Monthly Archives: May 2011

E-book manager and converter

I was looking for something to convert a few e-books from wacky new-age formats to something more universal, like text, HTML, or at least PDF. It’s Calibre, and here’s a list of supported formats.

It’s got quite a dependency tree — python, imagemagick, poppler-qt (which pulls in qt), libusb (which pulls glibc), etc.. So it’s a drag if you just need to convert this one e-book.

But if you’re looking for something to manage your whole library and sync up with mobile devices — this is the fire fox you were hunting.

About Calibre, bypassing their fancy front flash.