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Should a title have two ISBNs if one is fixed ePub and one is free flowing ePub

Just curious to know if a fixed layout ePub and a free flowing ePub, of the same title and contents, would have to have their own ISBNs based on the different structure type or can a single ISBN be ...
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Is it more difficult to sideload books on to a Kindle Fire than other devices?

I am considering a Kindle Fire, there is a review on Project Gutenberg suggesting it is needlessly (or intentionally) more complex to sideload free works on to a Fire. In a comment to an answer on If ...
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How beneficial was the Baen Free Library to Baen publishing?

Did Baen publishing ever release information that quantitatively illustrated whether their business approach of publishing older books for free in Baen Free Library resulted in increased revenue?
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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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Is there a way within the UI of the Kindle (Fire) to search only for books that can be borrowed?

Users of Amazon Prime can borrow up to one book per month via the service. Unfortunately, finding these titles seems to be challenging unless you happen upon one on Amazon's website. Is there a way ...
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Kindle Book published old version

I am the book author and I have access to KDP and can preview my internal texts from there. I have checked and double checked the internal version did indeed update to fix typo and a program (for ...
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Embed JavaScript in an e-book using an e-reader

I'm looking for an e-reader that can embed Javascript in an e-book. I need to display a popup in the e-book but using a e-reader. Apparently, it is not possible for the Kindle Reader but I'm ...
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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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Are there ways to easily convert chapter-split books from popular fan-fiction sites into single e-book?

Are there ways to easily convert chapter-split books from popular fan-fiction sites into single e-book? Of course, one can either manually download every one of 50+ chapters of a large fic by hand ...
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Kindle paperwhite and sharing quotes with goodreads for side-loaded books

I want to post quotes from my kindle paperwhite to goodreads but share button always disabled. I tuned progress posting and finding books in goodreads using this question and I found information that ...
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self-hosted, self-updating book repository

My Amazon Kindle synchronizes with my Amazon library. Additionally, I have a Calibre library, which publishes its contents via a web server. As far as I know, you can only copy books from the server,...
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Kindle - single gesture / action to go “back”

With touch screen E Ink Kindle devices, is there some way to trigger the back button / action without having to tap twice (i.e. once to trigger the top menu and then again to press the back button)? ...
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What is the native pixel resolution of the viewable area on a Kindle Paperwhite 2 when displaying a .pdf file?

My goal is to produce files which, when displayed, are rendered 1:1, pixel-for-pixel, in order to ensure maximum text clarity. The values provided in the GUI version of the k2pdfopt program, seem to ...
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What does it mean that a pdf is “paginated”?

I have quite often seen written somewhere that pdf is (or isn't) paginated. Maybe this term is used for other formats, too. I thought that this is used to pdf where page numbering in the file ...
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How can I toggle text reliably across all ereaders in an epub file?

I'm trying to make a multilingual ebook where I have two different translations of the same story. I'm trying to get it so that you can toggle the language by clicking on individual paragraphs. I ...
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How to avoid ebook image distortion

I'm experimenting with Calibre. I have a Word document, with several JPEG images inserted, each of them 537px wide. I exported the document as html, zipped everything and re-opened in Calibre. After ...
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How can non-US customers buy Kindle Active Content

Kindle Active Content allows software to be purchased and used on the e-ink Kindles. It is however only available to US customers. Is there any way for foreign customers to buy these items? I have ...
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How do I permanently change the font size in HAN Software's ePub Reader?

I know I can easily zoom in or zoom out in HAN Software's ePub Reader but if I do this, whenever I re-open my ePub, I have to zoom in again. Is there a way I can set a static font size for ePub ...
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Auto-adding to a Collection when using a Send-to-Kindle email

When sending an ebook to the @kindle.com email ID to add to your Amazon "personal documents", is it possible to specify a Collection-name somewhere in the email such that the book automatically goes ...
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Are there any solutions available for managing a corporate library of ebooks?

My employer maintains a small library of technical books for developers. If there's a book we think would be useful for us, we typically buy a number of copies and place them in the library, where the ...
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Where is the best place to get Calibre?

If you search for Calibre you find multiple places to get this free ebook management tool from. I know some people have downloaded it and got lots of junk at the same time. from others, I keep ...
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What are the advantages, risks and possible disadvantages of buying ebooks with DRM?

What are the advantages, possible drawbacks or potential risks of buying ebooks with DRM (from the readers perspective, compared to non-DRM books)? Is DRM a good or a bad thing for readers? Does ...
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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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printing an ePub

I know it's funny, but I would like to print some booklets I have. They are in ePub format without DRM, and my idea is to create a booklet in A6 format (they are not very long, otherwise I would not ...
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What's the correct way for developers to edit PDF?

Recently I got a task to manually add a Table of Contents to a PDF ebook generated by someone who left it out. I didn't know how to do it at first so I googled a lot and found some small tools but ...
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How do I delete a book off of my Kindle account?

