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The process of storing and organizing a collection of ebooks. Specialized software supports the management of an ebook collection.

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Are there good ebook management tools available for free?

I have a collection of e-books and I am looking for a way to manage it from my operating system. What are the programs to manage e-books available for free? I use both Linux and Windows OS, can you ...
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Does deleting a book from a Kindle account delete it from Kindle devices?

This answer: How do I delete a book off of my Kindle account? - shows that you can delete a book from your account/library on Amazon's web page. What effect does this have on your Kindle readers? ...
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Ebooks file naming scheme -- Books in a series

Is there a best practice for naming books that come in a series? What is the best practice keeping things straight? Dilemma #1: The book publication dates don't match the Chronological order of ...
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Are ebooks licensed only to a certain email address?

I have Adobe Digital Editions installed on my computer. Adobe Digital Editions is tied to my Adobe ID email address, [email protected]. Over the past several years, I have purchased several (non-...
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Are there any solutions available for managing a corporate library of ebooks?

My employer maintains a small library of technical books for developers. If there's a book we think would be useful for us, we typically buy a number of copies and place them in the library, where the ...
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Is it possible to send a book purchased from Amazon to all of my devices at once?

When I purchase a book from the Kindle Store, it asks me which device I want it delivered to. I know I can send it to multiple devices by managing my library. Is there a setting to have every purchase ...
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Do book prices tend to fluctuate with seasonality

Do book prices tend to change with seasonality? I'm especially interested in: Do prices tend to increase, decrease, or stay the same during the holiday season (i.e. Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.)? Is ...
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Kindle Book published old version

I am the book author and I have access to KDP and can preview my internal texts from there. I have checked and double checked the internal version did indeed update to fix typo and a program (for ...
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How to manage my e-book library across my devices

So I have a reasonable collection of ebooks, and it starts to be a mess. My collection is a mixture of ebooks from Amazon (Kindle) and pdf. I have one laptop, one kindle, one android tablet and one ...
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Online ebooks management system that can be hosted on a server

Can you please suggest me an online book management system in PHP and MySQL, which I can host in my own Linux server? Preferably open source. I do not intend to upload or store the ebooks but only ...
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Share book uploaded to my Google Play Books account with other account

I uploaded a book to my Google Play Books account and I want to share it with another account, is that possible? I know that I can give it the .epub file but I deleted it.
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How to delete Calibre ePub bookmarks

Whenever an ePub file is opened with Calibre's ebook viewer, a bookmark file is created inside that ePub. This file does not store user bookmarks, it is automatically used by the program to remember ...
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Where to find Programming Ebooks in epub/mobi format? [closed]

From where can I download programming/coding or any book related to computer science. I am trying to have a collection of epub/mobi/azw3 programming/computer science books. Is there any site for that ...
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How to effectively manage ebooks using Calibre?

I started using Calibre and I'm unable to decide how to effectively use it to manage my ebooks. I've a huge collection of ebooks organized by subject into folders like Political Science, History - ...
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Is there a way to share my Amazon eBook collection with other family members?

I have a decent sized collection of Amazon eBooks with a few titles that my family (siblings, parents) are interested in reading. Unfortunately, we all have our own Amazon accounts. Is there any way ...
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Transferring books between Kindles

If I buy a newer and more complete Kindle reader than the one I'm using at present, how can I move my books from one reader to the other?
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How to write a presentation slide using pdf

I want to create a PDF that can look like¹: This kind of format is good for presentation, since you can reveal items as you read downwards. I would like to know which application I can use to built ...
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Buying an e-book for a friend in Canada

I have tried to buy an e-book for a friend from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and two other sites that don't come to mind right now. I have failed using all four accounts (even after contacting their ...
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Online ebooks opensource platform that can be hosted on a server

I want to host an ebook website for students where they can find different PDF/PPT/TXT files. I want to provide them access to download these types of files for free. Is there any software/online ...
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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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Can I share premium ebooks online for free?

I want to make a website on which users can upload their ebooks and share them with other users of the website. But I would like to know if it is possible for a user to buy an ebook online and then ...
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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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How can I read my epub books on the kobo app on my computer?

I have an e-reader (Kobo Touch) where I have downloaded my ebooks in epub format. How can I read those books on the Kobo desktop app?
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How to download from Amazon cloud to Kindle desktop?

For Kindle itself and Kindle for Android/iOS you can always see what documents you have in your library, and download them when necessary, even if you have already deleted them locally. All the ...
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Is it possible to sync ebook app with desktop applications?

Would it be possible to connect an ebook app directly to its PC application equivalent, so that it can synchronise its library without going across the Internet to the store? e.g. A PC may have a ...
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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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What are the most appropriate metadata to manage and search ebooks

On an online platform for ebooks that you would use to search, sort, and save online entity of your books (like goodreads, scribd etc.), what meta data fields would be handy to have available for a ...
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How or what coding format do I use?

