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My Sony T1 reader isn't dead yet, but that Voyager screen looks beautifully crisp and I am so, so tempted.

Does anyone have any idea on how this latest Kindle works with fanfic? I always said I would give Kindle another chance if they had page-turn buttons and a decent catalog/tagging system.

Can the Voyager:
- load drm-free epub or mobi via calibre?
- load personal epubs (aka fanfic) via calibre?
- organize into categories (ideally from calibre) or am I going to end up with a giant alpha list of every fic?

If you have a Voyager, please help! The FAQs on Amazon don't really cover the cloud collections thing (or at least I couldn't find it)

[SOLVED] Help please: Calibre & AO3

Hi all.
I've been using Calibre for about 2 years now and have had little to no problems until now. I'm unsure if my problem is related to Calibre or to an AO3 update and to be truthful, it's a relatively minor functional issue, but is hugely irritating in practice.

Here it is: For the past 3 or 4 days, when I update a fic, any fic or anthology/series from AO3, Calibre replaces [author name] with [Anonymous]. I update at least 10 WIPs daily, so this is quickly becoming a peeve.

Does anyone know if I've mistakenly changed some Preference tab business that I'm unaware of?

Is anyone else having this problem?

Thanks much in advance,
This weekend I worked on adding more automated functions to my Fanfiction Download Plugin (FFDL).

All setting changes are in my personal.ini tab of the FFDL configure plugin.

1) Remove all the Archive of Our Own information that is automatically inserted into the tag field, like Characters, Additional tags, Relationships, and etc...

# only put fandoms in tags
include_subject_tags: fandoms

2) Add "a03 downloader" to all stories I download via A03.
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3) Automatically rename A03 fandoms to something else.
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4) Automatically fills in covers when I download a story
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5) My Archive of Our Own complete settings
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EpubMerge help?

Hey, guys. I've successfully used EpubMerge before, but I tried it again today and wasn't too happy with the results. Here were the issues I encountered:

1. Calibre generated its own cover for each of the books in the series. I created a cover for the entire series, but I don't want the individual books to have their own covers. Is there a way to tell Calibre that you only want one cover for the series?

2. There's no table of contents at the beginning, listing each part of the series. Is there any way to add that?

3. In the table of contents at the back of the series, each individual book had two "chapters" listed under it: the author's name, and the author's notes. (Probably relevant: I downloaded the series from Archive of Our Own.) Is there any way to remove that? Obviously I would want the actual chapters, if each individual book was a multi-chapter fic; but since that's not the case, I don't want the author and author's notes to count as chapters.

On a separate note, has anyone ever had trouble with their covers transferring to the Kindle Fire? I use the "Send to Kindle Fire" plug-in thing that Amazon offers, because it sends all my fics to "Docs" instead of "Books" (don't want random people noticing my fanfic, lol). But half the time I use the plug-in, the covers don't transfer and I get a generic white cover with black text.

Any help with any of these issues would be greatly appreciated! =)
Covers for Fanfiction Lovers I'm sort of hoping someone who is into Avengers and Teen Wolf participate in the thread and share their covers.

In the meantime, this post is most helpful for White Collar and Supernatural fans. :)

Calibre Advice

Last week, I used the FanFictionDL plugin in Calibre to create an anthology epub of a series on AO3. Everything went fine. This week, the author added a new story to that series. I was able to use FanFictionDL to update the anthology epub, but I can't get the Count Pages plugin to update the new page total. I get an error message that says "Book already has all statistics and overwrite is turned off." I've been through all the settings in FanFictionDL, Count Pages, EpubMerge, and Calibre itself, but I can't figure out where it thinks I'm telling it not to overwrite the page count. Any of you Calibre power users know what I'm doing wrong?
Both plugins have updated and now allow users to download series on archives as an epub anthologies. Which is awesome in my book. :)

For more information visit the Mobile Read fanfiction downloader plugin thread.

If you'd like a screen cap version visit the Teleread: Using Calibre for E-Book Management, Chapter 10: Plugins

Has anyone tried this service?

Dotdotdot is billed as a "digital reading app" that allows you to read all your ebooks and web texts in one place. I was thinking this might be good for fanfic and was curious about trying it. Anyone familiar with it?
Hi folks!

I'm trying to decide how to organize some of the fic I save from the web. Primarily I use a combination of Calibre w/the fanfic downloader plugin and the Firefox extension Grab My Book these days to save fic. However, I've got a big backlog of stories that I've saved from sites over the past several years, some of  which is no longer available online. 

So, do you combine all parts of a story into one big file and then import it into Calibre? Do you prefer stories by one author to be collected into one e-book or each story stored seperately? And what about several stories that are part of the same universe of a particular author, would you combine those or just assign them as part of a series?

Mostly, I've been combining several stories into one big collection, but have been re-thinking that approach this past week, and thought I'd get input from the group before I go trying to make any significant changes. For instance, I saved chilly_flame's Small Favors universe (Devil Wears Prada featuring the Miranda/Andy 'ship) in one e-book, while other stories she's written are in additional e-books. If it makes a difference, I primarily read these either with Calibre or on my Nook Color.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts and advice you care to share. And thanks for the contributors to this group. I've picked up a couple of good ideas from reading older posts.


Using flagfic & send to kindle

(I first posted this on an ereader site I frequent, but I thought that it might also serve someone over here.)

I have come to depend a lot on these two services and I thought that others who use Amazon's Kindle might also find them convenient. One is Send to Kindle for PC, the other is a fanfic downloading side called FlagFic, both of which allow you to send fanfics directly to your Kindle and also archive the stories, if you choose.

Using flag, if you put your free kindle email (YourKindleEmail@free.kindle.com) into the line for sending the story to email, and then authorize the email connected to flagfic by going to the section under your amazon account called "manage your kindle," and then click on the link called "personal document settings," you'll see a place that lets you add approved email addresses. Once you've added the flagfic email, you'll be able to add the stories directly to the kindle over wifi. It also stores the stories in your archive under personal documents, which means you'll be able to download them at any time over wifi. I've always found it very convenient.

The other program, Send to Kindle, allows you to register the program to your account, and then after doing that you'll be able to send documents to your kindle with the choice of whether or not you want the file to be added to your archive. It also converts the file to amazon's format, with the exception of pdf's, and with the program you can send up to 25 stories at a time, which is pretty convenient if you have a large fanfiction collection like I do.