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Sees books with same name but different authors as "duplicates".

I loaded up my entire collection into Calibre 5.17.0 to check for duplicates because I'd downloaded a bunch of updated books and ran them through to get the metadata, but in some cases the filename it gave the revised book didn't match the old, so the old didn't get over written when I copied the new editions to my books folder. It found four. Two were actually duplicates while two others had the exact same title but were by different authors. One pair of "duplicates", the authors just happen t...
Tags: Books, Library Management, Peter Watts, Peter, J Cherryh, Peter Cawdron, Alex Albrinck

Author sorting in uppercase

I'm using Calibre 5.17 in french. Actually the metadata editor create the author sort name in uppercase. Since I haven't change anything in my setting what's wrong ?
Tags: Books, Library Management

Managing Authors with prefixes and Suffixes

Hello, calibre handles authors with prefixes and suffixes quite well . But I still run into the following problem: Roger Penrose in my Library has entries as: Prof. Roger Penrose Prof. Dr. Roger Penrose Roger Penrose PhD Prof. Roger Penrose PhD Roger Penrose DPhil and also just Roger Penrose. Calibre treats them as different authors ( some with the same author sort). So if I click on a book by Prof. Roger Penrose and search for books with the same author I will not get books by Roger Pe...
Tags: Books, Library Management, Roger Penrose, Roger Penrose Roger Penrose, Roger Penrose Calibre

Author Name Hassles

Hi, I run into repeated trouble with author names, and am looking for solutions. 1. Some publishers flip names around for easier sorting, but, well, not everyone uses the same naming conventions, and not everyone flips names around, so it can lead to harder sorting and I want to undo that. With 2 names, LN, FN > FN LN. I already use Clean Metadata for this, and it usually works well. 2. I also want to strip titles, dates of birth and death, etc. So far I've had to do this by hand. 3. A lot o...
Tags: Books, Library Management

manage your content and devices

I have used calibre send to device via email option for many years. I no longer have the original documents in my calibre library due to changing pcs etc over the years. I am trying to create a calibre library of all my ebooks/documents, wipe my kindle, edit all the meta data into a better structure and re add any documents/ ebooks I still want to keep on the device after. the problem I have is that all my documents are in the amazon docs folder on the manage your content page and in the cloud...
Tags: Books, Library Management

Problem with recovery

After a power surge I got a corrupted metadata.db. Trying the recovery got me the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "calibre\db\restore.py", line 281, in replace_db PermissionError: [WinError 32] The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process: 'E:\\recovery\\metadata.db' -> 'E:\\recovery\\metadata_pre_restore.db' During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred: Traceback (most recent call last): File "calibre\db...
Tags: Books, Library Management

Plugboard destination field series_index

Is there any way to update the series index via the plugboard I see no destination field for it? So I have series sorted into series and subseries, (subseries is a text column for keeping series like information) if i do this it works fine {series:'ifempty(field('#a'),'field('#b')' )'} however it's still seems to be reading the series index from the series column so even if column #b is set to 'book[15]' the metadata for series_index is still [1] Is it possible for me to add a series index ...
Tags: Books, Library Management

metadata search criteria too long

Got my book from Amazon; have problem in the metadata download. Popup says the "search text" is too long. I think that the when Calibre does the search it uses the title as the search criteria so I guess I can edit the title & re-edit back before the metadata is saved? Or is there a way to just expand how the metadata is downloaded? i.e. book is: "Grimoires and Where to Find Them (The Case Files of Henri Davenforth Book 6)" Better to truncate the stuff within the parenthesis? suggestions w...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Library Management, Henri Davenforth

Layout isn't saved after I restart my laptop?

