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Open-source ebook library management application for Windows, OS X, and Linux.

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Is it possible (and how do I do it) to set up my Kindle to talk to Calibre over Wifi, instead of talking to Amazon?

I have a Kindle Paperwhite. I also have Calibre, and a goodly number of DRM free ebooks that have nothing to do with Amazon. I'd like to be able to transfer these to the Kindle without the hassle of ...
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Epub edited in Calibre shows no mistakes but IceCream Ebook Reader show me mistakes

I am editing a book with Calibre and it seems perfect with Calibre reader, but when I save it and I open the epub using IceCream it shows me mistakes, I trying to discover why. Any comments? Thank you!...
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Syncing highlights made on kindle with kindle for Mac

I have a Kindle Paperwhite, on which I've transferred books from my Mac using calibre. While reading on my kindle, I've made some notes and highlights. How do I go about syncing these highlights and ...
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Calibre: Difference between “Date” and “Published”

When editing the metadata of a book on Calibre, there are two fields that seem to have the same meaning: "Date" and "Published". What's the difference between the two?
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Hash (#) in filename loses chapter information when converted with calibre

I use calibre's ebook-convert to convert HTML files into MOBI files. I have found that if the HTML filename contains a hash-sign (#), then the "chapter structure" of the generated MOBI file is broken. ...
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How to convert epub/mobi to PDF without image distortion?

I've used Calibre to convert Mobi/Epub to PDF. The overall output is good, however, the image is always not in good shape. For example, How image shows in Kindle reader (Android app) How image shows ...
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how to use send to Kindle with lengthy web pages?

What's the simplest solution to send a long web page to a Kindle device? Normally I use five filters, but it sometimes barfs. In this case I'm guessing it's simply the size of the page. I'm looking ...
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how to use “create a book” from wikibooks?

I only see: Print/export Create a collection Download as PDF Printable version whereas I'm looking for: The wikibooks documentation is certainly thorough: Formats How to convert to popular ...
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Is it posible to compact calibre library?

Haven't found any archiving functionality in Calibre by myself, so assuming it doesn't exist. I am right? How can I shrink the library size using Calibre without changing a books format?
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iOS app to read books from Calibre library store in iCloud drive

I'm looking for an app (or apps), which can access and use Calibre library, stored in iCloud. It was pretty easy to set up Calibre on both macOS and Windows to simply load the library from a ...
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ebook-edit in calibre automation with python

I want to write a python automation program for merge html files in a epub using ebook-edit(in MacOS sub directory) in calibre. I know how to do it manually but I want to it many epub files ...
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convert mobi to epub

Can somebody help me convert this mobi file into a different format, such as pdf/epub? I've tried both online services and software, but it fails and even freezes in readers as the file is too many ...
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Can I force Calibre flow mode to ignore page breaks and never skip pages like paginated mode?

Is there a way to force Calibre to scroll content like a regular web page, instead of scroll normally till the bottom of a page comes up, then skip to the whole screen to the next page, then skip to ...
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Calibre: suppress message that is displayed when opening to Full Screen

When opening to full screen, Calibre displays a splash with instructions. I have been using Calibre long enough that I don't need to see this message. Is there any way to suppress this?
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log of e-books sent via e-mail from Calibre

Where can I find or generate Calibre logs for converted books and sent e-mails? I see a pop-up for success/failure, which is good, but...sometimes the send fails. Almost always re-sending the mobi ...
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JPG loses quality during epub to pdf conversion with calibre

I have a epub with a bunch of formulas as jpg files. In the epub they are super crisp, but during epub to pdf conversion all the images become blurry, I'd imagine they are jpg compressed. How can this ...
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how to NOT have calibre reduce pictures' resolution when converting from epub (or anything I guess) to MOBI

I'm selling art ebooks on KDP Amazon, and I need the pictures not be shrinked as they automatically are when passing from odt to mobi/epub. But it would be easier if Amazon didn't have to convert epub ...
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Export annotations from (non Amazon) book on kindle

I imported a manuscript (not published by Amazon, or anyone else, at least yet) into my Kindle and used the annotation feature to note down corrections to be made. I would now like to send the ...
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Selective substrings in TOC - calibre

I have 100 HTML files with a structure like this: <div id="message-1">14 April 2015</div> <div id="message-2">16 April 2015</div> <div id="message-3">1 June 2015</div&...
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How to show all the books under a tag and its subtags?

Calibre has a feature that lets you create subtags. See "Making subgroups of tags" in the official blog post. Now to actually get hierarchical tags, in the tags section of the metadata entry enter ...
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Kindle Touch 4th Generation does not render published font correctly

I am using Calibre to create an ebook in Urdu language. The language is written from right to left. The whole book is in Unicode and uses UTF-8 encoding. If I open the book in TextEdit on Mac. Mac own ...
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How to fix Calibre Author amalgamations?

Somehow I have managed to have several 'authors' that are an amalgamation of different names. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get them split up to how they are supposed to be. When I browse the ...
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Adding a language that Calibre does not recognize

I want to add languages that Calibre does not have in its database, such as Farsi (an alias for "Persian") and Hindavi (the precursor to Urdu and Hindi), so that I can use those languages in the ...
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how to convert markdown with sub-markdowns to ebook

main.md contain sub-mds: main.md 1. [1 - ](1.md) 1. [2 - ](2.md) 1. [3 - ](3.md) 1. [4 - ](4.md) 1. [5 - ](5.md) 1. [6 - ](6.md) I use calibre command: ebook-convert main.md main.epub But only ...
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Calibre: Adding “, ” as a separator for splitting the authors string

All of my ebooks have a filename of the form author1, author2, ... - [series seriesindex - ] title.* and I have set up Calibre to read metadata from the filename. Calibre, however, does not seem to ...
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How do I use calibre to create page-numbered ebooks for Kindle?

