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Ebooks Stack Exchange is for ebook publishers and readers. The main focus is on the processes involved in publishing and/or consuming ebooks (and related tools), rather than on the content of ebooks. Shopping-style questions are also discouraged (e.g. Where can I find free ebooks about subject abc? or What ereader should I buy?).

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

#Examples of On-Topic Questions:

  • How can I create a .pdf from a .epub file?
  • How can I export text from a .epub file?
  • What image formats can I embed in a XYZ file? (where XYZ is an ebook format)
  • I bought an ebook from _____. How can I read it on my Kindle/Nook/iOS device/etc.?
  • What are the pros and cons of publishing in XYZ format versus ABC format?
  • Are there any waterproof ereaders available for purchase?
  • What tools do I need to edit a XYZ file? (where XYZ is an ebook format)
  • Is there any software that will create an ebook from a Wordpress site?
  • Why doesn't my Kindle/Nook/ereader show cover images?
  • My [ereader or electronic device] isn't working because [specific problem]; how can I fix it?
  • Can I restrict an ebook so that it can only be read on certain devices?

#Examples of Off-Topic Questions:

  • What are the best sites for buying/downloading ebooks? (shopping/opinion-based)
  • Where can I find free ebooks about XYZ? (shopping)
  • Which ereader should I buy? (shopping)
  • Why does [some retailer] charge more for its [ebooks/ereaders] than [some other retailer]? (shopping/opinion-based)
  • How can I download every ebook on (primarily programming-based; try Programmers or Stack Overflow)
  • Questions about the content of particular books

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