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Will the ads on the Kindle with Special Offers affect my battery life?

I am deciding whether or not to buy a Kindle with "special offers" to save money, or without. I am wondering if these decrease the battery life and how significant the decrease is.
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How can I extract some chapters or sections from an ebook into a new one?

How can I easily extract some sections from an ebook and create a new one that will contain just those parts? It would be especially useful with omnibus ebooks when I want to read just some of the ...
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When should I completely poweroff an eink device rather than putting it in stand-by?

Given that the technology of eink screens make it so that even during normal usage the power requirement is kept lower than other kind of displays, when it is advisable to completely shut-down the ...
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How can I reset the reading speed data on a Kindle?

I'd like to test the theory that the Kindle Touch/Paperwhite ignores long pauses between page reads when learning your reading speed for a particular book. But experimenting is complicated by having ...
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Publishing e-book

I have created an e-book and I would like to publish it. Do I have to contact an authority so I can get the ISBN or it will be automatically assigned from the e-book publisher? What are the steps ...
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Would extracting the Kindle highlights from the 'my clippings' file break some usage policy?

I read all sort of things on my kindle, not only ebooks bought on Amazon, so often I want to get hold of the highlights and use them as notes or memories of what I've read (think there are online apps ...
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Disabling Ads on a Kindle with Special Offers

If I get the Kindle with Special Offers can I upgrade to disable the ads? Would it cost more than just buying a Kindle without Special Offers?
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Is there a guide for copyright for countries other than the US?

I've seen some questions that deal with copyright issues and it is clear that this is an international group and we could all benefit from having access to info about copyright as it relates to our ...
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Can Kindle previewer preview older Kindles?

Can Kindle previewer (from Amazon) preview what a document will look like on older Kindles? Kindle previewer can preview Kindle: Paperwhite Touch fire Kindle for PC or Mac All other Kindle apps ...
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Can I suppress Wikipedia lookup on a Kindle Paperwhite?

Reading Chinese on my Paperwhite I need to look up lots of characters. Often the Kindle offers me the Wikipedia lookup first and I have to swipe over to the translation or dictionary. Wikipedia is ...
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Do book prices tend to fluctuate with seasonality

Do book prices tend to change with seasonality? I'm especially interested in: Do prices tend to increase, decrease, or stay the same during the holiday season (i.e. Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.)? Is ...
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Body Text Formatting and Text Indentation for Kindle eBooks

I am currently creating an ePUB3 file for converting it to Kindle format, and for it be compatible to other ereading devices that support epub. I was confused about whether Kindle allows the font ...
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How to remove white margins from ePub in Google Play Books

Google Play Books seems to put a default white margin in every ePub being reading. But this is bad for making responsive covers in the first page. Even with margin set to zero in both html and body ...
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Paperwhite error on open book, how do I get the error log?

I downloaded a .mobi file format book from Baen it opens fine on Calibre, and on my Kindle keyboard. When I try to open it on my Kindle Paperwhite I get this message Error An error occurred. If ...
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Can I use a third party software as a full OS replacement on a Kindle Keyboard?

If you purchase a new PC, it comes preloaded with some software, this is mostly just a convenience. You could reformat the drive, remove all the windows software and load Linux or similar software, as ...
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Syncing kindle book annotations (non Amazon books) across kindle apps

I buy Kindle Manning + O'Reilly books as they tend to be cheaper than the ones on Amazon. Can I sync annotations (e.g. notes, highlights) between Kindle apps (PC, tablet, etc.) ?
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Scaling all pages in a PDF or DJVU file to the same size

I have a couple of PDFs and DJVU documents that I want to read on an ereader (namely, Kobo Touch). However, the size of the pages differ, between cover and actual content, and even between two ...
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When an Amazon account contains more than 1023 purchased Kindle books, how do you access the books beyond the 1023rd book?

When the Kindle Paperwhite is synced with the Amazon account, it never syncs beyond 1023 (2^10 - 1) books. How do you access books beyond the 1023rd book in an Amazon account on a Kindle Paperwhite?
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Any way in Google Play books to reset my location to the beginning of a book?

If I previously read a book that I bought on Google play, and wish to read it again --- is there a way to tell the Google server to forget about all the progress I made reading the book the first time ...
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Generating Previews

I have ~1500 generated .epub files and their indesign files I need a script or program to generate previews for these EPUBs. Preview could be in jpeg or epub format. By preview I mean first 10 ...
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I have a printed version of a book does it allow me to possess an electronic copy?

I have a printed version (i.e. a hardback or paperback) of a book and I wonder whether this allows me to possess an electronic version of it (e.g. .pdf file). Edit: Isn't it allowed by the clause 107....
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How can I extract all the pictures from an ebook?

I read most of my books in txt format. I use Calibre to convert them to that format. While it works great for books that are mostly text, some ebooks which contain pictures can be very confusing when ...
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Calibre ignoring font settings?

I am using Calibre 2.49 on an Ubuntu machine and I noticed that in eBook viewer preferences, whatever font I set, calibre just displays the default font. I tried this on many ePub books. Here is a ...
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Connect Kobo Touch to Linux PC using USB; PC not recognized by reader

I have an old Kobo Touch that has gone unused for a year or two. Now I want to copy new books to it. This used to be easy: Connect via USB to my PC (running Linux), click "connect" in the dialog box ...
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Is epub 3 meant to replace epub 2?

