Questions tagged [epub]

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

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Epub: Paragraph breaks in unwanted places and leaves Widows

I converted my book from print format (indesign) to .mobi by exporting it via a kindle export plugin. After that I used Calibre to convert it to an epub. When I view the book on Google play Books ...
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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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What is the expected content of a child of a page-list in epub3?

In the epub2 spec for page numbers, the pageList element is supposed to contain some pageTarget elements that have, among other attributes, a value that is supposed to be a positive integer. The ...
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How can I reduce the resolution of images in an epub or mobi file?

Some of the last O'Reilly ebooks I got have become really large (e.g. 60MB for the mobi version and 5.5MB for the epub version) - and these are computer science text books (not art books). The ...
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Interactive slideshow prevents me from swiping to the next page?

Created an ebook with InDesign and exported it as a Epub. Functionality is working on a desktop computer, but not on an Ipad: I have an interactive slideshow which lets me page through content on ...
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Centering images in ePub made with Apple Pages

I am using Apple Pages to create an eBook (I know I should have used InDesign, I will use it for the next one!). All the text is there, I have used headings and I am very pleased with the result. ...
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Making a global nav for a fixed Epub

I am making a fixed EPub. I want to make a global nav (rather than one that exists on a page at the beginning of the book). How can I do this?
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Problem with hyperlinks after converting chm to epub with calibre

I have a book in .chm format and I had to convert it into .epub format so I used Calibre for Windows for this operation. I am satisfied with the result except for a hyperlink problem. There are some ...
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Batch conversion of arbitrary formats to djvu, mobi, epub - not with calibre

I have a few thousand files, mostly PDF, many postscript, that I need to convert to several other formats. I can't use calibre (don't get me started) - I have considered writing scripts to dump pages ...
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how to add page-map.xml in Sigil?

I understand that ePub2 standard does not include page numbers, but ADE added a non-standard extension which may or may not work on an actual reader. I would like to try to use them, but I found a ...
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Any opensource or free css stylesheets for books?

I am creating epub using sigil. Every book has almost (if not all) same elements: Headings, paragraphs, images, tables, quotes, boxes, notes, footnotes, references, bibliography etc. I don't have a ...
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What are criteria for determining whether an ebook file is pirated or non-infringing?

After reading an earlier question which was marked closed as off-topic, ( Many sites propose free or cheap ebooks? Which are legitimate? ) I want to ask it in a different way. What are some ...
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looking for an easy way to look up possible values for Dublin Core Metadata Element Set etc

I'm looking for an easy way to look up possible values for Dublin Core Metadata Element Set elements and so on. For example, a metadata element (sorry if my terminology is wrong here) might be: <...
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What are epub JSON links?

I've spotted that there are some links within the epub using a format in line with JSON <a href="{&quot;unit&quot;: &quot;U01&quot;, &quot;page&quot;: 24, &quot;...
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Can I expect one chapter per html file in an Epub?

Is this the rule or can I find several chapters in an html file? Having 1 chapter helps moving back and forth chapters or set bookmarks.
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Resize readium document if content body has changed

I have an interactive ebook that hides answers from the learner until he/she clicks a Show button. The show function then toggles an div element between display:none and display:block. All answers ...
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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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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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Do epub 3.0 pagebreaks always require an id?

Is it within the EPUB 3.0 specification to have a pagebreak span without an id? I.e. <span epub:type="pagebreak" title="2"></span>
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Software recommendation for writing ebook and exporting to multiple formats

I am thinking about writing and/publishing an ebook with the following in mind: It will contain code (needs proper formatting) I should be able to publish PDF and EPUB versions I might need to have ...
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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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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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EPUB 2 NCX How Should I Support pageList?

My viewer has support for a TOC populated from NCX navMap entries. However some books I have come across have some pages in the navMap section and some pages only in the pageList section. e.g. <...
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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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Kindle Voyage does not show book transferred under Calibre

I have a Kindle Voyage. I tried to transfer an AZW3 or MOBI book with 17MB size to it using Calibre. This book was previously converted from EPUB. But it does not appear in my Kindle Voyage. I have ...
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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 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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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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CSS error in EPUB

Epubcheck reports an error for a paragraph like: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/...
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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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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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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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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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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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ePub readers for Windows that support continous scrolling?

I need to find an ePub reader application for Windows that support continuous page scrolling. Thanks in advance for any help you are able to provide.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which ePub readers are available for Windows?

On my Android devices I use Aldiko and Moon Reader Pro, depending on my mood. On Windows, however, I am still stuck with FBReader and the reader bundled with Calibre, and I don't like very much both ...