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I've started created my epub v3 with Sigil, should I have used Calibre instead?

I'm new to creating ebooks. I have mp3s and mp4s that I want to include in my epub so I started off making an epub v3. I started with using Sigil to create my file but I'm wondering if it was a ...
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How do I remove a book from my Sony Reader?

I have lots of space left on my Sony Reader (a PRS-T1), but I also have a few books on there that I don't want to read again (or at all). I am trying to figure out how to remove them from the reader ...
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Is there any way to remove DRM from DAISY ebooks?

DAISY is a digital ebook format designed for blind and disabled people. There are two kinds of DAISY books, "open" books which can be freely read by anyone, and "protected" books which have DRM and ...
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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 ...
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Kindle phrases dictionary

I recently bought a Kindle Oasis. Since I'm not a native English speaker, I'm using the dictionary option within e-books. I noticed that the default dictionary doesn't recognize pair of words or ...
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EPUB 3 CSS stylesheet ignored in some cases?

I created a MOBI file using Kindlegen. I fed the MOBI file to Calibre and converted it to an EPUB. If I view the HTML files I used to create the MOBI file, they look great. All formatting is picked ...
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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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Can I make my ebook free while retaining the paperback available on KDP

I have a computer title as an ebook and a paperback on KDP. Because the book is about an open-source software I have promised to make the ebook free after one year. I can make the epub a free download ...
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DRM free book shop

I have just started to explore book market for English literature. I found that all of the big sellers use DRM. It's extremely inconvenient for me, as I have gotten used to the DRM-free Russian Ebook ...
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How to bulk renaming ebooks

Is there a simple way for renaming a lot of ebooks, getting the relevant information from their metadata? Of course I can open the ebook, copy the data and renaming one file at a time, but since the ...
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How to destructively scan well preserved books?

How do I best destructively scan well preserved books, with the goal of reading them on dedicated e-readers, tablets, computers, etc.?
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How to customize the font when converting from EPUB to MOBI with Calibre?

From within Calibre I generally right click an EPUB book, select "share" and send it to my Kindle address -- it pops up on my e-reader fine. I'd like to set a preferred font for that ...
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Unable to purchase from UK kindle store (2nd Gen)

I'm having a problem purchasing from the Kindle Store in the UK with my 2nd generation kindle (3G). My account was originally with US store then moved to the UK store not too long after Amazon opened ...
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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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How to add external epub to Kobo Desktop?

My Kobo Aura HD H2O is "in the mail" so I'm trying to prepare for it by adding existing non-DRM ePub books that I already own. Ideally I'd like to be able to add books to the Kobo Desktop App and ...
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Removing identifiable metadata from azw3

Amazon's "Send to Kindle by E-mail" service lets me write a DOCX file, etc. then send it to my Kindle. It automatically converts the sent file into AZW3. But during the process they add identifiable ...
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Formulas alignment with mathml

I am creating an epub3 of mathematical argument, using mathml for formulas. How do you write a block of formulas one below the other all vertically aligned on the left and not centered?
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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 do I change the language of the Wikipedia page available in the cards?

When I read ebooks in English or French and want to look for the wiki page of, say, a famous person, I only have access to the wiki page in Portuguese (I'm in Brazil) but often that page is ...
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Is it possible to transfer my Wattpad books to my Kindle?

Kindle model: 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi Amazon Link I can also live with a workaround for downloading them locally as a pdf and sending them through send-to-kindle.
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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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Upload & Read eBooks in Chrome (i.e. Maintain a Cloud Library)

For some reason I haven't been able to find anything - extension, app, website - that let's me take my ebook library to the cloud and read from it. There are two solutions I've been able to find, but ...
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How to send a larger mobi book to a Kindle?

As you can see, the mobi file is 44M which presumably is too large for something somewhere along the line in getting this into the kindle e-mail service: thufir@dur:~/Calibre Library/William Rothwell$...
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How to copy a mobi file to the SD card on a Kindle Fire and have it show up in the kindle app?

I'm able to add a mobi file to the internal storage of my Kindle Fire (circa 2015 model) via USB but I can't seem to copy it anywhere on the SD card and have it show up in the kindle app. As I'm ...
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Android reader with DRM support and continuous scrolling?

