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Linking to the same reference many times (instead of writing it over and over), while inserting each time a page number to it: possible?

I am writing an ebook and I'm referring to several books many times. I could use the regular notes section and citing the book 20 times per chapter, but it's cumbersome. What's the smartest way to ...
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Update annotations/notes on Goodreads after integrating non-Amazon ebooks

So I followed the procedure here outlined here to integrate the side-loaded books with Goodreads. This works well with AZW3 format. Next, I used the link here to preserve and update the annotations. ...
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Reading annotations in Calibre

I have installed the Annotations plugin for Calibre. I have added an annotated ebook from my Kobo Aura H2O device to my Calibre library. Then I imported annotations from the device and Calibre said ...
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Programming Sigil for importing annotations

I was advised to use Sigil for manipulating an epub file. My idea is to get highlighting from my Kobo ebook reader from its sqlite database and put it into the epub file so that I could see my ...
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Syncing Kobo ereader to desktop and reading my ebooks with annotations there

I have Kobo Aura H2O and I would like to look at my ebooks in the Kobo Desktop. It recognizes my device and it shows that it contains 146 MBs of ebooks but I see none of them in the application. How ...
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how to extract notes from a mobi book?

How can I extract highlighted text, stored in a .mbp file? This specific book was sent to the Kindle as a .mobi converted from an EPUB. Is there maybe an operation to regenerate My Clippings? Or, ...
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What are the safe operations on My Clippings for a Kindle?

Can I edit the clippings file on the Kindle? Delete it? How does this sdr directory relate to the text file itself? Can I "clear" the clippings? The clippings file to get notes on offline docs ...
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Kindle text editor?

Take note has a nice interface: But how do I install onto a seventh generation basic Kindle? (Not fire, not paperwhite, just "regular".) Would love a simple text editor outside of adding notes to a ...
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How to merge margin notes from an ePub book to a modified version of the same book in GPB

I started reading an eBook and doing my normal annotations routine and later on discovered that the book could be greatly improved by adding a table of contents, a cover image, etc. I'm wondering if I ...
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Google Play Books unable to save margin note

I just bought a new eBook a few moments ago and I went to mark a note for when I began reading it, something I've been in the habit of for many years. I go to save it and there's a problem without ...
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How can I make my highlights span multiple pages in Google Play? [duplicate]

I highlight my books a lot. When I come to a real articulate statement that spans multiple pages sometimes I rotate the screen to reach the end of the text of interest. However even that technique ...
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Can you suggest an advanced ereader application for textbooks?

I need an ereader application that can be effectively used with textbooks; it should support features like note taking, searching, highlighting, and organizing books of any format (EPUB, PDF). What ...
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How to adapt annotations from an old edition book to a new edition book?

I like to write notes on ebooks for reorganizing the topics and for helping with my understanding. One question which I have with this way is that: when a newer edition of the same book comes out, ...
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How to convert Kindle format (.mobi or .azw) with annotations to PDF?

I'm looking for a way to convert a Kindle book, with several annotations in it, to PDF format, so that my annotations are also saved in the PDF file. Converting from .mobi or .azw to PDF seems pretty ...
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Annotating/highlighting passages spanning page boundaries

I frequently highlight or otherwise annotate selections in ebooks, and I've yet to run across a reader that supports highlighting a selection that runs into the next page--usually I must create two ...
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Annotation of non-Amazon books on Kindle Paperwhite

What I know: Using e.g., Calibre, I can put E-Books which I bought in other stores than Amazon onto a Kindle Paperwhite (2013). Also, the Paperwhite supports PDF reading. My Question is: Can I ...
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Transfer highlights in side-loaded book from Kindle to Android

I have a side-loaded book on my Kindle and make highlights in it while reading. Is it possible to transfer the highlights to my Android so that they appear in the same places in the book when opened ...
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Shortcut to save a note on Kindle for PC/MAC?

Whenever I want to save a note after I've finished typing on Kindle for PC/MAC I have to click on the "save" button by hand, which is very inconvenient. Is there a shortcut specifically designed for ...
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Synch Kindle's bookmarks and notes

A few weeks ago I bought a book in Amazon and was using KindleForPC to read it. I was making notes and highlights and it was synching. After reading some pages I downloaded Kindle for Android, and ...
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The content of “My Clippings” file are not shown when in the book

I have written some notes and highlighted some parts of one of my e-books on kindle. I can see those notes and highlights when I open the "My Clippings" file. But when I open the book, and try to see ...
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Is there an ebook format that stores annotations in the ebook file itself?

I believe .epub and .mobi files both don't support annotations. Which is unfortunate since they are some of the most popular formats. It looks like Kindle supports adding notes to ebooks but they are ...
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Automatic transfer of annotations in sideloaded book in Nook Android app

I have a couple non-Nook Android devices with the Nook app installed on them -- a tablet and a phone -- and several epub books that I read and annotated on the tablet. I was surprised, when I copied ...
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Syncing kindle book annotations (non Amazon books) across kindle apps

I buy Kindle Manning + O'Reilly books as they tend to be cheaper than the ones on Amazon. Can I sync annotations (e.g. notes, highlights) between Kindle apps (PC, tablet, etc.) ?
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Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo Glo and Calibre Viewer?

Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo device (I own a Glo, but it should not matter I think) and Calibre internal viewer? I'm aware that there is a plugin for Calibre that can export ...
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Is there any open standard for ebook notes format?

Is there any open or semi-open standard for ebook and notes/highlighting storage/format which is used by multiple ebook reader vendors and/or ebook reader software?
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Migration path for Sony PRS-650 notes

I've a Sony PRS-650 with lots of notes (highlighted text in books). Is there any tool which can migrate these notes to other ebook readers' format or is there any other e-book reader which supports ...
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Extracting notes and highlighting from Kindle books

Is there a way to extract/export my notes and highlighted passages from books on a Kindle or in one of the Kindle reader apps? I primarily use the iOS apps and tend to mark up books heavily as I go, ...