I'm wanting to change a book called Being and Nothingness by Paul Satre from pdf to something a phone app called UB reader will recognise, I am using calibre-ebook.com, but don't know which format to ...
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How to convert an HTML5 and JQuery featured E-book to an Executable file(exe), having inbuilt browser?

I want to distribute the e-book content, which has some HTML5 and Jquery features, securely by converting the whole HTML package into an EXE. Does any HTML Compiling software exists which has its own ...
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How can I get free Microsoft word templates for poetry books?

I am designing a poetry ebook with Microsoft word. Where can I find free templates that I can use? All the free templates I see online are for InDesign but I need one for Microsoft word. Thanks.
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Do epub and paperback publication of same book need seperate Identification number (like ISBN)?

Does the epub and paperback publication of same book requires separate following identifiers ? ISBN ISSN ISMN URN LCSH DDC
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I want to build an e-book server for my class

Our school has some ebooks. We want to build a server, to allow our students to login and read those ebooks online; we also want our students to be able to highlight some text in order to comment and ...
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How can I rename my Kindle books?

This is a bit pedantic, but I don't like how certain books appear on my Kindle. The names are great when you're searching for products on Amazon, but they're unwieldy and annoying when navigating your ...
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Within Calibre, is it possible to set a hierarchy on the series field?

Calibre supports hierarchical tags, by placing a dot between the parent and the children tags, like, in example: History.Ancient History, History.Middle Ages, and so on. In the navigator panel on the ...
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Printing ebook on A4 paper

Thinking to print PDF format ebook onto A4 size pages, and bind up as a book. The print outs are 2 by 2, double sided. So every A4 paper has 4 pages of the ebook. This is the idea: Split the PDF ...
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how to export images using abbyfine reader?

Presently, I using the abbyfine reader for text extraction. Is there a way to export the images from abbyfine reader software? Please advise.
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Command line using the mobi file?

How to extract the.mobi file using the CMD command line? Please advise.
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How to create Pocketbook logo?

I have two images in logo folder preinstalled in ebook (Pocketbook 612). Well, I take them and see this information. > identify 1_st.bmp > 1_st.612.bmp BMP 600x800 600x800+0+0 8-bit ...
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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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Cannot view the collections I created on my kindle touch

I was recently given a kindle touch. I have created 3 collections, and have added several books to each. But when I go to the dropdown to sort the view, "Collections" is greyed out inactive. Did the ...
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Wireless sync third-party ebooks from a cloud storage to iPad

I have some third-party ebooks and I want to wirelessly sync them to my grandmother's iPad and minimize the effort on her part. The best possible scenario would be for me to upload the files in some ...
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Any way to identify source of traffic on Amazon KDP?

Given a kindle book published on Amazon KDP, is there a way to find out from where traffic or sales came from? For example, I might add links pointing to my book on my website, or on social media, on ...
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Fixed Layout vs Reflowable For A Puzzle e-Book

I am putting together a puzzle book. In fact, I have been able to get the book organized into a valid .epub format. However, when I go to view the book on Amazon's Kindle Preview, the layout is less ...
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How do I open my Ebook library in kindle?

I recently saved my library of kindle ebooks onto a flash drive (I got my nephew to do it for me). I have the file saved on my desktop now and it's quite a few books (10 gigs). Now I have windows 8 ...
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How to add a clickable table of contents in a book bought from Amazon Kindle?

The book that I bought from Amazon Kindle has thousand of pages and the table of contents is very rough; it has only links to the main chapter number (chapter 1, 2, and so on). I would like to add the ...
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kindle users guide requires registration to read?

A newly acquired Kindle running Firmware 5.8.9.0.1 has a Kindle Users Guide, Third Edition on the home screen. Opening this just leads to "register your kindle." How can I read the manual without ...
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Ereader for my app

I am looking for an ereader to incorporate in my app. I know lots of work has been done in this area and would not want to re-invent the wheel. Any good suggestions of open-source ereaders that can be ...
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How to add progress bar to Kindle ebook

How can I add little tick marks in the progress bar to a Kindle ebook? Tick marks indicate where chapters are so we can tell how close you are to the next chapter.
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Updating edition of ebooks purchased from Google Play Books

I've recently purchased an ebook from Google Play Books. It is an engineering book, so it's obvious that it frequently keeps updating to next editions. My question is that, can we update a book ...
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Share kindle books with family on android?

My child has an Android phone. I have created an Amazon household account and created a child profile. I have added books to his profile. My question is how can my child read these books on the ...
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