I've noticed that once you buy a book on a kindle account, it's there forever! You can't shake it. How do I get rid of a book on a kindle account?
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Can books be transferred from Nooks to Kindles and back?

I'm currently using a Nook, but considering switching to Kindle hardware. Is there a simple way to keep books synced across devices, or at least to move purchased ebooks from one to the other?
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Is there a detailed guide for creating an ebook for Kindle in HTML/CSS

I want to be able to create an ebook on my own for Kindle. I want to do this in HTML, and then later use KindleGen and KindlePreviewer for generating a .mobi file and previewing. I've looked around ...
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What are the different file formats that eBooks are available in and which of these is most widely supported?

I am a beginner to eBooks, and as somebody who has been "outside" of eBooks I've only ever heard of Amazon's Kindle and seen a variety of options for purchase on Google Play. I have recently ...
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Are there any specific features that I should look for in an eBook reading application?

I am a beginner to eBooks, and as somebody who has been "outside" of eBooks I've only ever heard of Amazon's Kindle and seen a variety of options for purchase on Google Play. I have recently ...
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Centering images and text in ePUB and 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. For centering images and groups of text, I am using ...
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Read Kindle books without Kindle or Kindle app?

For various reasons, I've become a fan of Amazon as a place to shop for physical book, so buying Kindle books would be a natural choice. However, based on my experience with the Kindle app on an ...
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Kindle paperwhite loses the Wifi connection all the time

I recently purchased an new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and I wanted to configure the Wifi. My Wifi router hides the SSID (it is not broadcasted) and I am able to connect the Kindle by entering the SSID ...
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Does something about DjVu prevent making a free viewer on iOS?

Is there something about the technology and rights to the DjVu ebook format that explains why it's only available for iPhone by purchasing an app or by making an in-app purchase in a free app? I saw ...
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Are back-of-the-book indexes useful?

Are back-of-the-book indexes useful in electronic texts? I'm aware that people can search for anything they want in an electronic text and be taken there at the press of a button. But indexes don't ...
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How can I access a web browser on the Nook Simple Touch?

I have a Nook Simple Touch and am frustrated by its lack of a web browser. I want to download ePub files from websites and read them on my Nook. I know there is supposed to be no web browser ...
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How to manage my e-book library across my devices

So I have a reasonable collection of ebooks, and it starts to be a mess. My collection is a mixture of ebooks from Amazon (Kindle) and pdf. I have one laptop, one kindle, one android tablet and one ...
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Kindle Touch Battery Replacement

Can I replace the internal battery of my Kindle Touch. How do I go about this? What battery does it use? Where can I find a replacement?
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Is there online eBook authoring tool which can produce ePub and PDF formats?

I would prefer an online tool so that I am not tied to a particular computer for adding content. Additionally I would expect an online collaboration tool ( distribute chapters to authors and editors) ...
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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

I want to be able to read research papers and if you have ever seen one they have two columns of text per page, does the Kindle format this is a user friendly way? Can it display any article from the ...
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Numbered paragraphs or lines in epub?

In some books (namely, The Iliad, The Bible, Seneca's Letters) I've seen paragraphs, lines or sentences are numbered. There is a couple of books I'd like to have properly formatted, and they have ...
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What is the easiest workflow to publish ePub files from highly structured database content?

I have a large amount of highly structured data (Bible verse translations and commentary) in an SQL database that I would like to make available in as widely usable an ebook format (or formats) as ...
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Is the file size limit for Nook epub files still 600MB?

Is the maximum file size for epubs sold through Barnes&Noble (via a publisher account) still 600MB?
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Is there a fair price for an ebook?

What is the cost of an ebook? What criteria should I use to decide a fair price when the price is left up to me. How can I be fair to the seller and to myself? Several sites offers ebooks, often as ...
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How to handle footnotes when working with epub files

I am trying to digitize a book into epub format based on a scan. I have come to a page with some footnotes attached at the bottom. Where would I put these in an Epub? At the end of the chapter?
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is DjVu still useful as a format for ebooks?

I found DjVu very useful as a format for saving scanned text, especially if together with a text layer processed with OCR so that text is searchable. For old books no more in commerce, that's often ...
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How widely used is Social DRM?

I know through past questions and some researching that the four most widely used DRM formats for e-books are: Amazon's DMR, Adobe's Adept DRM, Apple's Fairplay, and Marlin's. I am just wondering ...
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ePubs, PDFs and security

I get eBooks and literature from a variety of places. Mostly legal places, like Amazon - but sometimes from other random places. PDFs are more popular and come with advanced capabilities, like ...
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Share book uploaded to my Google Play Books account with other account

I uploaded a book to my Google Play Books account and I want to share it with another account, is that possible? I know that I can give it the .epub file but I deleted it.
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How to delete Calibre ePub bookmarks

Whenever an ePub file is opened with Calibre's ebook viewer, a bookmark file is created inside that ePub. This file does not store user bookmarks, it is automatically used by the program to remember ...

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