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

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The mimetype file has an extra field of length n. The use of the extra field feature of the ZIP format is not permitted for the mimetype file

I am using the C# library DotNetZip (Ionic.Zip and Ionic.Zlib) to generate an ebook from a directory. Directory looks like this: BookName | |___content/ | images/ | css/ | (html ...
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Parsing an epub file and displaying its contents on a website?

I want to show my epub files on my site, so I'm thinking of creating my own reader in PHP. First I need to know how to read this file type. Can I show the HTML files that are in the epub directly in ...
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Can epub software be used to create an online web document?

I would like to create an online web document consisting of HTML files, image files, and PDF files. I want the document to be directly viewable in browsers with no plugin or special server support. I ...
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Calibre - keep personal folder format

I have spent the last few days manually organizing my ebook collection into folders and sub-folders. When I load everything into Calibre, everything gets changed from the title to the way its saved in ...
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Where should font licenses be embedded?

I am using a font that is licensed under the Open Font License which states: 2) Original or Modified Versions of the Font Software may be bundled, redistributed and/or sold with any software, ...
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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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Preserving Layout of Original File

fairly new to Ebooks and publishing in general. I am attempting to publish a poetry collection. Unfortunately, I've been wracking my brain over how to preserve the formatting of my source file (.odt) ...
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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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Converting DOC (with images) to EPUB

Is there a way to convert (preferably in batch) .doc files with images to .epub without the loss of the images and formatting?
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I am looking for a software or a way to list, extract, count, in short, analyze a book which is in epub or pdf format

As someone who is interested in learning languages, I want to find a way to know the each word and their repetitions inside a book that I am going to read.
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How to create ePub with title page from LaTeX source using pandoc

I have a book written in LaTeX. I can build an epub output file using pandoc, but I cannot get the epub title page right. The final epub file is missing Title, Author and Date information. $ pandoc ...
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How to find duplicate IDs in epub?

Chapter_1.xhtml: <div id="ch1_sec1"> <h1 id="level1">Section 1</h1> <p id="p1">paragraph1, see <a href="Chapter_1.xhtml#f1">fig 1</a></p> <figure id="f1"&...
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EPUB Page number values

According to the epub spec a page number can be defined as: <p> … <span epub:type="pagebreak" id="page23">23</span> … </p> And in the page-list: <nav epub:type="...
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Adding images to manifest made them disappear from epub

My epub document has the following errors (one for each of the 18 images in the epub): ERROR(RSC-008): story.epub/OEBPS/09_02.xhtml(25,83): Referenced resource is not declared in the OPF manifest. ...
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how to get books from computer to kindle

how can I convert my kindle books (located on my computer) from pdf form to mobi so I can send them to my kindle?
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Moon+ Reader — what kind of CSS support? formatting tips?

A friend recommended Moon+ Reader for android and I was initially impressed by all the features and controls. Then I checked how my own published books render in Moon+. I saw lots of weird things. ...
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Images issue in iBooks 4.3 on ios 8 (iPad 2)

I am using images with 1400 px width in the EPUB. While reviewing the file in iPAD with iOS 8.4 and iBooks 4.3, I have noticed that the images are automatically shrinked to its screensize with space ...
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Error Showing “epubcheck error: mimetype entry missing or not the first in archive”

I am using below code to make epub file but when i velidate epub this is showing error please help set FILETOZIP=D:\e7477\feb\temp\utf.* set TEMPDIR=D:\e7477\tool\zip\temp738 rmdir %TEMPDIR% mkdir %...
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Exporting epub fixed layout

Im trying to export an epub 3.0 from indesign as fixed layout but when I do it, the layout and typefaces are actually changing,.. anybody knows how could I fix this problem... I'm new and about to ...
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How to skip those hyphens while searching in acrobat

I have two pdf files: original image pdf where the pdf file is just an image of the text ocr pdf produced by OCR, using ABBYY FineReader 11 these are the process i did i have a image pdf then i ...
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what does the v5.0 in the name of an e-book file stand for?

I have seen various e-books on the Internet that have a (v5.0) in the name e.g. Charles Darwin - On the Origin of Species (v5.0).epub Initially I thought this had to with the version 5 of the ...
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Google Play Books enhanced with video not working

I am developing an enhanced ebook for Google Play Books in fixed layout epub. I am using Adobe Indesign to develop this ebook. I am having great difficulty adding videos in my ebook. I have exhausted ...
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How or what coding format do I use?

