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How to remove extraneous page numbers from ePub TOC

I've created this epub file as an export from an Indesign file, and it's got two problems that I can see immediately: The ToC includes page numbers after the chapter titles, even though I've created ...
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What are "open" and "closed" settings in PDF bookmarks?

This is an excerpt extracted from the PDF bookmark, using JPdfBookmarks: Believe It or Not: Scientific Progress!?/44,Black,notBold,notItalic,closed,FitPage The Whole Is More Than the Sum of ...
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Windows explorer - preview thumbnail of MOBI and AZW files

I am able to preview epub thumbnail on windows explorer via CBX Shell. However, MOBI and AZW files didn't have a thumbnail. How to solve the problem? Should I convert to epub files?
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Transferring “copied to kindle” mobi ebook files from one iPad to another

I just upgraded my iPad and have the kindle app on both. My problem is that I have a lot of ebooks stored on my old iPad that were sent to me as advance reader copies via bookfunnel etc. that were ...
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PDF Compressor online / software

I have a very large Ebooks I would like to Compressor their sizes and maintaining the highest possible quality. Is there Best PDF Compressor software or online website that I can Upload my private ...
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Kindle App for Win 10 PC's

Since Amazon has discontinued the windows kindle App and instead replaced it with their cloud offering - which sucks to say the least. Anyone know where I may be able to download a kindle app for my ...
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What are the consequences of changing my Kindle's region?

I used to live in the US, but now I live in Germany. I own a lot of books on the US Amazon site. I'd like to switch my Kindle to Germany so I can purchase books in German...but if I do, what happens ...
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What content should be placed in the PDF Document Properties of a PDF Ebook?

I plan to release a free PDF download of a book I wrote, which recently went out-of-print reverting all rights to me. I am getting the printed book scanned into PDF files, one for each chapter. I am ...
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Kindle App not available on my Samsung tablet; how can I access my library?

I want to read my many kindle titles on my newish Samsung Tablet but the Kindle app is not available for the model. What can I do?
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Publishing in serveral formats: what CSS code to use?

There's the site "Can I use" to show which CSS keyword is compatible with which browser. But is there the equivalent for books format? For instance, I'm trying to make several book formats ...
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Kindle doesn't read the files after being formatted

I have borrowed my friend's old kindle to read some files on it. They were plenty and he had a large archive himself. So, I had to transfer them somewhere else. But the capacity was still full so I ...
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What formats do people sell on their website? [duplicate]

I just published my first book, and it's available on both Amazon and iBooks. I also want to sell it on my website, but I'm still a little confused about the format options. The original epub version ...
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Can I expect one chapter per html file in an Epub?

Is this the rule or can I find several chapters in an html file? Having 1 chapter helps moving back and forth chapters or set bookmarks.
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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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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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Code block formatting in KDP

I am planning to create an ebook and publish on Amazon (kdp) format. However,When I converted my rough copy to kdp . The code formatting was not up to the mark . What is the best way to include code ...
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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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Are there any open e-book file formats that support statistics gathering?

Are there any open e-book file formats which support gathering of anonymous statistics (e.g. how many times an e-book has been opened) by the content creator? By "support", include both the support ...
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eBook format in nowadays: EPUB is de facto standard?

It is a basic and old question... There was a "format war" for ebooks (a "Tower of eBabel" for users)... EPUB won? Wikipedia says that   «... EPUB format is the most widely supported vendor-...
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Calibre changes font coverting AZW book to EPUB

I'm trying to convert an azw book to epub. Calibre completes the conversion with no problem, but the font has changed (to something ugly). I know I can use the look and feel settings to fix this, but ...
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Adding a language that Calibre does not recognize

I want to add languages that Calibre does not have in its database, such as Farsi (an alias for "Persian") and Hindavi (the precursor to Urdu and Hindi), so that I can use those languages in the ...
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How to upload my Malayalam book in Kindle?

I have published books in Malayalam language through Creative Space. Now I know that kindle is accepting Malayalam language books and when I try to upload the files (as per KDP they need docx file),...
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ebook-edit in calibre automation with python

I want to write a python automation program for merge html files in a epub using ebook-edit(in MacOS sub directory) in calibre. I know how to do it manually but I want to it many epub files ...
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How does Google Play choose page number / how to influence it?

Our book has quite simple page numbering: 1, 2, 3 and so on. (We don't use any special numbering for the first pages, e.g.: the book title is on the page 1, technical information about the book is on ...
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How to access developer tools in iBooks on macOS Monterey (version 12)

How do I access developer tools in iBooks on macOS12 (Monterey)? We have epubs with multiple-choice questions, and we use Javascript to make them interactive (i.e. click on an option, see if you're ...
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Disable extra (page?) numbers showing up in kobo

Hello I am packaging an epub book and I'm seeing numbers that aren't in my source on kobo. It looks like they're being added by kobo. They don't show up on Calibre or apple books.app or on kindle. ...
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How do I direct links in popup-footnotes directly to main text?

