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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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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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 ...
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How do I delete an undeletable book from my Kindle?

I had made an ebook with Calibre and copied it to my Kindle through the USB cable. Then I tried deleting the book from the Kindle. The cover changed to the default cover, but it did not disappear. ...
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ePub readers for Windows that support continous scrolling?

I need to find an ePub reader application for Windows that support continuous page scrolling. Thanks in advance for any help you are able to provide.
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How to perfectly convert and read malayalam ebooks on kindle?

I've heard that people read malayalam (മലയാളം) ebooks on kindle. Not the images placed in a PDF file. The file which we can read like normal ebook format (controlling the fontsize mainly). I tried ...
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Direct copying of epub files on the Kobo internal file system

I am running Linux (Mageia 5), and I own a Kobo Glo HD. There is no Kobo Desktop for me (that I know of). I wish to load some free epub books on my reader. I read in several places that one can copy ...
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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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Which ePub readers are available for Windows?

On my Android devices I use Aldiko and Moon Reader Pro, depending on my mood. On Windows, however, I am still stuck with FBReader and the reader bundled with Calibre, and I don't like very much both ...
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Which is the best way to use ancient Greek fonts in an epub?

I would like to write short (ancient) Greek words in an ebook. I could just use the Greek letters, and they would appear in nearly all devices, but I would also add accents and spirits. As per this ...
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Is there a way to sync or update Wattpad reading progress on Goodreads?

Can the Wattpad reading progress be synced on Goodreads? If not officially, I would be interested also in a workaround, since Wattpad does not have page numbers for doing so. It updates the progress ...
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What is Best ebook reader for reading mathematics texts? [closed]

I want to know what is the best user-friendly ebook reader for reading mathematics text books. It should use e-ink display and should be able to read pdf and djvu files, text, scanned text, images.
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Embed JavaScript in an e-book using an e-reader

I'm looking for an e-reader that can embed Javascript in an e-book. I need to display a popup in the e-book but using a e-reader. Apparently, it is not possible for the Kindle Reader but I'm ...
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What is the different compatible formats between Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire?

More specifically, I would like to know why this eBook is not compatible with the Kindle Paperwhite. It says that it is a print-replica with the additional features given by X-ray which is compatible ...
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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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Google Play Books enhanced with video not working

I am developing an enhanced ebook for Google Play Books in fixed layout epub. I am using Adobe Indesign to develop this ebook. I am having great difficulty adding videos in my ebook. I have exhausted ...
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Are there any ebook readers which are NOT backlit, but for which you can upload pdfs?

I love my iPad Mini Retina, but reading on it for hours bugs my eyes! :( My mom has the basic Kobo reader, and I envy her in that it possesses no backlight, and is ergo, easier on the eyes! However, ...
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Is there any way to read an technical ebook quickly? [closed]

I am reading a technical computing science ebook. I want to know if is there any software or way so that I read only the relevant content only( which is important) ?
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Which does have the least glaring minimum-brightness backlight: backlit e-ink readers or tablets?

I have the habit of reading a lot in pitch black darkness (before falling asleep), and after a few minutes even the lowest brightness of my tablet (iPad 1) or phone (Samsung Galaxy Pocket) starts to ...
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For Kindle DX Graphite, how to quickly add books to different “Collections”?

I have over a hundred e-books on my Kindle DX Graphite. It would take several hundreds of keyboard clicks to add them into different Collections using the most naïve method. Is there some smart way ...
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Accessing uploads offline on my computer

I use Google Play Books to manage my ebooks. I have installed the Play Books app as recommended on https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2851654?hl=en-CA to access them offline, but when I ...
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Is there any ebook reader that can synchronize the bookmarks across PC(windows, osx), iOS, android devices?

I am looking for a reader that can synchronize the bookmark at which we last read and can continue from where we left? I have a surface, macbook, ipad, and a samsung tab across which I would like to ...
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Hide a folder of ebooks on Kindle

So I have this folder in the documets folder of my Kindle Paperwhite which contains books that are inappropriate ebooks for small children(my cousins). I don't want to delete them and kids mode won't ...
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damaged kindle- change lines per page?

this is a long shot but I thought I would try: My older Kindle (6", b&w, no backlight) has sustained some damage to the bottom (1/3" or less) of the screen - not visibly cracked just unresponsive....
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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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Is it possible to disable screen zoom on a Sony PRS-T1 reader?

Periodically, I get my ereader stuck in some sort of screen zoom thing. I know I can usually escape it by hitting the back button or going to the home screen, but that tends to be a pain especially if ...
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what 's the alternative to paperwhite in my old kindle?

I have bought Kindle touch 3g two years ago, it's a great device and I'm happy when reading books on it. But I have a set of questions: I read at night a lot so I miss the built in light and I have ...
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How is an ebook made? What kind of software and hardware are used? [closed]

What is the process that is needed in order to make an ebook? I'm an student from the International Baccalaureate and I need to analyse a case study.
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Syncing epub reader [duplicate]

What epub readers will sync between my Android phone and rooted Nook Simple Touch? (I mean my place in a book, not the books themselves.) I tried PageTurner - and, while it works, it's ugly as sin. ...
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Upload & Read eBooks in Chrome (i.e. Maintain a Cloud Library)

For some reason I haven't been able to find anything - extension, app, website - that let's me take my ebook library to the cloud and read from it. There are two solutions I've been able to find, but ...