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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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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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How well does Google Play Books support page-oriented css? (i.e., page breaks)

While testing ebooks, I have been finding deficiencies in css support in Google Play Books. Namely, this doesn't work: h2 { page-break-before: always; } GPB's support for embedded ...
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How to find duplicate IDs in epub?

Chapter_1.xhtml: <div id="ch1_sec1"> <h1 id="level1">Section 1</h1> <p id="p1">paragraph1, see <a href="Chapter_1.xhtml#f1">fig 1</a></p> <figure id="f1"&...
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Pages do not always break in the same place, why?

I have been reading a Kindle book (Code Complete 2 on the Kindle Paperwhite 7) and sometimes the following happens: When I turn the page, some of the content from the last page is repeated on the ...
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Known Issues with Amazon's Converter

What are the known issues with converting various document types to ebooks with Kindle's online or offline converters? I am not asking for a technical run-down of all of the things that could go wrong ...
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Is there a fair price for an ebook?

What is the cost of an ebook? What criteria should I use to decide a fair price when the price is left up to me. How can I be fair to the seller and to myself? Several sites offers ebooks, often as ...
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Turn of reading speed personalization on Kindle Paperwhite?

I know that I can reset personalized reading speed like this: How can I reset the reading speed data on a Kindle? But can I disable reading speed personalization? I want to be able to see how much is ...
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How do I return a borrowed Kindle book?

A friend lent me a Kindle book and we both received a notification that the loan was for 14 days. I've finished the book early, reading it on my Kindle Paperwhite, and would like to return it to the ...
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EPUB Page number values

According to the epub spec a page number can be defined as: <p> … <span epub:type="pagebreak" id="page23">23</span> … </p> And in the page-list: <nav epub:type="...
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Do Kindles get firmware updates?

Hello =) The title says it all: do Kindles ever get firmware updates? I've had issues on my Kindle that went away on their own and a friend suggested it might be due to a firmware / software (not sure ...
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Adding images to manifest made them disappear from epub

My epub document has the following errors (one for each of the 18 images in the epub): ERROR(RSC-008): story.epub/OEBPS/09_02.xhtml(25,83): Referenced resource is not declared in the OPF manifest. ...
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How can I manually enter number of “Hours Read” in Kobo Aura HD?

I did a factory reset on my Kobo Aura HD ( but I did not backup KoboReader.sqlite file ). Now I do not have my previous reading stats. I don't care about per book statistics but I want to manually ...
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Do any CSS media queries work for Kindle ios app?

In section 8.1.4 of the Kindle Formatting Guide, it provides an example of a css media query to target ipad devices. It looks like this: @media (device-width: 768px) {} But the example is unclear; ...
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what fonts to use for Adobe DE app on mobile devices?

I am testing an epub file which I rolled up on my own. (I.e., I didn't use InDesign). I deliberately did not specify a font for my ebook because the major ebook readers include their own fonts (or ...
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How to use the e-ink Kindle readers to display photos?

The Kindle e-readers that lack full color displays also lack an app for displaying photos. Is there a way to get a series of photos to display? I realize they will be displayed in monochrome / ...
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how to get books from computer to kindle

how can I convert my kindle books (located on my computer) from pdf form to mobi so I can send them to my kindle?
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Can I use a Youtube still image in my ebook

Here is another copyright question. Can I use a still image (which I will further modify, such as convert to black/white and apply filters from graphic software) from a standard youtube licensed video ...
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How can I upload my 100+ ebook collection to kindle cloud?

I would like to upload all the books I have stored in my calibre library to kindle's cloud so that I can synchronize my reading (whispersync "sync to last page read" function) across my android and ...
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Moon+ Reader — what kind of CSS support? formatting tips?

A friend recommended Moon+ Reader for android and I was initially impressed by all the features and controls. Then I checked how my own published books render in Moon+. I saw lots of weird things. ...
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kindle paperwhite 2 check email over 3g

I am still unable to get an answer to this question: Can I check email and do other web-browsing activities with the kindle paperwhite 2 (of course with poor quality viewing experience) over 3g? I ...
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Images issue in iBooks 4.3 on ios 8 (iPad 2)

I am using images with 1400 px width in the EPUB. While reviewing the file in iPAD with iOS 8.4 and iBooks 4.3, I have noticed that the images are automatically shrinked to its screensize with space ...
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Do I need an Amazon account to use a Kindle?

