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Security risks when the Kindle(Paperwhite) is plugged into a PC

Are there any security risks to plug a Kindle Paperwhite in a PC (imagine infected with viruses PC)? I mean for both the software of the Kindle and the PC?
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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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Are Tor Ebooks DRM Free?

Tor has made a few statements in the past about going DRM Free. Does that carry through to downstream retailers? If I buy a Tor book on Amazon (marketed as a Kindle book) or on Barnes and Noble (...
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How to change Kindle Windows 8 into a 'normal app'

I read a lot of books on my netbook using Kindle for Windows 8. However, I am often very frustrated that is uses the 'metro' interface which consumes the full screen. I would like to use my Kindle app ...
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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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Convert Blog to book

I prefer reading technical blogs in Kindle, is there an easy way to convert a technical blog from any site – MSDN blog or personal sites – to a e-book format like .mobi? I am aware of http://...
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What information does B&N collect about my Nook Usage?

My wife and I both have nooks attached to the same account. I have noticed that the when I open up a book that I have been reading on her Nook(usually because I let my battery go dead) that it knows ...
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How can I cut down on superfluous Instapaper files on my Kindle?

I regularly use the Instapaper service to send articles from my browser to my Kindle (Paperwhite if it matters). The settings allow for sending a new digest every time there are X new articles to be ...
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Would extracting the Kindle highlights from the 'my clippings' file break some usage policy?

I read all sort of things on my kindle, not only ebooks bought on Amazon, so often I want to get hold of the highlights and use them as notes or memories of what I've read (think there are online apps ...
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Any opensource or free css stylesheets for books?

I am creating epub using sigil. Every book has almost (if not all) same elements: Headings, paragraphs, images, tables, quotes, boxes, notes, footnotes, references, bibliography etc. I don't have a ...
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Ebooks file naming scheme — Books in a series

Is there a best practice for naming books that come in a series? What is the best practice keeping things straight? Dilemma #1: The book publication dates don't match the Chronological order of ...
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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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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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Do book prices tend to fluctuate with seasonality

Do book prices tend to change with seasonality? I'm especially interested in: Do prices tend to increase, decrease, or stay the same during the holiday season (i.e. Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.)? Is ...
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This title is not currently available for purchase?

I have been primarily reading eBooks using Play Books on my Android tablet, however today I tried out the Amazon Kindle app and tried to download some of their free eBooks to test it out and compare ...
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How to remove white margins from ePub in Google Play Books

Google Play Books seems to put a default white margin in every ePub being reading. But this is bad for making responsive covers in the first page. Even with margin set to zero in both html and body ...
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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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Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo Glo and Calibre Viewer?

Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo device (I own a Glo, but it should not matter I think) and Calibre internal viewer? I'm aware that there is a plugin for Calibre that can export ...
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How beneficial was the Baen Free Library to Baen publishing?

Did Baen publishing ever release information that quantitatively illustrated whether their business approach of publishing older books for free in Baen Free Library resulted in increased revenue?
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Kindle Paperwhite Repair Code 2

One of my Kindle Paperwhite's recently came up with "Your Kindle needs repair" with a Repair Code 2. Amazon instantly sent out a new device, no questions asked (bit odd). Which is great, but they ...
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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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When an Amazon account contains more than 1023 purchased Kindle books, how do you access the books beyond the 1023rd book?

When the Kindle Paperwhite is synced with the Amazon account, it never syncs beyond 1023 (2^10 - 1) books. How do you access books beyond the 1023rd book in an Amazon account on a Kindle Paperwhite?
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Kindle Book published old version

I am the book author and I have access to KDP and can preview my internal texts from there. I have checked and double checked the internal version did indeed update to fix typo and a program (for ...
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Any way in Google Play books to reset my location to the beginning of a book?

If I previously read a book that I bought on Google play, and wish to read it again --- is there a way to tell the Google server to forget about all the progress I made reading the book the first time ...
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Kindle - single gesture / action to go “back”

With touch screen E Ink Kindle devices, is there some way to trigger the back button / action without having to tap twice (i.e. once to trigger the top menu and then again to press the back button)? ...
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What is the native pixel resolution of the viewable area on a Kindle Paperwhite 2 when displaying a .pdf file?

