Installing & Configuring the BookFusion Calibre eBook Plugin

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  • Tony Stout

    OK, but not really a "sync". Only sends book from Calibre library to BookFusion but does not download them into Calibre Library.

  • Dwayne Campbell

    Hi Tony,

    This is correct.  We are considering allowing books to be downloaded back to Calibre for a future release. 

  • Derek Broughton

    More importantly, to me, it also doesn't "sync" the current position. Calibre does store that, though no doubt not in the same format you do. It would be nice if you would.

    Please don't call something a "sync" when it's a strictly one-way transfer. "Sync" by definition keeps things identical on both sides.

  • Tony Stout

    My suggestion would be to abandon Calibre all together and create a windows platform so books can be used offline in the same way they are used offline.

    Even if it's it's just like the web reader & just allows the books to be read off line.

    Not a programmer though, and not sure how feasible that is.

    Just want the ability to read offline if I take my laptop to locations w/o internet connection.

  • Derek Broughton

    Er.... Not happening. Why would I want a Windows platform?

    I love Calibre, and it's the basis of my 3000-book library. Anyway, if you were using BookFusion as your reading app on your mobile devices, and it synced position to Calibre, you could be using Calibre as your offline-reading device on Windows.

  • Tony Stout

    Because I want the highlights as well as position.

  • Derek Broughton

    If they synced position, they could sync highlights. And it's easier to let you use an existing windows app than writing their own. 

  • Dwayne Campbell

    Hi Derek & Tony,

    Quite lively discussion on our tutorial! Thank you both for the feedback. However, could you please use support@bookfusion.com going forward.  This serves as a tutorial page and as a result we will move your feedback to our support channel in the next few days after you have had a chance to review my response.

    To answer your questions:

    More importantly, to me, it also doesn't "sync" the current position. Calibre does store that, though no doubt not in the same format you do. It would be nice if you would.

    Please don't call something a "sync" when it's a strictly one-way transfer. "Sync" by definition keeps things identical on both sides.


    You are currently using an early version of our Calibre plugin.  We plan to enable syncing both ways for metadata and other elements, however this is not deployed as yet since we are working on improving the reader and the bookshelf. 

    My suggestion would be to abandon Calibre all together and create a windows platform so books can be used offline in the same way they are used offline.

     

    As mentioned we do plan to release a Desktop app that will work across Linux, Windows and OSX. 

     

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