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Create a DRM Compatible reader?

If I were to create an ePub reader application for mobile devices, how could I receive authorization to allow DRM protected books purchased from other eBook stores to run on my app (legal only, no ...
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What is the definition for “location” in a kindle eBook?

I was navigating about this text I'm currently reading and I grew curious what exactly is meant by Loc or Location in the context of a kindle book. Is this essentially a word or character count? If ...
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Kobo Aura and style

I have created an ebook with a lot of figures, and Calibre viewer shows them correctly. A friend of mine however complained that many figures showed really large on his Kobo Aura One, and he sent me ...
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History of my book's bestseller ranking on Amazon?

Can I see the history of my book's ranking on the bestsellers list on Amazon?
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Kindle eBook turns into two page layout in landscape

I created a fixed layout ebook for Kindle which displays a single page in portrait and two pages in landscape. I didn't use any special code for this behavior so, how can I avoid this?
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Kindle Direct Publishing: How to mention other Books

Somebody knows how I can create "View in Store" Links within my Kindle E-Books? I noticed that some books I've bought on Amazon use these special type of links which have a little book symbol next to ...
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Duplicate pages in djvu without significant file size grow

I have a multipage djvu document with several pages which in fact are same. These are usually pages "for notes" at the end of document. Or empty pages without content between chapters. They are all ...
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Problem with left alignment in Calibre/iBooks

Using Calibre I have tried to use ´text-align: left´ in CSS but viewing the resulting epub-file with iBooks the result is still justified text. How can I change to left alignment?
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How Does Amazon Kindle Renting work on *buntu/Linux Systems?

I'm interested in renting this textbook (https://www.amazon.com/Legal-Ethical-Issues-Nursing-Guido/dp/013335587X) from Amazon, but I am running a Linux system (Kubuntu 18.04.01). How does renting ...
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How do I direct links in popup-footnotes directly to main text?

Using calibre and epub3 I'm using popup footnotes (with epub:type). In some of the footnotes I present links (ex. a link to Chapter 2) to the main text. This referred text should not be presented in ...
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Is it possible to jailbreak Kindle Oasis 2?

Is it currently possible to jailbreak it? If not, have there been Kindle e-readers before without jailbreak possibility, and has Amazon released the jailbreak possibility later? My motivation for ...
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EpubCheck in Calibre gives errors with epub:type and aside

I get these two errors: ERROR(RSC-005): Error while parsing file 'attribute "epub:type" not allowed here; ERROR(RSC-005): Error while parsing file 'element "aside" not allowed anywhere; How can I ...
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list-style-type: none; does not convert from epub to mobi

I have a book written in epub, and have some lines written with ul style. The styles.css includes the following: ul.Q { margin-left: 0.0em; list-style-type: none; margin-top: 0.8em; } li.Q { text-...
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front-, body-, backmatter epub:types proper usage

I am used to marking every part of the book with two attributes: 1) overall position in the book (e.g., "frontmatter") and 2) more specific type of the text (e.g., "chapter") in the first child ...
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I cannot display ebook content on the Kobo ebook app

I have purchased an ebook from Rakuten Kobo, downloaded ebook app on my computer, I see my book on the ebook, but cannot seem to display the book. I have tried clicking on the book, I clicked on ...
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Nested menus in Mobi

I've created an epub that works great. It has daily meditations, for a total of 366. In my epub, the TOC is nested, so if I want to go to October 15, I click on October, the dates expand out 1 - 31, ...
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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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Destructive scanning: Sanding down spine better than band saw?

(I hope it's on-topic - I saw a couple of other questions about scanning books to make ebooks) I want to destructively scan my least favorite books. To do this the pages need to be separated. The ...
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SD Cards with Unusual File Types

Background: My dad died last year and I inherited sd cards (not micro) in plastic cases. These cards have several directories that all end in .RES Each directory has about 30 files in it. Two of the ...
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how does kindle ownership work?

Imagine I buy a book in kindle. question 1) is it possible to share it with someone else so that he doesn't pay at all for that book? Question 2) if it's possible, then how is it a good idea that ...
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difference between Calibre's metadata.opf and content.opf

I created an ebook with Sigil, then I converted it to mobi using Calibre. While I was at it, I edited (Calibre's) metadata and set Italian as language. A friend of mine warned me that hyphenation was ...
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What are “open” and “closed” settings in PDF bookmarks?

This is an excerpt extracted from the PDF bookmark, using JPdfBookmarks: Believe It or Not: Scientific Progress!?/44,Black,notBold,notItalic,closed,FitPage The Whole Is More Than the Sum of ...
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Is there a way to have a fallback format for images?

I understand that devices supporting ePub 3.0 accept SVG as image format. I however wonder is there is a way to add a fallback image (say, in JPG or PNG) so that an older device may choose to display ...
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which kindle supports remote factory reset?

