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Accessible voice controlled e-reader?

I am looking for an e-reader or Ipad app for someone with mobility issues. A voice activated system would be ideal. For example, a verbal "Turn page" command instead of a physical swipe. While the ...
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Is it posible to compact calibre library?

Haven't found any archiving functionality in Calibre by myself, so assuming it doesn't exist. I am right? How can I shrink the library size using Calibre without changing a books format?
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Kindle's sync doesn't recognize personal documents not sent via e-mail

I've added documents to my Kindle directly through my computer by connecting the Kindle to it using a USB cable. Are these documents supposed to show up in synced documents (under Manage Your Content ...
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Your Kindle is unable to connect at this time

Dealing with a new used K3 keyboard Kindle, it connects wirelessly and will even connect to Google for search results. However, whenever I try to login it gives an error that the wireless network isn'...
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Why won't Microsoft EDGE show EPUB ebooks?

I have been using the Microsoft EDGE web browser to read EPUB ebooks (my favored format, since they're smaller than the equivalent MOBI/AZW3 or PDF ebook file). However, EDGE now won't show the ...
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Fix Kindle paperwhite wifi version

I have a Kindle Paperwhite wifi version that I had bought way back in 2014 on amazon.in. The problem is it is no more opeinig and is literally a brick. A large battery with a '! ' mark over it is ...
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If you purchased this item from Amazon, delete the item and download it from the Cloud

I'll probably end up asking Amazon for a refund on: XQuery: Search Across a Variety of XML Data Product details Paperback: 762 pages Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (Jan. 7 2016) ...
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Is there a way to produce an epub with numbered equations?

Is there a way to produce an epub with right-justified numbered equations? I can produce the document using Microsoft Word plus MathType or using a TeX editor. I am looking for an automatic ...
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how to convert a wikibook to e-pub or mobi?

Not strictly a Kindle question, e-pub would work. PDF isn't suitable. How can I get a wikibook, in full, on my Kindle? Kindle support I know it's been a bit of time, but maybe it's time to ...
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Does Smashwords work better with Microsoft-generated .doc file input than LibreOffice's version?

I have a technically uninteresting HTML file which I opened and saved as .doc (Smashwords' preferred format). I received the following in an autogenerated email: EpubCheck result: Failed! Repair ...
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Natural calamity versus natural disaster

What is the difference between the terms Natural Calamity and Natural Disaster? They both seem to be the same but I could see there might be subtle nuances between the two words which make them ...
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System voices are not selectable in Adobe Acrobat Read out loud voice settings

I am trying to change Acrobat Reader DC (version 2019.010.20098) default read out loud voice. I have downloaded different speach languages on Windows 10 but none of them cannot be selected from ...
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Transferring “copied to kindle” mobi ebook files from one iPad to another

I just upgraded my iPad and have the kindle app on both. My problem is that I have a lot of ebooks stored on my old iPad that were sent to me as advance reader copies via bookfunnel etc. that were ...
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What are the consequences of changing my Kindle's region?

I used to live in the US, but now I live in Germany. I own a lot of books on the US Amazon site. I'd like to switch my Kindle to Germany so I can purchase books in German...but if I do, what happens ...
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Is there an EPub reader that can display one sentence at a time?

I would like a way to display EPubs or texts in general one sentence at a time (and for the page flip to be a fade, not a page curl.) Are there any good Epub reader apps that allow this functionality?...
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how to use send to Kindle with lengthy web pages?

What's the simplest solution to send a long web page to a Kindle device? Normally I use five filters, but it sometimes barfs. In this case I'm guessing it's simply the size of the page. I'm looking ...
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Adding a language that Calibre does not recognize

I want to add languages that Calibre does not have in its database, such as Farsi (an alias for "Persian") and Hindavi (the precursor to Urdu and Hindi), so that I can use those languages in the ...
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How do I convert a Word document into an ebook?

I downloaded a very important document in .docx format (Microsoft Office Word format). Is there a way to convert it to an ebook page by page to read on a Kindle?
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ebook-edit in calibre automation with python

I want to write a python automation program for merge html files in a epub using ebook-edit(in MacOS sub directory) in calibre. I know how to do it manually but I want to it many epub files ...
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Font size toggle not working for iBooks on iPad

I've built an epub 3 (reflowable) and the client is saying the font size won't adjust in iBooks on his iPad. I've tested it everywhere else (including iBooks for Mac, I don't have an iOS device) and ...
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How to download & transfer from Kindle or Amazon.com to PC

How can I download & transfer an eBook from Kindle or www.amazon.com to PC? I have the Kindle for PC and Kindle for Android apps. I can't find an option to do it in the apps. For the web browser ...
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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 ...
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Authoring Kindle ebook from MS Word document - how to prevent pictures from stretching?

I am in the process of authoring a Kindle book. I am using MS Word for the authoring. I am following these steps for converting the .DOCX to .MOBI. MS Word --> Kindle Previewer --> Export to MOBI ...
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JPG loses quality during epub to pdf conversion with calibre

I have a epub with a bunch of formulas as jpg files. In the epub they are super crisp, but during epub to pdf conversion all the images become blurry, I'd imagine they are jpg compressed. How can this ...
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how to use “create a book” from wikibooks?

