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

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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 ...
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Is it possible to sell PDF as Kindle books on Amazon?

I have a book that has a fixed layout, so it's not really easy to transfer it to ePub format (no one can manage to do that). I'm thinking of selling it as a PDF. Is it possible to sell it as a ...
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Is it possible to make a Kindle ebook look exactly like my InDesign / PDF file?

I have a book that I designed using InDesign and it has a very specific layout where some pages refer to other pages (kind of like analogue hyperlinks). I need to convert it now into a Kindle-...
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The value following “version” in the XML declaration must be a quoted string

The xml string is the same on all the pages (.xhtml files) Here is an example: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> <!DOCTYPE html> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/...
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I have two error messages that are affecting many of my ePub 3 files

I am stumped! I have two validation errors left to correct. Unfortunately, they impact many pages. 1.ERROR: epub9.epub/OEBPS/j83643-Flower-Fairy_-epubBody-1.xhtml(26,162): ‘OEBPS/image/...
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What is the minimum required content for a valid ePub?

I would like to create my own ePub documents from scratch without a tool so that I have full control over the final result. What is the absolute minimum set of required files to have a valid ePub ...
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How to mark up tales and poems using epub:type?

The epub:type attribute provides 5 values for the content of an e-book: volume, part, chapter, subchapter and division. I wonder which one is best to use in books which are composed entirely of ...
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How to make ibooks automatically break sentences?

I have an epub file which I tested in ibooks to see if the layout is right. It opened perfectly, but I noticed that lines/sentences that are broader than the screen, are not broken down and shown on ...
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EPUB 3.0 - Template [duplicate]

I am working on building a semi-complex EPUB and I think it would be more beneficial / ultimately faster to write the EPUB by scratch in a text editor than to try and export with some automated ...
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Epub 2.O: font in ul, ol lists is smaller than regular font

I'm formatting an ebook that has taught me many things ... usually after a fair bit of angst, consultation of manuals, online sleuthing, and experimentation. (This is a complicated non-fiction book, ...
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Convert fixed layout epub to fixed layout mobi

I have one fixed layout epub and I would like to convert this epub in to fixed layout mobi file. What code do I need to remove from epub and what steps do I need to follow.
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How do I build multiple ebooks using common blocks of content and styling, such as title pages and CSS?

I work in a university program with around 30 units, each of which produces a learning guide of 80 to 120 pages. Currently we supply them as pdf files, but I want to move to an epub (HTML/CSS) based ...
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Alternative epub reader app for Android

I'm looking for a epub reader app for Android 4.0 which is NOT one of the following: OReader FBReader Cool Reader Other requirements: load EPUB files (my homemade ones are directly converted from ...
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How can I toggle text reliably across all ereaders in an epub file?

I'm trying to make a multilingual ebook where I have two different translations of the same story. I'm trying to get it so that you can toggle the language by clicking on individual paragraphs. I ...
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What CSS can I use to change the background color of an epub on a Nook HD?

I'm having a really hard time changing the background color of my epub on the Nook HD. I've tried doing: body { background-color: red; } (Not that I would actually use red, I just want to see a ...
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Does Amazon accept fixed layout ePubs?

Since Amazon offers conversion on their site from an .epub file to .mobi file do they support fixed layout ePubs or is it only for KF8 files?
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Converting RTL epub to mobi

I have a Hebrew ebook in epub format; I would like to convert it to mobi, since I read exclusively on my Kindle. Hebrew reads right-to-left. Kindle supports Hebrew ebooks (I have often used ...
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printing an ePub

I know it's funny, but I would like to print some booklets I have. They are in ePub format without DRM, and my idea is to create a booklet in A6 format (they are not very long, otherwise I would not ...
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How do I embed my own font (i.e designed by me) in an epub file?

