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Questions tagged [ebook-readers]

Ebook readers are hardware devices specifically developed for reading books and periodicals supplied in digital formats. Questions about ebook readers can include issues of compatibility, support of specific features.

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how does kindle ownership work?

Imagine I buy a book in kindle. question 1) is it possible to share it with someone else so that he doesn't pay at all for that book? Question 2) if it's possible, then how is it a good idea that ...
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Can I implement read-aloud myself for epub 3?

I wish to have an ebook where pressing the play button results in only one paragraph being played at a time. Also, the person reading the book should be able to press on certain words to see the ...
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How can I set a default font family in Kobo Aura H2O?

It is not that I need any extra font in my Kobo Aura H2O, because I have added several extra fonts into /fonts directory in my device. I want —if possible— to change the family font (one that ...
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Best platform and format for eBook on software/programming

I am totally new to eBooks / digital publishing. I want to publish a book on a software/programming topic. It makes zero sense for it to be paperback, because I want readers to be able to copy and ...
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Your Kindle Needs Repair: battery invalid: -22

I'm getting a battery error which might just mean low battery: https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/349103/Your+Kindle+needs+repair.+Repair+Code+0.+Version+2588930001 https://www.reddit.com/r/kindle/...
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Kindle navigation goes haywire

Sometimes when reading a book the navigation goes haywire so that when it should go backwards it instead goes forward. Or, seems to jump around. Usually it's so annoying that I don't keep notes on ...
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Where can I download free ebooks? [closed]

I have been searching for ebooks but I don't have money to buy them. Can I get them for free?
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Ebook reader cannot be turned on

I just bought a Prestigio PER5664 ebook reader and I tried to turn it on. According to the manual, the Power button should be pressed for a few seconds to turn the reader on. I pressed the button, ...
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Kindle doesn't read the files after being formatted

I have borrowed my friend's old kindle to read some files on it. They were plenty and he had a large archive himself. So, I had to transfer them somewhere else. But the capacity was still full so I ...
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How does Libby work?

Libby is the ereader developed by OverDrive to let people e-read books from libraries using a Kindle or a Kindle-app. I have seen rudimentary text and video instructions on how Libby works. But, ...
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Can I keep a reading diary on my device?

I have a Kobo Aura One. After finishing a book, I try to take some notes (something like a reading diary). Sometimes the notes become a review, sometimes I write something personal which few other ...
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Huawei T3 8“ vs Huawei T3 10” vs Others for Reading?

I want to buy a tablet for reading ebooks on it. So mainly I am interested in the best display I can get on budget. I made a comparison between Huawei Mediapad T3 & Huawei Mediapad T3 9.6" ...
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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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What options are there for letting people download an eBook from an iOS or Android device?

I have a website I'm working on that will offer eBook downloads. Its present form, when the user clicks "Download", downloads a Zipfile with Mobi, ePub, and HTML versions. I want to offer an option ...
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How can I create beautifully designed ebooks?

Are ebooks created in Photoshop? or I should first insert photos in M.S word then convert it to .pdf file? I want to create a ebook for marketing purpose. also, how can i have a menu in my ebook, so ...
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Ebook reader with pdf markup capabilities for reading outside

I have an iPad with an app called GoodReader, which allows me to decently mark up scientific articles. Yet, even a little bit of sun renders it useless. With kindle — my cousin has one — you can read ...
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Things to consider for choosing an e-ink pdf ereader for science books and papers

I have taken a look at A4 size e-ink ebook readers for pdf files. I have found five models: SONY DPT RP1 Good e-reader 13.3" Onyx Boox Max Carta Dasung Icarus A4 And there is Remarkable, but that ...
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Can I publish my book (paperback) using createSpace if I already initiated paperback and published Kindle edition in Amazon?

I have published my ebook in all Amazon websites (US UK DE FR ES IT NL JP BR CA MX AU IN). I also initiated paperback through Amazon. Unfortunately for Amazon India paperback option was not ...
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How to tell if an entire ePub ebook was downloaded for offline viewing?

How can I check if an ePub ebook was fully and correctly downloaded onto my iPad or iPhone without being corrupted? I want to be sure to read it in those situations where I can't connect to the ...
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Alternative to Kobo to solve line wrapping problem

I was given a Kobo as a gift. I like the idea of reading a book on an electronic device because I'd like to be able to click and see a definition of a word that I'm not familiar with, rather than ...
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Is there a small easel or book butler for an ereader?

Is there something like a small easel or book butler to be used with an ereader? I don't like the way the device feels when I hold it. I like holding a book, and I like hardcover books where the ...
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How can I publish an ebook online?

How can I publish e-books online so that I can sell them to readers?
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How to read DjVu files on Kindle?