My goal is to produce files which, when displayed, are rendered 1:1, pixel-for-pixel, in order to ensure maximum text clarity. The values provided in the GUI version of the k2pdfopt program, seem to ...
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Generating Previews

I have ~1500 generated .epub files and their indesign files I need a script or program to generate previews for these EPUBs. Preview could be in jpeg or epub format. By preview I mean first 10 ...
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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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Where is the best place to get Calibre?

If you search for Calibre you find multiple places to get this free ebook management tool from. I know some people have downloaded it and got lots of junk at the same time. from others, I keep ...
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How can I extract all the pictures from an ebook?

I read most of my books in txt format. I use Calibre to convert them to that format. While it works great for books that are mostly text, some ebooks which contain pictures can be very confusing when ...
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What are the advantages, risks and possible disadvantages of buying ebooks with DRM?

What are the advantages, possible drawbacks or potential risks of buying ebooks with DRM (from the readers perspective, compared to non-DRM books)? Is DRM a good or a bad thing for readers? Does ...
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How to add external epub to Kobo Desktop?

My Kobo Aura HD H2O is "in the mail" so I'm trying to prepare for it by adding existing non-DRM ePub books that I already own. Ideally I'd like to be able to add books to the Kobo Desktop App and ...
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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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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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How do I delete a book off of my Kindle account?

I've noticed that once you buy a book on a kindle account, it's there forever! You can't shake it. How do I get rid of a book on a kindle account?
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How to run EpubCheck on Windows?

How to run EpubCheck on Windows and verify ePub erros without uploading to validator.idpf.org?
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Can books be transferred from Nooks to Kindles and back?

I'm currently using a Nook, but considering switching to Kindle hardware. Is there a simple way to keep books synced across devices, or at least to move purchased ebooks from one to the other?
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How can I optimize an epub file?

How can I optimize an epub file, in order, but not limited to: limit the chances of compatibility issues? make it faster to load and to be processed from the reader? keep its look consistent ...
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Are there any specific features that I should look for in an eBook reading application?

I am a beginner to eBooks, and as somebody who has been "outside" of eBooks I've only ever heard of Amazon's Kindle and seen a variety of options for purchase on Google Play. I have recently ...
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Big screen dimensions or high DPI for vision impaired users?

I'ld like to get my dad an ebook reader for Christmas. Yet, he is a bit vision impaired which means that he only has a good reading experience with bigger and sharper/clearer/more-acurate font ...
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Kindle paperwhite loses the Wifi connection all the time

I recently purchased an new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and I wanted to configure the Wifi. My Wifi router hides the SSID (it is not broadcasted) and I am able to connect the Kindle by entering the SSID ...
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Is it possible to convert Pocket articles into epub format?

I'd like to know if there is an easy way to convert Pocket articles to .epub format. For those that don't know Pocket, it is a service that let's you save articles from any website, blog, and so on, ...
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Calibre: Author with the word “and” in the name?

Sometimes a book doesn't really have an explicit "author", but is rather authored by some group. So for example maybe there's a book about Croatian politics that's by "The Croatian Studies Institute"....
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PRS-T2 very slow with some PDFs

I have a PRS-T2 and use it a lot. Sometimes I convert documents to PDF in LibreOffice, then upload them to the ereader (using Calibre on a Mac). It works, but quite often turning a page can take ...
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How does Adobe Digital Editions work with Kobo's DRM?

In some occasional cases, books purchased from the Kobo store must be read or run through Adobe's Digital Editions software. What is the benefit to this requirement, why use Digital Editions ...
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Kindle Touch Battery Replacement

Can I replace the internal battery of my Kindle Touch. How do I go about this? What battery does it use? Where can I find a replacement?
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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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How to manage my e-book library across my devices

So I have a reasonable collection of ebooks, and it starts to be a mess. My collection is a mixture of ebooks from Amazon (Kindle) and pdf. I have one laptop, one kindle, one android tablet and one ...
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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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Does Amazon accept fixed layout ePubs?

Since Amazon offers conversion on their site from an .epub file to .mobi file do they support fixed layout ePubs or is it only for KF8 files?

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