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

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Adding blurb/summary metadata to an ebook file

Is there a standard way to add a blurb to an epub file, and to Amazon files, such that the information will show up on an ereader device?
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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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What can I do about Sigil breaking EPUB3 files

Sigil is an EPUB2 editor, but that doesn't prevent people from editing EPUB3 files, which end up with broken OPF when you save them. Sigil development seems to have stalled, the last year has ...
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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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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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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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How to convert .epub to .pdb for testing

I've seen some conversion sites that can convert .epub files to .pdb files but I was unaware of a source library or a way to convert a file locally for testing on the Nook. So my question is: Do you ...
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Embed a CDF file into an EPUB 3

Can a Wolfram Computable Document Format (CDF) file be embedded in an EPUB 3 container? If not, is it possible to convert the CDF to HTML5 and then embed it?
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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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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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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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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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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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is PDF not considered as an ebook format

I had a debate with my colleagues over PDF as an eBook format. I maintain, that eBook is defined as any book that is digitized, and that epub or other HTML based eBook rendering is just a type of ...
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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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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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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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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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CSS: display: none - Is it supported by all devices?

Does anyone here know if the CSS property display: none is supported by all ereaders? Let me explain why I'm asking... I'm turning a 500-page book that's in the public domain into an ebook. The ...
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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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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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Version control for writing ebooks

When software such as Calibre is used to generate epub, what version control is available? To my understanding, git can be made to work with word processors by jumping through hoops. Perhaps there ...
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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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is there any way to keep captions of the images always with the image?

I have written a book in Microsoft word with a lot of images. but I am facing issues that the titles that I have given are going in the next page. I understand I can resize the images but I wanted to ...
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Size of Epub Title Page (not cover)

The title page is part of a book's front matter. The problem, of course, is that the concept of "page" in an ePub is slippery. In order to create a good-looking title page, some publishers embed 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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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 cover does not display properly in Kobo app

I formatted an epub for an indie author. The author tells me that the cover displays properly on the Kindle and the Nook; I checked it in ADE and Calibre. It passed the IDPF epub validator. However, ...
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CSS3-break will break PDF? In a digital preservation perspective

Is there any reason not to use EPUB after CSS3-break standard is incorporated to browsers? Or will this not be a barrier? for transform HTML or XHTML into PDF, see print-css.rocks (!) or ...
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how to create hypertext local to an EPUB document?

Trying to explain the title: I am creating an EPUB document which is a programming course. In the document I want to refer to texts describing labs: these are not in the main flow of the main document:...
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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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How to change text alignment with Calibre book editor

I have a book in .epub format (I will be converting it into .mobi after), and I need to change the text alignment to left everywhere. I am aware of the text alignment feature in the book editor but ...
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Can I split chapters with CSS?

I'm learning to create epubs with InDesign. If you want a particular element inside a chapter (e.g. a subheading) to appear at the top of the next page, you can assign it a CSS style that has been ...
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Should every paragraph tag have a CSS style (InDesign)?

I'm working on my first epub, and I would like to use the following CSS scheme: Most paragraph tags would have no class assigned and would be styled by a simple rule in the style sheet... p {} A ...
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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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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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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 can I read my epub books on the kobo app on my computer?

I have an e-reader (Kobo Touch) where I have downloaded my ebooks in epub format. How can I read those books on the Kobo desktop app?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I easily convert and send PDFs to a Nook GlowLight or SimpleTouch's native format

Amazon makes it easy to convert PDFs and send to Kindle in the Kindle's native format. How to do this (simply!) on a Nook? I do know conversion is possible with tools such as Calibre but I was ...
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Is there an epub reader for a PC which lets the user take notes?

I was asked if there is some software for a PC for reading ebooks (in epub format) and take notes in them. If I have ever to browse an ebook on a PC I use the reader in Calibre which does not offer ...
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cloud-based epub reading system with offline reading AND collections — what are my options?

Google Play books is getting to be cumbersome on so many levels. Most importantly, the android app has no way to organize ebooks by collections or different shelves. Yet Google Play Books is really ...
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How to correct unicode errors after converting file format?

To convert epub to mobi I utilized on online tool, but it seems to have resulted in odd unicode errors. Throughout the text there are 0092, 0093 and 0094 in place of punctuation. Is this likely to ...
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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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