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Should a title have two ISBNs if one is fixed ePub and one is free flowing ePub

Just curious to know if a fixed layout ePub and a free flowing ePub, of the same title and contents, would have to have their own ISBNs based on the different structure type or can a single ISBN be ...
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Taxes on money made publishing on Amazon by a non-US/UK resident

I'm working on self-publishing a book on Amazon. I'm in South Africa, and don't have a bank account in the UK or US. I know Amazon will send a check. I'm curious if anyone knows anything about how ...
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Formatting Table of Contents in epub using HTML TOC or Logical TOC and how to include TOCs in <spine>

I am trying to create an epub file (in epub 3), and will be using KindleGen to convert it into kindle's mobi format. At the moment I was working on the table of contents files, and there were a few ...
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Is Amazon planning an alternative to the Kindle DX?

Over the past four years, I have loved my Kindle DX because of its large screen, which has been very helpful for reading PDFs. The keyboard has also been helpful. It's e-ink, which is easy on the eyes....
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How widely used is Social DRM?

I know through past questions and some researching that the four most widely used DRM formats for e-books are: Amazon's DMR, Adobe's Adept DRM, Apple's Fairplay, and Marlin's. I am just wondering ...
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Can I use a third party software as a full OS replacement on a Kindle Keyboard?

If you purchase a new PC, it comes preloaded with some software, this is mostly just a convenience. You could reformat the drive, remove all the windows software and load Linux or similar software, as ...
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What's the correct way for developers to edit PDF?

Recently I got a task to manually add a Table of Contents to a PDF ebook generated by someone who left it out. I didn't know how to do it at first so I googled a lot and found some small tools but ...
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How do I liberate ebooks from Kindle device? [duplicate]

I have a Kindle ebook reader. How can I liberate ebooks that are stored on it? (transfer to my PC and make them readable on any device). Also, I tried copying my ebooks to Kindle directly, but they ...
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Can I have “clickable” links/references/index entries in an ePub?

In a technical book, it is common to have a reference to material in another part of the book. Can I use something like an <a href=""> tag in the HTML to provide a direct link? How would I do ...
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Without ebook creation software, can I fix formatting issues on an epub?

I have an epub copy of a book where all the lines are broken up wrong, and it ends up looking like really bad free form poetry. This makes the book really hard to read. Is there a way for me to fix ...
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What design patterns exist for responsive web design of ebooks?

What design patterns, best practice etc. exist for responsive web design of ebooks? I am creating an ebook with HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript that should be readable well at different devices (browser, tabled,...
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How can I embed fonts in a kindle ebook (azw3/kf8)

I want to read a Microsoft Word document (.docx format) on my Kindle Paperwhite, with its original two fonts (every third paragraph has a different font from the rest of the document). How do I do ...
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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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What can I do about Sigil breaking EPUB3 files

Sigil is an EPUB2 editor, but that doesn't prevent people from editing EPUB3 files, which end up with broken OPF when you save them. Sigil development seems to have stalled, the last year has ...
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Kindle Paperwhite VS Kobo Glo: Screen Contrast Comparison [closed]

The two e-readers are almost evenly matched in the physical features department. The only variable left out is the quality of the screens. Both have great support structures (e-book stores) that may ...
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Can a Sony 700 cover be repaired?

I use a Sony PRS-700 ereader while traveling (prefer old fashioned books). But after my last trip I noticed that the cover I bought along with the reader no longer holds it. The gray "clam" at the top ...
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Paperwhite error on open book, how do I get the error log?

I downloaded a .mobi file format book from Baen it opens fine on Calibre, and on my Kindle keyboard. When I try to open it on my Kindle Paperwhite I get this message Error An error occurred. If ...
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Is there a detailed guide for creating an ebook for Kindle in HTML/CSS

I want to be able to create an ebook on my own for Kindle. I want to do this in HTML, and then later use KindleGen and KindlePreviewer for generating a .mobi file and previewing. I've looked around ...
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How do I remove pages from an ePub file?

I have an eBook in .epub file format and I would like to remove the entire first and last pages of the book. How would I go about doing this?
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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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Using eReader to display maps

Is there a way to get map data (for example from OpenStreetMaps) on my eReader to access it in a user friendly way? I've already thought about two ways to display maps on my reader: Generate one big ...
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What text format is least likely to clash with ebook formats?

There are several different software products for collecting and formatting the electronic written word. Microsoft & Google, are two big names offering products, there are also many others. ...
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I have a printed version of a book does it allow me to possess an electronic copy?

I have a printed version (i.e. a hardback or paperback) of a book and I wonder whether this allows me to possess an electronic version of it (e.g. .pdf file). Edit: Isn't it allowed by the clause 107....
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If a book doesn't have DRM does that mean it is OK to give a copy to my friend to read?

I downloaded a book that does not have DRM (Digital rights management), I did not have to pay anything for it. Does this mean it is OK to give a copy of the book to my friend? Note: This question is ...
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EPUB 3.0 <dc:identifier>

My question is on the <dc:identifier>. Is the <dc:indentifier> unique and hashed to an IP address or MAC address?
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Is it possible to get rid of the search button (magnifying glass) from the bottom bar?

