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Too many "genres" on Inkpad 3
#1  KamiGreen 03-27-2020, 06:04 AM
Hi all,

I have looked and looked for an answer to this problem, but am at a loss... hopefully someone can help me out.

I have a Pocketbook/Vivlio Inkpad 3 and am using Calibre to send ebooks to it. I am very particular about how books are sorted; I like my library to look the way I want it to look, and have therefore erased all the metadata of my books except author, title and series.

In spite of that, when I enter my Inkpad library and sort by "genres" I have a million different ones! Well, just about one different genre by book (see attachment), which completely defeats the purpose...

Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? I removed all tags from all books (which took me houuuurs), and I don't know where the Inkpad is getting the "genre" data. I would like to remove all that and sort my books into only 6-7 genres (as they should be...)

Any help is appreciated

Hope everyone is staying safe !

Kami
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#2  Bookstooge 03-27-2020, 06:10 AM
If you don't get any answers in the calibre forum, you can try the Pocketbook sub-forum, as they're the makers of the Inkpad. Just don't create this same question over there. Double posting isn't allowed.

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=206
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#3  kovidgoyal 03-27-2020, 06:54 AM
Are you sure the tags are gone form the actual epub files on the device? Open one up in the calibre edit book tool and chek in opf file for tags.
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#4  KamiGreen 03-27-2020, 07:00 AM
Quote kovidgoyal
Are you sure the tags are gone form the actual epub files on the device? Open one up in the calibre edit book tool and chek in opf file for tags.
Yes I'm sure.
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#5  mbovenka 03-27-2020, 07:35 AM
Quote KamiGreen
Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? I removed all tags from all books (which took me houuuurs)
No help now, of course, but Bulk Metadata Edit has a 'Remove All' checkbox in 'Remove Tags'.
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#6  KamiGreen 03-27-2020, 07:54 AM
Quote mbovenka
No help now, of course, but Bulk Metadata Edit has a 'Remove All' checkbox in 'Remove Tags'.
Oh for goodness's sake. I actually looked for that... and it was so obvious and simple.. thanks, it's never too late
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#7  kovidgoyal 03-27-2020, 10:36 AM
Quote KamiGreen
Yes I'm sure.
then youd have to askthe developers of the inkpad where they get their metadata from. All the calibre driver does is send over the files, there is no database on the device that it updates (apart from metadata.calibre which calibre uses internally).
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#8  KamiGreen 03-27-2020, 10:38 AM
Okay, will do. Thanks!
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#9  KamiGreen 03-31-2020, 04:11 PM
Update for those who might have this issue in the future:
I have written to the Pocketbook support team and they said that Inkpad takes metadata directly from the book file.

For the sorting by genre: erasing all tags from all books does nothing. BUT if I add a tag of my own to my books, then this tag--and only this tag--will be incorporated into the inkpad library... so Calibre doesn't erase the tag fully, it just ignores them and then inkpad kind of does what it wants!

For titles and authors that appear different in the inkpad library and in Calibre: there is no solution to that, because the inkpad library does what it wants (again...)



Enjoy your reading!
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#10  LucyOne 03-31-2020, 04:27 PM
You need to polish the books before sending them to the Inkpad. That should take care of all the unwanted metadata and delete them permanently.
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