I mainly use calibre on my laptop and I made changes from the default layout. However once I restart my laptop, for some reason, it goes back to default layout? I use the layout button on the bottom right corner. I don't know if there is a way to edit layout from the preferences icon, but I couldn't figure out a way to do it. How do I make it so my layout arrangement stays saved?
Tags: Books, Library Management

Problem with Save to disc

Where does the "Save to disc" thing get its author names from to name the folders it creates? One book goes in Goscinny, Renderzo, Albert the other in Goscinny, René & Uderzo, Albert even though they both have Author: René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo Author sort: Goscinny, René & Uderzo, Albert Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.
Tags: Books, Library Management, Goscinny René Uderzo Albert, Goscinny Renderzo Albert, René Goscinny Albert Uderzo, Goscinny René Uderzo Albert Any

Some books disappeared

Some books from my library disappeared. Books' files are gone. Folders are in place. Metadata is unchanged (although .opf files are missing too). I did not perform any file operations besides of Calibre interface. I do not see any rule on which ones are deleted. I have noticed only that if a book is deleted then whole folder contents has gone, not just one file (one book format). Files are not present in the Trash folder. Library is stored on Qnap NAS. I know (now) it is not recommended...
Tags: Books, Library Management, QNAP NAS

import covers along with text files

I have a large collection of text files that I want to import into Calibre. I have no issues using the RegEx to bring in the files and metadata that I want to capture from the file names. I subsequently convert them all to epub format. My challenge is the covers. I have a file with the cover for each of the books, but I can't find a way to automatically set the cover from a picture. Currently, the picture is the same name as the text file. Is there any way to accomplish this via an impor...
Tags: Books, Library Management

F2 error on date field

Code: calibre, version 5.16.1 ERROR: Unhandled exception: AttributeError:'NoneType' object has no attribute 'year' calibre 5.16.1 [64bit]  embedded-python: True is64bit: True Windows-10-10.0.19041 Windows ('64bit', 'WindowsPE') ('Windows', '10', '10.0.19041') Python 3.8.5 Windows: ('10', '10.0.19041', '', 'Multiprocessor Free') Interface language: None Successfully initialized third party plugins: Gather KFX-ZIP (from KFX Input) (1, 38, 0) && DeDRM (7, 2, 1) && Package KFX (from KFX I...
Tags: Books, Css, Plugin, Library Management, Goodreads, Kobo Utilities, NoneType, Kobo books, EpubSplit, EpubMerge, KePub Metadata Reader, KePub Metadata, Count Pages, Diaps Editing Toolbag, KFX, Resize Cover

Calibre won't read pdf books

Not sure if this should be in this category but here goes: I find I cannot open and read some pdf books I'd thought were successfully imported into calibre. The error message talks about dedrm but there's no drm on these at all or shouldn't be. I checked a couple of them and sure enough, there's nothing. They're just straight pdf's. I wonder if this means my whole calibre library is corrupt or suspect in some way? Bit of a worry. I've been thinking of the calibre library as my 'backup'...
Tags: Books, Library Management, Harper, George Alec Effinger Marid, Adobe Digital Editions Keys

Keeping metadata for loaned books?

Does anybody else do that? I occasionally match a dummy book to fix ugly covers, but I've been thinking of just keeping permanent records for them, perhaps with assistance from the Overdrive plugin. Like my physical .paperbook VL, I'd probably have blank .borrowed or something for filtering/VL purposes. Plus keeping track of the date I read it.
Tags: Books, Library Management

Get book ID by file path

Hi, I would like to create a bash script to modify metadata of a book given the book path. I see that calibredb need the book id and I'd like to know how to get the book id knowing the book path. I've seen that in the book pat there is a number between parenthesis. Is it that the ID? If so, can I safely take the ID extracting it from the path string or is it better to query calibredb? If it is better to query calibre, which query should I use to get the id knowing the path? The path mus...
Tags: Books, Library Management

Position of panes

Mostly out of curiosity to see how it would look, is there any way in wide mode to move the book details pane to the left of the book list? ebook-viewer allows rearranging the panes but I don't see any way to drag them in the library UI.
Tags: Books, Library Management

Add Kobo as a metadata source?

