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

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How to analyze an ebook in order to find out difficult vocabularies?

I am learning English by reading ebooks in Epub format. When it comes to novels, I find out checking every difficult word in dictionaries impeding the understanding of the whole flow. So I like to ...
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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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How many links are too many for EPUB?

I have an ebook with a large number of internal links. The stats are below. I'm trying to understand if my troubles are related to the Kindle Previewer or to some unspecified limit on how many ...
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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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Adding a background image in Calibre

To get a background image in Calibre, I gather that I need to open a book and right click. This will expose a menu. Choosing "Preferences" >> "Styles" opens a GUI to change ...
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Why are the last footnotes of each page in my book broken?

I have a book that has pages with footnotes, but the last and only the last one or two footnotes are always broken on my Kindle Paperwhite (Not on any other reader). That means they are treated as ...
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Why my EPUB background is black?

I converted .docx file to .htm and convert it to .epub in Calibre. When i view it, the background color is black. How to change it? I tried change the css background color but it doesn't work. Any ...
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Can you send epubs to Kindle and keep the cover art?

I've been working on a hobby javascript project recently that automatically compiles content from some websites into an epub (with the help of epub-gen) and then sends it to my device via the Send-to-...
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Is there a standard, fool-proof way to add a cover to an ePUB?

I write my books (ePUB 3.0) using Sigil. In principle, there's a simple function to automatically add a cover, which creates an XTML file called "cover.xhtml", which looks like this: <!...
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fix spine order and file names based on toc.ncx

I do have epub2 book with wrong spine (files in it are also in wrong order). I was able semi-automatically to fix correct order and create correct toc.ncx. Each file contains one or zero chapters ...
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Kobo Libra images appear very small

I have a new Kobo Libra and bought 2 online epub books. I transferred them onto Kobo by using Calibre. When opening the eBook the layout is fine except that all images appear very small!? I've opened ...
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Changing my eBook reader. Any way to take my kindle books with me?

I am changing from Kindle for reading eBooks onto a different eReader platform. I've purchased a couple of eBooks for Kindle on the Amazon platform but those books I didn't start reading yet. ...
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Generating scrollable section list

Navigating through https://github.com/danchoi/kindlefodder I've found that some of the docs contain a neat section list. To view it, you have to click on the top of the page to reveal the options, and ...
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How do I prevent Calibre from modifying EPUB files when I read them?

Whenever I have an EPUB file and open/read it using Calibre, Calibre silently edits the EPUB file. I know that Calibre edited my EPUBs because I calculated the checksums (SHA-256, MD5, etc.) before ...
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Problem with endnotes in epub to pdf conversion

I have an ebook with lots of references (about 700) that are listed at the end of the book. I wanted to convert the ebook from epub to pdf so I used Calibre. The problem is that I get a pdf with 900 ...
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How to generate a foolproof polytonic Greek ePub for the Kobo?

I intend to use Seumas MacDonald’s Ἡ Ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα καθ’ αὑτὴν φωτιζομένη (Lingvæ græcæ per ſe illvſtrata, or The Greek language illustrated by itself) to learn ancient (Koine) Greek. I can load a ...
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Can epubs include input fields and enough javascript to allow measurement unit conversion?

I'd like to compile culinary recipes into epub format, one recipe per ebook. It would be good if instead of hard-coding ingredient amounts, the user could simply enter the number of people they're ...
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How do I convert from epub to mobi and reduce the file size?

I have a large (~200MB) image-heavy epub file that I want to convert to a <20MB mobi file. Following the advice in the answers to this question I am able to reduce the epub file size to <20MB by ...
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Is there a Cloud Service that can allow me to remove downloaded EPUB files?

DRM software out there is pretty expensive, like Adobe's DRM solutions. Even resellers of their service are a little expensive for a smaller business. This is the best price I could find. I'm ...
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I've started created my epub v3 with Sigil, should I have used Calibre instead?

I'm new to creating ebooks. I have mp3s and mp4s that I want to include in my epub so I started off making an epub v3. I started with using Sigil to create my file but I'm wondering if it was a ...
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Formulas alignment with mathml

I am creating an epub3 of mathematical argument, using mathml for formulas. How do you write a block of formulas one below the other all vertically aligned on the left and not centered?
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How to customize the font when converting from EPUB to MOBI with Calibre?

From within Calibre I generally right click an EPUB book, select "share" and send it to my Kindle address -- it pops up on my e-reader fine. I'd like to set a preferred font for that ...
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Typesetting mathematics in epub 3

Ebook content versus physical book content wrote in 2014 that mathematics on an ebook is a complete mess, at least until epub3 will be deployed in full What is the state of the art in 2020? What ...
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What is the correct way to apply Structural Semantic Vocabulary over multiple content documents?

