Questions tagged [conversion]

The creation of an e-book file from another file in a different format or vice-versa.

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How can I convert an HTML site into an ebook?

I'd like to create a .mobi file from a website like the Python Tutorial, to read on my Kindle. Is it possible to do it on Ubuntu?
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Is there any software that facilitates scanning of a paper book into an ebook?

I have some old sci-fi novels that are out of print and the rights owners are not creating them in ebook form. Is there any software that facilitates scanning and conversion of these paper books into ...
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Clean up converted ebook

I have some ebooks which are converted from other formats to ePub. Some are ill-formatted: there are hard line breaks in words and orphaned page numbers between paragraphs. Example: How can I repair ...
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How do I convert a Word document into an ebook?

I downloaded a very important document in .docx format (Microsoft Office Word format). Is there a way to convert it to an ebook page by page to read on a Kindle?
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How to create DjVu format with selectable text?

DjVu is efficient at compression, but sometimes the text becomes an image and non-selectable. Is there anyway to make sure that the text remains selectable? Which program should I use for this ...
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Converting RTL epub to mobi

I have a Hebrew ebook in epub format; I would like to convert it to mobi, since I read exclusively on my Kindle. Hebrew reads right-to-left. Kindle supports Hebrew ebooks (I have often used ...
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Format for ebook that contains code

What's a good format for making an ebook that contains code. Is markdown a good option or is there something better available? I may want to convert it to ePub/Mobi and PDF later. Is it a good idea ...
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What is the formula for converting a 10 digit ISBN to a 13 digit ISBN?

I didn't see this question here yet so I thought I would ask if someone has the formula for converting a 10 digit ISBN to a 13 digit ISBN and vice-versa. I know there are several sites that offer ...
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Convert Blog to book

I prefer reading technical blogs in Kindle, is there an easy way to convert a technical blog from any site – MSDN blog or personal sites – to a e-book format like .mobi? I am aware of http://...
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Converting raw text to Epub

I have some raw text documents, mainly novels and theater plays that I would like to convert to EPUB. What is the best way to do that? Should I use an intermediate format? Can it be automated?
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How can I extract all the pictures from an ebook?

I read most of my books in txt format. I use Calibre to convert them to that format. While it works great for books that are mostly text, some ebooks which contain pictures can be very confusing when ...
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Can books be transferred from Nooks to Kindles and back?

I'm currently using a Nook, but considering switching to Kindle hardware. Is there a simple way to keep books synced across devices, or at least to move purchased ebooks from one to the other?
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Is it possible to convert Pocket articles into epub format?

I'd like to know if there is an easy way to convert Pocket articles to .epub format. For those that don't know Pocket, it is a service that let's you save articles from any website, blog, and so on, ...
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How do I export Wikipedia article collections to epub?

I used to do that a year or two ago and it was pretty straightforward back than (there was Export to epub link or something like this on the left pane of a Wikipedia page). Not any more! Currently, ...
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What is the easiest workflow to publish ePub files from highly structured database content?

I have a large amount of highly structured data (Bible verse translations and commentary) in an SQL database that I would like to make available in as widely usable an ebook format (or formats) as ...
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Are there ways to easily convert chapter-split books from popular fan-fiction sites into single e-book?

Are there ways to easily convert chapter-split books from popular fan-fiction sites into single e-book? Of course, one can either manually download every one of 50+ chapters of a large fic by hand ...
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How to avoid ebook image distortion

I'm experimenting with Calibre. I have a Word document, with several JPEG images inserted, each of them 537px wide. I exported the document as html, zipped everything and re-opened in Calibre. After ...
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printing an ePub

I know it's funny, but I would like to print some booklets I have. They are in ePub format without DRM, and my idea is to create a booklet in A6 format (they are not very long, otherwise I would not ...
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Epub -> Mobi/Azw3 conversion (calibre) , Kindle App doesn't show cover no matter what

I am trying to convert my ebooks from epub format to mobi/azw3, in order to put them onto my Kindle App and Paperwhite. Everything works fine except the book covers don't show up in kindle app. There'...
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AWZ3 conversion not working

I'm attempting to convert a 26 meg AZW3 file to XML or HTML or TXT. I've tried a few online conversion sites, unfortunately they always fail with a very generic error message. I've installed Calibre ...
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how to convert djvu files to some files?

I want convert a djvu file to six pages, for example, how to convert a file with 504 pages to 84 files with 6 pages?
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How to set a cover image on a PDF on Kindle PW2? [duplicate]

How do I set a custom cover image on a PDF downloaded on Kindle PaperWhite 2? PS1: I use Calibre to convert books and set covers, but it does not help with PDFs. The reason might be that PDF's are ...
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Read Kindle books without Kindle or Kindle app?

For various reasons, I've become a fan of Amazon as a place to shop for physical book, so buying Kindle books would be a natural choice. However, based on my experience with the Kindle app on an ...
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Selling ebooks of school textbooks

I have a scan machine at my home so i have scanned a lot of school textbooks to create ebooks. I am wondering if it possible for someone to buy an ebook from me in this manner and for it to be legal. ...
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I have a book written in Word format [duplicate]

There seems to be answers on here for converting .docx books to read on the kindle, but what would I have to do to allow it to be read on more platforms then the kindle? A lot of people I know do not ...
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What is the best way to read manga on Kindle?

