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

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Are there any WYSIWYG editors for EPUB books?

I am looking for an easy to use editor that provides a WYSIWYG (“What You See Is What You Get”) interface. I know that you can import a Microsoft Word document into Calibre, but I would prefer to be ...
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Occasional blank pages in ePub produced by calibre from Word document

I'm completely new to calibre and e-book creation in general. I've converted a large .docx file to ePub format. When I browse the result with the calibre e-book viewer there is sometimes a "blank page"...
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Calibre changes font coverting AZW book to EPUB

I'm trying to convert an azw book to epub. Calibre completes the conversion with no problem, but the font has changed (to something ugly). I know I can use the look and feel settings to fix this, but ...
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how to convert markdown with sub-markdowns to ebook

main.md contain sub-mds: main.md 1. [1 - ](1.md) 1. [2 - ](2.md) 1. [3 - ](3.md) 1. [4 - ](4.md) 1. [5 - ](5.md) 1. [6 - ](6.md) I use calibre command: ebook-convert main.md main.epub But only ...
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Which major eBook reading applications support JavaScript?

I've been trying to find an eBook reader for Windows that fully supports EPUB3 (i.e. allows JavaScript) but I've had no such luck. So does anybody have at least one such application for each of: ...
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ebook-edit in calibre automation with python

I want to write a python automation program for merge html files in a epub using ebook-edit(in MacOS sub directory) in calibre. I know how to do it manually but I want to it many epub files ...
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Batch conversion of arbitrary formats to djvu, mobi, epub - not with calibre

I have a few thousand files, mostly PDF, many postscript, that I need to convert to several other formats. I can't use calibre (don't get me started) - I have considered writing scripts to dump pages ...
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JPG loses quality during epub to pdf conversion with calibre

I have a epub with a bunch of formulas as jpg files. In the epub they are super crisp, but during epub to pdf conversion all the images become blurry, I'd imagine they are jpg compressed. How can this ...
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Kindle Direct Publishing: How to mention other Books

Somebody knows how I can create "View in Store" Links within my Kindle E-Books? I noticed that some books I've bought on Amazon use these special type of links which have a little book symbol next to ...
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ePub 3 option for age restriction metadata?

I'm looking for the equivalent of the RTA header for websites but for ePub - something I can put in the metadata section to label the ePub as intended for an adult audience and not suitable for ...
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Can I force Calibre flow mode to ignore page breaks and never skip pages like paginated mode?

Is there a way to force Calibre to scroll content like a regular web page, instead of scroll normally till the bottom of a page comes up, then skip to the whole screen to the next page, then skip to ...
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How to move a word to the next line in Sigil

I know how to move words on the same line, but I don't know how to move them to the next line in the code view. When I move the word over on the same line, I increase the left: numbers. I want to ...
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How do I direct links in popup-footnotes directly to main text?

Using calibre and epub3 I'm using popup footnotes (with epub:type). In some of the footnotes I present links (ex. a link to Chapter 2) to the main text. This referred text should not be presented in ...
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Why can't I download the same books to Adobe Digital Editions and Overdrive apps?

According to Overdrive, if I get an ebook from a participating library, I should be able to get it on up to six devices, as long as I login with the Overdrive ID on each. So I've checked out a book, ...
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CSS error in EPUB

Epubcheck reports an error for a paragraph like: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/...
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EPUB 2 NCX How Should I Support pageList?

My viewer has support for a TOC populated from NCX navMap entries. However some books I have come across have some pages in the navMap section and some pages only in the pageList section. e.g. <...
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Referencing cover, title, and dedication pages in ePub navigational TOC

I am preparing a book for ePub conversion in Indesign CC 2014. I have noticed almost all professional ePub eBooks have their TOCs reference every single page starting with the cover page. In print, ...
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Edits aren't being saved in Calibre

I've just spent the last two days taking all the bad line breaks and correcting type errors made in the conversion of my novel into an epub file. Up until an hour ago, my saves were taking. The file ...
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how to NOT have calibre reduce pictures' resolution when converting from epub (or anything I guess) to MOBI

I'm selling art ebooks on KDP Amazon, and I need the pictures not be shrinked as they automatically are when passing from odt to mobi/epub. But it would be easier if Amazon didn't have to convert epub ...
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Transfer epub from Android phone to Kobo reader

Is it possible to transfer an epub from an Android phone to a Kobo reader not using the Kobo app? For links, getpocket provides a way: I send the link to add@getpocket.com where I registered my email ...
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Endnote formatting when using epub and kindlegen

I try to use ePub formatting as below. This is based on the output of the pandoc tool. <div id="chapter-two" class="section level1"> <h1>Chapter Two</h1> <p>Chapter two has ...
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css - select only when followed by specific element

I have a specific problem in which I need to remove the margin-bottom of every Element that has a class only when followed by the same element with the same class. So p.1 has a margin-bottom:1em to ...
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EPUB 3 CSS stylesheet ignored in some cases?

I created a MOBI file using Kindlegen. I fed the MOBI file to Calibre and converted it to an EPUB. If I view the HTML files I used to create the MOBI file, they look great. All formatting is picked ...
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Is there a way to produce an epub with numbered equations?

Is there a way to produce an epub with numbered equations with the number aligned to the right margin?
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Can I use bold and italics tags?

