Nook and Kindle PC Apps, and Calibre

I spent the morning changing my PubIt! Account at Barnes & Noble to NOOK Press. Although I have only two of my five Ridgewood Chronicles books there, I plan to add the others soon. I also brought down the prices to $0.99 per book. The new prices may take a day or two to appear at B&N.

Meanwhile, I am still having issues with their Nook for PC app, which I downloaded three months ago. Customer complaints are years and many about this app, and B&N seems unable to offer a fix. The basic problem I am having is it will not automatically list the ePub books I own. I have to add each book one at a time to my library. Another problem is it will not stay synced with books that I am reading in my library. If I stop at a page in the middle of a book, it will not bookmark that place, but start at the beginning the next time I open the book.

Overall, I like Amazon’s Kindle app for the PC. I have used their app for two years and I have never had a problem. However, it will not open ePub books, so I have resorted to using Calibre’s e-book management app to convert my ePub books to formats that Kindle can open.

Calibre is a great app for anyone who has a huge e-book library. I like that you can edit the book descriptions, as well as choose from various covers. Or, if you are creative, you can design your own covers.

Now, the clock is telling me that I must return to working on my novel, which will be available at Amazon and B&N. Stay tuned.

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Steven Leo Campbell

I am an artist and indie-author. I draw and paint wildlife, draw cartoons, and write mostly paranormal fiction featuring Vree Erickson and a strange Pennsylvania town called Ridgewood.

2 thoughts on “Nook and Kindle PC Apps, and Calibre

  1. Maybe someday all eReaders will be compatible, and you can actually concentrate on writing…

    There– I thought a little fantasy might brighten your day… 🙂

    How’s the novel coming??

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    1. Loved the fantasy. We are always looking for ways to make our jobs easier. Someday the service providers may understand that concept.

      Meanwhile, a novel-length story is longer and calls for the author to put more characters on stage than a short story. I had to redo it several times to keep it cohesive. I am probably 60 percent done.

      Thanks for your interest. I hope it will be this year when I tell you that the novel is done.

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