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Which is the best way to use ancient Greek fonts in an epub?

I would like to write short (ancient) Greek words in an ebook. I could just use the Greek letters, and they would appear in nearly all devices, but I would also add accents and spirits. As per this ...
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Does Microsoft allow official readers of “lit” format other than MS Reader?

Back when I last checked (couple of years ago), if you wanted to read .lit format books, you had to either install MS Reader software (which meant only Windows PC), or download a somehat-shady (not ...
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How to remove hard hyphens?

Is there any reasonably easy way to remove "hard" hyphens from an eBook? For example, I am reading a book by Ted Dekker where there are many places where a word has a hy-phen in the middle. (Not ...
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Setting default ePub font in iBooks

I acquired a sample epub file from a client to use as a template for new epub files. When I open this file in iBooks (v 1.0.1), the paragraph text by default has the font Iowan, and the style ...
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How to convert Kindle format (.mobi or .azw) with annotations to PDF?

I'm looking for a way to convert a Kindle book, with several annotations in it, to PDF format, so that my annotations are also saved in the PDF file. Converting from .mobi or .azw to PDF seems pretty ...
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Convert Hebrew .docx to epub (for Kobo)

I have a .docx file of a rough draft of a book in Hebrew that I would like to read on my Kobo. I have tried the following things: I tried converting it to epub so that I could read it on my ereader ...
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landscape orientation in ereaders: css for both 1 and 2 page layout?

I'm trying to write css media queries for landscape and portrait orientations. With widths of 1024 pix and wider, you think that 1024 pixels is enough to have 2 columns instead of 1. But does any ...
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Some Kindle books on my pc do not appear on my Android

I started with Kindle for PC - recently I have added an Android tablet. Most books have synced OK between the two devices. But 3 books on my PC - Pride and Prejudice, Aesop's Fables, and Treasure ...
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How to install new font to Kindle 5.6.5

I have bought an Kindle paperwhite with version 5.6.5 and I want to know how to install new fonts to my device. I have seen that previously it was possible to just copy paste the font with a file and ...
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Can Amazon know about the books I upload to my Kindle device?

One user can upload her/his own ebook files onto a Kindle device . I'd want to know if Amazon is able to know what you are uploading on the device or not.
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How to preserve the hyperlinks in a PDF file

I'm formatting my mathematical book into an ebook. To keep all mathematical symbols intact, I saved it as a .PDF. Is there any software that can preserve both mathematical symbols and the hyperlink ...
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How to create Pocketbook logo?

I have two images in logo folder preinstalled in ebook (Pocketbook 612). Well, I take them and see this information. > identify 1_st.bmp > 1_st.612.bmp BMP 600x800 600x800+0+0 8-bit ...
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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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How to convert tagged articles into a single ebook without losing tags for reading on kindle?

We had 1000+ (quite lengthy) articles lying in our old computers in .doc (non-uniformly named) format in our organization. To make them accessible, We've taken the painful task of setting up a drupal ...
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Send periodicals via email

I have same RSS feeds, that I would like to read them via periodicals menu. I can create a .mobi file as need format for periodicals and send it to Kindle PW2 with usb cable or download it from a ...
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PDF reader that allows user to alternate between reading on PC and on Mac

I have to read a lot of eBooks (PDF) and am wondering whether there is an app out there that allows me to alternate between reading on Windows PC and on Macbook Air. I am thinking about an app that ...
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Is there an easier way to edit a .mobi file?

I am used to creating and editing .epub files, usually with Sigil. Sometimes, however, I need to retouch a file in .mobi format for my wife. My usual approach is to convert it in .epub with Calibre, ...
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Any way to center whatever content appears on the screen?

I've been writing an ebook in html and css. I have an image-heavy section in my ebook, and occasionally in the Kindle previewer, images will be pushed to the next "page". That's fine. What I'm ...
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Some classic literature is available for free - but where? [closed]

Knowing some classic literature works being free... what would be typical sites to find and download those? (By "classic" I mean those older works that are now regarded to be “copyright-free”.) I ...
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Dual reading (for translation comparison)

I have started using my tablet for reading epubs and I have found a lot of different versions of the same book. So, is there any application that allows me to compare, i.e. to see both versions in a ...
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Question regarding kepub format

I have a problem that’s specific to Kobo and would love some advice from anyone familiar with the kepub format. I’m currently making epub files though I would like to begin sending Kobo kepub files ...
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References in e-books and printed books: Common style for both? If so, which one fits both media?

Preface There are many styles to handle references to other books (or websites) in printed media. The style preference also seems to differ between e.g. science and humanities. In e-books references ...
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backing up books from iBooks

I have a phone with iBooks installed, and I have read a lot of non-DRM epubs on this device. I wonder if it is possible to back those books up? I couldn't find any relevant menu neither in the ...
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Zoom problem in Kindle with .MOBI converted from PDF

I have a Kindle Touch (Kindle (7th Generation)). I have converted a PDF into .MOBI format using PDF converter tools, such as kdpdfopt with all these options set: -mode fp -n- -c -ocr t -h 6.7in -w 4....
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CircularFLO doesn't apply styles for live text

I do conversion with CircularFLO from .indd to .epub. The problem is that live text doesn't pick up styles. I have live text in my document but it is always Times New Roman. What am I missing? See ...
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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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How to handle formatted text examples in book content?

