was worse, all of them lost all "X-Ray", too (and I do remember that many books had them with the old firmware).
    So, I tried "main menu" -> "Sync and Check for Items" but it did not help (I even tried "main menu" -> "Settings" -> "Restart" my device).
    Finally, for some books, I decided to try "Cloud" -> "Remove from Device" and then "download" them again.
    This did the trick.
    The newly downloaded books have both, "X-Ray" and "Word Wise", features now.
    This will be a pain, though -> for every book one needs to manually "remove" it from the device and then "download" it again.

    BTW. According to some pictures, I should have a new Goodreads "g" button on the toolbar (next to the Search "magnifying glass" button), but there is none (maybe it's country specific, but the new user's guide 3rd edition says nothing about it).

     
    Kindle 3 audiobook experience

    hi

    Never listened audio book before, i am thinking buy a kindle keyboard and give a try, I should listen books in subway, so just curious whether volume is high enough? Based on my iPod experience, seems subway is almost impossible to listen

    Thanks!

     
    Free (ADE-DRM ePub) Traveling in Place [Academic Travelogue Literary History]

    Traveling in Place: A History of Armchair Travel by Bernd Stiegler, a professor at the University of Konstanz in Germany, translated by Peter Filkins, is his academic examination of Exactly What It Says In The Title, covering travel writings and other related mentions in literature and film throughout the centuries, free courtesy of the University of Chicago Press.

    This is their featured free ebook for August, and is really pretty nifty, divided up into topical essay-ettes with period illustrations and further reading recommendations (mostly for German texts), and has praise in its original press release from Canadian poet Christian Bök (Wikipedia), who happens to be the author of one of my favourite Oulipo works of experimental literature, which incidentally is available as a free online read & audiobook reading.

    Currently free throughout the month of August @ the University of Chicago Press' website (ADE-DRM ePub available worldwide in exchange for your valid email address).

    And this has been the (late!) selected 3rd (non-repeat) free ebook thread of the day.

    Because not only am I a sucker for travelogues and writings about them, this is also an educational-looking academically-done one that has an endorsement from another author whose works I like. :scholar: :2thumbsup

    Enjoy!

    Description
    Armchair travel may seem like an oxymoron. Doesn’t travel require us to leave the house? And yet, anyone who has lost herself for hours in the descriptive pages of a novel or the absorbing images of a film knows the very real feeling of having explored and experienced a different place or time without ever leaving her seat. No passport, no currency, no security screening required—the luxury of armchair travel is accessible to us all. In Traveling in Place, Bernd Stiegler celebrates this convenient, magical means of transport in all its many forms.

    Organized into twenty-one “legs”—or short chapters—Traveling in Place begins with a consideration of Xavier de Maistre’s 1794 Voyage autour de ma chambre, an account of the forty-two-day “journey around his room” Maistre undertook as a way to entertain himself while under house arrest. Stiegler is fascinated by the notion of exploring the familiar as though it were completely new and strange. He engages writers as diverse as Roussel, Beckett, Perec, Robbe-Grillet, Cortázar, Kierkegaard, and Borges, all of whom show how the everyday can be brilliantly transformed. Like the best guidebooks, Traveling in Place is more interested in the idea of travel as a state of mind than as a physical activity, and Stiegler reflects on the different ways that traveling at home have manifested themselves in the modern era, from literature and film to the virtual possibilities of the Internet, blogs, and contemporary art.

    Reminiscent of the pictorial meditations of Sebald, but possessed of the intellectual playfulness of Calvino, Traveling in Place offers an entertaining and creative Baedeker to journeying at home.

     
    Free (DRM-free) Ways to Trash Your Writing Career [Humorous SFnal Author Advice]

    Ways to Trash Your Writing Career: The Wisdom of Book View Café edited by Phyllis Irene Radford (ISFDB) is a humorous "learn how to do it by learning how not to do it" professional advice guide for aspiring authors, collected from topical blogposts by the members of the Book View Café backlist author re-publishing consortium, free courtesy of the BVC itself.

    This contains contributions from many trad-published sf/fantasy professionals whose books you may well have read, such as multiple Nebula & Hugo Award-winner Vonda N. McIntyre (ISFDB, Wikipedia), World Fantasy Award-nominated Judith Tarr (ISFDB, Wikipedia; one of my favourites for well-researched historical fantasy), popular YA fantasy author Sherwood Smith (ISFDB, Wikipedia), fellow MR member author Sue Lange (ISFDB), and more.

    NB: the advice given is not primarily oriented to the speculative fiction genre.

    Currently free for a limited time (possibly expiring Real Soon Now, as I think this may have been one of their lingering monthly specials from July) directly @ the Book View Café website (DRM-free choice of ePub, Mobi, & PDF available in exchange for your email, shipping address & phone number information, which their system checkout requires even for freebies, although the latter don't necessarily have to be accurate if you're paranoid).

    Description
    With a dash of humor, Book View Café presents a review of the surest and fastest ways to bring your writing career to a screeching halt.

    Learn how to Never Submit, Cop a ’Tude, Ignore Deadlines, Gossip, and much more!

