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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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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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How do I filter out read items in a collection in Kindle?

I read a lot of short material on my Kindle Oasis, which I add to a collection to remember reading them later. I want a way to get rid of read items in this collection.
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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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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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Looking for International Platforms for Self-Publishing Technical Books

I am a technical book author looking to sell my work internationally. I have been publishing my technical books on a platform called 'Zenn'(https://zenn.dev/books/explore) in Japan, and I am wondering ...
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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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Ebook usage, distribution, recommendations and trends

I work for a national cancer charity. We produce all our printed content as ebooks available from our website. But the download of ebook formats (pdf, Mobi and epub) is pretty low. There are around ...
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If you purchased this item from Amazon, delete the item and download it from the Cloud

I'll probably end up asking Amazon for a refund on: XQuery: Search Across a Variety of XML Data Product details Paperback: 762 pages Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (Jan. 7 2016) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I convert thousands of .xml files to an eBook format with nice formatting?

I have a folder filled with 4chan threads, each thread can contain any number of comments. I want to create readable files for my Kindle, with multiple threads per book, with each thread clearly ...
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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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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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how to redeem Amazon gift cards on a Kindle?

I currently have some money in my Amazon account purchased through an Amazon gift card and can redeem an additional card through the web interface. I have redeemed cards directly on the kindle, but ...
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Which platform is better Calibre or Kindle?

Which platform is better between calibre and kindle
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Where to go for ebook suggestions?

I'm aware of Goodreads but would be interested in recommendations for where to go for book recommendations, across categories. Certainly there were many articles and lists of books from the end of ...
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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 to view the download queue for a Kindle

How can I purge, edit, or, at least, view, the download queue for a device? Probably I just have too many pending downloads and a slow connection. But, perhaps the Kindle is stalled. I was seeing a ...
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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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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 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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Android reader that will ignore PDFs, use my directory structure?

I have an Android tablet (ASUS) that I use for reading PDF files (mostly scientific papers) using Adobe Reader. It works well for that, and I have a thousand or so papers on it, indexed in my own ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is it legal to create an ebook from the book I bought and sell it? [closed]

This book is copyrighted 2011, can I make it to an ebook and sell it online?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 does Kindle Cloud Reader keeps downloaded books, under Linux?

I'm a Linux Mint user and I use the Kindle Cloud Reader app for Google Chrome to read ebooks linked to my Amazon account. I'd like to know where does this app, on my computer, stores the ebooks that ...
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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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Command line using the mobi file?

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