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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

I want to be able to read research papers and if you have ever seen one they have two columns of text per page, does the Kindle format this is a user friendly way? Can it display any article from the ...
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How to sort on books that aren't in a specific format in calibre

I'm using calibre to convert my books from pdf to mobi. My issue is that I have hundreds of books that are already in the mobi format and I'm looking only to convert the books that aren't already in ...
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Delete books from the sony erearder TRS1?

I have a Sony Ereader TRS 1 and I want to delete books from my library on the pc. It only lets me delete books from the "All Available Books" drop down menu - NOT from the "Purchased from the Store" ...
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Fix spelling errors in epub file via rtf of same book?

I am reading a book I got as ePub but it has a lot of OCR errors, for example: "is" becomes "!5" and so on. I tried to find another version of the book without the errors but the only one I could find ...
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How do I add an ISBN to Calibre ebook?

According to the Calibre website: Click the book you want to edit and then click the Edit metadata button or press the E key. A dialog opens that allows you to edit all aspects of the metadata. It ...
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My Amazon book does not have links from ToC to chapters, why?

I recently wrote a book. The book is published. When I looked over the result, I found out that the Table of Contents does not have links going to the individual chapters (and sections within ...
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What is the formula for converting a 10 digit ISBN to a 13 digit ISBN?

I didn't see this question here yet so I thought I would ask if someone has the formula for converting a 10 digit ISBN to a 13 digit ISBN and vice-versa. I know there are several sites that offer ...
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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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Cheap Hackable e-ink ebook reader [closed]

I'm looking for a seriously cheap ebook reader that is hackable. I want to turn it into a bed-side alarm clock. Someone mentioned Onyx Boox, but there's 3 problems with them, (1) way too big, (2) ...
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Bulk conversion of PDF books to DJVU/MOBI/EPUB

I have an extensive library of heavily formatted PDFs which I'd like to convert. I've tried Calibre on Windows and GNU/Linux, but it throws a few errors and bails. Can someone recommend software for ...
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Converting a gmail email to kindle as readable document

I have a kindle paperwhite. I have html formatted email I'd like to read on my kindle. I tried several steps, but every time I try, I end with a document with pictures in it. Like pdf. Output is not ...
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Size of Epub Title Page (not cover)

The title page is part of a book's front matter. The problem, of course, is that the concept of "page" in an ePub is slippery. In order to create a good-looking title page, some publishers embed a ...
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How to discover/work around a limited number of devices for Kindle ebooks?

After reading Nathan's answer to this question, I was surprised that there was a limit on the number of devices you can download book to. I'm assuming this is controlled by Amazon but I would like to ...
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Is there any way to get a discounted ebook if I already have the book?

I have a bunch of physical books, and I would like to have ebook versions of some of them. It doesn't seem like I should have to pay the full ebook price. I know about Matchbook, but these aren't ...
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Can readers display books “by the page”

Most readers I've encountered show their book contents as text, ie. as a continuous stream, instead of the "page view" you find in physical books or PDF. the "next page" button brings you not to "one ...
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Track Pages Per Day on Kindle

I was curious if I can track the pages read per day on a Kindle. The two options I've found have not been updated in years: 1) This StackExchange answer utilizing Amazon's FreeTime 2) This GitHub ...
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What are epub JSON links?

I've spotted that there are some links within the epub using a format in line with JSON <a href="{&quot;unit&quot;: &quot;U01&quot;, &quot;page&quot;: 24, &quot;...
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What is the expected content of a child of a page-list in epub3?

In the epub2 spec for page numbers, the pageList element is supposed to contain some pageTarget elements that have, among other attributes, a value that is supposed to be a positive integer. The ...
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How can I stop my Kobo Glo from selecting a book for me?

When I have finished a book but not started a new one, and then my ereader goes to sleep, it opens a new book (seemingly at random) so it has a cover to display on the sleeping screen (as I have ...
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Is there a way to share my Amazon eBook collection with other family members?

I have a decent sized collection of Amazon eBooks with a few titles that my family (siblings, parents) are interested in reading. Unfortunately, we all have our own Amazon accounts. Is there any way ...
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transfer ebooks protected by DRM to a new device — how?

Imagine I have put some protected by DRM ebooks into a computer; imagine this computer becomes old or breaks, so that I have to change it, but I have forgot the chosen ID; how can I read these ebooks ...
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Does erasing data before selling a Kindle remove updates I've downloaded?

I've updated my Kindle but am now selling it. If I reset to factory default, will the updates need to be downloaded again?
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Epub: Paragraph breaks in unwanted places and leaves Widows

I converted my book from print format (indesign) to .mobi by exporting it via a kindle export plugin. After that I used Calibre to convert it to an epub. When I view the book on Google play Books ...
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How well is SVG (being a “pixel image” alternative) supported?

I didn't mention it in my previous question because it's an image format made of vectors, but would SVG provide a usable alternative for non-pixel images like illustrations? If, how well is SVG ...
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Finding a shortcut for my current read?

