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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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Command line extraction of metadata (title. author) from epub file

I would like to use a command line to extract the title of a book (possibly also other metadata) from its epub file and return it as a string. I am using Linux, but my guess is that the question ...
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How can I reduce the resolution of images in an epub or mobi file?

Some of the last O'Reilly ebooks I got have become really large (e.g. 60MB for the mobi version and 5.5MB for the epub version) - and these are computer science text books (not art books). The ...
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No progress report display

The progress report display has disappeared from my Kindle Paperwhite screen. I have tried tapping on the bottom left corner of the screen, as suggested in other posts, but it just turns the page. Is ...
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Kindle “Time Left in Book”

I have a Paperwhite, and I like to have 'percentage left' on the page as I am reading. To switch this on, I have to go to Font size and select from a pull-down menu. Once the Kindle switches off, I ...
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How to convert jarirreader format to PDF/Mobi

I do have a book extension is .jarirreader from https://jarirreader.com/ However I can't read / convert the book unless i open it with there app. here is the book structure. Images contains the ...
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Kindle eBook turns into two page layout in landscape

I created a fixed layout ebook for Kindle which displays a single page in portrait and two pages in landscape. I didn't use any special code for this behavior so, how can I avoid this?
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How do you remove a epub book margin for kobo?

Sometimes when I download books in pdf and convert them to epub, the text for the book is very bunched. How would I remove the margin for my epub book? I use a kobo to read my books, and it’s annoying ...
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Adding a language that Calibre does not recognize

I want to add languages that Calibre does not have in its database, such as Farsi (an alias for "Persian") and Hindavi (the precursor to Urdu and Hindi), so that I can use those languages in the ...
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1answer
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How to update the firmware for a K3 Kindle keyboard from Linux?

From Linux, how do I update a K3 Kindle from 3.4 to 3.4.2 version? This is a slightly different question than previous because it's Linux specific. My device is: Kindle Keyboard 3G (Free 3G + Wi-...
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How can I put footnotes in an ebook?

I am currently formatting a manuscript into ebook formats (epub and mobi). My manuscript contains many footnotes, and I don't know how to handle them. It's important for me that these be footnotes ...
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Improve 'Look Inside' view of the Kindle mobi eBook in Amazon

I want to improve the "Look Inside" view of the Kindle ebook. When I click on the eBook Cover in Amazon, the "Look Inside" window appears. Although I have split the book into separate files at each ...
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Sizing my Epub for Edit for read-along

I formatted an ePUb in Indesign CC 19. I am ready to put in the audio for the read-along. I researched the viewpoint size to fit more than one IPAD. 2048 x 1536 is what was suggested for my epub ...
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Calibre changes font coverting AZW book to EPUB

I'm trying to convert an azw book to epub. Calibre completes the conversion with no problem, but the font has changed (to something ugly). I know I can use the look and feel settings to fix this, but ...
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How to get number of locations of a Kindle ebook programatically?

I've been googling around for some time but couldn't find absolutely any clue. I have an ebook file in mobi format and would like get the number of locations of this ebook. I want to do it ...
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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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How to fix Calibre Author amalgamations?

Somehow I have managed to have several 'authors' that are an amalgamation of different names. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get them split up to how they are supposed to be. When I browse the ...
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how to view the download queue for a Kindle

How can I purge, edit, or, at least, view, the download queue for a device? Probably I just have too many pending downloads and a slow connection. But, perhaps the Kindle is stalled. I was seeing a ...
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Are Tor Ebooks DRM Free?

Tor has made a few statements in the past about going DRM Free. Does that carry through to downstream retailers? If I buy a Tor book on Amazon (marketed as a Kindle book) or on Barnes and Noble (...
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1answer
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iRiver Story stopped reading files

I have no idea where to find an answer to this question, so i'll just throw it here hoping i'm not making anyone mad. I've had an iRiver Story e-book reader for some time now; i think i got it as a ...
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5answers
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Kindle paperwhite needs repair

I have a kindle paperwhite and it continues to give me the message that it needs repair.Have tried to reset it but it does not respond. Any suggestions?
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Remove Kindle special offers as a gift

I found a deal on a Kindle with special offers that I want to send to someone for a gift. I don't have access to their Amazon account. Can I send them something like a voucher to remove (or just ...
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Kindle Create and full page images

I use the kindle plugin for MS Word and Kindle Create from Amazon. I have several images in my book, which I want to always take up a full page with maximum size (margins are okay), independent of the ...
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Best PDF app reader for iPad that emulates the paper book experience

Good day. I've used before PDF Expert by Readdle. But I really dislike seeing the gray spaces where the PDF ends and doesn't fit the entire screen. Now, I know that this is not "possible" per se, ...
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Kindle Direct Publishing: How to mention other Books

Somebody knows how I can create "View in Store" Links within my Kindle E-Books? I noticed that some books I've bought on Amazon use these special type of links which have a little book symbol next to ...
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Indesign -> Kindlegen -> Kindle flattens TOC?

