Book shelf

When we use the program "Explorer" or "Total Commander", we look through contents of files and the folders which are on disks in the computer. In e-book readers the program for viewing of files and folders is named "bookshelf". First of all bookshelf is necessary to choose and open the e-book necessary to us. At each manufacturer of e-readers use different bookshelf construction.


Folders supporting

Not each model of the electronic book is capable to show folders on a flash card. Well is it or bad?

Suppose you have downloaded to computer many e-books of various genres and authors. By means of the computer have created on a flash card of the reader a folder "Library", and in it have sorted books on genres and authors. But at startup the e-book reader - all books on a bookshelf are displayed by one heap. And if them some hundreds, or pair of thousand? To reach the necessary book, you have to press from ten to one hundred times the button of browsing of page of the e-book reader. Quite another matter, when it is possible to enter into a folder "Fantasy", to find a folder of "Sheckley" and in 20th time to open favourite e-book "The Status Civilization".

File names on bookshelf

In section "Text formats" we wrote that books in format FB2, EPUB, MOBI have header. In this header stored information about the book name, the author and the book cover. Many manufacturers of electronic books use this information in a bookshelf of the e-book readers.

Some models of electronic books instead of a name of a file of the book in formats FB2, EPUB, MOBI show the name of the book and a surname of author. For files of other formats on bookshelf is shown only the file name, type and the size of a file.

There are models of e-book readers in which on a bookshelf the special icon if the book has already been read is shown (in the course of reading has been reached last sheet), and icon (or percent) if the book has been opened and do not read to the end.

Covers of books on a bookshelf

There are models of electronic books on which bookshelf together with the name of the book and the author the reduced image of a cover of the book is shown.

For example you have downloaded from the Internet - libraries A. Strugatsky's story "As died Kang" in FB2 format. On a bookshelf of the e-book reader it will look approximately so:

- if the bookshelf shows only names of files.

- if the bookshelf shows the name of the book and the author.

- if the bookshelf shows the name of the book and cover.

The manager of files

At one models of electronic books on a bookshelf it is possible to open only for reading, or to delete the book. At other models by pressing one of keys a file name opens the file manager, allowing to copy files, and to rename and create new folders. Like a trifle - and it is so convenient...



What to read?

Stephen King "11.22.63". WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history? WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? 11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless... King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake's life - a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.

What to read?

Robert J. Sawyer "Wake". Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a mathematics genius - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes. While exploring this amazing realm, she discovers something - some other - lurking in the background. And it's getting more and more intelligent with each passing day. The first of a spellbinding future history trilogy that charts what will happen when the world's first first, and superior, artificial-intelligence is born in the web.

Neil Gaiman "Trigger Warning". From one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved storytellers of our time comes a major new collection of stories and verse "We each have our little triggers ... things that wait for us in the dark corridors of our lives." So says Neil Gaiman in his introduction to Trigger Warning, a remarkable compendium of twenty-five stories and poems that explore the transformative power of imagination.

To find these books, check out the "e-library".