Will EPUB 2 remain an active standard now that EPUB 3 is out? More specifically: Should all new EPUB development use EPUB 3 regardless of the target platform (meaning e-ink along with tablet)? Are ...
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Can a Sony 700 cover be repaired?

I use a Sony PRS-700 ereader while traveling (prefer old fashioned books). But after my last trip I noticed that the cover I bought along with the reader no longer holds it. The gray "clam" at the top ...
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How to run EpubCheck on Windows?

How to run EpubCheck on Windows and verify ePub erros without uploading to validator.idpf.org?
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Big screen dimensions or high DPI for vision impaired users?

I'ld like to get my dad an ebook reader for Christmas. Yet, he is a bit vision impaired which means that he only has a good reading experience with bigger and sharper/clearer/more-acurate font ...
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How do I export Wikipedia article collections to epub?

I used to do that a year or two ago and it was pretty straightforward back than (there was Export to epub link or something like this on the left pane of a Wikipedia page). Not any more! Currently, ...
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Is it possible to convert Pocket articles into epub format?

I'd like to know if there is an easy way to convert Pocket articles to .epub format. For those that don't know Pocket, it is a service that let's you save articles from any website, blog, and so on, ...
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Calibre: Author with the word “and” in the name?

Sometimes a book doesn't really have an explicit "author", but is rather authored by some group. So for example maybe there's a book about Croatian politics that's by "The Croatian Studies Institute"....
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PRS-T2 very slow with some PDFs

I have a PRS-T2 and use it a lot. Sometimes I convert documents to PDF in LibreOffice, then upload them to the ereader (using Calibre on a Mac). It works, but quite often turning a page can take ...
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What information does B&N collect about my Nook Usage?

My wife and I both have nooks attached to the same account. I have noticed that the when I open up a book that I have been reading on her Nook(usually because I let my battery go dead) that it knows ...
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How can I make mathematics look good in ebooks?

I have so far tried using Pandoc to convert Markdown text containing LaTeX math to ePub with MathML. This works, but the resulting math displays quite horribly compared to what the corresponding math ...
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Kobo by FNAC does not show covers when sleeping

I've got a new Kobo and, although I've heard it used to show book covers when sleeping, mine only shows the FNAC logo in the screen. First I thought it used to happen because I was only using it to ...
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Is there an ebook format that stores annotations in the ebook file itself?

I believe .epub and .mobi files both don't support annotations. Which is unfortunate since they are some of the most popular formats. It looks like Kindle supports adding notes to ebooks but they are ...
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How can I cut down on superfluous Instapaper files on my Kindle?

I regularly use the Instapaper service to send articles from my browser to my Kindle (Paperwhite if it matters). The settings allow for sending a new digest every time there are X new articles to be ...
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How does Adobe Digital Editions work with Kobo's DRM?

In some occasional cases, books purchased from the Kobo store must be read or run through Adobe's Digital Editions software. What is the benefit to this requirement, why use Digital Editions ...
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Any opensource or free css stylesheets for books?

I am creating epub using sigil. Every book has almost (if not all) same elements: Headings, paragraphs, images, tables, quotes, boxes, notes, footnotes, references, bibliography etc. I don't have a ...
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Ebooks file naming scheme — Books in a series

Is there a best practice for naming books that come in a series? What is the best practice keeping things straight? Dilemma #1: The book publication dates don't match the Chronological order of ...
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The content of “My Clippings” file are not shown when in the book

I have written some notes and highlighted some parts of one of my e-books on kindle. I can see those notes and highlights when I open the "My Clippings" file. But when I open the book, and try to see ...
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custom bullets html ebook kindle

I am creating an ebook for Amazon's Kindle in HTML, and then later use KindleGen to convert it into the Kindle's MOBI version. The problem I am currently having is with custom bullets for nested ...
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Does Amazon accept fixed layout ePubs?

Since Amazon offers conversion on their site from an .epub file to .mobi file do they support fixed layout ePubs or is it only for KF8 files?
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Is there any way to address encoding errors in purchased ebooks

I have found a number of ebooks that I have purchased have some glitches in the encoding. Most often I notice that the pages are mapped incorrectly. For instance, in one case I advance to the next ...
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Convert PNG to DJVU

How can I convert PNG to DjVu? I only know how to convert JPEG or PPM to DjVu using DjVuLibre. I'm using Windows 8.1.
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This title is not currently available for purchase?

I have been primarily reading eBooks using Play Books on my Android tablet, however today I tried out the Amazon Kindle app and tried to download some of their free eBooks to test it out and compare ...
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Can Kindle's dictionary be disabled?

I find Kindle's dictionary feature to be annoying - I've used Touch and Paperwhite, where I'm touching the screen all the time, and I frequently get an annoying pop-up definition I don't want. Is ...
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How do I override the power cycling when the battery gets below 5%?

I know that I probably shouldn't let the battery run so low on my Kindle Fire, but occasionally I have let it dip below 5%. Once this happens, the device no longer let's me trickle charge, and it ...
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Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo Glo and Calibre Viewer?

Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo device (I own a Glo, but it should not matter I think) and Calibre internal viewer? I'm aware that there is a plugin for Calibre that can export ...
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Is there a way to publish an eBook, distribute it and the push updates to the distributed eBooks?

If I publish an eBook, distribute it and later I want to edit or add to the information, is there is a way to push those updates to the already distributed copies of the eBook?

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