The Kindle Fire has a feature through which you can search your collections or the web at the touch of a button. This component can be accessed from the bottom bar, where the home, back, and favorite ...
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Are there any ebook libraries in Germany

Are there any programs that allow library books to be checked out, as ebooks, specifically in Germany? NOTE: Based on this meta post and this question, I have created this German version of the ...
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Format flash problem on Boox M92

My Boox M92 e-reader is brand new. I realized that internal storage was roughly 2GB/3GB full. (In fact it should have 4GB in total) I tried to format flash as I had nothing anyway, except maybe a ...
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custom bullets html ebook kindle

I am creating an ebook for Amazon's Kindle in HTML, and then later use KindleGen to convert it into the Kindle's MOBI version. The problem I am currently having is with custom bullets for nested ...
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How can I use pdftk to make changes to my PDF ebooks?

There are answers by asalamon74 (here), and by anthon (here, here and here), that use pdftk. I don't think I have pdftk installed on my ebook reader¹. How and where do I install it, and once ...
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Nook read 37 files in ePub as 37 chapters instead of 11 in toc.ncx

Nook read 37 files in my ePub as 37 chapters instead of 11 chapters as set out in toc.ncx (NCX file) -- the ToC as presented by Nook lists filenames for all the chapters that do not have navPoint / ...
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Is it a good idea to minify code when coding ePubs?

I typically minify my .css file because it's something I am used to when developing websites, but I have seen some people actually minify their .xml files (such as the .ncx, .opf, etc.). I have always ...
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How can I extract some chapters or sections from an ebook into a new one?

How can I easily extract some sections from an ebook and create a new one that will contain just those parts? It would be especially useful with omnibus ebooks when I want to read just some of the ...
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More than one chapter div in one epub file?

A self-publishing author started his book with two epigraphs and a prologue. I originally formatted this as one file, putting the epigraphs at the top of the page (separated by blank lines). The ...
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How to convert .epub to .pdb for testing

I've seen some conversion sites that can convert .epub files to .pdb files but I was unaware of a source library or a way to convert a file locally for testing on the Nook. So my question is: Do you ...
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How can I get access to my personal documents on Amazon for my Kindle?

I used to sync my personal documents to my Kindle via Amazon website "Manage my Kindle". Unfortunately there has been an update to Amazon’s website and there, under Manage my Kindle, I simply cannot ...
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Where can I source images for ebooks that are not restricted by reproduction limits nor dpi? [closed]

As you are probably aware, most image vendors restrict you to the number of reproductions you can make using their images. Many have additional licenses that you can purchase, but they are often ...
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How does the 3G carrier designation limit a Kindle's use?

I am looking into buying a used Kindle DX, and I've noticed that people describe their Kindles either as unlocked, or as belonging to a certain carrier (for example, AT&T). I don't live in the ...
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Legality of read-it-later services, most specifically Send to Kindle

I just got a Kindle, and the send-to-kindle applications look very appealing. I'm wondering about the legality of these read-it-later services. I know that some websites have terms saying that the ...
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Selling ebooks of school textbooks

I have a scan machine at my home so i have scanned a lot of school textbooks to create ebooks. I am wondering if it possible for someone to buy an ebook from me in this manner and for it to be legal. ...
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Public domain search tools/websites

Is there a united resource or program to search public domain works? By united I mean it searches in more than 1 website for my search term.
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If a publisher owns the rights to their own content does it become public domain if they go out of business?

If a publisher owns the rights to their content and they go out of business how can you find out who owns it? Does the content they created and published become public domain? Who would own the ...
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Dedicated ebook reader?

I'm looking for a device that allows me to read ebooks, but I don't want it to do much, if anything, else. So something that has a dedicated ebook reading design and functionality (so for example not ...
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What is “text to speech”?

I see some kindle books advertised on Amazon that say "text-to-speech: Enabled" what is this? How is it different from an audio book?
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What software should I use to write books, which can be exported to Lulu and CreateSpace?

I currently use PagePlus X6 to typeset books. It has the capability to export to .pdf files and .epub files. However, the generated files are being rejected by Lulu and CreateSpace. Is there an ...
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Will I be able to read PDFs in Cyrillic on Kindle (classic)?

I have many PDF's in Russian, with embedded fonts. Will I be able to read them on my Kindle (classic) device?
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Two kindles bricked, can there be a common cause?

I used to have a Kindle 3 (keyboard). After almost 3 years of honourable service, it started getting stuck more and more, until reset wasn't solving anything anymore. The very helpful Amazon customer ...
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Can I make custom fonts show up in iBooks?

Is it possible to include custom fonts in an ebook and have them show up in iBooks, or can you only use the various default fonts listed on the device?
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Is there any e-ink technology that can display colors?

I had opportunity to buy a Kindle Paperwhite and I was looking for an equivalent which support colors. Amazon have the Kindle Fire but it is a tablet technology which is not comparable to the e-ink. ...
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AWZ3 conversion not working

I'm attempting to convert a 26 meg AZW3 file to XML or HTML or TXT. I've tried a few online conversion sites, unfortunately they always fail with a very generic error message. I've installed Calibre ...

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