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

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Programming Sigil for importing annotations

I was advised to use Sigil for manipulating an epub file. My idea is to get highlighting from my Kobo ebook reader from its sqlite database and put it into the epub file so that I could see my ...
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Is EPUB ready for most phones?

Would a person who doesn't know anything about technology be able to read an EPUB file without having to install any app? The phone might be in Android or iOS. I suspect the answer is no, because I ...
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Does Bootstrap work with epubs?

Can Bootstrap be used in an epub? If so, can anyone point me to a good reference or tutorial? I tried Googling for information, but I most get pages describing epubs that feature Bootstrap as their ...
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how to export images using abbyfine reader?

Presently, I using the abbyfine reader for text extraction. Is there a way to export the images from abbyfine reader software? Please advise.
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Kobo Libra images appear very small

I have a new Kobo Libra and bought 2 online epub books. I transferred them onto Kobo by using Calibre. When opening the eBook the layout is fine except that all images appear very small!? I've opened ...
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how to NOT have calibre reduce pictures' resolution when converting from epub (or anything I guess) to MOBI

I'm selling art ebooks on KDP Amazon, and I need the pictures not be shrinked as they automatically are when passing from odt to mobi/epub. But it would be easier if Amazon didn't have to convert epub ...
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Linking to the same reference many times (instead of writing it over and over), while inserting each time a page number to it: possible?

I am writing an ebook and I'm referring to several books many times. I could use the regular notes section and citing the book 20 times per chapter, but it's cumbersome. What's the smartest way to ...
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How to make a fixed layout epub file from an MS Word document?

We tried Adobe InDesign. We imported the docx file into InDesign (via Place), but InDesign hangs (freezes; not responding) on exporting to EPub Fixed Layout. No error message is shown, what could be ...
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How to convert msword to epub?

I need to convert a first draft of my book to .epub format. What's the best way to do it and get a clean looking book
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Keeping a subheading with its first line of text in an epub

I'm converting an InDesign document to Epub. I'm using Microsoft Edge as the epub reader (that might be a mistake...). Edge is open in an approximately 1280x1024 window and is showing two "pages" of ...
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What tag use is expected in an ePub toc.xhtml?

I asked a similar question at What do I need my (ePub) toc.ncx to have?, but thought to create a different question about what to do for a toc.xhtml file. The error I am getting when I try to ...
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Attempting to create an ebook for sale on kindle

I'm trying to create an ebook for sale on Amazon. I have Calibre and can sort out an epub version with automatic hyphenation, but when I convert to mobi it won't echo this (and I really want automatic ...
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IPDF epub validator error says “File 'OEBPS/toc.ncx' could not be found”

I'm stuck. IPDF validator error says "File 'OEBPS/toc.ncx' could not be found" but I have the file toc.ncx sitting in the OEBPS folder. Any ideas why the validator might not be recognizing it? If I ...
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How to make Epub look good?

I would like to design an ebook in InDesign but I am struggling with the formatting. The book it looks bad in epub format. I did research and I understand that flowing text will not be perfect because ...
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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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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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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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calibre reader automatic edits to epub documents

It is widely known (see How to delete Calibre ePub bookmarks), though not to my knowledge documented, that Calibre makes modifications to EPUB documents even without the user's choosing to edit them. ...
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How to know what is wrong with an ePub file converted from FB2 and not able to be opened by iBooks?

I have an EPUB file converted from FB2 by my own programmatically. I need to convert exactly programmatically because I'm going to develop an iOS app which should take an FB2 file, convert it to EPUB ...
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Genres/ Subjects/ Categories in epub's metadata

What is the proper way to define genre in epub's metadata? (in OEBPS/content.opf file.) I can't google the definition, just some obviousness mentions like "It may also include many other things ...
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Can I force Calibre flow mode to ignore page breaks and never skip pages like paginated mode?

Is there a way to force Calibre to scroll content like a regular web page, instead of scroll normally till the bottom of a page comes up, then skip the whole screen to the next page, then skip to the ...
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JPG loses quality during ePUB to PDF conversion with calibre

I have a ePUB with a bunch of formulas as JPG files. In the ePUB they are super crisp, but during ePUB to PDF conversion with calibre all the images become blurry, I'd imagine they are JPG compressed. ...
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Epub conversion for a book in Hebrew

What is the best practice for converting an Indesign file in Hebrew to Epub format? I have produced two epubs in Ebglish in the past, but apparently in Hebrew it messes the whole layout up and some ...
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Does ipad (ibooks) supports mixed layout epubs (reflowable with some fixed pages)

I want few pages in my reflowable epub (pages having complex tables which span to two pages in PDF) as fixed layout. As per IDPF standard, I have added rendition property for those pages in spine as ...
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Kobo Aura and style

I have created an ebook with a lot of figures, and Calibre viewer shows them correctly. A friend of mine however complained that many figures showed really large on his Kobo Aura One, and he sent me ...
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Amazon Read versus Google Play books

How does read.amazon.com compare to play.google.com for ebooks? While I have a Kindle this would lead me more towards Amazon, Google seems to give more full samples and the cloud reader is less laggy....
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e-mail azw to Kindle Personal Documents Service?