I want a read DjVu files on my kindle. I don't want to convert DjVu to PDF or MOBI. Is there a way I can do that?
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Looking for recommendation on eBook reader for university textbooks

I'm looking for a eBook reader to carry around with me for studying and reading science textbooks and papers. I was interested in kindle because of the e-ink technology. Briefly what I'm looking is : ...
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How to prevent the “flash” on Kindle e-readers?

I have avoided buying a Kindle e-reader and opted instead to read on my laptop to avoid the "flash" that occurs on the Kindle screen. The background and font will invert colors briefly every 5-10 ...
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How do I wipe clean kindle e-reader?

How do I wipe clean (for selling) a kindle e-reader. There is no option under settings. I have also held the power button for 20 seconds.
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What is the best way to scan paper books to digital ebooks? [duplicate]

To make a long story short, me and my daughter have ALOT of paper books, and we would like to find a app that would let us "scan" the book in a digital format that can be used with my Kindle Fire, so ...
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Create an e-book with Devanagari characters

I'm trying to create an e-book (in English) with Devanagari characters. I've transformed these particular characters into their unicode, so I do not have to use a Sanskrit font. The book was edited ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot from a Kobo ereader device?

While answering another question, I had to post a couple of pictures of my Kobo Glo screen; these were taken by photographing it with my smartphone. I was wondering if there is some way to take a ...
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Ereader that won't blur pdfs

I have the 2015 Kindle Wi-fi Touch. It's great, although when I try to read PDFs on it, it blurs them. I don't have a problem with small fonts, and I realise that ereaders are never going to be ...
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How do I remove tiles from the Kobo home screen?

With the newest update to my Kobo Glo, instead of the old tiles where I could just long press on something and get an option to remove it, I can't seem to do that anymore. There's this "Take a Quick ...
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Tricky Conversion

I'm trying to best convert my book to an e-reader format, initially for Kindle, but I really want something that will display on any e-reader. My book includes a mix of both English and Korean and ...
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Does a screensaver serve any purpose on eink displays?

I have a Hanvon ereader with a first generation Vizplex E-ink display. The device comes with a screensaver, which just loads some pictures after some time. Does this serve a purpose, such as to ...
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Can readers display books “by the page”

Most readers I've encountered show their book contents as text, ie. as a continuous stream, instead of the "page view" you find in physical books or PDF. the "next page" button brings you not to "one ...
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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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converting hebrew books

I have a hebrew word file, which I want to read on my kindle. I tried converting it to epub/azw3, and all went well, except for the directions of the book. Hebrew is supposed to be read right to left, ...
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is PDF not considered as an ebook format

I had a debate with my colleagues over PDF as an eBook format. I maintain, that eBook is defined as any book that is digitized, and that epub or other HTML based eBook rendering is just a type of ...
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Table headings that may repeat for several “pages”

I'm writing with Sigil an ebook with several tables, different sizes and extensions. Is there a code in HTML or CSS to have table headings row to repeat thru several "pages" (depending on how big is ...
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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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Command line using the mobi file?

How to extract the.mobi file using the CMD command line? Please advise.
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Apps to use for reading local e-books on Windows Surface Pro?

Are there any apps available to use for reading local e-books on a Windows Surface pro 4 app? Kindle unfortunately doesn't allow me to do this.
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Resize readium document if content body has changed

I have an interactive ebook that hides answers from the learner until he/she clicks a Show button. The show function then toggles an div element between display:none and display:block. All answers ...
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How do I upload an ebook

I have an e-book I want to publish free, ideally I want it published on Amazon but happy to follow the trail to get that done. Can anyone tell me the steps needed to achieve this.
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Cross-platform interactive ebook in iBooks Author

I'm attempting to create a choose-your-own-adventure ebook in iBooks Author. However, in formats other than the mac store, the links do not work. I can export it as an epub but the links will only ...
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Calibre ebook viewer - Apply User Stylesheet to Full Screen Mode

How do I apply styles to full screen mode only via the User Stylesheet? Specifically, I would like to adjust the body style during full screen mode to adjust margin-left. I would like to do this ...
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Are there any e-Readers that can't surf the net?

Does anyone know of an e-Reader that doesn't have any kind of internet browser on it? I don't care if I might need to buy an older generation of one.
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where can i find a book price(printed) which is published in US? [closed]

where can i find a book's price(printed) which is published in US, except the prices on a e-commerce website?
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PDF vs DjVu benefits and disadvantages

What's the point of these two ebook formats? The quality and file size of the ebooks tend to be near identical and ereaders for these aren't exotic at all. Why would you choose one over the other?
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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

I want to be able to read research papers and if you have ever seen one they have two columns of text per page, does the Kindle format this is a user friendly way? Can it display any article from the ...
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Difference between PocketBook Touch Lux 3 and Tea Touch Lux 3?

I'm thinking of getting an ereader, and have an opportunity to buy a PocketBook Touch Lux 3 on sale. Is there a difference between the PocketBook and the Tea? Will I have access to software updates ...