I have an old Paperwhite and I freak out every time I almost lose it. Kindles are very personal. Under my device options on Manage My Kindle I can only deregister it, which prevents people from ...
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Calibre - output PDF with original page count

I have Calibre with opened KFX file, that shows after conversion to PDF 670 pages. However, the book itself has only 170 pages. How can I create PDF that will have correct page count?
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Linking to the same reference many times (instead of writing it over and over), while inserting each time a page number to it: possible?

I am writing an ebook and I'm referring to several books many times. I could use the regular notes section and citing the book 20 times per chapter, but it's cumbersome. What's the smartest way to ...
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Maintain font color when changing background color in ebook

The chapter headings and some specific lines in the book are red font, which shows up fine in normal (white background) reading mode. But when toggling the kindle/e-reader to black or sepia background,...
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How to avoid sporadic page breaks in epub when using page markers?

I'm inserting page markers to an epub file to then create a page list to reflect page numbers that mimic the print version of the book, i.e.: <span epub:type="pagebreak" id="page4" title="4" /> ...
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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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Is it possible to set font-color to the background-color

I want a , but of course, the background in nightmode will appear black (or something close to that). How can I set the css so the big 7 has the same font-color as the background no matter what the ...
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How do you create and add a .apnx file to a Kindle book to display real page numbers?

I have a decent amount of experience creating epub files and converting them to .mobi using Kindlegen or Amazon Kindle Previewer 3 for self publishing on KDP. I'm looking to add the "real page numbers"...
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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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xpath in the calibre editor

Abstract In some search operations in calibre one can use an xpath expression to get the values for particular tags, i.e. the following expression: //h:div[re:test(@class, "figbox", "i")] selects ...
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Un tech savvy user needs help

My mother is 100 and has macular degeneration. Her eye doctor recommended the Kindle Paperwhite. She has never used a computer and I bought a Paperwhite and set it up for her. The backlighting and ...
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How can I get an HTML input converted to PDF at 6x9" or otherwise for KDP paperback creation?

I am trying to get from HTML originally intended for Kindle formats, to an output appropriate to KDP paperback format. Calibre appears to be producing 8 1/2 x 11" output, too large for this service ...
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Is there a way to convert an ePub page flip direction to rtl automatically?

In other words, can you update the spine tag with a script instead of converting to zip, opening, and replacing? Thanks.
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Printing ebook on A4 paper

Thinking to print PDF format ebook onto A4 size pages, and bind up as a book. The print outs are 2 by 2, double sided. So every A4 paper has 4 pages of the ebook. This is the idea: Split the PDF ...
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Does anybody read interactive eBooks?

"Interactive" eBooks are books which integrate various means by which the "book" can interact with the reader. They often incorporate audio and graphic elements. My question is as follows: Is ...
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Safari Books Online on Kindle Paperwhite experimental Browser

This questions if for someone with a subscription in https://www.safaribooksonline.com and a Kindle Paperwhite, Does is it possible to read a book from safari books online on the browser of the Kindle ...
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Resetting to factory reset, 2 Kindles

Can you reset one kindle to factory reset, with out it bothering the newest kindle? I would assume yes, because I can pick where to send my ebooks but I just want to be sure...
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Software to create bilingual ebooks?

Suppose that I own an ebook in two languages. Is there a software that combines them to one bilingual ebook? I suppose this shouldn't be hard, as a basic translator can figure out which paragraphs/...
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Text-align in calibre doesn't work

This code: body { text-align: left; } doesn't put my text on the left side. Instead I get the block format with spaces of different size between the words. How can I align my text on the left?
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Accessing Clippings Deleted from MyClippings.txt

Is it possible to export old clippings after the MyClippings.Txt file has been deleted? I delete it because keeping every note I've ever saved would be messy. A few months ago docs on my computer ...
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How can I extract images from AZW?

Is there any way to extract images from AZW? Is there any difference between the procedure for azw and azw3?
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Cannot view the collections I created on my kindle touch

I was recently given a kindle touch. I have created 3 collections, and have added several books to each. But when I go to the dropdown to sort the view, "Collections" is greyed out inactive. Did the ...
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Can I implement read-aloud myself for epub 3?

I wish to have an ebook where pressing the play button results in only one paragraph being played at a time. Also, the person reading the book should be able to press on certain words to see the ...
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Is there a way to convert an cbz / epub / pdf comic to support Amazon's “panel reading”?

I got some CBZ/Epub comics from Humble Bundle, and I'm trying to replicate the functionality of comics bought directly from Amazon, where I can double tap a panel to display it full screen, and as I "...
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Return links for Table of Contents list and in-book headings

I'm using Notepad++ to format my first novel in HTML before converting it to MOBI and/or ePUB. I've done the code to make the items on my Table of Contents into live links and they all take me to ...
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How can I set a default font family in Kobo Aura H2O?

It is not that I need any extra font in my Kobo Aura H2O, because I have added several extra fonts into /fonts directory in my device. I want —if possible— to change the family font (one that ...
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How to remove white space from the text layer in DjVu

How to remove spaces and tabs from the text layer in DjVu document for better text search using the DjVuLibre library? By removing unnecessary characters (and their xml tags), also the file size is ...

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