I'm wanting to change a book called Being and Nothingness by Paul Satre from pdf to something a phone app called UB reader will recognise, I am using calibre-ebook.com, but don't know which format to ...
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Full text feed content to Epub

I know calibre can grab the RSS feed content to ePub content. But sometimes (most of the time actually) the RSS feed doesn't contain a full text. I also know that there some online service which could ...
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How to remove white margins from ePub in Google Play Books

Google Play Books seems to put a default white margin in every ePub being reading. But this is bad for making responsive covers in the first page. Even with margin set to zero in both html and body ...
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Possible to transfer Adobe Digital Edition ePUB books from my local library to my Kindle?

I recently purchased a Kindle Paperwhite. My local library provides books in a variety of formats, ePUB and Kindle being 2 of them. For the Kindle I was able to transfer them without much effort to my ...
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Is there any way to transfer my 500 or so strong Nook library to my new Kindle Paperwhite?

For the time being, let's disregard such niceties as laws and copyright regulations. I would like to know, basic step by basic step, how to take my nook books and move them to my PC, remove the DRM, ...
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Can an EPUB 3.0 book contain two TOCs?

I have a book to convert to EPUB 3.0 and want to give the reader two ways to navigate through the book (two different table of contents). Is there any way to do that?
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Epub3 run js function on page turn event

I have a large chunk of content that is too big to break into small individual chapters. The problem however, is that animations on page X have already run by the time I get there. Obviously body ...
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Epub -> Mobi/Azw3 conversion (calibre) , Kindle App doesn't show cover no matter what

I am trying to convert my ebooks from epub format to mobi/azw3, in order to put them onto my Kindle App and Paperwhite. Everything works fine except the book covers don't show up in kindle app. There'...
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Convert/Send Standalone EPUB from PC to Kindle via Menu/Command Line

I have a number of EPUBs that I manage manually i.e. they are not in a Calibre library. These are in a Google Drive folder so Calibre is simply not an option. I'd like an easy way to convert these ...
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Centering images and text in ePUB and Kindle ebooks

I am currently creating an ePUB3 file for converting it to Kindle format, and for it be compatible to other ereading devices that support epub. For centering images and groups of text, I am using ...
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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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Interior Image requirements for non-Kindle distributors & devices with retina displays?

I am happy to see that the Kindle Formatting Guide is accepting high resolution image files for interior images and downconverting as needed. I was wondering if other ebook distributors are doing ...
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Which is the best way to use ancient Greek fonts in an epub?

I would like to write short (ancient) Greek words in an ebook. I could just use the Greek letters, and they would appear in nearly all devices, but I would also add accents and spirits. As per this ...
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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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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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Dual reading (for translation comparison)

I have started using my tablet for reading epubs and I have found a lot of different versions of the same book. So, is there any application that allows me to compare, i.e. to see both versions in a ...
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Question regarding kepub format

I have a problem that’s specific to Kobo and would love some advice from anyone familiar with the kepub format. I’m currently making epub files though I would like to begin sending Kobo kepub files ...
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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 run EpubCheck on Windows?

How to run EpubCheck on Windows and verify ePub erros without uploading to validator.idpf.org?
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How to handle footnotes when working with epub files

I am trying to digitize a book into epub format based on a scan. I have come to a page with some footnotes attached at the bottom. Where would I put these in an Epub? At the end of the chapter?
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If I update an already published book on iTunes Producer, will those changes be pushed to purchasers?

Similar to this question, but would like to know specifically if there's a way to do this through the iBookstore/iTunes Producer, and what the process might be. The books are epub2 and epub3, not ...
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Is it possible to create a sidebar in a reflowable EPUB3?

Is there a way to create a responsive sidebar in EPUB3, for example there would be a sidebar in tablet view but if the EPUB was viewed on a mobile it would become one column?
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Updating EPUB book author and title metadata

I own many EPUB books (Spanish, English). Some have the name of the author wrong, such as "Esquivel, Laura" instead of "Laura Esquivel". And have the name of series in book title, where it does not ...
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iBooks - Cover Image Page

iBooks is correctly using the image I designated for the cover as a thumbnail in the shelf area of Ibooks where all the books are displayed. However, it is removing the cover.html page from the ebook....
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Choosing the right dimensions for ePub

I am preparing book in Indesign for an eventual ePub export. My page dimensions are: Width 768 px Height 1024 px Orientation portrait Margins 0 px (since iBooks provides its own margins by default) ...
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Epub read-along, Highlighting is not working

My fixed-layout read-along book is validated finally. I tested it on the Ipad. Everything looks fine, The audio is working fine. However, there is no word highlighting. I put this code in the CSS ...
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typesetting equations for epub book [duplicate]

I would like to write an ebook (epub format) which is math and chemistry heavy. So far I found a way to typeset my equations, produce images and insert that to the text, but it needs a lot of ...
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eBook Portfolio / Resume

Has anyone created an eBook portfolio to attract clients? I have been working at a publishing house and have converted many titles (some complex and impressive) and am wondering what is the best way ...