Manage EBooks with Calibre
EBooks have gained a lot of popularity in the recent years thank to the popularity of Amazon Kindle and Sony’s EBook Reader. Calibre is a free and multiplatform ebook manager which can be used to manage your ebook collection effectively.
You can import the ebooks that are stored in your Computer. It is compatible with a lot of formats like pdf, lit, mobi, cbz, cbr, txt, zip, rar etc. It displays the Metadata associated with the ebook like Title, Author, Size, Date etc. You can also edit the metadata information like Publisher, ISBN number, Author, Rating, Cover Image, Tags etc. Information can also be retrieved from the Internet based on the Title, Author name and the ISBN number. Ebooks of the selected format can also be launched and viewed in the default viewer within the program’s interface. Ebooks can also be converted into different formats and synced with various devices. It can also fetch news from RSS feeds from the Internet and can save them in the proper format so that it can be sent to the Ebook reader. It also includes a search functionality which makes searching for Ebooks easy. You can even run it as a Server so that the Ebook collection can be accessed from anywhere with a computer and an Internet connection. The Ebook Reader devices it supports are Kindle 1 & 2, Apple iPhone, Sony PRS 500/505/700 and Cybook Gen 3.
There are not many Ebook management software available and this one seems to be the best so far. It is available for Windows, Mac as well as Linux.