How do I find my current read easily when it's not on my library? I though there might be a quick shortcut. Thank you!
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How to delete Calibre ePub bookmarks

Whenever an ePub file is opened with Calibre's ebook viewer, a bookmark file is created inside that ePub. This file does not store user bookmarks, it is automatically used by the program to remember ...
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Kindle paperwhite screensaver consuming power

I have just purchased the latest gen kindle paper-white (2016 300ppi) and received a case with a magnetic cover. Doing a little testing with the magnet in the corner, I can see that even when I turn ...
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converting hebrew books

I have a hebrew word file, which I want to read on my kindle. I tried converting it to epub/azw3, and all went well, except for the directions of the book. Hebrew is supposed to be read right to left, ...
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Pdf restrictions

I have to sent a pdf file to a company and it should not possess restrictions of any type. However, I could not remove the "Changing the document" restriction. Could you help me or indicate how I ...
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Universal Identification metadata for e-books

I would like to add to my ebooks some reference metadata so as to be able to easily find information on the web, without using a search that is often tedious, possibly difficult since each search ...
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Where does Kindle Cloud Reader keeps downloaded books, under Linux?

I'm a Linux Mint user and I use the Kindle Cloud Reader app for Google Chrome to read ebooks linked to my Amazon account. I'd like to know where does this app, on my computer, stores the ebooks that ...
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is PDF not considered as an ebook format

I had a debate with my colleagues over PDF as an eBook format. I maintain, that eBook is defined as any book that is digitized, and that epub or other HTML based eBook rendering is just a type of ...
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How to add Google Play tab and iBookStore tab on facebook?

Welcome, I'm an self-publishing author and i was wondering if i can by any means add a clear and visible link to my GooglePlay/iBookStore author profile on facebook. I've already tried adding an ...
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Merge PDF files

I already read the thread how to merge epub files but Is there any way by which I can merge different pdf files into one. Earlier I have tried an app for this purpose but I lost all my pdf files after ...
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Is there an ebook format that stores annotations in the ebook file itself?

I believe .epub and .mobi files both don't support annotations. Which is unfortunate since they are some of the most popular formats. It looks like Kindle supports adding notes to ebooks but they are ...
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Being sued for an e-book [closed]

Is there any chance of being sued for any information I publish in an e-book, and is there a suitable disclaimer to protect me? At present I do not imagine that there is much of a risk, but I am not ...
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Table headings that may repeat for several “pages”

I'm writing with Sigil an ebook with several tables, different sizes and extensions. Is there a code in HTML or CSS to have table headings row to repeat thru several "pages" (depending on how big is ...
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InDesign EPUB omitting page 1 in iBook thumbnails

I create an InDesign document which I am exporting as a Fixed layout EPUB. When viewing in iBooks, page 1 (first page of the book itself, I'm not talking about the separate cover file) does not show ...
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Readers that support EPUB 3 page numbers

We are adding page numbers to our epubs according to the spec defined here. We would like to test this functionality though, are there any readers that support page numbers?
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How to search for audiobooks narrated by the author? [closed]

How should I search for audiobooks narrated by their author? Are they ‘auto-narrated’, ‘self-narrated’, ‘author-narrated’, or something else?
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does using DC superhero images in a fan/trivia ebook consitute infringement? [closed]

The ebook will be a compilation of Fan facts and trivia. some part of the book i will be using images from DC characters. Would i need to ask permission to dc in order to use the images or do i just ...
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How to simulate an epub ereader and inspect its DOM?

I have an ebook that I'm trying to make adjustments to. When I load it on my Nook Simple Touch, it has large margins, ignoring the settings on the Nook to have a minimal margin. When going through ...
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What is Premium SSL download service that required to download some ebooks [closed]

I was asked to get an ebook online from a specific company other than amazon with zero cost expect you need to make a payment, its a simple payment for something called "Premium SSL download service"....
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Converting EPub consisting of images to proper text

I recently bought an ebook online (DRM-free). It was supposed to be in epub format, which it technically is, but as it turns out they just packaged an image of each individual page rather than the ...
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What kind of k2pdfopt optimizations should I be using for these sample pages of a PDF?

I have a bunch of PDF files that follow this kind of layout: When I use k2pdfopt with options -dev kp3 -fc -j -1 -jf -1 0.75 -n- -wrap -hy -ws -0.2, I get this: As you can see the text gets mangled ...
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Why is Hard copy book black and white, but Ebook is color?

I have two textbooks I was required to purchase for Web Design classes. I noticed that the hard-copy paper book version is entirely black and white, but the ebook is all color. Aside from saving on ...
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Does conversion between filetypes always break formatting in ebooks?

Do different file types of ebooks have different formatting parameters? It looks like many of my ebooks layout came from the Soviet Union or from a typewriter that has no options. It would be really ...
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oauth in ebooks

If I am (hypothetically) writing an ebook that refers to certain publicly traded companies, and I want, as in the wall st journal, to display a small ticker symbol showing the current value of the ...
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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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Is it necessary/possible to specifically target foreign-language “editions” of amazon?

In addition to the original English, there are language-specific Amazon sites, such as, for Spanish, https://www.amazon.es/ I have created some bilingual books of works in the public domain, such as ...

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