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Copying notes, bookmarks, highlighting, etc. added to a .pdf file on a Kindle to computer or other kindle

I am using K2pdfopt to reflow the content of scientific papers (that are in .pdf format) so that they are formatted for my Kindle. On my Kindle, I add bookmarks, highlighting and notes to the papers ...
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Kindle for PDF only

Should I buy kindle for reading PDFs only? I usually read lots of books on programming, software development and investment only. So, Should I buy kindle for the same. Because as far as I know these ...
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damaged kindle- change lines per page?

this is a long shot but I thought I would try: My older Kindle (6", b&w, no backlight) has sustained some damage to the bottom (1/3" or less) of the screen - not visibly cracked just unresponsive....
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Is there any tool I can use to examine the differences between two OCR pdfs?

I have pdf's to two solutions manuals for a textbook, and I'm trying to determine how much they differ by analyzing both copies with some sort of tool. Does such a thing exist? Is there any other way ...
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Cover image size by ebook format

For my first ebook, I am designing a cover. I wonder what size the cover image should have. I use pandoc to create the epub 2 file, but I want to try other formats eventually. Is there a ...
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Is there a standardized or recommended image format, size, and resolution when embedding images?

I would like to embed images into my ebook, but I could not find any general references that describe "best practices" related to image format, size and resolution. Are there any standardized or ...
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What ebook format to choose?

Frequently we need to resolve what format, platform and so on, will be the most useful for a particular project. Right now I need to compare the features of digital book formats in order to deliver a ...
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How much does Amazon make on Royalties earned but not paid?

A recent answer here indicates Amazon has a pretty restrictive payment policy. So minor authors selling books in multiple countries could have hundreds of dollars due them that have not yet hit the '...
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Kobo by FNAC does not show covers when sleeping

I've got a new Kobo and, although I've heard it used to show book covers when sleeping, mine only shows the FNAC logo in the screen. First I thought it used to happen because I was only using it to ...
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Kindle: recovering credits for a book by removing it on a device?

I have reached the maximum number of devices authorized for the delivery of a Kindle ebook. However, I'm no more using one of the devices where I have delivered the book. Is there a way to recover the ...
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On a Kobo Glo how do you change the desktop/screen saver?

I have recommended books from Kobo on the screen saver/desktop and I want to delete it as well as a few other things. Is there a 'manage your desktop' facility?
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Royalties on self-published ebooks on Amazon

Do you get your royalties as a one-off payment, or you are paid per sale of each publication on an ongoing basis?
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Adding Page Numbers in Word

How do I add page numbers to an ebook in Microsoft Word, in the following format: No numbers on opening pages (Title page, Copyright, Dedication) First page Number appears at bottom of Chapter 1 ...
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How can non-US customers buy Kindle Active Content

Kindle Active Content allows software to be purchased and used on the e-ink Kindles. It is however only available to US customers. Is there any way for foreign customers to buy these items? I have ...
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How can I get my reader to realize it has been updated?

Quite a while ago now, the Kobo Store replaced the Sony Reader store, and my ereader (a Sony PRS-T1) was updated to reflect this (there is now a link to the Kobo store on the device, instead of the ...
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Whats the best program to use to make ebooks [closed]

I've been using Sigil so far to make epubs but i was wondering if there's any better programs i could use, preferably free but doesn't have to be, that would be more efficient. The bulk of the books ...
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I have a weird error on Sigil regarding my fonts

I use three fonts in my ebook. Two of them Sigil is okay with. However, the primary font is kicking the weirdest error. Every time I validate, Sigil gives me two errors for each member of the font ...
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What triggers the “adult” designation on Amazon Kindle books (romance genre)?

I do software development for an ebook publisher specializing in Romance novels. One thing we encounter from time to time is that a book gets classified by Amazon as "adult". That effectively removes ...
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Is there a standard file format for distributing digital comic books?

The standard for pirated comic books seems to be a .cbz/.cbr format, as well as a less frequent epub. .pdf is being a discouraged (some would say unforgivable) option but not unheard of in the pirate-...
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Will I be able to put Kobo books on my Sony Reader?

As you may or may not know, Sony's Reader store closed, and they ported everything over to Kobo's services. However, in the past, I have had a lot of trouble buying Kobo books for use on my Sony ...
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I only see the download links for DRMed ebooks on my Kobo Library

Am I not allowed to download copies of DRM-free books? Do I have to use the app to view them?
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Amazon eBook Self-Publishing vs Major Publishing Houses

Quick question for anyone who has some insight... Do the major publishing houses have a different process for publishing ebooks through Amazon than "independent" publishers? I get the feeling that, ...
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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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Converting raw text to Epub

I have some raw text documents, mainly novels and theater plays that I would like to convert to EPUB. What is the best way to do that? Should I use an intermediate format? Can it be automated?
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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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What should I consider when purchasing a solar charger for my Kindle?

