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eBook format in nowadays: EPUB is de facto standard?

It is a basic and old question... There was a "format war" for ebooks (a "Tower of eBabel" for users)... EPUB won? Wikipedia says that   «... EPUB format is the most widely supported vendor-...
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Permanently Free

I read on this site possible methods to make my eBook permanently free on amazon but I'd like to know if I go this route and it is successful will I still be able to print copies of that title?
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Why does the text in my aside display in my ebook?

I'm trying to use the pop-up footnotes for that are now supported by iBooks see here. I can get the pop ups to work and it has the text that I want, but for some reason the text in the aside is also ...
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NCX TOC - Hide the external TOC in EPUB 2?

Is there a way to completely remove or deactivate the external TOC? Would the code be written in the NCX file or elsewhere? If code could be provided that would be helpful as well.
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Publishing blog posts as an ebook at Smashwords

Is publishing an ebook through Smashwords allowed if the ebook consists of nothing more than blog posts you've originally written? For example, a collection of "Best of" posts with no extra material. ...
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Is it possible to sync ebook app with desktop applications?

Would it be possible to connect an ebook app directly to its PC application equivalent, so that it can synchronise its library without going across the Internet to the store? e.g. A PC may have a ...
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eBook reader recommendation with a Japanese-English dictionary

Short story: I'm looking for a ebook reader that has the following: E ink display Supports English text and has English-English dictionary Supports Japanese text and has a smart (can detect words ...
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Sending data automatically to a server from a PDF document

Is there any way to send directly data from a PDF document back to a server? I would like to collect data from readers of an ebook, preferably more or less automatically (with their full consent of ...
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Ebook to read malayalam books

I recently downloaded a Malayalam eBook, but I can't read it in my eBook reader on my Android (4.4.4 KitKat, Moto g) phone. Can someone suggest a reader in which I can read all languages?
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On which devices will the Kindle app post completion?

I have a laptop, iPad, windows phone and Kindle Paperwhite but am struggling to find a way to post to Facebok or Twitter when I have finished a book. I just want to inform others about what I have ...
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On Kindle 4, can you send a dictionary as email attachment?

In a Kindle 4, I am trying to install a dictionary between to languages (eg. English->German). This is what I tried so far: I have found a .mobi file from this site http://blog.mikeasoft.com/2011/01/...
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How to convert an HTML5 and JQuery featured E-book to an Executable file(exe), having inbuilt browser?

I want to distribute the e-book content, which has some HTML5 and Jquery features, securely by converting the whole HTML package into an EXE. Does any HTML Compiling software exists which has its own ...
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Why can't I remove books from my device?

I used to be able to remove books from my Sony PRS-T1 reader using Calibre (either one by one or en masse). I am running a fully updated version of Windows 7, and I have the latest version of Calibre (...
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Using Nook outside the US

I bought a Nook and I live in Mexico, I've read that you need a credit card to purchase books, but I don't want to buy books from b&n, my question is: do I need to add a credit card in order to ...
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Are there ways to automatically detect what book an e-text is?

I know that these days, there are services (I think Google provides one) that can take a "digital fingerprint" of a song, and help you catalogue that song, e.g. composer/band/genre/year. Is there a ...
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How to set metadata (title, author) of exported PDF documents in LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org

I often create 'read only once and delete' PDF files with LibreOffice. How can I set their metadata (title, author) properly so my Sony Reader could show it on the Books screen?
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Any advantage of ISBN for self-pulished e-books? [duplicate]

I would like to self-publish an e-book, preferably not using any third-party site (Amazon or Apple). As I understand from previous discussions here, I do not require to use ISBN. Which is good, ...
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Calibre custom news source - How to set publication author(s)

I have a few news downloads set up in Calibre (BBC, Guardian and a few custom ones as well). I note that once they are downloaded that the 'Author(s)' column for the publication is set to 'calibre'. ...
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Automating appending numbers to the end of paragraphs, numbered paragraphs

I'm formatting an ebook that uses line numbers. The only problem is the numbers have not been provided, so I would have to enter them all myself. How can I add these line numbers, maybe using PERL (...
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How do I delete a book off of my Kindle account?

I've noticed that once you buy a book on a kindle account, it's there forever! You can't shake it. How do I get rid of a book on a kindle account?
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How do I crop out an image from a pdf file?

I have an android phone and use Adobe Reader to read pdf files. I have a pdf file that has some images that I want to crop out. I have not found a way to do this using Adobe Reader on Android. Is ...
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Flip between L->R and R->L reading on CBR/CBZs on Kobo

Is it possible to easily switch between Left→Right and Right→Left panel display (in terms of page flip as well as zoomed view)? I've been considering a e-Ink reader recently, and while I ...
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Why/Where is calibre writing author/title in metadata when saving to device?