    Wisdom from BVC bloggers:

    Brenda W. Clough, Laura Anne Gilman, Sue Lange, Nancy Jane Moore, Phyllis Irene Radford, Madeleine E. Robins, Deborah J. Ross, Sherwood Smith, Judith Tarr

     
    Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/ePub) 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife [Xtian Advice]

    31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife by Arlene Pellicane provides her inspirational self-help plan for Exactly What It Says In The Title, free courtesy of Christian publisher Harvest House.

    Currently free @ B&N (may also drop in the UK), Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo & iTunes & Google Play (all available to Canadians). Price-drop-check linkage for ChristianBook, where this will probably also show up eventually.

    Description
    You don’t have to be married very long to discover that your husband will not live up to all your expectations. And even if he is Mr. Wonderful, he will still do things that disappoint you…and even make you unhappy.

    But being a happy wife has more to do with choice than circumstance. It begins with your personal decision to choose happiness. And it’s characterized by a thread of thanksgiving that runs through your life, bringing with it contentment and cheerfulness.

    In 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife, Arlene Pellicane explores five character traits you can choose to develop in your journey toward happiness.

    Organized into 31 daily readings, her biblically based insights will show you the way to become Hopeful—believe that a happy marriage is within your reach; Adaptable—learn to be open to change; Positive—choose to be more optimistic; Purposeful—discover a new vision for your role as a wife; and Yielded—experience joy as you submit to God’s plan.

    Commit yourself to this month-long quest to becoming a happy wife and discover newfound joy for yourself and for your husband. The book includes a “Happy Wives Club Discussion Guide,” filled with thought-provoking questions for each daily reading that will enhance your personal or group study.

     
    Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/ePub) Summer of the Midnight Sun [Xtian 1915 Alaska Romance]

    Summer of the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson is the 1st in her Alaskan Quest series of f/m historical frontier romances with mystery/suspense elements set in Alaska in the 1910s, starring a sister and brother whose lives are complicated by the desire to embark on arctic expedition of one, and the return of an old suitor of the other, with the additional tension provided by some sort of investigator ominously looking into things, free courtesy of Christian publisher Baker's Bethany House imprint.

    This has previously been offered free way back in 2010, in a Topaz format which has since been replaced by a Mobi. Some of the customer reviews note that it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, but seems very well-researched historically speaking and in terms of the native cultures also incorporated, and also explores faith themes about morality and such. YMMV.

    Currently free, possibly just for one day but maybe longer as what looks like a new rotation of Baker's long-term introductory 1st-in-series freebies @ B&N (also UK), Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo & iTunes & Google Play (all available to Canadians). Price-drop-check linkage for ChristianBook (ADE-DRM ePub available worldwide), where it'll probably drop eventually if it's meant to stick around.

    Description
    Leah Barringer and her brother, Jacob, have come to love the rugged Alaskan Territory they call home.

    But when Jacob determines to join an arctic expedition, Leah realizes her heart yearns for more than this solitary existence.

    The unexpected arrival of Jayce Kincaide, the man who spurned her ten years before, awakens feelings that Leah would much prefer to leave buried. As Jayce sets out to prove he's a changed man, Leah cannot deny the effect he once again has upon her. But the appearance of a young investigator casts a cloud over Jayce's past...and over Leah's dreams for the future.

     
    Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/ePub) Horse Dreams [Xtian Kids Horseriding Schoolgirl Novel]

    Horse Dreams by Dandi Daley Mackall is the 1st in her Backyard Horses series of children's novels starring an adventurous schoolgirl who one day finds herself in possession of the horse she's always daydreamed of, whereupon character-building life lesson adventures ensue, free courtesy of Christian publisher Tyndale House.

    This has previously been offered free in 2013, and again in 2014.

    Currently free @ B&N (may also drop in the UK), Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK), iTunes (available to Canadians), and ChristianBook (ADE-DRM ePub available worldwide).

    Description
    Fourth-grader Ellie James has a great imagination. She spends a lot of time daydreaming of owning a black stallion show horse and winning trophies in the horse show. But when the answer to all her dreams and prayers gallops into her life, will Ellie be able to recognize it?

    Join Ellie and her quirky family in their exciting, horse-loving adventures.

     
    Change book rating

    Can the book rating be added/changed in CC? I often read multiple books while away from home and I would like to rate them after reading the books.

     
    Force scan of library folder for unadded books

    In my library folder, d:/ebooks, along with books that are in the calibre library and organized by author/title folder structure and have proper metadata, I have mixed in mobi, epub, and pdf that were never added to calibre. I.e. they were dropped into the d:/ebooks via file explorer rather than added into calibre.

    How do I force calibre to scan the library folder for these "undocumented" books and add them automatically.

    I hope that makes sense.

    Thanks in advance.

     
    Dates in News titles

    Hi there,

    Sorry if this has already been asked, but I couldn't find a thread about it.

    Recently, all my news feeds downloads have starting including the download date in the title. So the titles now read, for example, Weekly Blogs [Fri, 31 Jul 2015]. It used to read just Weekly Blogs.

    When the titles were the same, my kindle app or my kindle paperwhite would gather show them as issues of the same periodical. Now it thinks they are separate books.

    Can someone point me to the place in the code or settings can I change the output title back so it is the same each time?

    Thanks for your help!

    Matt

     

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