Using calibre and epub3 I'm using popup footnotes (with epub:type). In some of the footnotes I present links (ex. a link to Chapter 2) to the main text. This referred text should not be presented in ...
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How to make a custom Kindle dictionary be case insensitive?

I'm developing a custom Bulgarian Dictionary for Kindle, in .mobi format (source code is here: https://github.com/yanosh-k/bulgarian_dictionary). I've manged to successfully create a working version, ...
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The mimetype file has an extra field of length n error, while generating an ebook from command line

I'm using command line in linux to generate an ebook from a directory. I use these commands to generate: First I add mimetype in the epub. zip -0 mp.epub mimetype Next I add META-INF/ and OEBPS/ ...
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Lookinɡ for online document to epub converter

I have been lookinɡ for an free online docx or doc to epub converter, thouɡh somethinɡ always seems to be somethinɡ a bit weird about the converters [not havinɡ imaɡes after conversion, addinɡ extra ...
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Changing the Sleep mode activation on the Kindle Paperwhite 10th generation

Is there a way to extend the time before a kindle paperwhite 10th generation goes into sleep mode?
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How to send a long web page to a Kindle device?

What's the simplest solution to send a long web page to a Kindle device? Normally I use five filters, but it sometimes barfs. In this case I'm guessing it's simply the size of the page. I'm ...
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Any way to identify source of traffic on Amazon KDP?

Given a kindle book published on Amazon KDP, is there a way to find out from where traffic or sales came from? For example, I might add links pointing to my book on my website, or on social media, on ...
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It's possible to add a background-color: / background: BLACK (with white text) for a page in an AZW3 ebook?

I'm trying to make a page black background with white text but it doesn't work. (AZW3 format) Any ideas for html code? I've tried both background and background-color and they don't work.
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Why is the battery life so bad on my new PocketBook InkPad Color?

I quite recently bought a brand new PocketBook InkPad Color, having read something about "a month per charge". But now I've yet again recharged it because it was almost out of power after ...
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How do I know how many pages my manuscript will make in kindle ebook format?

I am planning to write a book. I will be using LibreOffice writer for that. After completing the work I will make a pdf file and import it in kindle. But what I want to know before hand is the number ...
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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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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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Continuous scroll for ePub reader in PWA

Is anyone aware of limitations that would prevent an ePub reader within a PWA built with Typescript/Javascript in an Ionic/Angular framework from having continuous/infinite scroll?
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How long does it take Kindle app to learn your reading speed?

I'm fairly new to eBooks on Kindle, and in case it matters, I'm using the Kindle App on my oversized smartphone instead of a dedicated Kindle device. I love the feature that estimates the time ...
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How to convert jarirreader format to PDF/Mobi

I do have a book extension is .jarirreader from https://jarirreader.com/ However I can't read / convert the book unless i open it with there app. here is the book structure. Images contains the ...
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ePub 3: Finding the Navigation document

I've been looking at a few different ePub3s (programatically, not through ePub-specific software), and notive that the navigation document containing the TOC doesn't seem to be constantly named. Is ...
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Kindle eBook turns into two page layout in landscape

I created a fixed layout ebook for Kindle which displays a single page in portrait and two pages in landscape. I didn't use any special code for this behavior so, how can I avoid this?
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SD Cards with Unusual File Types

Background: My dad died last year and I inherited sd cards (not micro) in plastic cases. These cards have several directories that all end in .RES Each directory has about 30 files in it. Two of the ...
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How to call a plugin from command line?

How to, lets say, hyphen an ebook with Hyphenate This! plugin from command line?
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How can I sync a google doc from my G-drive with my kindle account?

I know that Kindle fire allowed for document syncing with the Amazon Cloud Drive, but I was wondering if the same can be done with my Kindle Paperwhite.
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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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How does the Kindle's reading rate algorithm work?

One of the Kindle Touch updates included a "Time-to-Read" feature. It seems to be based loosely on how fast I turn the page. I usually turn back to the cover when I start reading a new book and flip ...
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Malayalam epub to Kindle format

There are some good Malayalam books in DCBooks for purchase. It's in epub format. Have to use DCBooks ebook reader application to read. I don't like to read in mobile ... I want this in Kindle. I ...
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Editing a published epub book

I have tried for several hours to edit an eBook with Calibre, the page I wish to edit comes on screen but will not edit. I have read the instructions a dozen times and I cannot find an answer to what ...

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