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  • History Gibbon,Edward:Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (6 Vols.). V1.20 Oct. 2014
  • History Gibbon,Edward:Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (6 Vols.). V1.20 Oct. 2014
  • how accurate is "publisher" data - how many publishers are there anyway ?
  • Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/DRM-free) Poison Town [Xtian Industrial Pollution Thriller]
  • Book details at the bottom of Calibre
  • Free (nook/Kobo/ePub) Wish by Jake Smith [Xtian Baseball Cancer Family Drama Novel]
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  • MobileRead October 2014 Discussion: The Man Who Would Be King (spoilers)
  • What "freedoms" do you value in relation to your ebooks?
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    Kobo H20 WIFI download from Calibre library

    Hello guys
    I have connected my H20 to my PC by WIFI.
    I started Calibre server option and I can see all eBooks from my Calibre library with corresponding format button (Epub or Kepub) to download them.
    When I press one of this button on the H20, nothing happens except the screen of the H20 is flashing. So I can't download any eBooks. Any ideas?

     
    History Gibbon,Edward:Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (6 Vols.). V1.20 Oct. 2014

    Quote:

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (sometimes shortened to Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization (as well as the Islamic and Mongolian conquests) from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes.
    This is the version with footnotes.
    Since it's all one narrative I couldn't see splitting it into 6 postings and I wasn't sure how to upload more than 5 files so I zipped the 6 books together.

     
    History Gibbon,Edward:Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (6 Vols.). V1.20 Oct. 2014

    Quote:

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (sometimes shortened to Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization (as well as the Islamic and Mongolian conquests) from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes.
    This is the version with footnotes. Since it's all one narrative I couldn't see splitting it into 6 postings and I wasn't sure how to upload more than 5 files so I zipped the 6 books together.

     
    how accurate is "publisher" data - how many publishers are there anyway ?

    I keep a lot of expired library loan metadata in calibre ( as a way of knowing what I've previously borrowed - because Overdrive cannot keep a history)

    I noticed that other day that I now have over 400 different "publishers" in my calibre library tag browser - the entries look mostly sensible but why so many?
    - do publishers create a myriad of off-shoots & then abandon them a few books later?.
    - do publishers "die" for tax reasons & get reborn with new names ?

    it would be reasonable to assume that calibre picks up the metadata from the library books OK, and that library books, being retail editions, should not have junk metadata

     
    Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/DRM-free) Poison Town [Xtian Industrial Pollution Thriller]

    Poison Town by Creston Mapes is 2nd in his Crittendon Files series of investigative mystery/thrillers starring the eponymous reporter Jack Crittendon, this installment involving industrial corruption leading to murderous pollution (okay, probably more like negligent manslaughter-ous pollution), free courtesy of Christian publisher David C. Cook.

    Currently free, probably just for the next couple of days @ B&N (may also drop in the UK after a day or so), Amazon UK (slated to drop in the main store after midnight Pacific Time), iTunes & Google Play (both available to Canadians), and also ChristianBook (DRM-Free ePub available to selected countries) & BookShout (available for online reading & app download), and possibly several other stores linked in the publisher's catalogue page.

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

    Mostly by default, but it does look a bit more interesting than the other probably-expiring-soon stuff that popped up today, and it's nice to have people actually try and tackle the issue of needless industrial pollution, and have a change of pace from the standard terrorism and serial killer thrillers we so often get.

    Enjoy!

    Description
    People are sick and dying. Rumors are swirling. Some claim chemicals leaking from a manufacturing plant are causing the cancer that’s crippling people on the poor side of Trenton City, Ohio. Yet nothing at the plant appears amiss. The problem remains a mystery until reporter Jack Crittendon’s long-time mechanic falls ill and he investigates.

    Soon Jack becomes engulfed in a smokescreen of lies, setups, greed, and scandal. The deeper he digs, the more toxic the corruption he uncovers. As he faces off with the big-time players behind the scenes and tries to beat the clock before more people die, he realizes the chillingly unthinkable—he knows too much.