I only see: Print/export Create a collection Download as PDF Printable version whereas I'm looking for: The wikibooks documentation is certainly thorough: Formats How to convert to popular ...
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Should a person learn DocBook in 2019?

Should I learn pandoc?? I really really really want to write a book (and book-stuff). I have a question. I'm learning (finally) about something "I've been meaning to learn for a long time but hadn'...
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Is it possible to be e-book only selfpublishing and concentrate on writing?

[Not my mother tongue] Next to actually writing an ebook, there are several other jobs for self-publishers to do: Formatting Cover editing marketing and probably some more. With a decent book (...
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How do I filter out read items in a collection in Kindle?

I read a lot of short material on my Kindle Oasis, which I add to a collection to remember reading them later. I want a way to get rid of read items in this collection.
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Can I install Safari Queue on PocketBook Touch HD?

I'm thinking about getting an ebook reader (sometimes I read on my smartphone, but I want a paper-like screen), and I'm thinking about the PocketBook Touch HD. However I want to be able to read books ...
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Converting Kobo EPUB format to Kindle format

How can I transfer/convert Kobo ebooks on my PC for my Kindle Paperwhite/Kindle PC app? I'm not very computer literate so, if possible, please use the 'kiss principle' as much as possible.
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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 ...
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Anonymous publishing

I am writing a book of short stories. I am planning to self-publish the stories as an e-book but would like to keep my anonymity - I will use a pseudonym. Obviously, I would like to sell the e-book ...
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Are there any WYSIWYG editors for EPUB books?

I am looking for an easy to use editor that provides a WYSIWYG (“What You See Is What You Get”) interface. I know that you can import a Microsoft Word document into Calibre, but I would prefer to be ...
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iOS app to read books from Calibre library store in iCloud drive

I'm looking for an app (or apps), which can access and use Calibre library, stored in iCloud. It was pretty easy to set up Calibre on both macOS and Windows to simply load the library from a ...
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How to include SVG in eBooks

How can one add .SVG files to ebooks in a way that is supported by major ereaders? I've raked through the entire internet, and I find two things: People bragging about including SVG in their eBook. ...
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I can't connect my Kobo Glo to my Laptop

All of a sudden, I'm unable to connect my 1st gen. Kobo Glo to my Laptop. It usually worked without any kind of problem (I sideloaded a book not earlier than 15 days ago), but today I was totally ...
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how to convert markdown with sub-markdowns to ebook

main.md contain sub-mds: main.md 1. [1 - ](1.md) 1. [2 - ](2.md) 1. [3 - ](3.md) 1. [4 - ](4.md) 1. [5 - ](5.md) 1. [6 - ](6.md) I use calibre command: ebook-convert main.md main.epub But only ...
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Batch conversion of arbitrary formats to djvu, mobi, epub - not with calibre

I have a few thousand files, mostly PDF, many postscript, that I need to convert to several other formats. I can't use calibre (don't get me started) - I have considered writing scripts to dump pages ...
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Import PDFs into Ibouquiniste iOS app

I have purchased an e reader app on iOS named ibouquiniste. I’ve been struggling to find the help page or general usage of the app on my iPhone X. As an immediate need, I need to import PDFs on my ...
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Why I can't buy books from Kindle Store using Kindle app on iPad?

It's really surprising to me to see why it is not easy to buy a book using the Kindle reader app on iPad. It has only provision to download the samples but there is no option to buy a complete book. ...
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Can I use books from pdfdrive.com (legally) for my learning purpose?

My title says it all. Since I found many books too pricey, but I found some of them available free of cost on pdfdrive.com can I use them for my learning purpose legally?
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ePub 3 option for age restriction metadata?

I'm looking for the equivalent of the RTA header for websites but for ePub - something I can put in the metadata section to label the ePub as intended for an adult audience and not suitable for ...
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Is it possible to sync reading status to Goodreads from only one Kindle on an account?

There are two first generation Kindle Paperwhites linked to my Amazon account; one is mine and the other is my wife's. I use Goodreads to track my reading but my wife does not; my problem is that ...
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Need app for reading original pdf on multiple platforms with position and notes sync

My platforms are PC with Windows 10 (+Chrome browser inside) and Android phone. I need to read a large PDF (with formatted text, not just images) switching between my PC and android, and I need to ...
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How to move a word to the next line in Sigil

I know how to move words on the same line, but I don't know how to move them to the next line in the code view. When I move the word over on the same line, I increase the left: numbers. I want to ...
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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/...
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Calibre: suppress message that is displayed when opening to Full Screen

When opening to full screen, Calibre displays a splash with instructions. I have been using Calibre long enough that I don't need to see this message. Is there any way to suppress this?
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EPUB 2 NCX How Should I Support pageList?

My viewer has support for a TOC populated from NCX navMap entries. However some books I have come across have some pages in the navMap section and some pages only in the pageList section. e.g. <...
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How to choose where/which to buy ebook/book online?

When searching for George Orwell's 1984, different results appear where one can buy the book. Like on kindle, or at play store here and here. Can someone help me understand as to why all the options ...
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log of e-books sent via e-mail from Calibre

Where can I find or generate Calibre logs for converted books and sent e-mails? I see a pop-up for success/failure, which is good, but...sometimes the send fails. Almost always re-sending the mobi ...

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