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

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Insert a short sentence at many given locations in an epub file automatically

I have a page-map file for an epub. Could I insert a sentence or numbers at the end of each page based on the page information from the page-map file.
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How to best read a PDF on Kindle?

Interested in reliable ways of converting, specifically, PDF files for reading on a Kindle. See also: https://stackoverflow.com/q/5429242/262852 Not looking for a steep learning curve, something ...
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how to turn off hyphenation for titles (h1, etc) on Android readers (google play, gitden)

There doesn't seem to be any formatting guide for Google Play. I've been trying to determine how to turn off hyphenation for Google Play (and possibly in another Android reader like Gitden). I have ...
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Debug javascript epub3 code

How can I debug a script write in a epub3 .js file? The script in question read with an xmlhttprequest a file and do some operation with the extracted text. Parsing the file is ok but other operations ...
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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 convert msword to epub?

I need to convert a first draft of my book to .epub format. What's the best way to do it and get a clean looking book
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Kindle 5th Generation MOBI files not showing up in the Books app

I'm converting my EPUB files to MOBI files (in Calibre, "both" file format, stripped the [PDOC] tag, put in the [EBOK] tag). After transferring them via USB and dropping them in the Books folder and ...
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font color not showing up on color Nook for new eBook epub

I Mm an author and I hired a formatter to take my pdf book and convert it to epub and mobi so I can sell the eBook on Amazon. I am not technical so please bear with me. The formatter sent me a draft ...
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Is the <guide> still needed in ePub 3?

Suprised I haven't found this when searching the site under the parameters <guide> and when searching IDPF documentation for ePub 3 spec I didn't see an answer. I was curious what does the <...
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Keeping a subheading with its first line of text in an epub

I'm converting an InDesign document to Epub. I'm using Microsoft Edge as the epub reader (that might be a mistake...). Edge is open in an approximately 1280x1024 window and is showing two "pages" of ...
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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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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 to split an EPUB into multiple files of one chapter?

An EPUB book has multiple chapters. What method to split it into multiple files, each of them consist one chapter, effectively?
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Are ebooks on Google Play always encumbered with DRM?

I'd like to know if ebooks bought on Google Play are always encumbered with DRM, even when the publisher is selling them in a DRM-free version1. As an example, Newton Compton, an italian publisher, ...
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Is EPUB ready for most phones?

Would a person who doesn't know anything about technology be able to read an EPUB file without having to install any app? The phone might be in Android or iOS. I suspect the answer is no, because I ...
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How do I reverse an epub that turns right to left?

I have an epub book that turns its pages right to left. The text is still left to right, but I press ← in iBooks to turn to the second page from the first, etc. My other epubs function normally. How ...
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How does Project Gutenberg structure their epubs?

I've started exploring some of the texts on Project Gutenberg and the first happens to be the Douay-Rheims bible. I'm looking at the Text section and just see a blob of documents not divided by any ...
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How to extract epub file up to chapter one and create new epub with extracted content

I have an epub file which has n number of chapters. I have to copy or extract up to 1 chapter and make a new epub file which contains only 1 chapter in order to show a sample file which contains only ...
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What tag use is expected in an ePub toc.xhtml?

I asked a similar question at What do I need my (ePub) toc.ncx to have?, but thought to create a different question about what to do for a toc.xhtml file. The error I am getting when I try to ...
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Direct copying of epub files on the Kobo internal file system

I am running Linux (Mageia 5), and I own a Kobo Glo HD. There is no Kobo Desktop for me (that I know of). I wish to load some free epub books on my reader. I read in several places that one can copy ...
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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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ePub validator is giving me errors. How can I address these reported errors?

I am working a "Christmas tree packet" version of a kind of (version 3.0) ePub I am working on, and I would like help understanding the results. This ePub includes images, and is available from https:/...
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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 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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What is the highest-performing free Linux command line converter that will convert HTML + cover to ePub?

I have been discovering that Calibre's ebook-convert runs painfully slow converting HTML + cover image to ePub with a >1M input. Pandoc also seemed slow. What, if anything, can I do to run things ...
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What eBook conversions from HTML to Kindle and ePub scale best to 8MB input?

