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A standard format for ebooks defined by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)

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Are there free offline PC tools converting azw3/epub to mobi? (Except Calibre and Kindlepreview)

Are there free offline PC tools converting azw3/epub to mobi? (Except Calibre and Kindlepreview) The online free converts have so many limitations such as file size and file count.
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List of top research, free and subscription, epub (electronic publication / electronic book), research sites

When I was a student, for each academic subject, there were several academic journals which you could subscribe to, and, the publications were searchable on terminals and made available in paper ...
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Can I post an ePub book on my website host and then hide a link in a page so only those I want can read the book? Is there HTML code for that?

I have written a small booklet. It will be used in an upcoming event, and I want the leaders to get an advanced epub copy. I would like to attach this to my organizations html website. It would be ...
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Best practice for ebook with large number of chapters (e.g. in thousands)

I am trying to create an ebook with about 1300 chapters. The content itself is not that large (~7MB of raw text), but they are broken down over 1300 chapters or so. Each chapter is about 20-40 short ...
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How to retain history (e.g. last reading positions) after batch converting .epubs using kepubify

I have copied my entire library of my Kobo Libra reader to my hard drive and used kepubify to convert all the regular epubs to the kepub format (specifically the command kepubify-windows-64bit.exe --...
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Kindle app not finding all files

I have several epub and mobi ebooks on my Andriod phone. The Kindle app finds about half of them. I went to settings->local file access and unchecked and rechecked each folder where the ebooks are ...
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How can I make a title carry over to the next page if it is left alone (without text following it)?

In the Pages program, there is an option to link paragraphs or any blocks of text to each other. This is needed, for example, so that a title is carried to the next page with the main text, rather ...
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Extending images to edges of screen (bleed) with CSS to Kindle

Kindle Create has a new feature called "image bleed". It extends an image past the left and right margins by placing it on the edge. I'm wondering how to reproduce it, is there a way to ...
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Extra epub file inside an epub ebook?

I have an epub file which weighs 5.4 MB, and I looked at the files inside using Calibre's "Edit Ebook" feature. I noticed the following weird thing: among the files inside the ebook are two ....
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How to use Malayalam dictionary on kindle

I would like to use Malayalam dictionary on my kindle pw. I downloaded a Malayalam dictionary named "English-Malayalam dictionary by Gijo Varkey". I tried all formats of the dictionary viz ...
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Encode Tag Metadata Into Epub

I have recently started converting some of my non-epub documents to the epub format. I see in Calibre that there is a 'Tags' column that contains genera information (screenshot below). I would like to ...
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Punctuation Moved to Beginning of Line?

I am working, not to say struggling, with an EPUB3 book exported from InDesign 2023. The dedication page looks like this in Sigil: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <!...
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Why doesn't my PDF have updates made to the original EPUB?

In Calibre, I went in the editor and edited an EPUB and everything is fine; even sent the updated book to my Kindle and the updates are there. When I convert to PDF in Calibre and save to disk the ...
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CSS modal for epub with fallback

Our revised pure CSS modal works OK in virtually all eReaders I've tested (at least on the eReaders I needed to attain good results). The page code does have a very minor "onclick" JS. The ...
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Images chopped horizontally on ADE

I have about 20 images in an epub (on various xhtml pages). My prepped epub shows its images (when tested on cell phone): OK on Kobo App [with .kepub.epub extension set] OK on PocketBook eReader OK ...
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What makes the Kindle Paperwhite to show text from a EPUB file in light-gray font?

I've converted a DOCX file to the EPUB format using some online converter. It looks like the conversion was performed using the Calible behind the scenes. However this EPUB file is barely visible on ...
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Is it possible to disallow a reader to swipe to the next page in epub format?

I've started working on a "choose your own adventure" book, for which it seems epub is well-suited. The choice at the end of a section are mere href links to the sections that are the ...
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Epub with SVG does not work on Kindle app

I am trying to create an epub book. The book includes svg. I have previewed the book in kindle preview and it displays correctly. But when I open it in kindle app on Mac and iPad the display is all ...
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Ebook epub3 on Kindle Reader iOS iPhone is overriding CSS with ugly indented formatting?

I have an epub I've hand coded that looks great in Kindle Previewer, iBooks, and Kindle Reader for iPad, and physical Kindles. However, on iPhone, it is gettting rid of the CSS formatting I've ...
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Replacing image in EPUB causes page order to change

I have a fixed-layout EPUB. Each page is a PNG. The <manifest> is structured like: <item id="page_1" href="page_1.xhtml" media-type="application/xhtml+xml" /> ...
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☒ <- this is the only text displayed in epub on kobo

Having issues with ebooks, some new ones, and some that worked perfectly before (about a week ago). In the text sections throughout the book, I see either and only "☒" or "_☒". All ...
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How to access the Wikipedia in its entirety as an epub file?

The built-in access to Wikipedia on the Kindle is lacklustre at best. Even if it were out of date, might "the" Wikipedia be available as an epub for download? Or, perhaps that's such an ...
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Best way to convert DOCX to EPUB?

Which is best for converting DOCX to EPUB? Pandoc, LibreOffice, or Calibre?
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Arabic characters appear as boxes in Kobo

I use Kobo Glo HD for ePub, it has problem displaying Arabic characters in library list and in the book's footer, they appear boxes, I tried many fonts; Dubai, Rashiq, publisher default fonts, etc. ...
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Disable extra (page?) numbers showing up in kobo

Hello I am packaging an epub book and I'm seeing numbers that aren't in my source on kobo. It looks like they're being added by kobo. They don't show up on Calibre or apple books.app or on kindle. ...
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Lookinɡ for online document to epub converter

I have been lookinɡ for an free online docx or doc to epub converter, thouɡh somethinɡ always seems to be somethinɡ a bit weird about the converters [not havinɡ imaɡes after conversion, addinɡ extra ...
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How do I know how many pages my manuscript will make in kindle ebook format?

