|valiha (valiha) wrote in ebooks,|
@ 2011-07-03 12:17 pm UTC
|Current music:||Ten Sharp - As I Remember|
|Entry tags:||calibre, fanfiction|
So, I've been saving fanfiction for years, in various fandoms, because when I first started reading it, I didn't have internet at home, and net cafes charged ridiculous amounts for sitting there reading. I would bring a bunch of floppies and save favorites as txt files because they would take up the least amount of space and I could cram a lot of them on a single floppy. Those fics are still on my computer, in folders according to fandom and author. I don't bother with genres, because of the popularity of AUs in my main fandom. An author may write stories set in an Old West setting, WWII, present time, SF AU etc.; they all get saved in that author's folder. I number the series, and leave stand-alones with just the titles. I also don't bother with pairings because I'm mostly a gen reader.
I now save most of my favorites as htmls or download as epubs from AO3 to "My Fandoms > Fandom > Author" folders on my computer, and copy to my e-reader. I've been thinking about converting the old fics to htmls too, but it would be a time consuming process to do it one by one (I'm talking thousands of files, which often wrap after 65 characters). I know Calibre can do a batch convert of files from one format to another, but like I said I have issues with the way it behaves. I am wondering if I can set it up so that I convert the files I need, add tags and covers, move them to the location of my choice and then have Calibre delete the files and folders in its library created in the process.
Or if this is not possible with Calibre, could you recommend an alternative program that could do a batch convert from txt to clean, bare bones html/epub, and allow me to add tags to the resulting files? I'd really appreciate any help you can give me.