Some more book-related #alternatives:
https://openlibrary.org - Huge non-profit online library with downloads for PD books and lending for non-PD titles.
https://calibre-ebook.com/ - Open source eBook organiser/editor and format converter
@switchingsocial Thank you for Inventaire! I found something similar in French, but was hoping for a libre alternative, and here it is! :)
If you go to your profile and click on the three dots ... you can view your favourites (the posts you click a star on).
By the way, if you want to see the links above and others, you can find them on the Amazon alternatives page of switching.social:
@Nixfreak this is what the 'favourite' button is meant for, despite the fact that a lot of users seem to use it as an 'agree' or '+1' button ;-)
Gutenberg is brilliant!
It was on a previous post though, so I didn't want to repeat it.
You can see all of these links and more on switching.social's Amazon alternatives page:
@switchingsocial thanks you
Calibre really is the best of the best for ebook management. The developer is very responsive and there is a thriving community of plug-in contributors.
@switchingsocial tysm for this 🙏
Wow, I think inventaire.io is something I always wanted (without actually knowing)
Make lists of my books I want to share (some to give away, some to borrow out, maybe some to sell) and somehow share this list locally.
I'll sure check it out!
This is great to see!
I always wanted to provide links to readers' own reviews on Libreture, instead of hosting them (because of concern for ownership & responsibility).
Libreture currently supports 'Recommendations': short statements about why a reader liked a book.
But it's great to see services like Inventaire recognising and addressing the issues around hosting full reviews and what happens to them.
@kevinbeynon @inventaire @orbifx @switchingsocial One service I would like to see is a way to write a review of a short story and have it linked to the story's appearance in various magazines, anthologies, collections, etc.
That way, people interested in reading it can find it wherever it appears and don't have to depend on finding it in a particular book / magazine.
@switchingsocial @inventaire @kevinbeynon I have kind of mixed feelings about OpenLibrary. On the one hand lending books is great. On the other hand, DRM, and (worse?) Adobe Digital Editions is not great. Leaving aside ideological issues about proprietary software (which is a leap, given the context), running ADE on linux apparently requires Wine. So for me that's a no thanks.
Yup, not the easiest of formats. I don't think the Internet Archive has any choice in this situation unfortunately :(
Publishers really love DRM :/
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