I am planning to write a book. I will be using LibreOffice writer for that. After completing the work I will make a pdf file and import it in kindle. But what I want to know before hand is the number ...
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Are Creative Cloud/Indesign EPub Embedded Fonts Broken on Kindle IOS?

I am publishing an eBook with source code, and I want to use an Emigre typeface to improve readability on phone devices. It's bundled with Creative Cloud so I have created an ePub test. Fonts working:...
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How to translate web pages to epub?

I have a Kobo H2O Aura ebook reader. It uses the getpocket application: I send the link of a web article from my registered e-mail address to a central getpocket address, and when I turn on my ebook ...
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How to access developer tools in iBooks on macOS Monterey (version 12)

How do I access developer tools in iBooks on macOS12 (Monterey)? We have epubs with multiple-choice questions, and we use Javascript to make them interactive (i.e. click on an option, see if you're ...
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EPUBCheck aborted! The system lacks sufficient memory! Make sure that Java is installed as 64bit application. Error code: 99

Below is error am facing when loading epub file in pagina EPUB checker. EPUBCheck aborted! The system lacks sufficient memory! Make sure that Java is installed as 64bit application. Error code: 99 ...
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How to convert all SVG images to PNG images in an EPUB file

Is there a way to convert all of the SVG images in an EPUB file into PNG images? I want to do this because few EPUB readers have full support for SVG (most readers only implement a subset of SVG).
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How to solve the issue of two cover images being created when converting from epub2 to epub3 using pandoc?

Essentially, what happens is that when I convert from epub 2 epub 3 using pandoc by using the following line: pandoc input_file.epub -t epub3 -o documents/input_file.epub I get the version changed ...
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What software supports creation of EPUB (Kindle) files in Persian language based on Amazon RTL file creation standards

I am trying to develop a file in EPUB format in Persian (Farsi) language based on the Amazon's file creation standards. Could you kindly suggest what software I need to use for this purpose? I have ...
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How to hide toc.xhtml in epub 2

I have an epub 3 that I want to be backwards compatible for older e-readers that expect an epub 2. My table of contents is rendered in a toc.xhtml, as expected by an epub 3. In addition, I have an ....
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Link in footnote error from Calibre. Upload to d2D error

Here is the error Draft2Digital is giving me when I upload my epub file: ERROR(RSC-005): .tmp.tmpxl0rfcuu.epub/index_split_014.html(85,203): Error while parsing file: attribute "data-docx-vert&...
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How to convert the pdf (images slightly distorted) of a book to a clearpdf/epub?

Can someone please suggest a way to convert the pdf of a book which is collection of photos of the book into a clear pdf/epub. I have attached a sample page for your reference, and pages like these ...
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What will be the Kindle file type replacement for when mobi files are deprecated?

What is the current or preferred file type to convert an epub to for a kindle? Assuming paperwhite, or similar relatively recent model. My kindle has backlight but isn't waterproof like the ...
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Metadata for Epubs

I'm currently building epubs by hand (ok, I do cheat and use Calibre's epub editor from time to time). And through some curse from a dying sorcerer everything I'm doing is: One of a series/trilogy/...
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Any Ebook editor that allows easy media overlay?

I am trying to create an ebook with a media overlay (read aloud feature). Once created, I would like to use the ebook to play audio and highlight the text in the book at the appropriate time in the ...
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Change eBook font doesn't change font for ordered/unordered lists

I've created an ePUB with fonts exported so that when viewed on "Original" (eg in iBooks), you see the same font as the paperback edition of the book. But if you change the font in iBooks (...
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EPUB 3 large file leading to poor performance

I am generating very large epub3 books (almost all text) and I have noticed severe performance issues when trying to read them. Is there any format changes I can make to make reading performance ...
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Convert fixed layout azw3 file, to pdf first or other formats if not possible, with all formatting intact

I have an azw3 as described above. It can be converted into epub, using the extension from Calibre "Kindle Unpack", but there are no paragraphs, meaning that the all the words in the txt ...
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Sigil EPUB: Auto-generating internal links to illustrations

I'm working on converting a large book from its original digital masters to EPUB. I'm using Sigil right now, but am open to using other tools where appropriate. This book contains a lot (240!) of ...
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Save reading percentage, bookmarks and highlights inside of epub file

Is there a way or a specific epub reader that can save highlights and bookmarks inside of the epub file. Basically I would like to have an app that works like kindle on different devices, so that my ...
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How to convert PDF's with footnotes for Kindle?

I have a collection of PDF files which I'm looking to load onto a Kindle. First, however, they need to be converted. Experimentation gives sub-par results by selecting and converting to mobi through ...
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How to remove extraneous page numbers from ePub TOC

I've created this epub file as an export from an Indesign file, and it's got two problems that I can see immediately: The ToC includes page numbers after the chapter titles, even though I've created ...
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Alternate covers for different devices and software

Quite new to writing and editing ebooks and I wondered something. I know in webpages it's possible to produce alternate styling and content based on what the content is being viewed on. So CSS can ...
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Debugging "Processing failed" errors when uploading DRM-free EPUB3 to Google Play Books?

I have a persistent but intermittent problem when uploading some EPUB3 ebooks to Google Play books. Sometimes the upload seems to take a long time, then stops and gives an error message "...
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Why does EPUBCheck report warnings and errors for ISO8601 date-time string?

While working on a PHP script that builds EPUB 3.0.1 content from external data, I encountered a situation where EPUBCheck complains about a valid ISO8601 date-time string in two places in the ...
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