     
    Book details at the bottom of Calibre

    Hi All,

    I have reinstalled my computer (windows 8.1) and obviously Calibre (version 2.6). Before reinstalling I had the book details at the bottom of Calibre, but now it is on the right side of the screen. I really would like it back at the bottom, but no matter what I tried, I can't make it happen.
    Can anyone give me the solution for this?

    Thank you in advance.:help:

     
    Free (nook/Kobo/ePub) Wish by Jake Smith [Xtian Baseball Cancer Family Drama Novel]

    Wish by Jake Smith is a heartwarming contemporary/literary fiction family drama novel about a boy with cancer who wishes to see his father play with a major league baseball team and the father who tries to live up to his son's dream, free courtesy of Christian publisher Tyndale House.

    Currently free @ B&N, Kobo (not available to Canadians), and Christian Book (ADE-DRM ePub available in select countries). Will probably show up at Amazon (linkage for your price-drop check convenience) at some point, but Tyndale's been a bit experimental with the distribution of their recent freebies, so sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.

    Description
    James McConnell’s one wish is that his nine-year-old son will finally be healthy enough to play a game of catch. Then he and his wife, Emily, receive news they’ve dreaded: Aaron’s cancer has relapsed.

    As the family steels themselves for a draining treatment regimen in yet another hospital, Aaron receives the gift of a lifetime—a personal visit from one of his favorite professional baseball players—and the chance to make a bold request, his wish: to see his dad play in one major league game.

    A former college standout, James fears he doesn’t have the talent it takes, even for one game, and that he’ll miss what could be Aaron’s precious last weeks. Yet how can he refuse his dying son’s wish?

    Poignant and triumphant, Wish is the story of a father’s love, a family’s perseverance, and the miracles that can happen when you believe in the impossible.

     
    Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/DRM-free) It's Your Call [Christian Ministry Life Advice]

    It's Your Call: What Are You Doing Here? by Gary Barkalow is some kind of spiritually inclined life guidance self-help book, apparently for people intending to go into ministry, free courtesy of Christian publisher David C. Cook.

    Currently free, probably just for the next couple of days @ B&N (may also drop in the UK after a day or so), Amazon UK (slated to drop in the main store after midnight Pacific Time), iTunes & Google Play (both available to Canadians), and also ChristianBook (DRM-Free ePub available to selected countries) & BookShout (available for online reading & app download), and possibly several other stores linked in the publisher's catalogue page.

    Description
    Discover God’s calling for your life ...

    Few spiritual concepts have fascinated and confused people more than understanding God’s calling for their life. Is it primarily about a job or a role? It is precise or general? Is a calling only reserved for those who work in professional ministry?

    The truth is actually amazingly profound: What we are supposed to do is what we most want to do.

    This is a guide for discovering God’s design and destiny for your life. Drawing from over 20 years of experience in ministry, Gary Barkalow shares how you can:
    • Live alert and oriented to the voice and choreography of God.
    • Discover and interpret the voice of your own story.
    • Discern the strategic assault against your calling.
    • Recognize God’s intentional training in your life’s journey.
    Most of all, you’ll be inspired to let the glory of your life touch the world around you.

     
    Hello

    Hi there everyone. I am another newbie looking forward to joining this community:)

     
    MobileRead October 2014 Discussion: The Man Who Would Be King (spoilers)

    The time has come to discuss the October 2014 MobileRead Book Club selection, The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling. What did you think?

     
    What "freedoms" do you value in relation to your ebooks?

    What "freedoms" do you value in relation to your ebooks?

    Despite what licence agreements say, I suspect that many if not most of us believe that, at least morally, ebooks which we purchased should be regarded as our own property analogous to physical books. This does not mean that we should own the intellectual property. We do not in the case of printed books. Nor does it mean, at least in my case, that I pretend that ebooks are the same as physical books and should therefore provide all the utility of physical books, or vice versa. For example, I don't believe it is reasonable to expect to be able to re-sell ebooks. However, I do believe that I should be able to:

    1. Backup my ebooks in a form that enables me to restore and read them in the future, irrespective of whether the Vendor continues in business.

