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As a US citizen is it illegal to access an ebook from a country where it is PD, if it is not PD in the US?

I am looking for US laws specifically identifying this scenario, I am not looking for interpretation of the law. I am looking for law relating to personal use/reading only. I stumbled across Planet ...
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Convert PNG to DJVU

How can I convert PNG to DjVu? I only know how to convert JPEG or PPM to DjVu using DjVuLibre. I'm using Windows 8.1.
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How can I determine the translator of a wikisource work?

I am considering putting together English/Spanish versions of a few Mark Twain books, such as "The Prince and the Pauper" which can be found here. However, I need to know who translated it into ...
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How do I make the images larger for Paperwhite?

I use pictures in my books. I try to keep it as simple as possible. No tricky formatting. To give you an idea, here's what it looks like in MS Word: All of them look pretty decent when you look at ...
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What guarantees that ebook/digital sellers are really paying authors per unit sold?

Besides being possibly against their own interest, as less profit for the authors make them less likely to create new books/products, and therefore provide less things for sellers to sell. But ...
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Book length indicator for Kindle Paperwhite firmware 5.7.2.1

My Kindle Paperwhite has been updated (automatically) to firmware 5.7.2.1 In the old firmware the length of the book was indicated by the number of dots below the book title. Bold dots indicated my ...
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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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Publishing HTML to Kindle - Encoding problem

I am publishing an HTML page (a book) to Kindle using kdp.amazon.com and I encountered an encoding problem so I added: lang="en" to: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www....
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Parsing an epub file and displaying its contents on a website?

I want to show my epub files on my site, so I'm thinking of creating my own reader in PHP. First I need to know how to read this file type. Can I show the HTML files that are in the epub directly in ...
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Convert an Android app which is actually an ebook to a pdf file?

I found some Android apps which are actually some kind of ebooks, for example, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.zhujiaqi.leetcode. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....
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Converting pdf with table of content to Kindle format

To convert the pdf using Calbre I use : Click 'Add Books' and add pdfs to library Save To Disk -> Save Only MOBI format to disk -Once saved the folder location of converted file should open. Send ...
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Quran ebook for kindle [closed]

I have been trying to find Quran ebook for my Kindle, but haven't found anything notable yet. Are there any good ebooks out there ? My preference is for Arabic text with tashkil, i.e. diacritics. Here ...
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Can epub software be used to create an online web document?

I would like to create an online web document consisting of HTML files, image files, and PDF files. I want the document to be directly viewable in browsers with no plugin or special server support. I ...
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Good ereader for hand-written notes

I need an e-ink screen I can look at all day without getting my eyes sore (no more than I would on a book, at least). I need it to study, so I'm about to read PDFs and DJVUs, consisting of scanned ...
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Which software should I use to manage all my books and collections in my Kindle? [duplicate]

I have noticed that at times, when I am having too many books, I make up a mess. Also, I want to be able to easily add books which I have bought or downloaded from some other source. Like, I may have ...
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Media queries to distinguish between Kindle e-inks vs non-e-inks

I would like to separate styles (colors) for e-ink Kindles and the rest. It could be quite easy if monochrome or color queries worked. As far as I know, I have to use a workaround. It is said Kindle ...
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Calibre viewer displays books wrong

I'm using Calibre the ebook viewer to view PDFs, DjVu, and ePub books. I don't know what version the program is, since I couldn't find any about dialog to confirm it. But I downloaded a couple of ...
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What 's the best way to read a scientific PDF?

I need to buy a device for reading. It must have all these features: Smoothly zoom all pictures Format all tables properly Read PDF (or be able to convert) Not create eye problems and be visible in ...
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What devices support reading scanned PDF documents well?

To focus, please assume I care only about one thing: The experience of reading "side loaded," scanned PDF files of books downloaded off the Internet on a portable device. There is an upper bound of ...
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Produce a single file .mobi using Calibre

I'm trying to convert an epub to mobi using Calibre, and I would like to produce the ebook as a single file. I've tried selecting the "insert metadata as page at start of book" as some guides suggest, ...
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While producing an audiobook, how to mark the begining of an unnamed and unnumbered section or chapter?

While producing a fiction audiobook that is composed of several unnamed and unnumbered sections, what is the best way to mark the begining of each section? In the paper edition of the book in question,...
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After I scanned(destructive) book: What are the steps to create a proper kindle ebook?

I have a book that is not available in .mobi or .epub . I want to convert it into ebook for Kindle. I scanned all the pages. What else should I do next?
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Are sound effects acceptable or desirable in a fiction audiobook? [closed]

I am an author of short stories and poetry. I have been publishing ebooks and now I am also considering turning some of them into audiobook format. I confess I have only listened to one or two ...
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Any way to increase font size in Moon reader when reading pdf?

The font size when reading pdf in MoonReader is really small. Is there any way to increase it?
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Tracking time spent reading on a kindle?

