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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Read Kindle books without Kindle or Kindle app?

For various reasons, I've become a fan of Amazon as a place to shop for physical book, so buying Kindle books would be a natural choice. However, based on my experience with the Kindle app on an ...
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Automating <a href=“”> Links (EPUB, HTML)

EDIT: Disregard this question, I solved it using regular expressions (I thought they wouldn't work in this scenario but they did) I'm working on a translation of a text which is divided into short, ...
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2answers
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Kindle app in android sync the audiobook mp3

I installed Kindle for android in my phone. I have ebook in mobi format and mp3. The mp3 is audiobook for the ebook. I have put the mobil and mp3 in Kindle folder. The ebook can read but how do I ...
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1answer
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collection shows as empty and refuses to populate — not syncing properly

I had a few collections on the Amazon Kindle web interface populated with books purchased through Amazon, readable through the web reader. However, I wasn't able get my Kindle to sync with the cloud ...
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1answer
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how to extract specific tag using calibre

I only want to use a specific "< d i v>" of the htmls to create epub, say, all the other part is useless. Because each of the htmls is about 20k, and there are a lot of junk informations, scripts, ...
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2answers
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How to set the font sizes of two text sections to be relative to each other?

I am editing an ebook, trying to mimic the original format of its text. In the book, footnotes are written in a smaller font with respect to normal text, and so are quotations; this means that a ...
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Why some magazine's pdf cover is the advertisement?

I encountered a problem that the cover of some magazine pdf is a full page of advertisement. I have to manually remove the first page by pdf editor. Is it common in the publishing industry?
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Epub conversion for a book in Hebrew

What is the best practice for converting an Indesign file in Hebrew to Epub format? I have produced two epubs in Ebglish in the past, but apparently in Hebrew it messes the whole layout up and some ...
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2answers
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How to read books on computer on kobo

I made an account on kobo, then bought a book, but then i have no idea what to press to read it, when i go there it says ''you already own this title, write a review or view in my books'' i go to view ...
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4answers
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What happens if I have used 2 different fonts in mobi/epub and user changes the font in the devise?

What happens if I have used 2 different fonts in my content for mobi/epub and user changes the font in the devise,like in kindle? does both the fonts change? if yes, is there any way to protect the ...
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1answer
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Which is the quickest way to change apostrophes to quotation marks?

I am proofreading a text, and I would like to change all occurrences of ' to the relevant character, ‘ or ’; ditto per " and double quotes. The task cannot be automated, because there are apostrophes ...
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1answer
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Is regex available in Sigil clip editor?

I see that the Sigil Clip Editor has some basic regex (e.g., the first numbered group \1 matches the entire selected text in the replace text and \U recalls the text with the entire selected text in ...
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3answers
43 views

Not able to edit the html of an ebook file

I have created an epub in Indesign. That ePub has been converted to a mobi file for kindle readers. Any ideas on how to edit the HTML/CSS of an epub or mobi file created in Indesign to make direct ...
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Can playbooks tell me how many times I've read the same book?

Ive been reading the same series for years now, (not the bible-haha) and am curious how many times ive gone through it. Thanks!!
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1answer
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Can I get just the EPUB file from the Kobo store?

I am interested in a DRM-free EPUB (Switching Social) available only on the Kobo store. If I purchase it, can I download just the EPUB file, without having to use the Kobo app? I'm quite happy with ...
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Drop caps on kindle (paperwhite)

I'm working on an ebook and struggling to make a 3 line tall drop cap work on the actual kindle. It looks great in the kindle previewer. But when I try it on the kindle the drop cap is about 2x too ...
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3answers
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cloud-based epub reading system with offline reading AND collections — what are my options?

Google Play books is getting to be cumbersome on so many levels. Most importantly, the android app has no way to organize ebooks by collections or different shelves. Yet Google Play Books is really ...
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On Kindle Fire 8, granting permission to Android apps

I have a Kindle Fire 8 (7th gen) to which I'm attached at the hip. I recently installed Google Play, mainly so that I can lose to my girlfriend in WordFeud on a larger screen. Meanwhile, I've started ...
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2answers
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How can I turn my hardcover book into a digital copy?

I have several books that I love reading but because of my asthma I would need them in digital format. The paper back is too old and would affect me. I tried to find one of them in digital format but ...
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3answers
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Can I change the cover of a mobi/epub book?

Can I change the cover of a mobi/epub book so that in Kindle or Aldiko reader software, the book cover is shown as my own customized cover?
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3answers
475 views

What are risks and disadvantages of publishing DRM-protected books for an author?

What are risks and disadvantages of publishing DRM-protected books for an author? Clearly some authors think that there are disadvantages of using DRM since they publish books without (e.g. Eric ...
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3answers
5k views

Can I create my own ebook cloud with Calibre?

