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SVG covers: which size must be used?

I'm planning to convert some books I wrote to the ebook format. The covers were made by me in SVG using Inkscape, without any embedded raster image, and the text is converted to paths, so I don't ...
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Screen Rendering only 2/3 of eBook - Troubleshooting Ideas?

I like my Kindle DX. Yesterday, I turned it on and found it like this. It's fully charged and I reset it but it didn't help. I chatted with Amazon and they provided 'service fee replacement' option ...
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Rich e-book authoring, other than iBooks Author?

i am writing (or should i say, developing) an ebook on iBooks Author with all the cool features it provides. After this I wanted to do a version of it for other platforms, such as the Kindle. From ...
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Can I include code in .mobi to control the native voice synthesizer in a Kindle?

Some kindle models come with a text to speech software that has several optional settings. There is both male and female, as well as 3 speeds, which gives 6 different combinations. In theory, a low ...
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Nook Simple Touch, Zoom On Picture

I have a Nook Simple Touch. One of my .epub files contains an image. The image is pretty small. How do I zoom in on it? (With a Nook Color, I double-tap to zoom, but this doesn't seem to work on ...
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What is the different compatible formats between Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire?

More specifically, I would like to know why this eBook is not compatible with the Kindle Paperwhite. It says that it is a print-replica with the additional features given by X-ray which is compatible ...
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Reader Double Jumping Pages on Button press

I have a Sony PRS-T1. It's getting a little old, but its not too ancient. Recently when I press the next page button, it has been jumping forward, 2 pages, as if i had clicked it twice. Not every ...
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Is it possible to make a Kindle ebook look exactly like my InDesign / PDF file?

I have a book that I designed using InDesign and it has a very specific layout where some pages refer to other pages (kind of like analogue hyperlinks). I need to convert it now into a Kindle-...
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No .indd files to convert for Kindle publishing

I have been asked to create a Kindle ebook from a PDF document. This ebook will be published on Amazon website officially. I checked on the Kindle website and they had a plugin to convert the file ...
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Format and media of e-book delivery

I am going to sell my e-book in delivering it to every buyer in several formats (HTML, PDF, .doc), suitable both for PC and for smartphones. How should I deliver it: by email or by a temporary Web ...
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Are there any ebook libraries in India

Are there any programs that allow library books to be checked out, as ebooks, specifically in India? NOTE: Based on this meta post and this question, I have created this India version of the question....
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How to prevent Calibre replacing my cover image

I am trying to add an image as a cover of my ebook in "edit book" mode, so I choose "Add cover" from "Tools" menu, add my image and for a moment it seems to work, however very quickly the image is ...
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The value following “version” in the XML declaration must be a quoted string

The xml string is the same on all the pages (.xhtml files) Here is an example: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> <!DOCTYPE html> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/...
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Can I connect to eduroam using a non-touch Kindle?

Eduroam is a network that allows members of universities or research institutes to use wifi in other universities or research institutes without having to register for a guest account. This utilizes ...
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I have two error messages that are affecting many of my ePub 3 files

I am stumped! I have two validation errors left to correct. Unfortunately, they impact many pages. 1.ERROR: epub9.epub/OEBPS/j83643-Flower-Fairy_-epubBody-1.xhtml(26,162): ‘OEBPS/image/...
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What is the most readable font for an ebook?

Occasionally when I download works from Smashwords there are several different fonts used in one work (seen in independent works that have not been professionally edited). This mix match of fonts ...
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What is the minimum required content for a valid ePub?

I would like to create my own ePub documents from scratch without a tool so that I have full control over the final result. What is the absolute minimum set of required files to have a valid ePub ...
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How to stamp text to PDF, with a twist

The closest case I came across in this site is this question: How can I personalize each copy of a PDF to add the reader's name or email address to each page? However, I need something more ...
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How to set a cover image on a PDF on Kindle PW2? [duplicate]

How do I set a custom cover image on a PDF downloaded on Kindle PaperWhite 2? PS1: I use Calibre to convert books and set covers, but it does not help with PDFs. The reason might be that PDF's are ...
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How to mark up tales and poems using epub:type?

The epub:type attribute provides 5 values for the content of an e-book: volume, part, chapter, subchapter and division. I wonder which one is best to use in books which are composed entirely of ...
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How to make ibooks automatically break sentences?

I have an epub file which I tested in ibooks to see if the layout is right. It opened perfectly, but I noticed that lines/sentences that are broader than the screen, are not broken down and shown on ...
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Adobe Digital Editions not working

Adobe Digital Editions seems to no longer transfer ebooks to my Kobo Glo (it worked fine in the past). I have not changed devices. I have not changed versions of Digital Editions. I am not getting an ...
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Are there any ebook readers which are NOT backlit, but for which you can upload pdfs?

I love my iPad Mini Retina, but reading on it for hours bugs my eyes! :( My mom has the basic Kobo reader, and I envy her in that it possesses no backlight, and is ergo, easier on the eyes! However, ...
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How to render asciidoc with latexmath macros?

I am trying to compile asciidoc files that contain equations in the following format: latexmath:[\(\mathbb{F}_p\)] [latexmath] ++++ \begin{equation} {K = k * G} \end{equation} ++++ First I tried to ...
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Does Amazon provide subscription service for magazines?

