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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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What tag use is expected in an ePub toc.xhtml?

I asked a similar question at What do I need my (ePub) toc.ncx to have?, but thought to create a different question about what to do for a toc.xhtml file. The error I am getting when I try to ...
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What do I need my (ePub) toc.ncx to have?

I am trying to figure out an appropriate toc.ncx that EpubCheck will recognize as correct. Right now I have: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <ncx version="2005-1" xmlns="http://www....
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What does the blue circle with the underlined check mark mean in GPB?

What does the blue circle on the right of my book list indicate in Google Play Books? You see the first book in the image below expresses this icon which described verbally is a blue circle with an ...
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ePub validator is giving me errors. How can I address these reported errors?

I am working a "Christmas tree packet" version of a kind of (version 3.0) ePub I am working on, and I would like help understanding the results. This ePub includes images, and is available from https:/...
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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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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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How can I rename my Kindle books?

I know this is a bit anal of me, but I really don't like how some of the books I've purchased appear on my Kindle devices. The names are great when you're searching for products on Amazon, but they're ...
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Ereader for my app

I am looking for an ereader to incorporate in my app. I know lots of work has been done in this area and would not want to re-invent the wheel. Any good suggestions of open-source ereaders that can be ...
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how to read code part of technical book on kobo

I have many technical ebooks with coding examples but it's unreadable because there's no scrollbar and many lines are longer than my ebook screen. I have tried to change it in an open ebook by adding ...
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How can I print an image-only ebook as a physical book?

The Shabara Bhashya is an important text of Hindu philosophy, containing the traditional proof that Hinduism is true, but unfortunately it's out of print. It's in the public domain and available on ...
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What is the highest-performing free Linux command line converter that will convert HTML + cover to ePub?

I have been discovering that Calibre's ebook-convert runs painfully slow converting HTML + cover image to ePub with a >1M input. Pandoc also seemed slow. What, if anything, can I do to run things ...
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Calibre ignores headings from docx and html

After some update, Calibre began to ignore the document's structure while converting docx or htm to epub and mobi. Before that, everything was OK, so I could navigate my ebooks as easily as the source ...
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Kindle 5th needs repair

I have Kindle 5th generation, model number D01100. I had this problem for few years now and I gave up. Recently I tried to turn it on and to my surprise it worked. Unfortunately after reboot it showed ...
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What eBook conversions from HTML to Kindle and ePub scale best to 8MB input?

I am working with Calibre and now, from the command line, know how to use convert-ebook to transform HTML source to Kindle and ePub output. The operation is taking multiple minutes, possibly my fault ...
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Are DRM location sensitive?

It is quite frequent that a book available for sale in North America is not available in Europe, and conversely. However, it is quite legal to buy a book on one continent and to carry it with you when ...
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Can kindle fire highlight text while reading it

I Use Kindle fire HD 7th generation. I love and use Text to speech capability. Questions: Can kindle fire(Text to speech) highlight the text while reading it? Can any other app reads Kindle books(...
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How to open CBR comic books on PocketBook?

Currently, PocketBook does not support the comic books CBR file format. Is there any way to open them without prior extracting and converting it on PC?
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Is it possible to protect a certain e-book file with password on PocketBook?

Is it possible to set password to a ceratin e-book file on PocketBook? For instance, will it read a password protected archive?
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How can I create beautifully designed ebooks?

Are ebooks created in Photoshop? or I should first insert photos in M.S word then convert it to .pdf file? I want to create a ebook for marketing purpose. also, how can i have a menu in my ebook, so ...
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Ebook reader with pdf markup capabilities for reading outside

I have an iPad with an app called GoodReader, which allows me to decently mark up scientific articles. Yet, even a little bit of sun renders it useless. With kindle — my cousin has one — you can read ...
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Can a PDF run scripts or code?

Can a PDF run JavaScript? If yes what are the limitations of running scripts in a PDF when compared to a browser? Can it do network requests using JS? Can it run other types of scripts? Is ...
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how to create hypertext local to an EPUB document?

Trying to explain the title: I am creating an EPUB document which is a programming course. In the document I want to refer to texts describing labs: these are not in the main flow of the main document:...
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How to send library ebooks from Calibre to Nook

Since I went from Vista to a new laptop and Windows 10, Adobe Digital Editions won't let me download books from my local library. I have signed up with Calibre, but can't figure out how to transfer ...
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Is a refund for an eBook bought at Google Play possible if it has been downloaded as an ePub?

When you buy an eBook at the Book Section of Google Play, you can read it in the Google Books app. The Google Play site also has the option to download a copy in ePub format. If you have downloaded a ...
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Creating DjVu files similar to those Archive.org used to make

Archive.org unfortunately no longer generates DjVu files, but how did they generate them when they did? How can I generate my own DjVu files, replicating the settings they use: FORM:DJVU [81493] ...
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Can eBooks deleted from Kindle Cloud be 'repurchased' for free?