How can I embed a font in an epub file? I'm using indesign to make my file for my book and need to know if my font will display properly or if it will display at all?
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Buying an e-book for a friend in Canada

I have tried to buy an e-book for a friend from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and two other sites that don't come to mind right now. I have failed using all four accounts (even after contacting their ...
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Generating Previews

I have ~1500 generated .epub files and their indesign files I need a script or program to generate previews for these EPUBs. Preview could be in jpeg or epub format. By preview I mean first 10 ...
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I have a weird error on Sigil regarding my fonts

I use three fonts in my ebook. Two of them Sigil is okay with. However, the primary font is kicking the weirdest error. Every time I validate, Sigil gives me two errors for each member of the font ...
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Desktop publishing programs that are capable of including videos in an ebook

I know InDesign and QuarkExpress can do this. But does anyone know something else? Some open source tool would be nice. But any hint is appreciated.
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Syncing epub reader [duplicate]

What epub readers will sync between my Android phone and rooted Nook Simple Touch? (I mean my place in a book, not the books themselves.) I tried PageTurner - and, while it works, it's ugly as sin. ...
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Why does the text in my aside display in my ebook?

I'm trying to use the pop-up footnotes for that are now supported by iBooks see here. I can get the pop ups to work and it has the text that I want, but for some reason the text in the aside is also ...
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NCX TOC - Hide the external TOC in EPUB 2?

Is there a way to completely remove or deactivate the external TOC? Would the code be written in the NCX file or elsewhere? If code could be provided that would be helpful as well.
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eBook reader recommendation with a Japanese-English dictionary

Short story: I'm looking for a ebook reader that has the following: E ink display Supports English text and has English-English dictionary Supports Japanese text and has a smart (can detect words ...
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Using Nook outside the US

I bought a Nook and I live in Mexico, I've read that you need a credit card to purchase books, but I don't want to buy books from b&n, my question is: do I need to add a credit card in order to ...
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Automating appending numbers to the end of paragraphs, numbered paragraphs

I'm formatting an ebook that uses line numbers. The only problem is the numbers have not been provided, so I would have to enter them all myself. How can I add these line numbers, maybe using PERL (...
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Problems with ePub for iPad

I am formatting an ebook for a client who is quite particular about how it looks and displays on the device he uses, a newer iPad with Retina display. One of which I, unfortunately, do not have. The ...
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Content Property in EPUB 2

I am working with EPUB 2 specifications and I am trying to determine whether or not the content property is supported in EPUB2. I know that it is for EPUB 3 - http://www.idpf.org/accessibility/...
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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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What files to include in the toc.ncx

I learned to format epubs working from samples that I opened up in the Oxygen XML editor ... as well as from the Elizabeth Castro and Paul Salvette books. Both Castro and Salvette say that the toc....
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Reader interactivity in epub3/other ebook formats

I was wondering if there is any feature present in EPUB3 or other e-reading formats, either via scripting or some other route, that enables the reader/user to upload audio/video/images (or link to ...
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Can an ePub 2.0 contain multiple .opf files?

I've received an ePub with the following structure: Abstract Container: META-INF/ container.xml varience.txt OEBPS/ content.opf Great Expectations.opf cover.html chapters/ ...
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Setting up margins in ePUB and Kindle ebooks and @page rule

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. I noticed a directive in the css file of one of the DRM-...
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How can I merge multiple ebooks in a single file?

Is there a way to easily combine multiple ebooks into a single file, that will collect all of them?
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Help creating a toc.ncx file for compatibility with epub 2

I have created a toc.ncx file in EPUB3 for backwards compatibility with EPUB2 . I used that file in a DRM-free book (replacing the book's toc.ncx with my own) just to see if the code was okay, but ...
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Keeping lines together in ePub

I want to publish my book as an epub to Google Play Books. It contains multiple choice questions in the first half of the book, followed by the same questions with the answers highlighted and ...
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Should a title have two ISBNs if one is fixed ePub and one is free flowing ePub

Just curious to know if a fixed layout ePub and a free flowing ePub, of the same title and contents, would have to have their own ISBNs based on the different structure type or can a single ISBN be ...