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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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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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How can I transfer data from kindle to computer without a cable?

I use kindle without using a USB cable most times. But when I want to export the myclippings.txt file, I have to use a cable to connect to computer. I know there is a quick way to export notes, which ...
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A nice platform for selling PDF books like Google Play. Any suggestions?

I'm an author who are currently selling books on Google Play. The service works really good and has a wide support for mobile devices etc. The huge downside is its limitations when it comes to ...
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How do I use calibre to create page-numbered ebooks for Kindle?

I know Kindle can use APNX files for page numbering, and I've been told Calibre can generate those for AZW books, and I actually followed a tutorial on Reddit where they tell you to go to Calibre's ...
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ePub readers for Windows that support continous scrolling?

I need to find an ePub reader application for Windows that support continuous page scrolling. Thanks in advance for any help you are able to provide.
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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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Recommend a new e-book reader, main need is highlight and add notes to my books

I have an e-book reader ( in fact it is a gift) Kobo aura. The problem I faced with this e-book is that I am not able to highlight in pdf files, nor add some notes to my pdf books as in adobe ...
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Fixed Layout vs Reflowable For A Puzzle e-Book

I am putting together a puzzle book. In fact, I have been able to get the book organized into a valid .epub format. However, when I go to view the book on Amazon's Kindle Preview, the layout is less ...
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Kindle app takes up entire screen on windows 10 and I don't know how to get out of it

I just downloaded the Kindle app for my Windows 10 PC. When I open a book, the app takes up the entire screen. I can't see any of my other apps, and I can't figure out how to close Kindle or switch to ...
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what native fonts are there on a kindle? [duplicate]

I would like to publish an ebook which uses different fonts, but I don't want neither to embed them in the .mobi file nor have the user download them. I am fairly sure that somewhere there should be ...
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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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How to import books in Kobo android application?

First of all my books are in .cbz which is compatibel whith kobo. I found on the kobo website that we could import books following the next steps: Insert the SD card. Tap the Kobo eBooks app icon. ...
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How can I fix this kindle?

I tried to turn on my kindle DX and I found it in this state: The screen was normal prior to that with no anomalies.The external screen is fine with no cracks or scratches. What I remember one day ...
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Can you access Audible through Kindle for kids on the Paperwhite?

I am looking at getting a PaperWhite for my daughter, and it would be good to access Audible through it, which is a feature of the new Paperwhite. However, it doesn't say if it is available anywhere ...
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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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How do I repack a .mobi file?

I used Kindle Unpack in Calibre to unpack a .mobi file, so I could correct mistakes in images and text. It was easy - images were JPGs or JPEGs and text was .html or .htmlx files. Now I need to repack ...
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How to download & transfer from Kindle or Amazon.com to PC

How can I download & transfer an eBook from Kindle or www.amazon.com to PC? I have the Kindle for PC and Kindle for Android apps. I can't find an option to do it in the apps. For the web browser ...
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Can one use a Kindle with two Amazon account?

For historical reasons I happen to have two accounts on Amazon, and I would prefer to keep both, as they are in different countries. I have ebooks in both accounts. Can I access both accounts with ...
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Windows explorer - preview thumbnail of MOBI and AZW files

I am able to preview epub thumbnail on windows explorer via CBX Shell. However, MOBI and AZW files didn't have a thumbnail. How to solve the problem? Should I convert to epub files?
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How do I side load a zip containing images of different formats to a Kobo Aura H2O?

The usual way I side load books to my Kobo Aura H2O is with Calibre. I have zip files containing images with different formats, for instance JPEG, GIF, or PNG. The exact formats don't seem to matter....
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How can I add a news website that does not have rss feed, to Calibre?

Some of the news websites do not have an rss feed. Is there a way to add such websites to Calibre as a news source?
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Exact readable screen size of Sony PRS-650

I use a Sony PRS-650 and I often create PDF files for it with LibreOffice. These are usually documents which I read only once and I don't care about portability. (I don't read them on other devices ...
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light at maximum normal?

I just got a 6th generation Kindle paperwhite and I have to have the light up to the maximum to get a decent light to read it during the daytime indoors. Is this normal? Why would it not have a ...
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Cannot find books added from PC onto Kindle

I have added 2 books from my PC onto my Kindle, into the Documents folder. I was able to read it. It only showed when I tapped on the Home icon (the Pentagon symbol), but when I click on Library it ...
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Converting Kobo EPUB format to Kindle format

How can I transfer/convert Kobo ebooks on my PC for my Kindle Paperwhite/Kindle PC app? I'm not very computer literate so, if possible, please use the 'kiss principle' as much as possible.
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How to read DjVu files on Kindle?

I want to be able to read DjVu files on my kindle. I don't want to convert DjVu to PDF or MOBI. Is there a way I can do this?
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Kindle repair code 2 but cannot connect to computer

I have a Kindle 5.8.1 with the dreaded repair code 2. This I can fix but when I connect the device to my computer it will not come up as the Kindle and the best I can get is "Do you want to format ...
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What is a good software for reading ebooks out loud?

I enjoy having the ebooks read out loud. My previous solution has always been to highlight the chapters I want to read and then turn on voiceover in Adobe Reader on my Mac. The advantage is that I can ...
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How to remove and add certain pages from pdf file?

There are PDF files which are very long and most of the pages don't provide any essential information. So I want to keep only those pages which are relevant and want to get rid of unnecessary material....
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How to open file daisy protected?

I downloaded a file daisy from the Internet Archive but it can't open by the program ( Setup-amis-U.S.English ) said protected ? So which program can open it just to read .. I tried the Adobe Digital ...
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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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Which FREE ebook readers for Windows allow two-column view and left justification?

Which ebook readers for Windows allow two-column view and left justification? Calibre and Sumantra allow two-column view but not left justification. I find left-justified text faster to read. This is ...
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Kobo Aura One or the new 7 inch Kindle Oasis for PDF files?

I have an old 2009 Kindle 4 with its low resolution screen. I work in academia so I read books, articles and technical documents in PDF format on a daily basis. I once tried to use my old Kindle for ...
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How to add a clickable table of contents in a book bought from Amazon Kindle?

The book that I bought from Amazon Kindle has thousand of pages and the table of contents is very rough; it has only links to the main chapter number (chapter 1, 2, and so on). I would like to add the ...
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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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