8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 1:40 PM by Wulfraed

    Nook Tablet & Calibre

    Rasyr

      Does anybody know if Calibre can now format a book library in such a way that when it is imported to the Nook Tablet the books will already be on shelves?

       

       

        • Re: Nook Tablet & Calibre
          Wulfraed
          To my knowledge shelves are not physical storage arrangements; they are entries in a database which is read when the shelves are displayed. It probably requires root access to find the database (Android OS is designed such that files are private to an "app"unless the "app" goes out of its way to make them public, the shelves database would be private to the Library app while books, etc. are public to library, reader, home, etc.). Only one copy of any media exists on the device and shelves just point to that copy.
          • Re: Nook Tablet & Calibre

            I've tried to do things like that, and you can't.  I don't use the "Library" because of the way it's structured.  (I also don't buy much from B&N, and purchased my NT for use with readings for school, which have to be sideloaded - and plan to have the memory repartitioned because I don't use B&N very much.)

             

             

            • Re: Nook Tablet & Calibre
              Mine works fine with Calibre
                • Re: Nook Tablet & Calibre
                  Rasyr

                  Raven2099 wrote:
                  Mine works fine with Calibre

                  What I was trying to ask (I think), was whether or not anybody had any ideas for creating/setting up a meta-tag or some other type of column entry (in Calibre) that would allow for Nook to automatically sort the books into shelves based upon that attribute/tag. Or if that were even possible....

                   

                  I expect absolutely no problems with sideloading my books from Calibre to my new Nook Tablet (as I never had a problem with my first gen Nook wifi), I was just hoping that somebody had figured out a way to do the sorting in Calibre and have it show up in the Nook...  :smileyvery-happy:

                    • Re: Nook Tablet & Calibre

                      nook will sort bt Author title thats about it...
                      but i know it works with Calibre

                        • Re: Nook Tablet & Calibre
                          orb9220

                          "Nook to automatically sort the books into shelves based upon that attribute/tag. Or if that were even possible...."

                          Possible if Nook would have wrote the OS software to do that. But they didn't so the answer is No!

                          No matter how you slice it or whatever you do. You will not get auto stacking by Genre,Series,,etc to shelves.
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                            • Re: Nook Tablet & Calibre
                              Rasyr

                              sigh......

                               

                              Thanks...

                               

                              I know that the Nook 1st Edition (wifi) didn't support it, but had been hoping that B&N had opened up their specs/software enough to allow for it since then (as being able to import books directly to a specific shelf when sideloading would have been a fantastic feature).

                               

                              Just means that I have to manually create my shelves/categories and then sort them. :smileyvery-happy:

                                • Re: Nook Tablet & Calibre
                                  Wulfraed

                                  It may not just be B&N... According to the little I've read, the Android operating is designed so that, by default, files used by an application are private to that application -- special tricks need to be performed to make a file sharable.

                                   

                                  On the Nook, sharable content are the books and side-loaded content.

                                   

                                  "Shelves", however, are virtual -- they aren't real directories into which content is stored. They are a private database of the "Library Application"... In simple form (the real database is likely using SQLite3 relational database) think of a list in the form:

                                   

                                  [shelf1]

                                  title1

                                  title2

                                  title3

                                  [shelf2]

                                  title4

                                  title5

                                  [shelf3]

                                  title2

                                  titlle4

                                   

                                  (yes, unless the later models made major changes, titles can be on multiple shelves at one time)