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

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Not able to edit the html of an ebook file

I have created an epub in Indesign. That ePub has been converted to a mobi file for kindle readers. Any ideas on how to edit the HTML/CSS of an epub or mobi file created in Indesign to make direct ...
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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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how to convert a wikibook to e-pub or mobi?

Not strictly a Kindle question, e-pub would work. PDF isn't suitable. How can I get a wikibook, in full, on my Kindle? Kindle support I know it's been a bit of time, but maybe it's time to ...
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How to move a word to the next line in Sigil

I know how to move words on the same line, but I don't know how to move them to the next line in the code view. When I move the word over on the same line, I increase the left: numbers. I want to ...
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Can I get just the EPUB file from the Kobo store?

I am interested in a DRM-free EPUB (Switching Social) available only on the Kobo store. If I purchase it, can I download just the EPUB file, without having to use the Kobo app? I'm quite happy with ...
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How can I turn my hardcover book into a digital copy?

I have several books that I love reading but because of my asthma I would need them in digital format. The paper back is too old and would affect me. I tried to find one of them in digital format but ...
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EpubCheck in Calibre gives errors with epub:type and aside

I get these two errors: ERROR(RSC-005): Error while parsing file 'attribute "epub:type" not allowed here; ERROR(RSC-005): Error while parsing file 'element "aside" not allowed anywhere; How can I ...
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Edits aren't being saved in Calibre

I've just spent the last two days taking all the bad line breaks and correcting type errors made in the conversion of my novel into an epub file. Up until an hour ago, my saves were taking. The file ...
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iBooks ERROR ITMS-9000 - problem with id

I tried submitting my first epub to iBooks and got this error: ERROR ITMS-9000: "Shankle.epub: OEBPS/Text/introduction.xhtml(11): value of attribute "id" is invalid; must be an XML name without ...
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ToC: Errors Thrown

I'm trying to fix a table of contents with the following code and am am getting this error: "Error at line 20 at column 8: Opening and ending tag mismatch li line 0 and html" This is confusing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which is best to make ebooks from web pages: dotepub or epubpress?

DotEpub and EpubPress are two extensions to Chrome (and Safari) to produce ebooks from web pages. EpubPress has the advantage that it can have as input up to 30 web pages and compose them into a ...
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Epub edited in Calibre shows no mistakes but IceCream Ebook Reader show me mistakes

I am editing a book with Calibre and it seems perfect with Calibre reader, but when I save it and I open the epub using IceCream it shows me mistakes, I trying to discover why. Any comments? Thank you!...
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How to convert epub/mobi to PDF without image distortion?

I've used Calibre to convert Mobi/Epub to PDF. The overall output is good, however, the image is always not in good shape. For example, How image shows in Kindle reader (Android app) How image shows ...
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Does Smashwords work better with Microsoft-generated .doc file input than LibreOffice's version?

I have a technically uninteresting HTML file which I opened and saved as .doc (Smashwords' preferred format). I received the following in an autogenerated email: EpubCheck result: Failed! Repair ...
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Is there an EPub reader that can display one sentence at a time?

I would like a way to display EPubs or texts in general one sentence at a time (and for the page flip to be a fade, not a page curl.) Are there any good Epub reader apps that allow this functionality?...
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Ellipsis flowing to next line in epub

I'm currently doing an epub where the original scanned pdf has many "xxx !…" — that's any word (xxx)… followed by a thin space… followed by an exclamation mark, followed by an ellipsis. In unicode ...
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Font size toggle not working for iBooks on iPad

I've built an epub 3 (reflowable) and the client is saying the font size won't adjust in iBooks on his iPad. I've tested it everywhere else (including iBooks for Mac, I don't have an iOS device) and ...
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how to use “create a book” from wikibooks?

I only see: Print/export Create a collection Download as PDF Printable version whereas I'm looking for: The wikibooks documentation is certainly thorough: Formats How to convert to popular ...
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ePub 3 option for age restriction metadata?

I'm looking for the equivalent of the RTA header for websites but for ePub - something I can put in the metadata section to label the ePub as intended for an adult audience and not suitable for ...
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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 all the images become blurry, I'd imagine they are jpg compressed. How can this ...
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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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Occasional blank pages in ePub produced by calibre from Word document

I'm completely new to calibre and e-book creation in general. I've converted a large .docx file to ePub format. When I browse the result with the calibre e-book viewer there is sometimes a "blank page"...
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Drop caps on kindle (paperwhite)

I'm working on an ebook and struggling to make a 3 line tall drop cap work on the actual kindle. It looks great in the kindle previewer. But when I try it on the kindle the drop cap is about 2x too ...
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Is regex available in Sigil clip editor?

I see that the Sigil Clip Editor has some basic regex (e.g., the first numbered group \1 matches the entire selected text in the replace text and \U recalls the text with the entire selected text in ...
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EPUB 3 CSS stylesheet ignored in some cases?

I created a MOBI file using Kindlegen. I fed the MOBI file to Calibre and converted it to an EPUB. If I view the HTML files I used to create the MOBI file, they look great. All formatting is picked ...
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How do I direct links in popup-footnotes directly to main text?

Using calibre and epub3 I'm using popup footnotes (with epub:type). In some of the footnotes I present links (ex. a link to Chapter 2) to the main text. This referred text should not be presented in ...
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Why are epub .xhtml files saved as .html?

Why are ePub content files, which (as I understand) are to be interpreted as XHTML, saved with a .html file extension? I realize that they are interpreted correctly by readers in accordance with their ...
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iBooks: video tag with autoplay property won't play if there's something else in the document

I have little hope finding any help since it looks like an iBooks bug to me, but here's what I found: If I have in my EPUB file an XHTML document containing only a <video> element with the ...
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TOC section scope is not included in the parent chapter:Table of Contents

My epub files pass epubcheck, but Kindlegen refuses to generate mobi files. It seems that issue is caused by adding references ("colophon", "dedication", etc.) to pages. I'm really hitting a wall ...
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does using DC superhero images in a fan/trivia ebook consitute infringement? [closed]

The ebook will be a compilation of Fan facts and trivia. some part of the book i will be using images from DC characters. Would i need to ask permission to dc in order to use the images or do i just ...
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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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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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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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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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Selling an adapted freely aquiered ebook

As we know many ebooks are free of charge. Those are especially old books that authors died 100 years ago or so. Downloading such an e-book without paying is legal and many people do so. Given I use ...