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List of top research, free and subscription, epub (electronic publication / electronic book), research sites

When I was a student, for each academic subject, there were several academic journals which you could subscribe to, and, the publications were searchable on terminals and made available in paper ...
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How to make a ToC with partial links

For KDP, I want to create a table of contents with links for chapters (header 1) only but no links for subtitles (header 2) within chapters. The purpose is to shorten the table of contents, as I have ...
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Looking for International Platforms for Self-Publishing Technical Books

I am a technical book author looking to sell my work internationally. I have been publishing my technical books on a platform called 'Zenn'(https://zenn.dev/books/explore) in Japan, and I am wondering ...
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Does Scribd pay non premium authors?

I wanted to understand the revenue model of Scribd, but their help page is too vague. I understand that they pay authors in the premium library, but if I understood correctly that library contains ...
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Page dimensions when self-publishing an ebook for Kindle with the print replica option?

I want to create a Kindle ebook where I have full control over how every page is displayed. To do that I want to use the Print Replica option of Kindle Create and feed it a PDF that I create via LaTeX....
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How to access the Wikipedia in its entirety as an epub file?

The built-in access to Wikipedia on the Kindle is lacklustre at best. Even if it were out of date, might "the" Wikipedia be available as an epub for download? Or, perhaps that's such an ...
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Ebook usage, distribution, recommendations and trends

I work for a national cancer charity. We produce all our printed content as ebooks available from our website. But the download of ebook formats (pdf, Mobi and epub) is pretty low. There are around ...
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How can i add a copy right/license to my book online

I have being writing a book which i am planning to publish but i don't have a copy right/license. I was asking of how to do that online.
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why arabic is not displaying left to right on kindle

I uploaded a docx file in arabic to kdp following the required formatting. The book displays correctly on Amazon's look inside feature but a test buy did not display properly for the buyer on kindle ...
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Where to go for ebook suggestions?

I'm aware of Goodreads but would be interested in recommendations for where to go for book recommendations, across categories. Certainly there were many articles and lists of books from the end of ...
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Where can I find a list of the limitations of iOS KF8 (Kindle format on iOS)?

Apparently, Kindle devices/the Windows/Mac apps, and Android all support KF8 more or less completely, but on iOS, an AFK file is used that does not support all KF8 features (discussion here). Is ...
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What are the differences between the FireOS Kindle App and the Android Kindle App?

I've recently been working on an ebook that I intend to self-publish. I was testing it using the Kindle Previewer application on my Mac, but when I tested the book on actual iOS devices (iPad and ...
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How to tell whether a Google Play eBook is bootlegged/pirated?

How can I tell if a Google Play Book is legit, i.e. submitted or sold by the author, publisher, or party with permission, and not a malware linking/containing or deliberately misleadingly edited ...
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Is it possible to cap royalties for an ebook?

I want to write and publish an ebook, but I am restricted to earning a set amount of income per month from all my income earning efforts. Is there a way to cap the passive income from an ebook on a ...
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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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Where can I download free ebooks? [closed]

I have been searching for ebooks but I don't have money to buy them. Can I get them for free?
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How can I print an image-only ebook as a physical book?

The Shabara Bhashya is an important text of Hindu philosophy, containing the traditional proof that Hinduism is true, but unfortunately it's out of print. It's in the public domain and available on ...
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How to build ebooks from O'Reilly Atlas Projects?

I can't find a way to get two ebooks to build. (Mastering Bitcoin, Mastering Ethereum) Both projects are based upon asciidoc but using the O'Reilly build tool Atlas. How can I build this without ...
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How can I publish an ebook online?

How can I publish e-books online so that I can sell them to readers?
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Kindle vs Hyperlinked Images

I should have tested my first epub better before publishing it to Kindle. I just now discovered that Kindle apparently doesn't support hyperlinked images, which seems bizarre to me. Can anyone tell ...
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Need suggestion on selecting the font type for self-publishing book

I just want to know what sort of fonts are appealing to the users, in book format and also in e-book format? I did the normal internet search and found lots of information, still most of them are ...
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Creating an eBook with GIF animations

I run a technical blog and publish articles regularly that have GIF animations. Examples: one two three. I plan to aggregate a bunch of these articles into an eBook of sorts. I know I could break out ...
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Being sued for an e-book [closed]

Is there any chance of being sued for any information I publish in an e-book, and is there a suitable disclaimer to protect me? At present I do not imagine that there is much of a risk, but I am not ...
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Why is Hard copy book black and white, but Ebook is color?

