All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
19 views

How to show all the books under a tag and its subtags?

Calibre has a feature that lets you create subtags. See "Making subgroups of tags" in the official blog post. Now to actually get hierarchical tags, in the tags section of the metadata entry enter ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

How can I download a TED transcript to a Kindle Paperwhite

How can I download a TED transcript to a Kindle Paperwhite so I am able to read the entire presentation, not just the introduction or synopsis (as I am seeing now)?
7
votes
2answers
3k views

How do I add a cover (and other pictures) to my ePub?

If I am creating an ePub file by hand, from scratch (following a recipe such as laid out in this question), how would I go about adding pictures to the file? In particular, is there anything special ...
18
votes
4answers
57k views

How to erase data before selling a Kindle?

I plan to sell my old Kindle Keyboard and I want to erase all the Kindle's data ( my books, my personal info, wi-fi passwords...) before. Is it enough to deregister the Kindle and execute a factory ...
35
votes
5answers
7k views

Clean up converted ebook

I have some ebooks which are converted from other formats to ePub. Some are ill-formatted: there are hard line breaks in words and orphaned page numbers between paragraphs. Example: How can I repair ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Calibre can optionally use a server to send mail

I tried calibre share/send to, but it failed with: Sending failed... Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/gui2/email.py", line 44, in run self.func(*self.args) I ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

Syncing kindle book annotations (non Amazon books) across kindle apps

I buy Kindle Manning + O'Reilly books as they tend to be cheaper than the ones on Amazon. Can I sync annotations (e.g. notes, highlights) between Kindle apps (PC, tablet, etc.) ?
0
votes
1answer
438 views

Kindle Voyage does not show book transferred under Calibre

I have a Kindle Voyage. I tried to transfer an AZW3 or MOBI book with 17MB size to it using Calibre. This book was previously converted from EPUB. But it does not appear in my Kindle Voyage. I have ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Kindle Touch 4th Generation does not render published font correctly

I am using Calibre to create an ebook in Urdu language. The language is written from right to left. The whole book is in Unicode and uses UTF-8 encoding. If I open the book in TextEdit on Mac. Mac own ...
0
votes
0answers
123 views

Unlock Demo Mode Kindle Oasis 2

I would like to remove the demo firmware from a Kindle Oasis 2 and replace it with functional firmware. Is anyone aware of how I may go about doing this?
2
votes
1answer
356 views

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.
1
vote
8answers
3k views

How to rename epubs when the file name is a numeric string?

I have a number of EPUB titles that need renaming, from the likes of "1631214659.epub" to "Moon's Napa and Sonoma" and so on. They load into Calibre under their actual titles, but I still need to ...
10
votes
7answers
17k views

How can I reduce the resolution of images in an epub or mobi file?

Some of the last O'Reilly ebooks I got have become really large (e.g. 60MB for the mobi version and 5.5MB for the epub version) - and these are computer science text books (not art books). The ...
0
votes
1answer
270 views

No progress report display

The progress report display has disappeared from my Kindle Paperwhite screen. I have tried tapping on the bottom left corner of the screen, as suggested in other posts, but it just turns the page. Is ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Kindle “Time Left in Book”

I have a Paperwhite, and I like to have 'percentage left' on the page as I am reading. To switch this on, I have to go to Font size and select from a pull-down menu. Once the Kindle switches off, I ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
73 views

How do you remove a epub book margin for kobo?

Sometimes when I download books in pdf and convert them to epub, the text for the book is very bunched. How would I remove the margin for my epub book? I use a kobo to read my books, and it’s annoying ...
0
votes
1answer
226 views

How to update the firmware for a K3 Kindle keyboard from Linux?

From Linux, how do I update a K3 Kindle from 3.4 to 3.4.2 version? This is a slightly different question than previous because it's Linux specific. My device is: Kindle Keyboard 3G (Free 3G + Wi-...
17
votes
4answers
9k views

How can I put footnotes in an ebook?

I am currently formatting a manuscript into ebook formats (epub and mobi). My manuscript contains many footnotes, and I don't know how to handle them. It's important for me that these be footnotes ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Improve 'Look Inside' view of the Kindle mobi eBook in Amazon

I want to improve the "Look Inside" view of the Kindle ebook. When I click on the eBook Cover in Amazon, the "Look Inside" window appears. Although I have split the book into separate files at each ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Sizing my Epub for Edit for read-along

I formatted an ePUb in Indesign CC 19. I am ready to put in the audio for the read-along. I researched the viewpoint size to fit more than one IPAD. 2048 x 1536 is what was suggested for my epub ...
1
vote
2answers
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

How to get number of locations of a Kindle ebook programatically?

I've been googling around for some time but couldn't find absolutely any clue. I have an ebook file in mobi format and would like get the number of locations of this ebook. I want to do it ...
0
votes
2answers
143 views

Occasional blank pages in ePub produced by calibre from Word document

I'm completely new to calibre and e-book creation in general. I've converted a large .docx file to ePub format. When I browse the result with the calibre e-book viewer there is sometimes a "blank page"...
4
votes
1answer
38 views

How to fix Calibre Author amalgamations?