I have a Kindle 5 and I would like to read manga (japanese comic) on it. What methods can I use? What format is the best and is there any converter that can create that format from a bunch of JPEG ...
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Is there any way to get a discounted ebook if I already have the book?

I have a bunch of physical books, and I would like to have ebook versions of some of them. It doesn't seem like I should have to pay the full ebook price. I know about Matchbook, but these aren't ...
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Can I disable Calibre from doing any conversion?

I’d like to use Calibre purely for librarying and sync, and I don’t want it do do any conversion between different ebook formats. It is possible to turn off autoconversion when syncing ebooks with my ...
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Converting DOC (with images) to EPUB

Is there a way to convert (preferably in batch) .doc files with images to .epub without the loss of the images and formatting?
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Problem with hyperlinks after converting chm to epub with calibre

I have a book in .chm format and I had to convert it into .epub format so I used Calibre for Windows for this operation. I am satisfied with the result except for a hyperlink problem. There are some ...
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CircularFLO doesn't apply styles for live text

I do conversion with CircularFLO from .indd to .epub. The problem is that live text doesn't pick up styles. I have live text in my document but it is always Times New Roman. What am I missing? See ...
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Bulk conversion of PDF books to DJVU/MOBI/EPUB

I have an extensive library of heavily formatted PDFs which I'd like to convert. I've tried Calibre on Windows and GNU/Linux, but it throws a few errors and bails. Can someone recommend software for ...
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Known Issues with Amazon's Converter

What are the known issues with converting various document types to ebooks with Kindle's online or offline converters? I am not asking for a technical run-down of all of the things that could go wrong ...
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How to convert .epub to .pdb for testing

I've seen some conversion sites that can convert .epub files to .pdb files but I was unaware of a source library or a way to convert a file locally for testing on the Nook. So my question is: Do you ...
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How do I make Calibre convert CBZ to EPUB without images shrinking or conversion?

I've got comics in CBZ format with pictures in 2k or 4k pixels tall and when I try converting them to EPUB, Calibre shrinks the pictures to 1k or under, making them very blurry to view on a mobile or ...
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Why is Hard copy book black and white, but Ebook is color?

I have two textbooks I was required to purchase for Web Design classes. I noticed that the hard-copy paper book version is entirely black and white, but the ebook is all color. Aside from saving on ...
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

What is the best way to convert multi-column PDF file into readable format in a 6 inch display devices like kindle?
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How can I use pdftk to make changes to my PDF ebooks?

There are answers by asalamon74 (here), and by anthon (here, here and here), that use pdftk. I don't think I have pdftk installed on my ebook reader¹. How and where do I install it, and once ...
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How do I make an ebook of sheet music?

Someone has asked me to make an ebook of their music book (sheet music). What is the best file type to use? I am hoping that people will be able to see it on as many devices as possible. It is ...
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How to convert tagged articles into a single ebook without losing tags for reading on kindle?

We had 1000+ (quite lengthy) articles lying in our old computers in .doc (non-uniformly named) format in our organization. To make them accessible, We've taken the painful task of setting up a drupal ...
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Is it possible to make a Kindle ebook look exactly like my InDesign / PDF file?

I have a book that I designed using InDesign and it has a very specific layout where some pages refer to other pages (kind of like analogue hyperlinks). I need to convert it now into a Kindle-...
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how to convert djvu files to some files? and use djvused command [duplicate]

when i use this command: djvused aaa.djvu -e 'select 10; save-page-with b.djvu' output is: D:\Program Files\DjVuLibre>djvused aaa.djvu -e 'select 10; save-page-with b.djvu' Simple DjVu file ...
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Permanently Free

I read on this site possible methods to make my eBook permanently free on amazon but I'd like to know if I go this route and it is successful will I still be able to print copies of that title?
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Text flow up into the table in Mobi file

I have created .ePub from Indesign, perfected the layout to match that of the .PDF and converted to .MOBI using KindleGen. The text/image appearing after some of the tables flow into the table. Only ...
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How do I easily convert and send PDFs to a Nook GlowLight or SimpleTouch's native format

Amazon makes it easy to convert PDFs and send to Kindle in the Kindle's native format. How to do this (simply!) on a Nook? I do know conversion is possible with tools such as Calibre but I was ...
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Does conversion between filetypes always break formatting in ebooks?

Do different file types of ebooks have different formatting parameters? It looks like many of my ebooks layout came from the Soviet Union or from a typewriter that has no options. It would be really ...
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Can I use a service like Scribd/Oyster with the Kindle eReader?

I'm not talking about Kindle fire. The $79 one. It doesn't have to directly support it. My thinking is: If Kindle support the epub format Scribd offers epub There's software out there like ...
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Convert two similar formatted files to two column epub

I have two similar formatted ASCII files and want to convert the two into one *.epub ebook such that file1 is printed only in the left and file2 only in the right column. In this case: The Italian ...
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How to best read a PDF on Kindle?

Interested in reliable ways of converting, specifically, PDF files for reading on a Kindle. See also: https://stackoverflow.com/q/5429242/262852 Not looking for a steep learning curve, something ...
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How to convert a html ebook to a pdf file?

Is there some program which can convert a html ebook (consisting of many html files located under different directories and linked to each other) to a pdf file? For example, some shell scripting (e.g. ...