Book Organizer Articles

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  • Select Hugo Winners And Nominees
    This is just a quick example of selecting books from your Booknizer collection. There is a small collection of mostly science fiction and fantasy books. We want to create a list of books that were nominated for a Hugo Award (one of the most prestigious awards for science fiction and fantasy works). How do we do that?
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  • Book List Modes
    By default, Booknizer shows the "Books" tab in the left part of its main window. Here, all books from your library (that you previously added into the book organizer) are displayed. You can sort this list in several ways.
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  • Book Rating
    In Booknizer, each book may have several ratings, but in general there are two basic types: your own rating and downloaded ratings. Your own rating is always set manually. Downloaded ratings come together with book information and cannot be edited manually.
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  • Book Preview
    When you put the mouse cursor over some book's title or cover, Booknizer shows a popup preview for the book. The preview typically contains some basic information: cover, title, author, genres, year, rating.
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  • Format Icons For E-books
    Booknizer can manage all sorts of books, including paper books, audio books and e-books. E-books can be added by title, but it is easier to use the "From files and folders" option. First of all, Booknizer will extract basic information from files and save it into its database.
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  • Update Paths To Audio Books
    When you add books from files, Booknizer saves paths of the corresponding files. Thus, at a later point, you will be able to read your e-books or listen to your audio books directly from the catalog.
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  • Creating Wish Lists
    A wish list is typically a list of items that you do not have but would like to get somehow (purchase, download, etc.). In Booknizer, you can easily create such a wish list of books.
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  • Update Paths to E-books
    As you add e-books from files and folders, Booknizer saves links to the corresponding e-book files automatically. But what if at some point you move your files to a different location (folder, drive)? Links in your Booknizer database become broken, and you can no longer read books or synchronize them with your devices.
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  • Location of Your Books
    Paper books are a bit different. Normally, you would add them by title or barcode. Then Booknizer downloads information about the newly added books from the internet. After verifying details, you click "Save" (if you add several books at once, this step is skipped), and the book appears in your collection.
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  • Read E-book From Booknizer
    Booknizer can be used to organize all sorts of books, including paper books, audio books, electronic books. If you have the latter, you may want to add them using the "From files and folders" option of the "Add book" dialog. The program will try to extact important information like title, author, and other details directly from the e-book files. Some formats are supported better than others, so you may prefer special e-book formats like EPUB, AZW, MOBI, FB2, etc.
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  • Home Page of Booknizer
    As you start the book organizer, its home page is displayed. This article describes elements of the page.
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  • Book Contents
    Booknizer has a number of predefined fields for saving information about books. If you download book details from the internet, some of the fields are filled out automatically...
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  • Information About Books In Different Languages
    Booknizer can download information about books and authors in several languages. First of all, it is possible to download information from different online book databases...
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  • Book Series
    A book series is normally a group of books that have something in common (for example, the same main hero / heroine, the same "universe", etc.). While each book may have its own unrelated title, all of them belong...
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  • Cataloging Books and ISBN
    ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It's a unique identifier, which means that every book has its own ISBN that is not repeated for any other book...
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  • Books and Editions
    What we call book today may have different meanings. A book is a number of paper sheets bound together, with a paper or hard cover. A book is an Audio CD with a person or several persons telling a story....
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  • E-book Formats
    Electronic books can be available in a number of formats. The most obvious one is plain text. Such files usually have the .txt filename extension and can be opened on any computer running any operating system...
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  • E-book vs Paper Book
    The idea of an electronic book appeared somewhere in 1930s, but it took e-books several decades to become as popular as they are today.
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  • Books over the Air: Storage and Connectivity
    How do you load books into the reader? The answer depends on where you obtain the books from. Are you planning to keep buying all your literature and periodicals from the bookstore that put its brand name on your reader, or do you download eBooks from the Internet more often than buying in-store? Depending on the answer, you may want to choose one model over another. Read more...
  • Types of eBook Reader Displays
    There are many different types of eBook readers. Todays market is saturated with all kinds of models. There are LCD and eInk devices, color and monochrome, open and proprietary, with and without Wi-Fi, 3G and whatnot. Read more...
  • What Do People Use to Read
    What do you use to read? In todays busy age, were reading at home and on the go. We can use different media. What paperback and iPhone have in common? We can use them for reading. Read more...