Is there a way to track and export time spent reading on a Kindle? I'm setting a goal around reading books several hours a week, and I would love to automate the tracking. Amazon seems to track ...
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Cross-platform interactive ebook in iBooks Author

I'm attempting to create a choose-your-own-adventure ebook in iBooks Author. However, in formats other than the mac store, the links do not work. I can export it as an epub but the links will only ...
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How to update Chinese fonts on a Kindle Paperwhite registered at US Amazon?

Recently Amazon rolled out an update to Kindle Paperwhite(Generation 1) which added functionalities like vocabulary review, which are nice. However, one big problem I'm having is that it somehow ...
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Mathematica + Calibre?

The latest version of Calibre (August 2015) does a superb job converting doc.x files to Epubs. You get a perfect table of contents and better still, your text wraps around frames. Unfortunately, ...
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Calibre - keep personal folder format

I have spent the last few days manually organizing my ebook collection into folders and sub-folders. When I load everything into Calibre, everything gets changed from the title to the way its saved in ...
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Where should font licenses be embedded?

I am using a font that is licensed under the Open Font License which states: 2) Original or Modified Versions of the Font Software may be bundled, redistributed and/or sold with any software, ...
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Creating books for CreateSpace in InDesign

I'm working on some code to (amongst other tasks) help export an indesign document to a PDF suitable for CreateSpace submission. I've been looking around for the answers to my questions online, but ...
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What is the best tool for Amazon Kindle book publishing? [closed]

What is the best tool for Amazon Kindle book publishing?
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Upgrade Kindle 4 system from 4.1.3 to 5.6

I haven't found a way to upgrade the system of my old Kindle 4 notouch. I also have a Kindle Paperwhite and its interface is very nice, and has a great addition: vocabulary cards made from those words ...
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Can Kindle's dictionary be disabled?

I find Kindle's dictionary feature to be annoying - I've used Touch and Paperwhite, where I'm touching the screen all the time, and I frequently get an annoying pop-up definition I don't want. Is ...
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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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Are there any e-Readers that can't surf the net?

Does anyone know of an e-Reader that doesn't have any kind of internet browser on it? I don't care if I might need to buy an older generation of one.
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Preserving Layout of Original File

fairly new to Ebooks and publishing in general. I am attempting to publish a poetry collection. Unfortunately, I've been wracking my brain over how to preserve the formatting of my source file (.odt) ...
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How do I preserve named text anchors in EPUB export from InDesign?

Overview: I'm trying to export an index for an ebook using Ole Kvern's scripting tools, linked to the paragraph level instead of page numbers. The index was created outside of Indesign, in Macrex ...
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Ebook file size connected to word

I submitted my 180,000 word book to book baby having inserted images with the captions embedded alongside the pictures within the images. My first submission wound up being a 13.5 meg docx file. I ...
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What are the most appropriate metadata to manage and search ebooks

On an online platform for ebooks that you would use to search, sort, and save online entity of your books (like goodreads, scribd etc.), what meta data fields would be handy to have available for a ...
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How to adapt annotations from an old edition book to a new edition book?

I like to write notes on ebooks for reorganizing the topics and for helping with my understanding. One question which I have with this way is that: when a newer edition of the same book comes out, ...
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Converting DOC (with images) to EPUB

Is there a way to convert (preferably in batch) .doc files with images to .epub without the loss of the images and formatting?
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Pricing a kids book on Amazon KDP

I am trying to price an illustrated children's book on Amazon KDP. The MINIMUM price Amazon accepts seems to be $1.99--although I want to make it 0.99. Are there restrictions to doing so for a kids' ...
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I am looking for a software or a way to list, extract, count, in short, analyze a book which is in epub or pdf format

As someone who is interested in learning languages, I want to find a way to know the each word and their repetitions inside a book that I am going to read.
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Is there a way to publish an eBook, distribute it and the push updates to the distributed eBooks?

If I publish an eBook, distribute it and later I want to edit or add to the information, is there is a way to push those updates to the already distributed copies of the eBook?
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writing inline footnotes for html to mobi conversion using calibre

I'm generating html code that I convert to .mobi format using Calibre. I have implemented endnotes with backlinks as follows: text.html: this is some text <a id="footnote1" href='footnotes/1....
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How to create ePub with title page from LaTeX source using pandoc

I have a book written in LaTeX. I can build an epub output file using pandoc, but I cannot get the epub title page right. The final epub file is missing Title, Author and Date information. $ pandoc ...
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What is support of source code files in Kindle?

I didn't have any Kindle in hand, so I might be completely wrong -- this is what I would like to do. Copy entire directory with C#, Swift, Python (and so on) files -- source code files -- so their ...
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Does a “one-fits-all” file format exist or should I offer multiple ebook formats?

I want to publish my first e-book, but the multitude of available file formats (PDF, ePUB, MOBI, TXT, etc.) is a bit overwhelming. As a result, I am not really sure which format (if any) would be able ...
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kindle cannot highlight/select words in converted pdf

I converted scientific books using softwares introduced here. I am using kindle paperwhite and the problem is that i cannot select and long press any word in PDF. Whole the file looks like an image. ...

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