I am working with Calibre and now, from the command line, know how to use convert-ebook to transform HTML source to Kindle and ePub output. The operation is taking multiple minutes, possibly my fault ...
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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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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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Convert epub to kepub from command-line

I’m trying to convert epubs to the kepub format, but would like to automate the process by doing it via CLI. So far, I had no luck in finding a tool that would allow it. Closest I found was a KePub ...
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Kindle does not show epub book correctly

I am trying to read the .epub version of this book, but when I open it in the kindle, the page numbers and the header of each page (which as you can see from that website correspond alternatively 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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How to tell if an entire ePub ebook was downloaded for offline viewing?

How can I check if an ePub ebook was fully and correctly downloaded onto my iPad or iPhone without being corrupted? I want to be sure to read it in those situations where I can't connect to 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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How to make Epub look good?

I would like to design an ebook in InDesign but I am struggling with the formatting. The book it looks bad in epub format. I did research and I understand that flowing text will not be perfect because ...
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Selling an adapted freely aquiered ebook

As we know many ebooks are free of charge. Those are especially old books that authors died 100 years ago or so. Downloading such an e-book without paying is legal and many people do so. Given I use ...
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Selectively Pull HTML website book with ToC Links in Frames into an Epub? excluding library links & other books

This is related, but has some issues in working. How can I convert an HTML site into an ebook? Top > Website Menu Left Frame > Table of Contents (Multi Level Nested Tree with JScript I think) ...
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Does .epub support inline links?

I want to better understand what options the .epub format have to provide more dynamic experiences than just reading a text linearly. Is there a way to have links inside an ePub that point to ...
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iBooks: video tag with autoplay property won't play if there's something else in the document

I have little hope finding any help since it looks like an iBooks bug to me, but here's what I found: If I have in my EPUB file an XHTML document containing only a <video> element with the ...
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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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Calibre for metadata scraping

I'm looking for a way to do a very specific task in Calibre but maybe it's not the right software. I know there are plugins/functionality to automatically collect metadata for existing ebooks and to ...
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Can I use a service like Scribd/Oyster with the Kindle eReader?

I'm not talking about Kindle fire. The $79 one. It doesn't have to directly support it. My thinking is: If Kindle support the epub format Scribd offers epub There's software out there like ...
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Create an e-book with Devanagari characters

I'm trying to create an e-book (in English) with Devanagari characters. I've transformed these particular characters into their unicode, so I do not have to use a Sanskrit font. The book was edited ...
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Epub without a Table of Contents, is it possible?

Ideally, I'd like to not have a ToC. But I understand that without one, an epub won't validate. Is there any way to create a ToC with no content, including no ToC header?
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How to avoid image distortion when convert my .epub to .mobi

I have Indesing book for printing. I optimized all styles for epub conversion. I exported my book to epub from Indesing. I unzip my epub and work on it html code. Then I zip it again. I need to ...
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Can you suggest an advanced ereader application for textbooks?

I need an ereader application that can be effectively used with textbooks; it should support features like note taking, searching, highlighting, and organizing books of any format (EPUB, PDF). What ...
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iBooks ERROR ITMS-9000 - problem with id

I tried submitting my first epub to iBooks and got this error: ERROR ITMS-9000: "Shankle.epub: OEBPS/Text/introduction.xhtml(11): value of attribute "id" is invalid; must be an XML name without ...
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Is it more effective to apply CSS styles to <p> or <body> elements in an ePub?

I'm hand formatting an ebook with Sigil for distribution through Amazon. I've noticed that, while it's most common to place your Text-indent in the CSS of the <p> tag, it also works in the <...
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ToC: Errors Thrown

I'm trying to fix a table of contents with the following code and am am getting this error: "Error at line 20 at column 8: Opening and ending tag mismatch li line 0 and html" This is confusing ...
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Getting a separate page count per chapter

With the ebooks I generate myself (using pandoc), I have a single page count for the entire book. Ebooks that I purchase off the Kobo store have a separate page count for individual chapters, which ...
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Downscaled screenshots of HTML tables look blurry. Why?

My EPUB contained many HTML tables, many of which would break on small screens. I therefore took screenshots of the tables and inserted the images into the EPUB in place of the HTML tables. I just ...