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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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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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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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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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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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Is it better to let a footnote link wrap to the next line or force it to remain with the last word block it references?

I'm preping an Epub file and found an example on my reader where a footnote link rolled to the next line. E.G., This is some random text.[17] After this is more. becomes in my reader... This is ...
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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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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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Malayalam epub to Kindle format

There are some good Malayalam books in DCBooks for purchase. It's in epub format. Have to use DCBooks ebook reader application to read. I don't like to read in mobile ... I want this in Kindle. I ...
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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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How to repack an epub file from command line

I unzipped an epub file to make some minor modifications. How can I repack it properly to be a valid epub file from command line on Linux?
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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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Does Bootstrap work with epubs?

Can Bootstrap be used in an epub? If so, can anyone point me to a good reference or tutorial? I tried Googling for information, but I most get pages describing epubs that feature Bootstrap as their ...
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Create ePUB in Calibre without Document Outline?

I have a book that's made up of a bunch of .tif images. I have all the individual .tif files, and a pdf with them all put together. I'm trying to make a .epub file for the book. When I try 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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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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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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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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☒ <- 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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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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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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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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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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EPUB & Kindle File Glossary and Dictionary Selection

Copied from an identical Stack Overflow Question. (Didn't know there's an eBooks stack exchange now, woot!) The Puzzle I am working on an eBook file, or series of files, which should be compatible ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to confirm if ePub is DRM'ed ? Kobo Aura HD possibly refusing to read DRM-free ePub

I've got an ePub file that I'm quite certain has no DRM on it. It's a DRM-free book bought from O'Reilly. However, my Kobo Aura HD is refusing to use it, saying that it's Adobe DRM'ed and I have to ...

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