I'm manually converting a book from HTML to ePub. The book is an anthology of works: a work of three volumes with each volume comprising several chapters. I'd like to use the Structural Semantic ...
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Can anybody help me modifying those css code?

I used those code from Github to change the theme of calibre reader. Everything seems okay but as you can see in the screenshot, at the right part and at the bottom part, the long text gets cut off. I ...
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Calibre convertion: text goes out of the screen

I just used Calibre to convert this html document into an epub. To do that, I first downloaded the chapter using: wget -r --no-parent -k https://www.supinfo.com/cours/1CPA/ and then I rename the ...
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JPG continues to appear in subsequent pages

I have tables I converted to jpg inserted into the MS Word file of a book to be published. After converting to epub with Calibre, I noticed the jpgs continue to show in the background in pages after ...
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Add new format of a book to calibre from command line

There are some books with mobi and azw3 formats on my calibre library which I want to convert them to epub and I prefer to do it from command line. I'm able to convert books using ebook-convert but ...
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How do I import an EPUB e-book into my Kindle?

How do I import an EPUB (.epub) e-book into my Kindle considering that file format is not native to Kindle's?
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which readers honor -webkit-transform CSS property?

I have got an ebook (in epub format) of a popular Italian series for children. However, I cannot browse it with my usual Android ebook reader (Moon+ Reader Pro) because formatting is quite wrong: for ...
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calibre reader automatic edits to epub documents

It is widely known (see How to delete Calibre ePub bookmarks), though not to my knowledge documented, that Calibre makes modifications to EPUB documents even without the user's choosing to edit them. ...
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Convert math-heavy epub to mobi?

I have an epub with a lot of equations, and these get garbled when converted to mobi using calibre. (E.g., “=“ gets dropped off in the mobi version.) They also become rather small images. (I’d prefer ...
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How to convert a batch of gif URLS to epub?

I have the pages of a book in the form of over 400 gif URLS. How can I most easily convert into epub format? Thanks!
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Convert mathml formulas to PNG or SVG

My ereader does not support mathml formulas. How can I convert all the formulas inside an epub to PNG (or SVG)? I'm fine with scripts, so it doesn't need to be a software solution.
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Fix broken eBook Table of Contents?

The Table of Contents of this .ePub file seems to incorrectly link to one page previous to the desired page. For instance if 'Part 2' is clicked, it directs to the last page of 'Part 1'. I have looked ...
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Continuous scroll for ePub reader in PWA

Is anyone aware of limitations that would prevent an ePub reader within a PWA built with Typescript/Javascript in an Ionic/Angular framework from having continuous/infinite scroll?
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How to know what is wrong with an ePub file converted from FB2 and not able to be opened by iBooks?

I have an EPUB file converted from FB2 by my own programmatically. I need to convert exactly programmatically because I'm going to develop an iOS app which should take an FB2 file, convert it to EPUB ...
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Genres/ Subjects/ Categories in epub's metadata

What is the proper way to define genre in epub's metadata? (in OEBPS/content.opf file.) I can't google the definition, just some obviousness mentions like "It may also include many other things ...
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How do I get epubs from my Inbox to my PC Kobo?

Not interested in eReaders. I just want to take epubs in my mailbox and put the into my desktop Kobo.
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Which is best to make ebooks from web pages: dotepub or epubpress?

DotEpub and EpubPress are two extensions to Chrome (and Safari) to produce ebooks from web pages. EpubPress has the advantage that it can have as input up to 30 web pages and compose them into a ...
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Scan epub and pdf to ascertain absence of malware

Is it possible to verify the absence of malware in epub and pdf files?. I'm using a MacBook Air, macOS Catalina, and iPad mini iOS 13. What program can I use?
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Epub edited in Calibre shows no mistakes but IceCream Ebook Reader show me mistakes

I am editing a book with Calibre and it seems perfect with Calibre reader, but when I save it and I open the epub using IceCream it shows me mistakes, I trying to discover why. Any comments? Thank you!...
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How to convert epub/mobi to PDF without image distortion?

I've used Calibre to convert Mobi/Epub to PDF. The overall output is good, however, the image is always not in good shape. For example, How image shows in Kindle reader (Android app) How image shows ...
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Why won't Microsoft EDGE show EPUB ebooks?

I have been using the Microsoft EDGE web browser to read EPUB ebooks (my favored format, since they're smaller than the equivalent MOBI/AZW3 or PDF ebook file). However, EDGE now won't show the ...
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how to convert a wikibook to e-pub or mobi?

Not strictly a Kindle question, e-pub would work. PDF isn't suitable. How can I get a wikibook, in full, on my Kindle? Kindle support I know it's been a bit of time, but maybe it's time to ...
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Ellipsis flowing to next line in epub

I'm currently doing an epub where the original scanned pdf has many "xxx !…" — that's any word (xxx)… followed by a thin space… followed by an exclamation mark, followed by an ellipsis. In unicode ...

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