I would like to know if Amazon provides any subscription service for Magazines to be able to read on my Kindle devices!
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EPUB 3.0 - Template [duplicate]

I am working on building a semi-complex EPUB and I think it would be more beneficial / ultimately faster to write the EPUB by scratch in a text editor than to try and export with some automated ...
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Epub 2.O: font in ul, ol lists is smaller than regular font

I'm formatting an ebook that has taught me many things ... usually after a fair bit of angst, consultation of manuals, online sleuthing, and experimentation. (This is a complicated non-fiction book, ...
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Is there any way to read an technical ebook quickly? [closed]

I am reading a technical computing science ebook. I want to know if is there any software or way so that I read only the relevant content only( which is important) ?
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Convert fixed layout epub to fixed layout mobi

I have one fixed layout epub and I would like to convert this epub in to fixed layout mobi file. What code do I need to remove from epub and what steps do I need to follow.
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Where can I find custom dictionaries for my Kobo Glo?

I'd like to load some custom dictionaries on my Kobo Glo, since the preloaded ones sometimes lack many words. The monolingual ones seems to be fairly complete, but I find the ones used for ...
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How do I switch “time left” between chapter and book in the iOS Kindle App?

When I read books in the iOS Kindle App, there is an indicator on the bottom that says how much time is left in the book based upon my reading speed. How can I change this indicator to show the time ...
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How do I build multiple ebooks using common blocks of content and styling, such as title pages and CSS?

I work in a university program with around 30 units, each of which produces a learning guide of 80 to 120 pages. Currently we supply them as pdf files, but I want to move to an epub (HTML/CSS) based ...
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Which does have the least glaring minimum-brightness backlight: backlit e-ink readers or tablets?

I have the habit of reading a lot in pitch black darkness (before falling asleep), and after a few minutes even the lowest brightness of my tablet (iPad 1) or phone (Samsung Galaxy Pocket) starts to ...
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Alternative epub reader app for Android

I'm looking for a epub reader app for Android 4.0 which is NOT one of the following: OReader FBReader Cool Reader Other requirements: load EPUB files (my homemade ones are directly converted from ...
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Kindlegen Convert EPUB 2 and 3 Equally?

After creating a valid EPUB 2 or EPUB 3 file, I am often able to run the file through Amazon's kindlegen convertor, and assuming neither file was overly complicated in terms of page layout, have the ...
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Transfer highlights in side-loaded book from Kindle to Android

I have a side-loaded book on my Kindle and make highlights in it while reading. Is it possible to transfer the highlights to my Android so that they appear in the same places in the book when opened ...
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How can I toggle text reliably across all ereaders in an epub file?

I'm trying to make a multilingual ebook where I have two different translations of the same story. I'm trying to get it so that you can toggle the language by clicking on individual paragraphs. I ...
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What CSS can I use to change the background color of an epub on a Nook HD?

I'm having a really hard time changing the background color of my epub on the Nook HD. I've tried doing: body { background-color: red; } (Not that I would actually use red, I just want to see a ...
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What does it mean that a pdf is “paginated”?

I have quite often seen written somewhere that pdf is (or isn't) paginated. Maybe this term is used for other formats, too. I thought that this is used to pdf where page numbering in the file ...
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How can we validate an ePub3 file in Windows 8 system [duplicate]

We have validate an ePub files in the epubcheck-3.0.1 version in windows 8.1 system, and we received below error message in the epub files. could you please help for us? ERROR: 9088098774672.epub: ...
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Text flow up into the table in Mobi file

I have created .ePub from Indesign, perfected the layout to match that of the .PDF and converted to .MOBI using KindleGen. The text/image appearing after some of the tables flow into the table. Only ...
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Convert a Spanish pdf into kindle format

To convert my .PDFs into Kindle format I just email my Kindle account. I tried one that was in Spanish and words like matemática appear as mate´matica, which is uncomfortable to read. Is there some ...
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Problems with reading MOBI documens from Aldiko on Kindle

I've used once handy to read e-books and I've used some app called Aldiko, that was downloading e-books in MOBI format. After buying Kindle I've copied them into it, but when I try to open it, the ...
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Where can I sell ebooks for bitcoin?

What services/websites have you tried that you found favorable when it comes to selling your digital wares for bitcoin?
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Does Amazon accept fixed layout ePubs?

Since Amazon offers conversion on their site from an .epub file to .mobi file do they support fixed layout ePubs or is it only for KF8 files?
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Is there a way to read kindle books on Windows which do not support Windows?

I read on multiple devices: Windows, Mac, iPad, Android Phone, even an old Kindle DX all from Amazon. One problem I have is some books seem to be designed to work only on some devices. I suspect the ...
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When will the Sony PRS-T3 be available in the US?

In the fall, I saw several reviews of the Sony PRS-T3. I've noticed the device is for sale in England and Australia, but the US Sony Store does not list it. Will the PRS-T3 be sold in the US and when ...
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Converting RTL epub to mobi

I have a Hebrew ebook in epub format; I would like to convert it to mobi, since I read exclusively on my Kindle. Hebrew reads right-to-left. Kindle supports Hebrew ebooks (I have often used ...
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Ebook content versus physical book content

What are the differences between ebook content and physical book content in terms of readability and/or sales? For example, are there any studies regarding the differences between the content that is ...
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printing an ePub

I know it's funny, but I would like to print some booklets I have. They are in ePub format without DRM, and my idea is to create a booklet in A6 format (they are not very long, otherwise I would not ...

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