When I connect my device Simple Touch Nook, I send a book to my device using the calibre management software. Although I have the template {title} - {authors} set for sending to device, when I open ...
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Part of the screen on my reader is stuck

I have a Sony PRS-T1 where a part of the screen (about 3x6 cm) in the upper left corner seems to be stuck with something previously shown and I cannot clear it: I have tried Sony's instructions for ...
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Problems with ePub for iPad

I am formatting an ebook for a client who is quite particular about how it looks and displays on the device he uses, a newer iPad with Retina display. One of which I, unfortunately, do not have. The ...
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Content Property in EPUB 2

I am working with EPUB 2 specifications and I am trying to determine whether or not the content property is supported in EPUB2. I know that it is for EPUB 3 - http://www.idpf.org/accessibility/...
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EPUB & Kindle File Glossary and Dictionary Selection

Copied from an identical Stack Overflow Question. (Didn't know there's an eBooks stack exchange now, woot!) The Puzzle I am working on an eBook file, or series of files, which should be compatible ...
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Installing own font & using it to read ebook

I have been looking for the possibility to install manually a font on an ebook-reader and use that font to display downloaded ebooks. I have not found any clear answer... The reason is as follows: ...
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How do I publish a book permanently free on Amazon

I have tried to publish a book permanently free on Amazon but I couldn't. I have seen many books on Kindle that seems to be permanently free. How do I publish a book on Kindle and keep it free forever?...
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Shortcut to save a note on Kindle for PC/MAC?

Whenever I want to save a note after I've finished typing on Kindle for PC/MAC I have to click on the "save" button by hand, which is very inconvenient. Is there a shortcut specifically designed for ...
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What files to include in the toc.ncx

I learned to format epubs working from samples that I opened up in the Oxygen XML editor ... as well as from the Elizabeth Castro and Paul Salvette books. Both Castro and Salvette say that the toc....
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Reader interactivity in epub3/other ebook formats

I was wondering if there is any feature present in EPUB3 or other e-reading formats, either via scripting or some other route, that enables the reader/user to upload audio/video/images (or link to ...
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What is the technology behind e-Ink and why is it mostly used in e-readers?

I would like to know the technology behind e-Ink and why is it used mostly in e-readers? Why can't it be used in mobiles?
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Does un-registering a kindle device remove ebooks downloaded to the device?

I would like to know if I can still continue to read my ebooks downloaded to one of my kindle devices, even after unregistering the device from my amazon account? Can I un-register a kindle device (...
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How can I create internal links with Sigil?

I would like to add some internal links to an ebook I have—namely, adding links from the Table of Contents to the beginning of each chapters, and links at the end of each chapter to the TOC. ...
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Can an ePub 2.0 contain multiple .opf files?

I've received an ePub with the following structure: Abstract Container: META-INF/ container.xml varience.txt OEBPS/ content.opf Great Expectations.opf cover.html chapters/ ...
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Kindle Keyboard shortcut for returning to last “page”

I have a Kindle Keyboard, and sometimes, while reading a book, if I press on the left/right key, it will throw me off to the previous/next chapter's first page. (the nearby up/down keys invoke the ...
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How to convert scanned pdf to text?

I recently downloaded a programming book. All pages are in image format. If I want to run a code, I'm unable to copy it from that ebook. How to convert these kind of pdfs to normal pdf. I google but I ...
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Conversion of djvu file into pdf file without increasing file size

Why does converting a djvu file to pdf increase the size of the file? How can we convert a djvu to a pdf without increasing the size?
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Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo Glo and Calibre Viewer?

Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo device (I own a Glo, but it should not matter I think) and Calibre internal viewer? I'm aware that there is a plugin for Calibre that can export ...
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Is there a Linux distro geared to ebook users? [closed]

Is there a Linux distro that includes specialized tools for ebook authors and readers?
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Setting up margins in ePUB and Kindle ebooks and @page rule

I am currently creating an ePUB3 file for converting it to Kindle format, and for it be compatible to other ereading devices that support epub. I noticed a directive in the css file of one of the DRM-...
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How to determine that kindle doesn't work because of the battery exactly? [closed]

My kindle is frozen. I have just a grey screen. Charging for more than 20 hours led to nothing. I tried to reset my Kindle the standard way. Then I made hard reset and even unplugged the battery. ...
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Synch Kindle's bookmarks and notes

A few weeks ago I bought a book in Amazon and was using KindleForPC to read it. I was making notes and highlights and it was synching. After reading some pages I downloaded Kindle for Android, and ...
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How can I merge multiple ebooks in a single file?

Is there a way to easily combine multiple ebooks into a single file, that will collect all of them?
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Help creating a toc.ncx file for compatibility with epub 2

I have created a toc.ncx file in EPUB3 for backwards compatibility with EPUB2 . I used that file in a DRM-free book (replacing the book's toc.ncx with my own) just to see if the code was okay, but ...
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What rights do I have to eBooks I purchase in the U.S.A. as a U.S. citizen?

Is there a government or industry site or document that specifies eBook rights? Examples of what I'd like to know include: Can I duplicate the book onto multiple devices I own? Can I duplicate the ...
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What's the correct way for developers to edit PDF? [duplicate]

Recently I got a task to manually add a Table of Contents to a PDF ebook generated by someone who left it out. I didn't know how to do it at first so I googled a lot and found some small tools but ...
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Keeping lines together in ePub

I want to publish my book as an epub to Google Play Books. It contains multiple choice questions in the first half of the book, followed by the same questions with the answers highlighted and ...
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Should a title have two ISBNs if one is fixed ePub and one is free flowing ePub

Just curious to know if a fixed layout ePub and a free flowing ePub, of the same title and contents, would have to have their own ISBNs based on the different structure type or can a single ISBN be ...

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