I have heard that I can use calibre to create a cloud with all my books, not just ones from a specific vendor. How would I do it?
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Calibre error: Failed: Fetch news from

Just a Calibre usage question. When I click "news" I see a list of recipes to which I've subscribed, as expected. However, I'm looking for one specific recipe which doesn't seem to be listed. When ...
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I would like to view full cover of converted pdf ebook originally purchased on Kindle Store

I would like to view full cover of pdf ebook originally purchased on Kindle Store and then converted with Ultimate. I see the thumbnail on my adobe reader app on my ios device. I would like to know ...
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Create epub in Calibre without Document Outline?

I have a book that's made up of a bunch of .tif images. I have all the individual .tif files, and a pdf that's just them all put together. I'm trying to make a .epub file for the book. When I try to ...
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Extract highest quality images from a pdf. Handle annotations & jpeg 2000 in Ubuntu

I am trying to extract the highest resolution images I can from a pdf, so that I can clean it up via scantailor. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. pdfimages -list returns three files for each page: 1 ...
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How to send web pages to a Kindle from Firefox?

I'm looking to send web pages to a Kindle from Firefox, so am looking at: https://www.online-convert.com/ Unlike Calibre, there's no convenient share button. There is an upload button for "the ...
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1answer
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Copy Chapter Numbers And Titles from TOC to Individual Chapters

All of the chapters in my EPUB contain only the text of the chapter and do not have the chapter number or the chapter title at the beginning of the body. The Table of Contents file, (nav.xhtml) has ...
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1answer
246 views

How to add a calibre bookmark txt to manifest

I converted my docx into a epub file using Calibre but Smashwords is saying that the META-INF/calibre_bookmarks.txt file is not listed in the manifest. Below is their full explanation. Does anyone ...
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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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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 - Reading progress line has disappeared

Recently I've updated my Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2nd gen) to the 5.7.3 version. And everything was fine. But then suddenly while reading a book I'd noticed that a line with my current book reading ...
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13answers
96k views

Reading PDFs on Kindle device

I have many interesting books and documents in PDF format. Can I read PDFs on Kindle in comfortable way? My concern is, that PDFs are adapted to the print page size and Kindle screen is much smaller....
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ppt conversion for kindle

How is ppt converted to mobi? Since many websites manage the conversion it would seem to be possible.
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Android reader that will ignore PDFs, use my directory structure?

I have an Android tablet (ASUS) that I use for reading PDF files (mostly scientific papers) using Adobe Reader. It works well for that, and I have a thousand or so papers on it, indexed in my own ...
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epubcheck error: mimetype entry missing or not the first in archive

I have an ePub that returns "mimetype entry missing or not the first in archive" error in epubcheck, even though the mimetype file is correctly placed. How to fix that?
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1answer
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How does Kindle know my login at first boot?

I have just received my Kindle Paperwhite, which I ordered through my Amazon account (it was not a gift). I've connected the usb cable, it started up. Connected to my wireless, and then I am ...
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Is Markdown a viable source format for writing ebooks?

I've for some time enjoyed using Markdown to handle straightforward text formatting, image presentation and the like, which I use for keeping notes, or drafting blog content. I'm aware that different ...
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1answer
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Create a DRM Compatible reader?

If I were to create an ePub reader application for mobile devices, how could I receive authorization to allow DRM protected books purchased from other eBook stores to run on my app (legal only, no ...
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Do epub and paperback publication of same book need seperate Identification number (like ISBN)?

Does the epub and paperback publication of same book requires separate following identifiers ? ISBN ISSN ISMN URN LCSH DDC
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2answers
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How to correct unicode errors after converting file format?

To convert epub to mobi I utilized on online tool, but it seems to have resulted in odd unicode errors. Throughout the text there are 0092, 0093 and 0094 in place of punctuation. Is this likely to ...
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editing the font for a Mobi file

How can I edit a mobi file from Calibre to change the font? Converting from epub to mobi allows specifying fonts, but it seems that mobi cannot be edited. (As an aside, I'm not opposed, entirely, to ...
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1answer
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Problem with hyperlinks after converting chm to epub with calibre

I have a book in .chm format and I had to convert it into .epub format so I used Calibre for Windows for this operation. I am satisfied with the result except for a hyperlink problem. There are some ...
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1answer
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How can I get an HTML input converted to PDF at 6x9" or otherwise for KDP paperback creation?

I am trying to get from HTML originally intended for Kindle formats, to an output appropriate to KDP paperback format. Calibre appears to be producing 8 1/2 x 11" output, too large for this service ...
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How can I find duplicate epub books based on word count?

I made a custom column in calibre and filled it with the word count using the well-known plugin (originally for page count). I would like to use these numbers for hints of duplicates in my large ...
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4answers
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What information does my Kindle share with Amazon?

One of my Kindles spends most of it's time in the car. Most books are loaded to it from my PC, via Calibre. I almost never turn the WiFi on because it just burns up the batteries looking for a ...
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automate the sending of Calibre recipes to Kindle?

How do I configure calibre to "sync", or at least automagically, send "books" to my kindle? Not "books" per se, but, specifically, magazines and other items through the "news" button on calibre. ...
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How do I export Wikipedia article collections to epub?

I used to do that a year or two ago and it was pretty straightforward back than (there was Export to epub link or something like this on the left pane of a Wikipedia page). Not any more! Currently, ...

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