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

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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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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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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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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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ePub 3: Finding the Navigation document

I've been looking at a few different ePub3s (programatically, not through ePub-specific software), and notive that the navigation document containing the TOC doesn't seem to be constantly named. Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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cover size issue with pandoc (markdown to epub) (when viewing on Kobo)

I am using pandoc to create EPUB files from markdown files to read the EPUB on my Kobo. It works well except with the cover which is not displayed at the proper size. Here is the cover image: Here ...
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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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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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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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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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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 the whole screen to the next page, then skip to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 with calibre all the images become blurry, I'd imagine they are JPG compressed. ...
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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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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 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 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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How to add external epub to Kobo Desktop?

My Kobo Aura HD H2O is "in the mail" so I'm trying to prepare for it by adding existing non-DRM ePub books that I already own. Ideally I'd like to be able to add books to the Kobo Desktop App and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I make Calibre convert CBZ to EPUB without images shrinking or conversion?

I've got comics in CBZ format with pictures in 2k or 4k pixels tall and when I try converting them to EPUB, Calibre shrinks the pictures to 1k or under, making them very blurry to view on a mobile or ...
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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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ePub converter that saves in HTML5?

Does anyone have an ePub converter that actually saves in HTML5? I have tried Kotobee Author and Calibre but they save in HTML 4/XHTML. An update of the Mozilla Composer/SeaMonkey IDE (Internet ...
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CircularFLO doesn't apply styles for live text

I do conversion with CircularFLO from .indd to .epub. The problem is that live text doesn't pick up styles. I have live text in my document but it is always Times New Roman. What am I missing? See ...
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how to properly declare metadata in epub3

couple questions about metadata in epub3: is the namespaced opf attribute (opf:file-as="", for example) deprecated? if so, does anyone know why? given that it this format is deprecated, what is 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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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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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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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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How to split a large EPUB into multiple smaller ones programmatically?

I want to split EPUBs using a CLI tool or a script (no GUI). I don’t particularly care about where the split happens, but chapter boundaries are preferred. I also don’t wish to lose the table of ...
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How to hide video player controls/progress bar at bottom in Epub?

I am working on an ebook with video. It is being designed in InDesign. It is an art book and the video is full-page, and set to autoplay. Destination is primarily the iPad and Mac. The problem is ...
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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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