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

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Join broken paragraphs Regex Sigil

I'm trying to edit some xhtml on Sigil. With the command "<p>([a-z]) I'm able to find all paragraphs that begin with lower case. That tells me that they shouldn't be separate from the previous ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Readers that support EPUB 3 page numbers

We are adding page numbers to our epubs according to the spec defined here. We would like to test this functionality though, are there any readers that support page numbers?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to convert Pocket articles into epub format?

I'd like to know if there is an easy way to convert Pocket articles to .epub format. For those that don't know Pocket, it is a service that let's you save articles from any website, blog, and so on, ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to delete Calibre ePub bookmarks

Whenever an ePub file is opened with Calibre's ebook viewer, a bookmark file is created inside that ePub. This file does not store user bookmarks, it is automatically used by the program to remember ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.