I'm new to epubs; I'm wading through the InDesign tutorials and will then have to learn how to work with iBooks Author (and perhaps Sigil as well). Anyway, I ran into an unexpected snag in InDesign: ...
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Command line extraction of metadata (title. author) from epub file

I would like to use a command line to extract the title of a book (possibly also other metadata) from its epub file and return it as a string. I am using Linux, but my guess is that the question ...
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How do I add a cover (and other pictures) to my ePub?

If I am creating an ePub file by hand, from scratch (following a recipe such as laid out in this question), how would I go about adding pictures to the file? In particular, is there anything special ...
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Clean up converted ebook

I have some ebooks which are converted from other formats to ePub. Some are ill-formatted: there are hard line breaks in words and orphaned page numbers between paragraphs. Example: How can I repair ...
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Kindle Voyage does not show book transferred under Calibre

I have a Kindle Voyage. I tried to transfer an AZW3 or MOBI book with 17MB size to it using Calibre. This book was previously converted from EPUB. But it does not appear in my Kindle Voyage. I have ...
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How to rename epubs when the file name is a numeric string?

I have a number of EPUB titles that need renaming, from the likes of "1631214659.epub" to "Moon's Napa and Sonoma" and so on. They load into Calibre under their actual titles, but I still need to ...
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How can I reduce the resolution of images in an epub or mobi file?

Some of the last O'Reilly ebooks I got have become really large (e.g. 60MB for the mobi version and 5.5MB for the epub version) - and these are computer science text books (not art books). The ...
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How can I put footnotes in an ebook?

I am currently formatting a manuscript into ebook formats (epub and mobi). My manuscript contains many footnotes, and I don't know how to handle them. It's important for me that these be footnotes ...
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front-, body-, backmatter epub:types proper usage

I am used to marking every part of the book with two attributes: 1) overall position in the book (e.g., "frontmatter") and 2) more specific type of the text (e.g., "chapter") in the first child ...
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How can I read my epub books on the kobo app on my computer?

I have an e-reader (Kobo Touch) where I have downloaded my ebooks in epub format. How can I read those books on the Kobo desktop app?
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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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What is a good software for reading ebooks out loud?

I enjoy having the ebooks read out loud. My previous solution has always been to highlight the chapters I want to read and then turn on voiceover in Adobe Reader on my Mac. The advantage is that I can ...
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Is there an epub reader for a PC which lets the user take notes?

I was asked if there is some software for a PC for reading ebooks (in epub format) and take notes in them. If I have ever to browse an ebook on a PC I use the reader in Calibre which does not offer ...
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Automating <a href=“”> Links (EPUB, HTML)

EDIT: Disregard this question, I solved it using regular expressions (I thought they wouldn't work in this scenario but they did) I'm working on a translation of a text which is divided into short, ...
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Epub conversion for a book in Hebrew

What is the best practice for converting an Indesign file in Hebrew to Epub format? I have produced two epubs in Ebglish in the past, but apparently in Hebrew it messes the whole layout up and some ...
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What happens if I have used 2 different fonts in mobi/epub and user changes the font in the devise?

What happens if I have used 2 different fonts in my content for mobi/epub and user changes the font in the devise,like in kindle? does both the fonts change? if yes, is there any way to protect the ...
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Is regex available in Sigil clip editor?

I see that the Sigil Clip Editor has some basic regex (e.g., the first numbered group \1 matches the entire selected text in the replace text and \U recalls the text with the entire selected text in ...
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Not able to edit the html of an ebook file

I have created an epub in Indesign. That ePub has been converted to a mobi file for kindle readers. Any ideas on how to edit the HTML/CSS of an epub or mobi file created in Indesign to make direct ...
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Can I get just the EPUB file from the Kobo store?

I am interested in a DRM-free EPUB (Switching Social) available only on the Kobo store. If I purchase it, can I download just the EPUB file, without having to use the Kobo app? I'm quite happy with ...
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Drop caps on kindle (paperwhite)

I'm working on an ebook and struggling to make a 3 line tall drop cap work on the actual kindle. It looks great in the kindle previewer. But when I try it on the kindle the drop cap is about 2x too ...
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cloud-based epub reading system with offline reading AND collections — what are my options?

Google Play books is getting to be cumbersome on so many levels. Most importantly, the android app has no way to organize ebooks by collections or different shelves. Yet Google Play Books is really ...
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How can I turn my hardcover book into a digital copy?

I have several books that I love reading but because of my asthma I would need them in digital format. The paper back is too old and would affect me. I tried to find one of them in digital format but ...
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Can I change the cover of a mobi/epub book?

Can I change the cover of a mobi/epub book so that in Kindle or Aldiko reader software, the book cover is shown as my own customized cover?
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How to add a calibre bookmark txt to manifest

I converted my docx into a epub file using Calibre but Smashwords is saying that the META-INF/calibre_bookmarks.txt file is not listed in the manifest. Below is their full explanation. Does anyone ...
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epubcheck error: mimetype entry missing or not the first in archive

I have an ePub that returns "mimetype entry missing or not the first in archive" error in epubcheck, even though the mimetype file is correctly placed. How to fix that?
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Create a DRM Compatible reader?

If I were to create an ePub reader application for mobile devices, how could I receive authorization to allow DRM protected books purchased from other eBook stores to run on my app (legal only, no ...