I have two textbooks I was required to purchase for Web Design classes. I noticed that the hard-copy paper book version is entirely black and white, but the ebook is all color. Aside from saving on ...
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How do I upload an ebook

I have an e-book I want to publish free, ideally I want it published on Amazon but happy to follow the trail to get that done. Can anyone tell me the steps needed to achieve this.
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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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Is there a fair price for an ebook?

What is the cost of an ebook? What criteria should I use to decide a fair price when the price is left up to me. How can I be fair to the seller and to myself? Several sites offers ebooks, often as ...
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Is it possible for a Book to have multiple ISSN?

It is obvious that a serial may be published in multiple books. Thus a single ISSN could have multiple ISBN releases. How about the otherway, Is it possible for a book, to be published under multiple ...
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Why publish technical books only in hardback form and not in ebook form? [closed]

Why would a publisher delay publishing a new book in ebook form? E.g.: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/physics/electronics-physicists/art-electronics-3rd-edition?format=HB It is 2015. ...
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Stretching an image to fit the screen

I am converting a book for use on a Kindle 7. I want certain images to display as large as possible while keeping the original aspect ratio. I can get the images to display properly in EPUB format, ...
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Where can I sell ebooks for bitcoin?

What services/websites have you tried that you found favorable when it comes to selling your digital wares for bitcoin?
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Can I share premium ebooks online for free?

I want to make a website on which users can upload their ebooks and share them with other users of the website. But I would like to know if it is possible for a user to buy an ebook online and then ...
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How is an ebook made? What kind of software and hardware are used? [closed]

What is the process that is needed in order to make an ebook? I'm an student from the International Baccalaureate and I need to analyse a case study.
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Any advantage of ISBN for self-pulished e-books? [duplicate]

I would like to self-publish an e-book, preferably not using any third-party site (Amazon or Apple). As I understand from previous discussions here, I do not require to use ISBN. Which is good, ...
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Is there a way to publish an eBook, distribute it and the push updates to the distributed eBooks?

If I publish an eBook, distribute it and later I want to edit or add to the information, is there is a way to push those updates to the already distributed copies of the eBook?
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How should you include illustrations in Kindle ebooks?

What is the most effective method for including illustrations in a Kindle ebook? And what is the preferred DPI and file format?
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Do book prices tend to fluctuate with seasonality

Do book prices tend to change with seasonality? I'm especially interested in: Do prices tend to increase, decrease, or stay the same during the holiday season (i.e. Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.)? Is ...
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Is there a guide for copyright for countries other than the US?

I've seen some questions that deal with copyright issues and it is clear that this is an international group and we could all benefit from having access to info about copyright as it relates to our ...
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Where can I find Apple's iBooks formatting guide?

I made a decision not to sign up for Apple's iBooks publishers' account (mainly because I don't own a Mac and use a Linux box most of the time -- also I don't want to buy ISBN numbers for my ebooks ...
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Publishing e-book

I have created an e-book and I would like to publish it. Do I have to contact an authority so I can get the ISBN or it will be automatically assigned from the e-book publisher? What are the steps ...
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Can I copy or publish, text from a website.

Can I copy or publish text—from a website—that is in the public domain? The text was already published as hard cover, in many apps, and as PDF. But never for Kindle (AZW3).
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Question about vocabulary used on itunes paid ibook application form

I'm in the process of applying for a paid ibooks account on itunes. I'm new to the publishing scene and was hoping someone could explain some of the vocabulary used in the form. Terms I am unfamiliar ...
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How do I get an ISBN?

Given that it is not necessary to have an ISBN if you plan to self-publish an ebook only via Amazon (they use their ASIN), which is the best way to get one, if someone plans to sell his/her book also ...
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Publishing blog posts as an ebook at Smashwords

Is publishing an ebook through Smashwords allowed if the ebook consists of nothing more than blog posts you've originally written? For example, a collection of "Best of" posts with no extra ...
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Is there a compelling reason to distribute both '.azw' and '.mobi' files?

I am currently researching what ebook formats I should be targeting. I would like maximum distribution potential with minimum fuss (for both myself and users, with the latter taking priority). I have ...
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File types and readers - maximum coverage

Assume that an author is about to launch an ebook. In order of priority, what are the most widely-readable file types, in terms of actual users? In other words, to make the book available immediately ...
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Is the file size limit for Nook epub files still 600MB?

Is the maximum file size for epubs sold through Barnes&Noble (via a publisher account) still 600MB?
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Differences and commonalities between publishing an ebook and a paper book [closed]

Publishing a paper book, for example, requires paper, publishing an ebook usually requires an online store. Both require one or more writer(s). What are the (other) commonalities and differences in ...
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What was the average income from ebooks for independent authors in 2013?

Ebooks have been a boon to independent authors, providing a path to audiences, unmatched in the history of publishing. The field is rather new, and currently there is not even Wikipedia page ...
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