Inspired by a comment on Are there any solar-powered ebook reader? suggesting a stand alone solar charger. I search and found several inexpensive charges ranging from 4000 mAh to 10,000 mAh. I have ...
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The content of “My Clippings” file are not shown when in the book

I have written some notes and highlighted some parts of one of my e-books on kindle. I can see those notes and highlights when I open the "My Clippings" file. But when I open the book, and try to see ...
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How to remove an article from kindle and Amazon cloud permanently

I have kindle paperwhite (firmware version 5.4.4.2). My view settings are: On Device | My Items | Collection Issue : After long press on article and selecting "Remove from device", article is still ...
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Green key associated with mobi file in Kindle File Folder

I downloaded a mobi file from a public forum but when I copied the file to my Kindle, I don't see in the list of books available for reading. So when I looked back in the PC, the files, I see a key ...
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Can I remove the dictionary/wikipedia function from a Sony Reader?

I hate how if I accidentally tap a word/phrase when I am reading, it pops up options to check a dictionary or wikipedia - this often freezes my reader. Is there a way I can remove this functionality ...
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what 's the alternative to paperwhite in my old kindle?

I have bought Kindle touch 3g two years ago, it's a great device and I'm happy when reading books on it. But I have a set of questions: I read at night a lot so I miss the built in light and I have ...
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What are the actual on/off/sleep states for and how do you hard reset a Kindle WiFi?

I recently purchased a Kindle device (the current non Touch WiFi model) for an AP. I don't live locally but that doesn't get me off the hook for supporting it. Unfortunately, as my device is the ...
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Syncing Kindle for PC with Kindle for Samsung and Kindle for IPad

I've searched but been unable to see a solution. I previously synced my various devices after receiving advice to put my books into collections via Kindle for PC. I have now again worked on my ...
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Is there any ereader that can split the document in to 2

I am looking for an ereader that allow me to split the screen in to 2, so that I can read different pages of a file at the same time, or I even can open 2 files together? I have searched a lot but ...
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Does the MOBI file format for Kindle use the same CSS standards as browsers?

I am working with a designer who is helping me format a .MOBI file for Kindle devices. We're having a little trouble with a table of contents, where the indentation of lines is not being placed ...
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How to hide/delete/ignore a specfic span type

I am generating HTML output for ePub from LaTeX source. But, am having difficulty eliminating the "Chapter " at the start of each chapter. So, wondering if there is an easy way to tell the ...
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Block quotes in numbered lists that don't interrupt numbering

I am working on a book that has a long lists of paragraphs that are numbered as in a numbered list. Within several of the paragraphs are blockquotes, and one in particular has a blockquote followed by ...
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Scaling all pages in a PDF or DJVU file to the same size

I have a couple of PDFs and DJVU documents that I want to read on an ereader (namely, Kobo Touch). However, the size of the pages differ, between cover and actual content, and even between two ...
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Desktop publishing programs that are capable of including videos in an ebook

I know InDesign and QuarkExpress can do this. But does anyone know something else? Some open source tool would be nice. But any hint is appreciated.
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Deliver Emailed or Converted Books to Amazon Cloud Reader and PC Reader

I use the Amazon Cloud Reader and PC Reader, but I can only view books purchased through Amazon in them. In fact, it won't let me deliver other books - those I emailed to Amazon for conversion or ...
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how to secure documents with personal DRM

Is it possible to secure my own documents with some kind of DRM so that they can only be read by a specific person?
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How can I add custom fonts to my Kobo ereader?

Is it possible to add custom fonts to my Kobo ereader? How can I do that?
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Does something about DjVu prevent making a free viewer on iOS?

Is there something about the technology and rights to the DjVu ebook format that explains why it's only available for iPhone by purchasing an app or by making an in-app purchase in a free app? I saw ...
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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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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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Kindle Devices Which Support Two Page Layout

Which kindle devices, exactly, support two page layout spreads and which do not?
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Is there an Android reading app that synchronizes across devices?

I have been using Aldiko and Kindle for reading on my Android devices, but I find it annoying to always have to convert epub books to mobi format just so I can synchronize them across devices using ...
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How do I ensure my Hebrew displays correctly in the Kindle apps and EPUB readers?

I've got text which is in English and Hebrew with vowels. This needs to display correctly, i.e. English left to right and Hebrew right to left with the correct placement of vowels in the iOS and ...
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How can I verify that the statistics provided by an DIY publisher are accurate?

We want to publish an (e)book through an DIY publishing company. (We haven't choose one yet). How can we verify/be sure/cross-check that sell statistics of the publisher is accurate? For example, we ...
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Are back-of-the-book indexes useful?

Are back-of-the-book indexes useful in electronic texts? I'm aware that people can search for anything they want in an electronic text and be taken there at the press of a button. But indexes don't ...

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