I'd like 4 levels of hierarchy in my Kindle navigational TOC (aka "logical TOC" in Kindle Publishing Guidelines terminology), but when I do this: 1. InDesign CC → File → Export → (choose my nested ...
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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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best e-reader for pdfs

I've read that kindle can be dodgy when trying to download files that were NOT purchased from Amazon? I have downloaded thousands of pdf books
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When an Amazon account contains more than 1023 purchased Kindle books, how do you access the books beyond the 1023rd book?

When the Kindle Paperwhite is synced with the Amazon account, it never syncs beyond 1023 (2^10 - 1) books. How do you access books beyond the 1023rd book in an Amazon account on a Kindle Paperwhite?
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Page Navigation on reMarkable Tablet

I've recently acquired a reMarkable tablet. The PDF display is excellent, but I can't see an obvious way to go to a specific page. Rather I need to click the right button n times to turn to page n, ...
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How to add my own ebooks in mobi format to be displayed in Kindle app on Android

In older versions of Android/Kindle App, it used to be enough to drop any .mobi files into the 'kindle' folder on SD Card, but in latest version of Kindle app, they still don't show up as books on 'On ...
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How to export (or share) a highlighted PDF from Kindle Reader?

I can email a PDF to my Kindle Fire Device. I can highlight and take notes in that PDF. I can export the notes and the highlighting. BUT I see no way to share/export the PDF with the highlights. ...
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How do you make paragraphs break in iBooks or Nook?

I have just finished the long and arduous task of typesetting a book using quarkXpress2015. While everything is beautiful on-screen and as a PDF, things get ugly when exporting as ePub for ebooks. I'...
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front-, body-, backmatter epub:types proper usage

I am used to marking every part of the book with two attributes: 1) overall position in the book (e.g., "frontmatter") and 2) more specific type of the text (e.g., "chapter") in the first child ...
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Is it possible to set font-color to the background-color

I want a , but of course, the background in nightmode will appear black (or something close to that). How can I set the css so the big 7 has the same font-color as the background no matter what the ...
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Calibre: Adding “, ” as a separator for splitting the authors string

All of my ebooks have a filename of the form author1, author2, ... - [series seriesindex - ] title.* and I have set up Calibre to read metadata from the filename. Calibre, however, does not seem to ...
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Kindle's sleep mode: keeping last page on screen

Since it is E-ink, is there a way to keep the last page read on screen instead of screensaver/ad? (And if not, why not? it is a killer feature...)
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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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Kindle paperwhite and sharing quotes with goodreads for side-loaded books

I want to post quotes from my kindle paperwhite to goodreads but share button always disabled. I tuned progress posting and finding books in goodreads using this question and I found information that ...
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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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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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It's possible to add a background-color: / background: BLACK (with white text) for a page in an AZW3 ebook?

I'm trying to make a page black background with white text but it doesn't work. (AZW3 format) Any ideas for html code? I've tried both background and background-color and they don't work.
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Are there good ebook management tools available for free?

I have a collection of e-books and I am looking for a way to manage it from my operating system. What are the programs to manage e-books available for free? I use both Linux and Windows OS, can you ...
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Can an ebook on essays sell good on amazon/kindle?

I am a newbie writer, and I am thinking of writing an ebook on collection of essays, and i need to know whether such genre sell good on amazon/kindle?
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K4iOS Media Query

Does anyone know of a way to target K4iOS with a media query? Like this: https://gist.github.com/dvschultz/8324974 but with Kindle for iOS.
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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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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 to auto-left justify text in personal kindle documents

I use the 'Send to Kindle' for Google Chrome extension to send longform articles to my Kindle. It works great, except that it seems to force justify text flush both left and right. I have a vision ...
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Authoring Kindle ebook from MS Word document - how to prevent pictures from stretching?

I am in the process of authoring a Kindle book. I am using MS Word for the authoring. I am following these steps for converting the .DOCX to .MOBI. MS Word --> Kindle Previewer --> Export to MOBI ...
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Auto-adding to a Collection when using a Send-to-Kindle email

When sending an ebook to the @kindle.com email ID to add to your Amazon "personal documents", is it possible to specify a Collection-name somewhere in the email such that the book automatically goes ...

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