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Changing my eBook reader. Any way to take my kindle books with me?

I am changing from Kindle for reading eBooks onto a different eReader platform. I've purchased a couple of eBooks for Kindle on the Amazon platform but those books I didn't start reading yet. ...
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Is there a tool for heading detection?

Given a PDF without a TOC or bookmarks, is there a way to create a TOC by automatically detecting the headings?
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What is the best way to export image highlights from Kindle?

Is there a way to export images that I've highlight on my Kindle? Thus far I've only been able to export text. Thanks!
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How do you manually start a restore from backup on Kindle?

Setting up a new Kindle Fire HD 10. I selected restore from backup from a slightly older (but still current) Fire HD 10, but progress was still at 0% after an our, so naturally I selected "...
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Darkening images inside a mobi file

I have a mobi ebook full of equations and texts. The equations are in image format, but the images are very light in contrast, and hence, my kindle is not able to render those properly. Is there any ...
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Display note text on the page

Is it possible to force the text of a (short) note to be displayed directly on the page, rather than just the note icon? Reason: I like to make clarifications and comments as though I have pencilled ...
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Having issues with references while using Kindle Create

I'm writing a book using the Kindle Create application (v1.43.0.0) for Windows and I have two issues with references throughout the book. I have quotes in the book and I want to reference the source ...
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Possibility of converting a pdf containing equations to mobi

I have a pdf with lots of equations which gets distorted when converted to mobi format using calibre. Is there any reliable way of doing that? The equations in the pdf might have been written using ...
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Generating scrollable section list

Navigating through https://github.com/danchoi/kindlefodder I've found that some of the docs contain a neat section list. To view it, you have to click on the top of the page to reveal the options, and ...
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How do I prevent Calibre from modifying EPUB files when I read them?

Whenever I have an EPUB file and open/read it using Calibre, Calibre silently edits the EPUB file. I know that Calibre edited my EPUBs because I calculated the checksums (SHA-256, MD5, etc.) before ...
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Books downloaded directly on Kindle not showing up in Kindle Android app

In my Kindle device I downloaded some books of .mobi format. I opened a website in experimental browser and downloaded some mobi format books from there directly on my Kindle device. Now these books ...
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Problem with endnotes in epub to pdf conversion

I have an ebook with lots of references (about 700) that are listed at the end of the book. I wanted to convert the ebook from epub to pdf so I used Calibre. The problem is that I get a pdf with 900 ...
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How to generate a foolproof polytonic Greek ePub for the Kobo?

I intend to use Seumas MacDonald’s Ἡ Ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα καθ’ αὑτὴν φωτιζομένη (Lingvæ græcæ per ſe illvſtrata, or The Greek language illustrated by itself) to learn ancient (Koine) Greek. I can load a ...
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Can epubs include input fields and enough javascript to allow measurement unit conversion?

I'd like to compile culinary recipes into epub format, one recipe per ebook. It would be good if instead of hard-coding ingredient amounts, the user could simply enter the number of people they're ...
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Is there a way to get e-readers to change endnotes into footnotes?

I use Calibre on Linux and have a kindle (not sure the model but it has touchscreen and a built in light). I'm wondering if there's a way to get these readers to move endnotes to the bottom of the ...
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Evince Document Viewer, Calibre: How do i set a keyboard shortcut for autoscroll?

I use calibre as my primary ebook manager (and viewer). I like to convert books to pdf, mainly because when viewed with Ubuntu's native evince document reader, I can use the autoscroll feature. Evince ...
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Publishing same book with difference layout

I am writing an alphabet book for toddlers. While, the paperback version has multiple characters (and their accompanying pictures) on the same page, I figured the kindle version should have only one ...
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How do I convert from epub to mobi and reduce the file size?

I have a large (~200MB) image-heavy epub file that I want to convert to a <20MB mobi file. Following the advice in the answers to this question I am able to reduce the epub file size to <20MB by ...
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What system can host e-books on a website with a secure view-only option?

I work for a small org in the academic world, and we want to provide around 100 books for students from 17 schools. We want to be able to have a website where students can login and view any of the ...
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Can I read books from a Kindle Unlimited subscription on my 5th Gen Kindle Paperwhite?

I've noticed that some kindle-oriented features on the Amazon site don't work on my 5th Gen paperwhite. I assume this is because the paperwhite doesn't run the Kindle app. Maybe it's related to DRM, I ...
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Using Collections on Amazon's Manage Content and Devices

I've created some Collections on Amazon's Manage Content and Devices on my PC. Now what? I don't see any way to sort or select books by a particular Collection. Lots and lots of info on how to create....
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Is there a gesture or shortcut to turn light on and off on my Kindle 10th Generation?

My issue is the following: I go outside on a bright sunny day to read and turn off the back light via the settings menu so as not to waste battery. That evening, in my darkened bedroom I reach for my ...
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I bought a new laptop and the Kindle for PC stopped working

When I double click the icon, the app stops at "initializing..." I tried everything from Reinstalling Creating a "dumps" folder from the instructions that the Amazon help center ...
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Is there a Cloud Service that can allow me to remove downloaded EPUB files?

DRM software out there is pretty expensive, like Adobe's DRM solutions. Even resellers of their service are a little expensive for a smaller business. This is the best price I could find. I'm ...
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e-reader that can manage certain hand movement without turning page?

Never used one before. Looking for e-reader that can manage hand movement under words, blocks,over pages without turning page? it has to handle PDF's. Finger under words help me read faster. I do need ...
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Font not loading in Epub

I have this folder structure: ./Fonts/chimod.otf ./Styles/style.css ./Text/main.xhtml content.opf toc.ncx Here is the content.opf: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ...
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Any way to identify source of traffic on Amazon KDP?

Given a kindle book published on Amazon KDP, is there a way to find out from where traffic or sales came from? For example, I might add links pointing to my book on my website, or on social media, on ...
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Diagrams and code formatting in kdp format [duplicate]

I need to create a Kindle eBook containing code and diagrams. Can anyone suggest the best tool to create diagrams and code blocks that blend easily into KDP format?
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Code block formatting in KDP

I am planning to create an ebook and publish on Amazon (kdp) format. However,When I converted my rough copy to kdp . The code formatting was not up to the mark . What is the best way to include code ...
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Set calibre cover style on per-library basis

In calibre I have some different libraries in which I store different kinds of books. Most of them don't have a "built-in" cover, so I use the cover generation function of calibre to create ...
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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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Ho do I recover lost books in Kindle app?

Kindle asked me to do an update and I did it. Then I rebooted the computer and I lost more than 30 books. Then I asked explained a kindle expert the problem and he told me to uninstall kindle and then ...
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Amazon Kinde Predicted Remaining Time Left Is Out of Sync

I have my Kindle Paperwhite and put downloaded book (.kfx format). I am reading regularly without problem in predicted left time of the book. Until I reached 50% of the book it only display 1 min left....
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How is math displayed on Kindles?

I'm guessing it's through MathML. MathML is a W3 standard technology for representing math as XML in documents. It's used on the web, and this thread seems to suggest support in Kindles. I tried ...
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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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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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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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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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