I recently permanently deleted my book from the Kindle Cloud and/or Content Library. I searched online and this is the information I read on the issue. It says: Important: After you delete an item ...
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How does Project Gutenberg structure their epubs?

I've started exploring some of the texts on Project Gutenberg and the first happens to be the Douay-Rheims bible. I'm looking at the Text section and just see a blob of documents not divided by any ...
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Things to consider for choosing an e-ink pdf ereader for science books and papers

I have taken a look at A4 size e-ink ebook readers for pdf files. I have found five models: SONY DPT RP1 Good e-reader 13.3" Onyx Boox Max Carta Dasung Icarus A4 And there is Remarkable, but that ...
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multi-state objects not working on Calibre

I'm looking for a functional reader for the ePub files that I create via InDesign and found Calibre so I'm still learning its features. So far I can't find or understand why the multi-state elements (...
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Is it time to do away with (e)book return policies?

I am developing a retail service platform for ebook authors and am at the point of asking myself whether or not to allow returns. Back when all books were print, returns were relatively simple. A ...
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Can I publish my book (paperback) using createSpace if I already initiated paperback and published Kindle edition in Amazon?

I have published my ebook in all Amazon websites (US UK DE FR ES IT NL JP BR CA MX AU IN). I also initiated paperback through Amazon. Unfortunately for Amazon India paperback option was not ...
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Can Kindle books handle side-by-side texts?

In the realm of bilingual print books, there are many "side-by-side" story books in which one page tells a story in one language, and the facing page tells the same story in another language. This ...
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How to create an ePub full-page image which properly reflows

I'm interested in taking some text and making an ePub e-book out of it. It has full-page images in it. Is there some way in ePub to make an image become a full-page image that properly gets reflowed ...
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Attempting to create an ebook for sale on kindle

I'm trying to create an ebook for sale on Amazon. I have Calibre and can sort out an epub version with automatic hyphenation, but when I convert to mobi it won't echo this (and I really want automatic ...
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How to merge margin notes from an ePub book to a modified version of the same book in GPB

I started reading an eBook and doing my normal annotations routine and later on discovered that the book could be greatly improved by adding a table of contents, a cover image, etc. I'm wondering if I ...
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How to get the fragment name with JavaScript

I'm trying to build an interactive ebook as a single page application. Everything works fine till now, except that I couldn't find a way to create a dynamic table of contents. My initial idea was to ...
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Looking for software to combine articles into ebook

I'm looking for a way to combine articles from the Internet into an ebook that I can then read on my ebook reader. I have tried: (1) using the Export Pocket to EPub Chrome extension, but all it did ...
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Kindle Fire 2nd gen gets stuck

I know it's old, but I bought a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from Amazon a couple of months ago. It keeps getting stuck, like it becomes completely unresponsive/ unresponsive to touch. The only way to "...
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Kindle does not show epub book correctly

I am trying to read the .epub version of this book, but when I open it in the kindle, the page numbers and the header of each page (which as you can see from that website correspond alternatively to ...
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Can I disable Calibre from doing any conversion?

I’d like to use Calibre purely for librarying and sync, and I don’t want it do do any conversion between different ebook formats. It is possible to turn off autoconversion when syncing ebooks with my ...
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How to trigger pagination recalculation when changing content via JS?

I wrote a little script in JavaScript that allows the user to switch the language of the text displayed. It simply works by hiding the language blocks except for the one corresponding to the language ...
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How to build ebooks from O'Reilly Atlas Projects?

I can't find a way to get two ebooks to build. (Mastering Bitcoin, Mastering Ethereum) Both projects are based upon asciidoc but using the O'Reilly build tool Atlas. How can I build this without ...
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Disable 3G wireless access on a Kindle Paperwhite

Is there a way to disable the 3G cellular access to preserve the battery while keeping the wifi access? Airplane mode kills both the cellular and the wifi.
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How to tell if an entire ePub ebook was downloaded for offline viewing?

How can I check if an ePub ebook was fully and correctly downloaded onto my iPad or iPhone without being corrupted? I want to be sure to read it in those situations where I can't connect to the ...
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I want to build an e-book server for my class

Our school has some ebooks. We want to build a server, to allow our students to login and read those ebooks online; we also want our students to be able to highlight some text in order to comment and ...
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E-reader that syncs progress across Linux and Android?

I've found some e-readers that support Linux and Android such as FBReader, but are there any that can sync progress across the two?
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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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Alternative to Kobo to solve line wrapping problem

I was given a Kobo as a gift. I like the idea of reading a book on an electronic device because I'd like to be able to click and see a definition of a word that I'm not familiar with, rather than ...
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Using Kindle Preview 3 export, Amazon says the file type is not supported

I converted a pdf file to mobi using Calibre, then opened the mobi file in Kindle Previewer 3. I have exported the file to desktop, and sent it to my Amazon Kindle email account. But I got the ...

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