I’m an academic reading and studying ebooks, from a variety of sources (i.e. not all Amazon ), and on a variety of platforms (Kindle for ease on my eyes, iPad for ease on my back, and Mac for ease on my fingers). What I’d like—what I should be able to do—is to move back and forth between these platforms and have my highlights, annotations, and reading positions in sync across all of them. Is there any way to achieve this? or is this merely another example for how the corporate world limits academic (etc) freedom (sorry for being polemic; I think TidBITS readers will understand my grief, and I believe there are many others out there who’d like to achieve the same thing).
I know that Apple Books syncs between Mac and iOS; but Kindle? I have read and highlighted long chapters on my Kindle—but if the book is not from Amazon, I can’t even see these highlights on my Kindle for Mac app, to say nothing of syncing them to another reader.
As for Apple Books: I am using calibre to manage my ebook library—if I want to use Books, it seems I need to maintain a separate library just for Books, meaning less cross-application/platform flexibility.
Sigh. From googling around a bit, it seems there may be no solution to this issue (I’ve also tried Quora)—so TidBITS is my last hope for intelligent insights, and at least an “Option B” workaround.