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I have a weird error on Sigil regarding my fonts

I use three fonts in my ebook. Two of them Sigil is okay with. However, the primary font is kicking the weirdest error. Every time I validate, Sigil gives me two errors for each member of the font ...
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Is there a standard file format for distributing digital comic books?

The standard for pirated comic books seems to be a .cbz/.cbr format, as well as a less frequent epub. .pdf is being a discouraged (some would say unforgivable) option but not unheard of in the pirate-...
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Royalties on self-published ebooks on Amazon

Do you get your royalties as a one-off payment, or you are paid per sale of each publication on an ongoing basis?
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Adding Page Numbers in Word

How do I add page numbers to an ebook in Microsoft Word, in the following format: No numbers on opening pages (Title page, Copyright, Dedication) First page Number appears at bottom of Chapter 1 ...
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damaged kindle- change lines per page?

this is a long shot but I thought I would try: My older Kindle (6", b&w, no backlight) has sustained some damage to the bottom (1/3" or less) of the screen - not visibly cracked just unresponsive....
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I only see the download links for DRMed ebooks on my Kobo Library

Am I not allowed to download copies of DRM-free books? Do I have to use the app to view them?
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How to make money by giving books away for free? [closed]

I recently did my first free book giveaway for a few books on amazon and was getting hundreds of downloads a day, my first reaction being holy crap ... my second being does anyone have any ideas how I ...
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Can I share premium ebooks online for free?

I want to make a website on which users can upload their ebooks and share them with other users of the website. But I would like to know if it is possible for a user to buy an ebook online and then ...
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Amazon eBook Self-Publishing vs Major Publishing Houses

Quick question for anyone who has some insight... Do the major publishing houses have a different process for publishing ebooks through Amazon than "independent" publishers? I get the feeling that, ...
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Is there a way to sync reading progress across multiple devices and platforms?

I know you can already do this for the Kindle and between Android devices with say Moon+ reader installed. What I meant is for EPUBs and between platforms. I would like to read on my Android phone for ...
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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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Green key associated with mobi file in Kindle File Folder

I downloaded a mobi file from a public forum but when I copied the file to my Kindle, I don't see in the list of books available for reading. So when I looked back in the PC, the files, I see a key ...
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Can I remove the dictionary/wikipedia function from a Sony Reader?

I hate how if I accidentally tap a word/phrase when I am reading, it pops up options to check a dictionary or wikipedia - this often freezes my reader. Is there a way I can remove this functionality ...
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Is it possible to disable screen zoom on a Sony PRS-T1 reader?

Periodically, I get my ereader stuck in some sort of screen zoom thing. I know I can usually escape it by hitting the back button or going to the home screen, but that tends to be a pain especially if ...
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How to remove an article from kindle and Amazon cloud permanently

I have kindle paperwhite (firmware version 5.4.4.2). My view settings are: On Device | My Items | Collection Issue : After long press on article and selecting "Remove from device", article is still ...
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Tracking time spent reading on a kindle?

Is there a way to track and export time spent reading on a Kindle? I'm setting a goal around reading books several hours a week, and I would love to automate the tracking. Amazon seems to track ...
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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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Kindle Paperwhite Repair Code 2

One of my Kindle Paperwhite's recently came up with "Your Kindle needs repair" with a Repair Code 2. Amazon instantly sent out a new device, no questions asked (bit odd). Which is great, but they ...
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Syncing Kindle for PC with Kindle for Samsung and Kindle for IPad

I've searched but been unable to see a solution. I previously synced my various devices after receiving advice to put my books into collections via Kindle for PC. I have now again worked on my ...
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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 's the alternative to paperwhite in my old kindle?

I have bought Kindle touch 3g two years ago, it's a great device and I'm happy when reading books on it. But I have a set of questions: I read at night a lot so I miss the built in light and I have ...
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Why is my cover image being made grey in my MOBI file?

I am creating a .MOBI file for upload to Amazon's Kindle services. I have a cover image that contains a lot of white. When I view the image in my Kindle app on my Android device, which has full colour,...
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Does the MOBI file format for Kindle use the same CSS standards as browsers?

