I spent a large chunk of last night moving my whole eBook collection into Calibre.

I guess you could count me an early adopter of the whole eBook thing. I started buying eBooks and breaking their DRM back in PalmOS days.

I also kind of prodded Manybooks.net into supporting Apple Newtons and pointed them up to the tools they needed to do the conversion back in the day.

The moment ePub was a thing I wrote my own scripts, decrypting and converting my eReader.com books to ePub by way of html, wrestling with cover art and text encodings.

I have got eBooks whose cover art is stairing at me now in Calibre which are (ship builders paradox asside) bordering on 15 years old by my reckoning.


I can take these books now that their in a standard to almost any device on planet earth and read them. And will continue to be able to do so for the forseable future.

The fact that users are happy with devices that can't read epub natively blows my mind.

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