To convert epub to the azw format I've tried an online conversion tool and then sending the generated file to myself as an attachment. So far this doesn't seem work so well. Yet sending mobi files ...
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How to Open pdf, ncx, opf files?

I have an ebook downloaded from my university elearning site, it was downloaded, not online reading. But it can only be opened and readed from university's elearning app (android only, no iOS app for ...
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How to split an EPUB into multiple files of one chapter if each chapter consists multiple html pages?

To separate an EPUB file to multiple file, I need to find all <h2 and replace them with <hr class="sigil_split_marker" /><h2. However, each element of a chapter is consisted in its own ...
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How to get the fragment name with JavaScript

I'm trying to build an interactive ebook as a single page application. Everything works fine till now, except that I couldn't find a way to create a dynamic table of contents. My initial idea was to ...
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How to trigger pagination recalculation when changing content via JS?

I wrote a little script in JavaScript that allows the user to switch the language of the text displayed. It simply works by hiding the language blocks except for the one corresponding to the language ...
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Paragraph margins: CSS vs br tags

I'm formating my fiction ebook using Sigil. For clarity between scenes/POV changes/scene breaks etc, I need to have certain margins between paragraphs. I decided I need three types of margins: short-...
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How can I force Calibre (command-line) to create footnotes in EPUB 3 compatible asides?

Currently, Calibre creates hidden pages for documents with footnotes. ePub 3 and Mobi/AWZ3 support inline footnotes using the aside tag/element. Is there some CLI command or recipe that I can use ...
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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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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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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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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 major eBook reading applications support JavaScript?

I've been trying to find an eBook reader for Windows that fully supports EPUB3 (i.e. allows JavaScript) but I've had no such luck. So does anybody have at least one such application for each of: ...
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how to convert markdown with sub-markdowns to ebook

main.md contain sub-mds: main.md 1. [1 - ](1.md) 1. [2 - ](2.md) 1. [3 - ](3.md) 1. [4 - ](4.md) 1. [5 - ](5.md) 1. [6 - ](6.md) I use calibre command: ebook-convert main.md main.epub But only ...
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Can I use bold and italics tags?

I'm new to epubs; I'm wading through the InDesign tutorials and will then have to learn how to work with iBooks Author (and perhaps Sigil as well). Anyway, I ran into an unexpected snag in InDesign: ...
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section numbers in epub headings

I want to display chapter and section headings in an epub file (epub version 3.0) so that the titles preceded by the corresponding section numbers. Currently I am explicitly writing the section ...
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How to rename epubs when the file name is a numeric string?

I have a number of EPUB titles that need renaming, from the likes of "1631214659.epub" to "Moon's Napa and Sonoma" and so on. They load into Calibre under their actual titles, but I still need to ...
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Transfer epub from Android phone to Kobo reader

Is it possible to transfer an epub from an Android phone to a Kobo reader not using the Kobo app? For links, getpocket provides a way: I send the link to add@getpocket.com where I registered my email ...
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Create a DRM Compatible reader?

If I were to create an ePub reader application for mobile devices, how could I receive authorization to allow DRM protected books purchased from other eBook stores to run on my app (legal only, no ...
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list-style-type: none; does not convert from epub to mobi

I have a book written in epub, and have some lines written with ul style. The styles.css includes the following: ul.Q { margin-left: 0.0em; list-style-type: none; margin-top: 0.8em; } li.Q { text-...
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Does a basic CSS file to produce acceptable documents exist anywhere?

I am currently writing a processor to convert a specific website to EPUB and everything works fine except that the result I get, when read in Calibre does not look very nice I think. I was looking ...
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How to add a calibre bookmark txt to manifest

I converted my docx into a epub file using Calibre but Smashwords is saying that the META-INF/calibre_bookmarks.txt file is not listed in the manifest. Below is their full explanation. Does anyone ...
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Are ebooks on Google Play always encumbered with DRM?

I'd like to know if ebooks bought on Google Play are always encumbered with DRM, even when the publisher is selling them in a DRM-free version1. As an example, Newton Compton, an italian publisher, ...
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ePub validator is giving me errors. How can I address these reported errors?

I am working a "Christmas tree packet" version of a kind of (version 3.0) ePub I am working on, and I would like help understanding the results. This ePub includes images, and is available from https:/...
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How to avoid image distortion when convert my .epub to .mobi

I have Indesing book for printing. I optimized all styles for epub conversion. I exported my book to epub from Indesing. I unzip my epub and work on it html code. Then I zip it again. I need to ...

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