I am working with a designer who is helping me format a .MOBI file for Kindle devices. We're having a little trouble with a table of contents, where the indentation of lines is not being placed ...
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Block quotes in numbered lists that don't interrupt numbering

I am working on a book that has a long lists of paragraphs that are numbered as in a numbered list. Within several of the paragraphs are blockquotes, and one in particular has a blockquote followed by ...
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How to hide/delete/ignore a specfic span type

I am generating HTML output for ePub from LaTeX source. But, am having difficulty eliminating the "Chapter " at the start of each chapter. So, wondering if there is an easy way to tell the ...
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how to secure documents with personal DRM

Is it possible to secure my own documents with some kind of DRM so that they can only be read by a specific person?
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What ebook format to choose?

Frequently we need to resolve what format, platform and so on, will be the most useful for a particular project. Right now I need to compare the features of digital book formats in order to deliver a ...
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How is an ebook made? What kind of software and hardware are used? [closed]

What is the process that is needed in order to make an ebook? I'm an student from the International Baccalaureate and I need to analyse a case study.
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Moon+ Reader — what kind of CSS support? formatting tips?

A friend recommended Moon+ Reader for android and I was initially impressed by all the features and controls. Then I checked how my own published books render in Moon+. I saw lots of weird things. ...
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Syncing epub reader [duplicate]

What epub readers will sync between my Android phone and rooted Nook Simple Touch? (I mean my place in a book, not the books themselves.) I tried PageTurner - and, while it works, it's ugly as sin. ...
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Amazon Kindle app and Personal Documents on Android emulator

How can I make the Kindle app in an emulator work just like on a physical device? Background: I tend to buy ebooks directly from publishers and then send them to Amazon Cloud Drive to be converted ...
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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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Is there any ereader that can split the document in to 2

I am looking for an ereader that allow me to split the screen in to 2, so that I can read different pages of a file at the same time, or I even can open 2 files together? I have searched a lot but ...
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How can I verify that the statistics provided by an DIY publisher are accurate?

We want to publish an (e)book through an DIY publishing company. (We haven't choose one yet). How can we verify/be sure/cross-check that sell statistics of the publisher is accurate? For example, we ...
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Collapse and Expand Table of Contents in Kindle PaperWhite

How to collapse and expand the Table of Contents from the "Go To" menu? Last night I accidentally discovered that the TOC can be expanded for quick jumping using the goto icon. I had hard time to find ...
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How do I embed my own font (i.e designed by me) in an epub file?

How can I embed a font in an epub file? I'm using indesign to make my file for my book and need to know if my font will display properly or if it will display at all?
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How do I ensure my Hebrew displays correctly in the Kindle apps and EPUB readers?

I've got text which is in English and Hebrew with vowels. This needs to display correctly, i.e. English left to right and Hebrew right to left with the correct placement of vowels in the iOS and ...
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Kindle PaperWhite Page turn glitches

I just got my new Kindle PaperWhite (Wifi). Every time I turn the page I see the screen glitch (some thing like blur) for fraction second irrespective whether the page has image or not. Is this in all ...
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Are there good book recommendation services? [closed]

I would like to get some book recommendations. Are there any services that you can suggest?
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Any way to sync sideloaded books between Android and Nook Touch?

See title ... Is it possible? Not the book itself... The bookmark of which page I'm on.
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Is there an Android reading app that synchronizes across devices?

I have been using Aldiko and Kindle for reading on my Android devices, but I find it annoying to always have to convert epub books to mobi format just so I can synchronize them across devices using ...
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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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Is reading “What if?” by Randall Munroe on kindle satisfactory? [closed]

I would like to buy the xkcd Book "What if?" for my kindle. But since graphical elements are important to get the complete dose of fun and nerdgasms, I would like to hear from someone who bought it ...
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Is there an easier way to edit a .mobi file?

I am used to creating and editing .epub files, usually with Sigil. Sometimes, however, I need to retouch a file in .mobi format for my wife. My usual approach is to convert it in .epub with Calibre, ...
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Kindle Devices Which Support Two Page Layout

Which kindle devices, exactly, support two page layout spreads and which do not?
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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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Basic CSS not working in Kindle iOS App

I have some really simple CSS styles that work fine in the Kindle preview software, and on my actual Kindle Paperwhite, but when I send it to my iPad/iPhone and use the Amazon Kindle App, they don't ...
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How do I copy and paste text from Windows 8 Kindle app book to Microsoft Word

I need to open up my Windows 8 Kindle app and while reading a book, I want to cut and paste certain passages to a Word document. I did this before a while back but can't seem to do it again (or ...
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Web service that sends html pages with code to kindle

I have a kindle and I am trying several web/cloud services that send a web page converted to kindle format to my kindle using myname@free.kindle.com. Unfortunately I need to convert web pages that ...
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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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