    2. Read my ebooks on any device of my choosing.

    3. Read my ebooks on any application of my choosing.

    4. Easily convert my ebooks between formats, so as to facilitate the two preceding actions.

    5. Purchase ebooks at a reasonable price being significantly lower than the cost of purchasing the same title in a paper version.

    6. Have the option to enjoy privacy by opting-out of the monitoring of my reading habits.

    7. Purchase ebooks without regard to geographical or other unreasonable restrictions, an example of the latter being expiry dates, read only on a Sunday after Noon or on days of the week not ening in “y”, etc.

    8. Borrow ebooks from libraries.

    9. Enjoy the courtesy of not having it be assumed that I am dishonest.

    I would also like to be able to lend my ebooks to friends or family, but like re-selling ebooks I don't think this is a particularly reasonable requirement.

    Many of these freedoms, most notably 1 to 4, are currently provided to us by way of Apprentice Alf should we choose to take advantage of them. Freedom 5 is provided to us, at least in the case of non-BWM publishers, largely by Amazon and to a lesser extent by other Indie publishers/distributors, who are also responsible for lower prices even for many BWM books. Freedom 6 is a mixed bag, as information on our reading habits, purchases etc is valuable and is factored into the current business models. In fact, some Amazon authors rely for payment on readers completing at least 10% of their books. It may be that opting-out would prove to be inpractical or come at some additional cost. Freedom 7 can be attained with some effort from ourselves via VPN”s, proxies and other services in most but not all cases. Freedom 8 is given to us courtesy of Overdrive. It is not in my view reasonable to expect to be able to enjoy all of the other freedoms in relation to borrowed library books, though it would be nice to be able to read on more platforms and in more applications that Adobe Digital Editions (or apparently Overdrive media console).

    Freedom 9 is slowly gaining ground. More and more ebooks are being sold without DRM, as companies come to realise that people continue to purchase ebooks, despite their ability to obtain the same titles for free easily. To the real surprise of some, including myself, apparently most people would much rather purchase legitimate content when it is made convenient for them to do so and available at a reasonable price. I doubt that piracy will ever be entirely eliminated, but I do think that it will reach still lower levels as BWM ebook prices fall further.

     
    Custom COlumn: Author Sort - Series

    I am attempting to creat a custom column (which will eventually be used by Kindle Collections to generate Collections on my Kindle3)

    For the purposes of this post I will use Shadowmarch by Tad Williams (Author sort: Williams, Tad) (Series: Shadowmarch[1]) as my demonstration book.

    I have created a custom column with the template: {author_sort}{series:| - |}

    I would have expected the result to be: Williams, Tad - Shadowmarch
    However, the actual result is actually: Tad - Shadowmarch, Williams

    Can anyone please enlighten me as to what I am doing wrong in my template or if this is some type of bug? If so is there a work around?

    Thanks for any help you can give me!

    Kev

     
    plugin path error 0.8.1 launcher.py help

    hi I can't launch a plugin

    the error is

    Installation Error: plugin launcher /usr/local/share/../share/sigil/plugin_launchers//python/launcher.py does not exist

    The path should be /usr/local/share/sigil/plugin_launchers/python/launcher.py

    not sure if its a config file error or if its an error in sigil

     
    Use iBooks on Mac as default epub e-book Viewer

    Hi -- Apologize if this is covered before, is there a way to change the default epub viewer when I choose the book in Calibre and click View (or press V)?

    I want to use the iBooks App on my Macbook, instead of the built-in e-book viewer? I look at Preferences but nothing jump out that I could do that.

    Thanks!

     
    Kobo H2O Page Turning - Tap or Swipe?

    Hi, I can't find if the Kobo H2O can turn pages with a tap - as opposed to a swipe. We like the Kindle PW2 and the ability to tap to the next page.

     

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