I'm setting up Calibre on a new PC and cannot remember how to add Kobo as a metadata source.
Tags: Books, Library Management, Kobo, Add Kobo

Updating size after modifying files externally

If I use an external application to modify a book format inside the Calibre library, how do I then update the listed filesize in the database? I remember doing something with a plugin before but I can't remember what it was or what the option was called. :o :thanks:
Tags: Books, Library Management

Help with uppercase

Good day, Lost my data last week and my saved templates with it. Had a general template in the search and replace that uppercase the title, title sort, author, author sort and series. Thanks in advance :help:
Tags: Books, Library Management

How to migrate books from Sony PRS-300 to Onyx Boox POke 3?

I am trying to migrate my eBooks from an old Sony Pocket Edition to a new Onyx Boox Poke 3. I am running Calibre 5.14 under Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2. I have installed the Apprentice DeDRM v7.2.1 plugin in Calibre and have tried loading the library directly from the PRS-300 as well as from a backup of my previous Calibre library. In both cases, the books with DRM are unreadable in Calibre and on the Poke 3, although I can still read them on the PRS-300. The DeDRM instructions say to use "File -...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Library Management, Sony, Onyx Boox, Sony Pocket Edition

Include Goodreads Metadata Downloads

Is there away to include Goodreads to the "Metadata Sources" List?
Tags: Books, Library Management, Goodreads

Goodreads identifiers

I have a lot of books without Goodreads identifiers but otherwise correct metadata. Running "download metadata" means I'd have to run review metadata on them all. Is there a better way to bulk-update the identifiers column? :thanks:
Tags: Books, Library Management

Add back books from prior Calibre installation

The forum software just blew away my first attempt at this post; hopefully, this one will go through. We bought a new computer, installed the current version of Calibre, selected a folder to use for our Calibre books, and copied all the book files from the old computer into the new folder on the new computer. But none of the old books shows up in Calibre. We tried adding a book. Calibre led us inside the book's folder (which is as created by Calibre on the old system), so we added the epub and...
Tags: Books, Library Management

Bulk author rename error in Big Sur

First I enter the new author name, then hit apply or ok. All author names get updated and then this message appears: calibre, version 5.16.0 ERROR: Failed: IOError: disk I/O error Traceback (most recent call last): File "calibre/db/backend.py", line 920, in execute apsw.IOError: IOError: disk I/O error During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred: Traceback (most recent call last): File "calibre/gui2/dialogs/metadata_bulk.py", line 174, in do_it File "calibre...
Tags: Books, Library Management

Best way to auto-download high-res images? Plugin?

Hi, I have several books that need proper covers and metadata. I'd rather not have to do it manually. When I pull metadata one-by-one, I get high-res photos. When I do a multi-file metadata pull, I get small, low-res photos. The other data seems almost identical. What can I do to get the high-res photos in a bulk metadata pull? I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've had this issue for awhile now. Is there a particular plugin that would help with this? I'm looking over several but don't...
Tags: Books, Plugin, Library Management

Is there an easier way to import paired epub and mobi versions?

So far, I'm only aware of 2 options: 1. Import one format, then manually add the other. 2. Import both formats, then manually merge the appropriate book records. I can't find anything about importing them in the manual. https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/
Tags: Books, Library Management

How to stop strict filename sanitization?

Calibre insists on renaming my books, dropping non-alphanumeric characters including even a basic plus sign (+). These are being converted to underscores (_) which I find annoying and more confusing than helpful. How do I customize Calibre's filename sanitization rules so that I can preserve more of the book titles and authors in the filename as regular old characters?
Tags: Books, Library Management

save as template

Good day, Tried to save on Android Tablet with template {series:lookup(.,#aa,#bb} but got an error AttributeError:'TemplateDialog' object has no attribute 'mi' Please help :help:
Tags: Books, Library Management

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