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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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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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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How to extract epub file up to chapter one and create new epub with extracted content

I have an epub file which has n number of chapters. I have to copy or extract up to 1 chapter and make a new epub file which contains only 1 chapter in order to show a sample file which contains only ...
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What are the different file formats that eBooks are available in and which of these is most widely supported?

I am a beginner to eBooks, and as somebody who has been "outside" of eBooks I've only ever heard of Amazon's Kindle and seen a variety of options for purchase on Google Play. I have recently ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Can EPUB 3.0 be viewed on EPUB 2 devices

This prior question is about the differences between EPUB 2 and EPUB 3. What is more interesting to me, as an owner of three different EPUB 2 devices, is: can EPUB 3 files, and particularly the book ...
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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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Are there any free open-source custom firmwares for e-ink devices?

I'm curious if there are custom firmwares for e-ink devices similar to what Rockbox (website, wikipedia) is for digital audio players.
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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 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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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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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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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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Can I increase the volume of *Read out Loud* in my Adobe Reader?

I have Adobe Reader V 10.1.8 on my laptop and it has a Read Out Loud feature that reads the text in the e-book. The problem is that the volume is too low to hear what the reader is reading. Even with ...
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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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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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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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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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What 's the best way to read a scientific PDF?

I need to buy a device for reading. It must have all these features: Smoothly zoom all pictures Format all tables properly Read PDF (or be able to convert) Not create eye problems and be visible in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...