I am looking to buy a Kindle Paperwhite (7th gen). Do I need an Amazon account for it to work? I just want to put books on it from my PC. I cannot create an Amazon Account because I have no credit ...
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Error Showing “epubcheck error: mimetype entry missing or not the first in archive”

I am using below code to make epub file but when i velidate epub this is showing error please help set FILETOZIP=D:\e7477\feb\temp\utf.* set TEMPDIR=D:\e7477\tool\zip\temp738 rmdir %TEMPDIR% mkdir %...
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Kindle Paperwhite Custom Fonts

I am getting really bored with the old kindle fonts, I'd really like to add some new ones. Is it possible? (I have a 6th generation Kindle Paperwhite)
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Exporting epub fixed layout

Im trying to export an epub 3.0 from indesign as fixed layout but when I do it, the layout and typefaces are actually changing,.. anybody knows how could I fix this problem... I'm new and about to ...
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How do I copy and paste text from Windows 8 Kindle app book to Microsoft Word

I need to open up my Windows 8 Kindle app and while reading a book, I want to cut and paste certain passages to a Word document. I did this before a while back but can't seem to do it again (or ...
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Difference between PocketBook Touch Lux 3 and Tea Touch Lux 3?

I'm thinking of getting an ereader, and have an opportunity to buy a PocketBook Touch Lux 3 on sale. Is there a difference between the PocketBook and the Tea? Will I have access to software updates ...
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Efficient way to colour code text?

For the purposes of learning Chinese, I want to write every character in a short novel in a colour that corresponds to its tone (pronunciation thing). The book is an epub, and I've been doing the html ...
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How can I set my Kindle Paperwhite to ignore font color settings?

I bought an e-book from a 3rd party bookstore which looks really bad on my Kindle Paperwhite. I've investigated the book and it seems to me that the basic font color is defined to be grey instead of ...
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Convert two similar formatted files to two column epub

I have two similar formatted ASCII files and want to convert the two into one *.epub ebook such that file1 is printed only in the left and file2 only in the right column. In this case: The Italian ...
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How to automatically hyphenate before sending to a device?

Is there a way an ebook gets converted to azw3 and hyphenated when I press "Upload to device" button in Calibre?
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How to skip those hyphens while searching in acrobat

I have two pdf files: original image pdf where the pdf file is just an image of the text ocr pdf produced by OCR, using ABBYY FineReader 11 these are the process i did i have a image pdf then i ...
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what does the v5.0 in the name of an e-book file stand for?

I have seen various e-books on the Internet that have a (v5.0) in the name e.g. Charles Darwin - On the Origin of Species (v5.0).epub Initially I thought this had to with the version 5 of the ...
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is it allowed to print a freely available ebook for own usage

What are the things I should first check if I want to print a freely available ebook on internet for my own usage. I don't mean to just print using a home printer. I want to print it as a proper ...
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What fraction of unrestricted ebooks originate with the top digitization projects?

Although there are many sources of ebooks without use restrictions, it seems like most of them actually originate with a small handful of digitization projects. One of these is Project Gutenberg in ...
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Create Kindle dictionary as KF8 / Floating images in a Kindle dictionary

I'm working on a Game of Thrones Kindle dictionary and would like to float images in some of the definitions. (width 20%, floated right) This is supported on newer kindles using the KF8 format ...
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Is there any ebook reader that can synchronize the bookmarks across PC(windows, osx), iOS, android devices?

I am looking for a reader that can synchronize the bookmark at which we last read and can continue from where we left? I have a surface, macbook, ipad, and a samsung tab across which I would like to ...
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How do I delete an undeletable book from my Kindle?

I had made an ebook with Calibre and copied it to my Kindle through the USB cable. Then I tried deleting the book from the Kindle. The cover changed to the default cover, but it did not disappear. ...
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Accessing uploads offline on my computer

I use Google Play Books to manage my ebooks. I have installed the Play Books app as recommended on https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2851654?hl=en-CA to access them offline, but when I ...
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Google Play Books enhanced with video not working

I am developing an enhanced ebook for Google Play Books in fixed layout epub. I am using Adobe Indesign to develop this ebook. I am having great difficulty adding videos in my ebook. I have exhausted ...
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How or what coding format do I use?

I'm wanting to change a book called Being and Nothingness by Paul Satre from pdf to something a phone app called UB reader will recognise, I am using calibre-ebook.com, but don't know which format to ...
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Full text feed content to Epub

I know calibre can grab the RSS feed content to ePub content. But sometimes (most of the time actually) the RSS feed doesn't contain a full text. I also know that there some online service which could ...
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Formulas are not displayed properly

I usually create summaries of my university stuff with Open Office. I then export it as ODT and convert it to MOBI with Calibre in order to read it on my Kindle 4. The problem is, my created formulas ...
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Calibre - display cover size on main screen

Is there any way to add a column with the dimension of the cover on the main screen?
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How to convert this chm file to pdf?

I want to convert a chm file to a pdf file. Calibre's command ebook-convert only converts the first 7 pages of the chm file into a pdf file, while the chm file has much more pages. How can I convert ...
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Kobo H2O and symbol

I just got a mail from a person who told me that - while reading with a Kobo H2O an ebook I wrote - he could not see the character aleph in "ℵ0", and moreover the reader would not get past that page. (...

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