Somehow I have managed to have several 'authors' that are an amalgamation of different names. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get them split up to how they are supposed to be. When I browse the ...
0
votes
1answer
715 views

how to view the download queue for a Kindle

How can I purge, edit, or, at least, view, the download queue for a device? Probably I just have too many pending downloads and a slow connection. But, perhaps the Kindle is stalled. I was seeing a ...
9
votes
4answers
2k views

Are Tor Ebooks DRM Free?

Tor has made a few statements in the past about going DRM Free. Does that carry through to downstream retailers? If I buy a Tor book on Amazon (marketed as a Kindle book) or on Barnes and Noble (...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

iRiver Story stopped reading files

I have no idea where to find an answer to this question, so i'll just throw it here hoping i'm not making anyone mad. I've had an iRiver Story e-book reader for some time now; i think i got it as a ...
3
votes
5answers
4k views

Kindle paperwhite needs repair

I have a kindle paperwhite and it continues to give me the message that it needs repair.Have tried to reset it but it does not respond. Any suggestions?
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Kindle Create and full page images

I use the kindle plugin for MS Word and Kindle Create from Amazon. I have several images in my book, which I want to always take up a full page with maximum size (margins are okay), independent of the ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Best PDF app reader for iPad that emulates the paper book experience

Good day. I've used before PDF Expert by Readdle. But I really dislike seeing the gray spaces where the PDF ends and doesn't fit the entire screen. Now, I know that this is not "possible" per se, ...
3
votes
1answer
41 views

Kindle Direct Publishing: How to mention other Books

Somebody knows how I can create "View in Store" Links within my Kindle E-Books? I noticed that some books I've bought on Amazon use these special type of links which have a little book symbol next to ...
6
votes
2answers
331 views

Indesign -> Kindlegen -> Kindle flattens TOC?

I'd like 4 levels of hierarchy in my Kindle navigational TOC (aka "logical TOC" in Kindle Publishing Guidelines terminology), but when I do this: 1. InDesign CC → File → Export → (choose my nested ...
2
votes
2answers
109 views

best e-reader for pdfs

I've read that kindle can be dodgy when trying to download files that were NOT purchased from Amazon? I have downloaded thousands of pdf books
9
votes
1answer
94 views

When an Amazon account contains more than 1023 purchased Kindle books, how do you access the books beyond the 1023rd book?

When the Kindle Paperwhite is synced with the Amazon account, it never syncs beyond 1023 (2^10 - 1) books. How do you access books beyond the 1023rd book in an Amazon account on a Kindle Paperwhite?
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Page Navigation on reMarkable Tablet

I've recently acquired a reMarkable tablet. The PDF display is excellent, but I can't see an obvious way to go to a specific page. Rather I need to click the right button n times to turn to page n, ...
2
votes
1answer
888 views

How to add my own ebooks in mobi format to be displayed in Kindle app on Android

In older versions of Android/Kindle App, it used to be enough to drop any .mobi files into the 'kindle' folder on SD Card, but in latest version of Kindle app, they still don't show up as books on 'On ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

How to export (or share) a highlighted PDF from Kindle Reader?

I can email a PDF to my Kindle Fire Device. I can highlight and take notes in that PDF. I can export the notes and the highlighting. BUT I see no way to share/export the PDF with the highlights. ...
4
votes
1answer
218 views

How do you make paragraphs break in iBooks or Nook?

I have just finished the long and arduous task of typesetting a book using quarkXpress2015. While everything is beautiful on-screen and as a PDF, things get ugly when exporting as ePub for ebooks. I'...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

front-, body-, backmatter epub:types proper usage

I am used to marking every part of the book with two attributes: 1) overall position in the book (e.g., "frontmatter") and 2) more specific type of the text (e.g., "chapter") in the first child ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

Is it possible to set font-color to the background-color

I want a , but of course, the background in nightmode will appear black (or something close to that). How can I set the css so the big 7 has the same font-color as the background no matter what the ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Calibre: Adding “, ” as a separator for splitting the authors string

All of my ebooks have a filename of the form author1, author2, ... - [series seriesindex - ] title.* and I have set up Calibre to read metadata from the filename. Calibre, however, does not seem to ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Kindle's sleep mode: keeping last page on screen

Since it is E-ink, is there a way to keep the last page read on screen instead of screensaver/ad? (And if not, why not? it is a killer feature...)
0
votes
1answer
291 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
979 views

Kindle paperwhite and sharing quotes with goodreads for side-loaded books

I want to post quotes from my kindle paperwhite to goodreads but share button always disabled. I tuned progress posting and finding books in goodreads using this question and I found information that ...
6
votes
1answer
612 views

Why can't I download the same books to Adobe Digital Editions and Overdrive apps?

According to Overdrive, if I get an ebook from a participating library, I should be able to get it on up to six devices, as long as I login with the Overdrive ID on each. So I've checked out a book, ...
0
votes
2answers
443 views

CSS error in EPUB

Epubcheck reports an error for a paragraph like: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/...
26
votes
5answers
39k views

Are there good ebook management tools available for free?

I have a collection of e-books and I am looking for a way to manage it from my operating system. What are the programs to manage e-books available for free? I use both Linux and Windows OS, can you ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Can an ebook on essays sell good on amazon/kindle?

I am a newbie writer, and I am thinking of writing an ebook on collection of essays, and i need to know whether such genre sell good on amazon/kindle?

15 30 50 per page