FW Editor: What are your plans or objectives in the near future?
Kovid Goyal: To continue developing calibre
FW Editor: How and when did you start writing the code for Calibre? What inspired you the most?
Kovid Goyal: calibre is a labor of love. I started working on it when I got my first ebook reader in 2006. See http://calibre-ebook.com/about#history for details.
FW Editor: Which is the strongest Calibre feature? What makes it so special?
Kovid Goyal: calibre is by far and away the most feature-full and capable ebook management software in the world. Nothing else even comes close. You can convert, catalogue, view, share and transfer ebooks in dozens of formats to hundreds of devices. For details see: http://calibre-ebook.com/about#features
FW Editor: Do you plan to improve or change Calibre in any way? If yes, how are you going to do that?
Kovid Goyal: A new calibre version is released once a week. calibre is the most actively developed project of its size you will find anywhere.
FW Editor: What are the advantages of using Calibre?
Kovid Goyal: A superlative ebook experience that allows you to do what you want with your ebooks in the most efficient and easy-to-use manner possible.
FW Editor: What is the best source format to convert? And what metadata formats can Calibre read?
Kovid Goyal: EPUB, MOBI, LIT are all good formats to convert. Calibre can read metadata from every major ebook format on the planet.
FW Editor: Is there a customer support service available for Calibre clients?
Kovid Goyal: See http://calibre-ebook.com/help
FW Editor: Now, to end our small interview, is there any message you would like to send to Calibre users?
Kovid Goyal: Enjoy.
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