Questions tagged [epub]

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

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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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Epub file not turning pages on nook devices

OK, I'm having a very strange problem with a reflowable epub file I'm creating. It displays fine on most reading systems, but on the Nook, it will not advance pages across chapter breaks. Instead, it ...
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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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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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What do I need my (ePub) toc.ncx to have?

I am trying to figure out an appropriate toc.ncx that EpubCheck will recognize as correct. Right now I have: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <ncx version="2005-1" xmlns="http://www....
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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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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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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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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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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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Does ipad (ibooks) supports mixed layout epubs (reflowable with some fixed pages)

I want few pages in my reflowable epub (pages having complex tables which span to two pages in PDF) as fixed layout. As per IDPF standard, I have added rendition property for those pages in spine as ...
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Kobo Aura and style

I have created an ebook with a lot of figures, and Calibre viewer shows them correctly. A friend of mine however complained that many figures showed really large on his Kobo Aura One, and he sent me ...
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Can I implement read-aloud myself for epub 3?

I wish to have an ebook where pressing the play button results in only one paragraph being played at a time. Also, the person reading the book should be able to press on certain words to see the ...
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GitBook generates epub with duplicate headings

I have ebook in markdown files and use GitBook for generating epub file. Like usual, chapters are defined in SUMMARY.md and chapter files begins with a headings (the same like in summary): Title of ...
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How to split an EPUB into multiple files of one chapter if each chapter consists multiple html pages?

To separate an EPUB file to multiple file, I need to find all <h2 and replace them with <hr class="sigil_split_marker" /><h2. However, each element of a chapter is consisted in its own ...
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How can I force Calibre (command-line) to create footnotes in EPUB 3 compatible asides?

Currently, Calibre creates hidden pages for documents with footnotes. ePub 3 and Mobi/AWZ3 support inline footnotes using the aside tag/element. Is there some CLI command or recipe that I can use ...
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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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Convert Hebrew .docx to epub (for Kobo)

I have a .docx file of a rough draft of a book in Hebrew that I would like to read on my Kobo. I have tried the following things: I tried converting it to epub so that I could read it on my ereader ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to convert an cbz / epub / pdf comic to support Amazon's “panel reading”?

I got some CBZ/Epub comics from Humble Bundle, and I'm trying to replicate the functionality of comics bought directly from Amazon, where I can double tap a panel to display it full screen, and as I "...
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Replace existing EPUB-files on Kobo with KEPUB-files

I bought many different epubs over the years and transfered them to my KOBO (h2o) using Calibre. With the latest update there is a new feature (fast scroll) which I'd love to use on my Kobo. ...
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Amazon Read versus Google Play books

How does read.amazon.com compare to play.google.com for ebooks? While I have a Kindle this would lead me more towards Amazon, Google seems to give more full samples and the cloud reader is less laggy....
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e-mail azw to Kindle Personal Documents Service?

To convert epub to the azw format I've tried an online conversion tool and then sending the generated file to myself as an attachment. So far this doesn't seem work so well. Yet sending mobi files ...
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How to Open pdf, ncx, opf files?

I have an ebook downloaded from my university elearning site, it was downloaded, not online reading. But it can only be opened and readed from university's elearning app (android only, no iOS app for ...
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how to read code part of technical book on kobo

I have many technical ebooks with coding examples but it's unreadable because there's no scrollbar and many lines are longer than my ebook screen. I have tried to change it in an open ebook by adding ...
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How to get the fragment name with JavaScript

I'm trying to build an interactive ebook as a single page application. Everything works fine till now, except that I couldn't find a way to create a dynamic table of contents. My initial idea was to ...
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How to trigger pagination recalculation when changing content via JS?

I wrote a little script in JavaScript that allows the user to switch the language of the text displayed. It simply works by hiding the language blocks except for the one corresponding to the language ...
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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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.OTF vs. .TTF for embedding fonts in epub/kindle reading systems: which is better?

I am testing some of the Google free fonts for embedding in epub files (following directions from this article): The downloadable fonts are TTF, but the epub 3 spec says: Reading Systems with a ...
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Ebook file size connected to word

I submitted my 180,000 word book to book baby having inserted images with the captions embedded alongside the pictures within the images. My first submission wound up being a 13.5 meg docx file. I ...
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Setting default ePub font in iBooks

I acquired a sample epub file from a client to use as a template for new epub files. When I open this file in iBooks (v 1.0.1), the paragraph text by default has the font Iowan, and the style ...
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images of footnotes are not appearing in pop up window in epub

I am doing epub-3(With footnote pop-up option) and I have used images in footnote section. When I am checking with Ipad, the images are not appearing in the pop-up window. The following is the coding ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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 ...