I recently borrowed a DRM book from the Internet Archive, but all the apps I've found that can use it (Adobe Digital Editions, Aldiko, Bluefire) don't support continuous scrolling. I'm not really use ...
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Overwrite book when sending updated version to kindle by mail

There's this collection of web pages (say, a blog) I'd rather read on my kindle device. Using pandoc, I turn them into an epub book, and in turn using kindlegen I convert them to mobi and send them to ...
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Does DjVu support vector graphics?

On the Wikipedia page for DjVu, it is stated that PDF primarily encodes graphics and text as vectorised data, whereas DjVu primarily encodes them as pixmap images The use of the word "primarily" ...
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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

I'd like to know if it is possible to use a Kindle reader without having an Amazon account, but rather only uploading the reader's own files into the device.
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Kindle PW3 disappears in Amazon account's device list: lost or not used for a very long time?

I don't know whether I lost my Kindle or left it somewhere in my house since I haven't used it for over a month. Now when I check the device list in my Amazon account, I just couldn't find it. Does it ...
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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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How to debug GPB “This file cannot be processed.”

I tried uploading several books from Project Gutenberg and I'm getting errors on a few stating in red that "This file cannot be processed". I click on the learn more link but it doesn't really ...
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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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Is it possible to only extract text from a PDF file for free?

Even if I download books in mobi or epub format for my Kindle, I’ve noticed that files with lots of images/graphs disrupt the formatting. Is there a way to delete all the images from a PDF file for ...
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How to upload my Malayalam book in Kindle?

I have published books in Malayalam language through Creative Space. Now I know that kindle is accepting Malayalam language books and when I try to upload the files (as per KDP they need docx file),...
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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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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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Text alignment is not available

Recently I have upgraded my Calibre from 4.0.x to 4.17 and I found out a problem which did not occur before. Usually I download AZW3 file from Kindle App (PC version) and copy the downloaded AZW3 ...
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Scan epub and pdf to ascertain absence of malware

Is it possible to verify the absence of malware in epub and pdf files?. I'm using a MacBook Air, macOS Catalina, and iPad mini iOS 13. What program can I use?
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Typesetting mathematics in epub 3

Ebook content versus physical book content wrote in 2014 that mathematics on an ebook is a complete mess, at least until epub3 will be deployed in full What is the state of the art in 2020? What ...
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Scientific treatise on ebook vs printed book

This is a follow-up to Ebook content versus physical book content I experienced that on my 6,8" ebook reader I focus on a too small area, thereby I cannot remember well to the contents. I cannot "...
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Genres/ Subjects/ Categories in epub's metadata

What is the proper way to define genre in epub's metadata? (in OEBPS/content.opf file.) I can't google the definition, just some obviousness mentions like "It may also include many other things ...
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How can I convert thousands of .xml files to an eBook format with nice formatting?

I have a folder filled with 4chan threads, each thread can contain any number of comments. I want to create readable files for my Kindle, with multiple threads per book, with each thread clearly ...
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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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Calibre convertion: text goes out of the screen

I just used Calibre to convert this html document into an epub. To do that, I first downloaded the chapter using: wget -r --no-parent -k https://www.supinfo.com/cours/1CPA/ and then I rename the ...
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Formatting for dark mode

I tend to read ebooks in dark mode, in the Kindle app specifically. One thing that always bugs me is whenever there is a special symbol or ornament in the text that has been inserted as an image - it ...
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How do I make Calibre convert CBZ to EPUB without images shrinking or conversion?

I've got comics in CBZ format with pictures in 2k or 4k pixels tall and when I try converting them to EPUB, Calibre shrinks the pictures to 1k or under, making them very blurry to view on a mobile or ...
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Can you create flashcards in the Kindle device?

I know there are some ways to import flashcards to your kindle, but does the kindle paperwhite allow you to create them right in the device? Just like the kindle app for android does.
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How to know if this book (The Hero With A Thousand Face) is free of rights?

I want to translate and publish this ebook: The Hero With A Thousand Face into my native language (French) and am wondering if this is free of rights. The first edition was published in 1949 which is ...
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Are there any games to Kindle Paperwhite 4?

I have a Kindle Paperwhite 4 and I just wonder, besides reading books, are there any games to play on it? Of course a Super Mario might be too demanding to the display. However, I suppose a ...
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why arabic is not displaying left to right on kindle

I uploaded a docx file in arabic to kdp following the required formatting. The book displays correctly on Amazon's look inside feature but a test buy did not display properly for the buyer on kindle ...

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