Manage comics or mangas

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How to manage comics/mangas with CBZ format on Calibre

Manage your own comics and mangas with Calibre isn't so easy, you need to have some informations about these specifics formats.

Required

  • Calibre: to manage your comics and mangas
  • 7zip: to create ZIP formats

About CBZ

An eBook can use many formats like EPUB, AZW, MOBI, etc... If we want to use only open-source and drm-free formats, we will choose a format like EPUB. But about comics and mangas, we have some different formats like CBZ or CBR, for example, for Comic Book Archive file. Here we will use only CBZ because is a very common format created from ZIP file rename to CBZ.

|-- my-comic
    |-- img01.jpg
    |-- img02.jpg
    |-- ...
|-- ComicInfo.xml
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ComicInfo xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <Title>Castel Or-Azur</Title>
  <Series>Lanfeust de Troy</Series>
  <Number>3.0</Number>
  <Writer>Didier Tarquin, Christophe Arleston</Writer>
  <Publisher>Soleil</Publisher>
  <LanguageISO>fr</LanguageISO>
</ComicInfo>