I am preparing a book for print that includes many (60+) examples of formatted text (indentation is used for a specific purpose in the method that the book describes and a different font helps set the ...
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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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How to handle footnotes when working with epub files

I am trying to digitize a book into epub format based on a scan. I have come to a page with some footnotes attached at the bottom. Where would I put these in an Epub? At the end of the chapter?
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If I update an already published book on iTunes Producer, will those changes be pushed to purchasers?

Similar to this question, but would like to know specifically if there's a way to do this through the iBookstore/iTunes Producer, and what the process might be. The books are epub2 and epub3, not ...
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What device is Amazon basing their error location on?

I've always wondered where the error location in the Amazon reworks list is using when the emulator is not very good for testing and all their devices are different sizes causing pagination to become ...
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Why publish technical books only in hardback form and not in ebook form? [closed]

Why would a publisher delay publishing a new book in ebook form? E.g.: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/physics/electronics-physicists/art-electronics-3rd-edition?format=HB It is 2015. ...
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What are my options for reading an ebook in the bathtub?

About the only thing I miss about paperback books is reading in the tub. I don't think there are any waterproof ereaders so this is not a shopping question. I have considered using the text to ...
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On Kindle devices can you open an ebook as an email attachment?

I know that you can email a Kindle ebook to the device itself using Kindle Personal Documents Service. I've been told that you cannot download a file directly using the Kindle Fire web browser. If ...
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Are there any ebook libraries in the UK

Are there any programs that allow library books to be checked out, as ebooks, specifically in UK? NOTE: Based on this meta post and this question, I have created this UK version of the question.
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Is it possible to create a sidebar in a reflowable EPUB3?

Is there a way to create a responsive sidebar in EPUB3, for example there would be a sidebar in tablet view but if the EPUB was viewed on a mobile it would become one column?
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How can I display 'word count' in Calibre while browsing my Library?

I use Calibre, to manage my library of eBooks. It is easy to include the size of the book, but with images and such that can be misleading. I notice on Smashwords they often include a word count in ...
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Updating EPUB book author and title metadata

I own many EPUB books (Spanish, English). Some have the name of the author wrong, such as "Esquivel, Laura" instead of "Laura Esquivel". And have the name of series in book title, where it does not ...
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iBooks - Cover Image Page

iBooks is correctly using the image I designated for the cover as a thumbnail in the shelf area of Ibooks where all the books are displayed. However, it is removing the cover.html page from the ebook....
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Collections Mangement of Kindle Paperwhite 3

I got my Kindle Paperwhite 3 yesterday and it's my first kindle. I found the collections is very usefull(which is similary to tags I guess?). Since kindle is slow, I want to group my hundreds of ...
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Choosing the right dimensions for ePub

I am preparing book in Indesign for an eventual ePub export. My page dimensions are: Width 768 px Height 1024 px Orientation portrait Margins 0 px (since iBooks provides its own margins by default) ...
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Epub read-along, Highlighting is not working

My fixed-layout read-along book is validated finally. I tested it on the Ipad. Everything looks fine, The audio is working fine. However, there is no word highlighting. I put this code in the CSS ...
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Developing a new file format for E-readers that supports special languages

Is it possible to develop a new file format that supports special languages like Persian? (and other right to left formats). I've read following content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-book
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How to tell if a book from Kobo Store has DRM?

When shopping from Kobo Store, how can one determine if a book is encumbered with DRM? And also to determine what kind of DRM is used? I.E., there is an italian publisher called Newton & Compton ...
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How to write a presentation slide using pdf

I want to create a PDF that can look like¹: This kind of format is good for presentation, since you can reveal items as you read downwards. I would like to know which application I can use to built ...
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How to login to windows 8 kindle app

I have an account on amazon.ca and I can login properly and it works to buy and read books from the kindle store. But when I go onto the kindle app for windows 8.1, it says that there is no account ...
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typesetting equations for epub book [duplicate]

I would like to write an ebook (epub format) which is math and chemistry heavy. So far I found a way to typeset my equations, produce images and insert that to the text, but it needs a lot of ...
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Annotating/highlighting passages spanning page boundaries

I frequently highlight or otherwise annotate selections in ebooks, and I've yet to run across a reader that supports highlighting a selection that runs into the next page--usually I must create two ...
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eBook Portfolio / Resume

Has anyone created an eBook portfolio to attract clients? I have been working at a publishing house and have converted many titles (some complex and impressive) and am wondering what is the best way ...
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Transferring files from one Kindle to another with a forgotten password

My cousin has recently got a new Kindle Fire HDX and she wants to transfer onto it all her books and music from her older Kindle HD (smaller than the newer Kindle, but in all other respects they look ...

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