I know Kindle can use APNX files for page numbering, and I've been told Calibre can generate those for AZW books, and I actually followed a tutorial on Reddit where they tell you to go to Calibre's ...
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Calibre changes font coverting AZW book to EPUB

I'm trying to convert an azw book to epub. Calibre completes the conversion with no problem, but the font has changed (to something ugly). I know I can use the look and feel settings to fix this, but ...
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Occasional blank pages in ePub produced by calibre from Word document

I'm completely new to calibre and e-book creation in general. I've converted a large .docx file to ePub format. When I browse the result with the calibre e-book viewer there is sometimes a "blank page"...
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How do I side load a zip containing images of different formats to a Kobo Aura H2O?

The usual way I side load books to my Kobo Aura H2O is with Calibre. I have zip files containing images with different formats, for instance JPEG, GIF, or PNG. The exact formats don't seem to matter....
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How can I add a news website that does not have rss feed, to Calibre?

Some of the news websites do not have an rss feed. Is there a way to add such websites to Calibre as a news source?
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how to extract specific tag using calibre

I only want to use a specific "< d i v>" of the htmls to create epub, say, all the other part is useless. Because each of the htmls is about 20k, and there are a lot of junk informations, scripts, ...
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Calibre error: Failed: Fetch news from

Just a Calibre usage question. When I click "news" I see a list of recipes to which I've subscribed, as expected. However, I'm looking for one specific recipe which doesn't seem to be listed. When ...
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Create epub in Calibre without Document Outline?

I have a book that's made up of a bunch of .tif images. I have all the individual .tif files, and a pdf that's just them all put together. I'm trying to make a .epub file for the book. When I try to ...
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How to send web pages to a Kindle from Firefox?

I'm looking to send web pages to a Kindle from Firefox, so am looking at: https://www.online-convert.com/ Unlike Calibre, there's no convenient share button. There is an upload button for "the ...
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Calibre can optionally use a server to send mail

I tried calibre share/send to, but it failed with: Sending failed... Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/gui2/email.py", line 44, in run self.func(*self.args) I ...
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How do I start over and create a new Calibre library?

I don't know what to do to get my Calibre library back. I have tried restoring my Calibre library from backups, and either get a message that no valid library is present when I try to switch ...
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How to create plain text flashcards for the Kindle?

Amazon for the Mac can create flashcards: Amazon Device Support › Kindle for Mac › Read Books› Read with Flashcards Flashcards are note cards created for select content on Kindle for Mac, which ...
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Problem with left alignment in Calibre/iBooks

Using Calibre I have tried to use ´text-align: left´ in CSS but viewing the resulting epub-file with iBooks the result is still justified text. How can I change to left alignment?
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How Does Amazon Kindle Renting work on *buntu/Linux Systems?

I'm interested in renting this textbook (https://www.amazon.com/Legal-Ethical-Issues-Nursing-Guido/dp/013335587X) from Amazon, but I am running a Linux system (Kubuntu 18.04.01). How does renting ...
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How do I direct links in popup-footnotes directly to main text?

Using calibre and epub3 I'm using popup footnotes (with epub:type). In some of the footnotes I present links (ex. a link to Chapter 2) to the main text. This referred text should not be presented in ...
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EpubCheck in Calibre gives errors with epub:type and aside

I get these two errors: ERROR(RSC-005): Error while parsing file 'attribute "epub:type" not allowed here; ERROR(RSC-005): Error while parsing file 'element "aside" not allowed anywhere; How can I ...
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difference between Calibre's metadata.opf and content.opf

I created an ebook with Sigil, then I converted it to mobi using Calibre. While I was at it, I edited (Calibre's) metadata and set Italian as language. A friend of mine warned me that hyphenation was ...
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Calibre - output PDF with original page count

I have Calibre with opened KFX file, that shows after conversion to PDF 670 pages. However, the book itself has only 170 pages. How can I create PDF that will have correct page count?
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xpath in the calibre editor

Abstract In some search operations in calibre one can use an xpath expression to get the values for particular tags, i.e. the following expression: //h:div[re:test(@class, "figbox", "i")] selects ...
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How can I get an HTML input converted to PDF at 6x9" or otherwise for KDP paperback creation?

I am trying to get from HTML originally intended for Kindle formats, to an output appropriate to KDP paperback format. Calibre appears to be producing 8 1/2 x 11" output, too large for this service ...
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Text-align in calibre doesn't work

This code: body { text-align: left; } doesn't put my text on the left side. Instead I get the block format with spaces of different size between the words. How can I align my text on the left?
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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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calibre - how to upload my highlights online?

I'm using calibre to upload books to my kindle (via usb). So my amazon account is not aware of my books. I want to be able to view my highlights and comments online somehow. Since my books are not ...
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Replace existing EPUB-files on Kobo with KEPUB-files

I bought many different epubs over the years and transfered them to my KOBO (h2o) using Calibre. With the latest update there is a new feature (fast scroll) which I'd love to use on my Kobo. ...
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How to correct unicode errors after converting file format?

To convert epub to mobi I utilized on online tool, but it seems to have resulted in odd unicode errors. Throughout the text there are 0092, 0093 and 0094 in place of punctuation. Is this likely to ...