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You can "polish" your ebooks with calibre since version 1.0. But you have to add the capability to the calibre interface: To use this tool, go to Preferences->Toolbar and add the Polish books tool to the main toolbar. Then simply select the books you want to be polished and click the Polish books button. Polishing, unlike conversion, does not change the ...


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When someone asks me what GUI to use I suggest Sigil. I find with Sigil, unlike it's alternatives, it does not add unneeded code to your ePubs which causes bloating, errors, and slower viewing on devices: Man page on github


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Somehow I missed that … thanks to Donald.McLean’s answer, I found it. In the ePub editor, I hit Ctrl+F, and a search & replace tool showed up at the bottom: I have used the regex mode and the following patterns: -</p>\n<p[^>]*> replaced with nothing to remove paragraph breaks within words. I hit Replace all here. \s</p>\n<p[^&...


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Calibre has a feature that allows you to unpack an ePub file into the component parts (usually chapters), which you can then edit. When you have finished your edits, Calibre will repackage them back into an ePub file. From the main Calibre view, right click on the book listing. You should get a popup menu with an option to "Edit book". Selecting this will ...


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This is not straightforward but there is a Calibre extension that you can install : Count Pages (it counts pages but it also counts words). It works only for MOBI and EPUB files so it won't be able to show the word count of books you have only in Amazon Kindle format for instance. First you need to install Count Pages : In Calibre Preferences window, go to ...


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Calibre comes with an integrated editor that can handle epub and azw3 (Kindle) files. It has a set of features comparable to Sigil, maybe even more complete; I think that it is also more actively maintained. A manual and an introductory video are available on Calibre website Calibre main program also has some minor tweaking capabilities, like editing the ...


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The short answer is yes, and I have ranted about this in parallelizing EPUB polishing. The problem with some Linux systems (Ubuntu) is that there is a limit to the message popup queue. Since ebook polishing (using calibre) is done quicker than the time a message is displayed, this queue overflows and calibre cannot write messages to it any more, and (on ...


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As you are on Linux, the way to do this is to change to the directory at the base of your library and do: find . -name "*.epub" -exec /bin/bash -c 'ebook-polish --opf="$(dirname "$0")/metadata.opf" "$0" ' {} \; This way you polish them all in one go.


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The calibre home page is at http://calibre-ebook.com As this is open source you can see what is included in the download. In general for all downloads never download from a place that lists downloads always look for the author's home page. Or you can trust places you know about by other means than a simple search.


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What you're experiencing is also known as the "Scunthorpe problem", which is caused by wordfilters going haywire. To make a long story short: Wordfilters do not work. They never did and never will. If you actually want to remove cursing from any text, you're looking at a major programming task. There is no short-cut approach that actually works. It needs ...


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I have found the best way to get it 100 percent working is this: If your book is not already in AZW3 format then convert it. (Has to be AZW3 and not just AZW.) Secondly, highlight the book and edit metadata. Once you are at that screen delete any other format that you have shown in the top right side leaving only AZW3. Delete the tags by hitting the recycle ...


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Papyrus (http://papyruseditor.com) is a WYSIWYG editor for ebooks. You can edit your book in WYSIWYG interface Also, You can create your ebook cover right inside the editor Disclosure: I am the creator of this website.


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The field for the ISBN is labeled "Ids:" and is located between "Tags" and "Dates". It allows you to enter ID types other than ISBNs.


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You can do it easily from cron (if you are on *nix) and most probably it can be done on Windows too. Calubre includes several command line tools, but for you the most important is ebook-convert(.exe). With that you can create a mobi ebook from the RSS recipe like: ebook-convert WHATEVER.recipe WHATEVER.mobi Mailing can then be done like: calibre-smtp -a ...


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Brackets.io As a suggestion, I have been enjoying using Brackets to create epubs on my Mac. Procedure Unarchive your epub into a folder (change the extension to .zip, and extract). Open Brackets, and go to File -> Open Folder. Select your extracted epub folder. Edit any of your HTML and CSS files! Activate Live Preview to view the ebook in Chrome! The ...


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I assume you don't write the HTML directly, but use something like MarkDown or reST. But even if you do, you should look at Pandoc. The program can read HTML and generate EPUB 2 or EPUB 3 (among others).


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Yes, it is possible and rather easy to do so. You start it with the connect/share button on the main toolbar, then selecting start content server; it can be configured from preferences > sharing. It should be a simple task, if you need more help just ask. With this method calibre must be running because basically what you are doing is setting up a web ...


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You should consider converting these to EPUB files instead of PDF. My experience with Sony is that the EPUB files are handled much better (and faster). You can use Calibre to convert DOCX, ODT and RTF formats directly, if you have the files in some other format you can use LibreOffice to convert them first to DOCX (make sure you have an up-to-date version ...


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Besides using a real ebook editor like Sigil, there is an easier way to do it. Calibre has a very useful additional plugin called EpubSplit, that with a simple interface let's you select the single .html files inside the .epub and create a new ebook just from them; after the process is also possible to edit the metadata of the newly created ebook. These ...


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Is it possible to use a full fledged editor like Sigil. It works with .epub files, but if needed, before the editing, it's possible to use Calibre to convert the source ebook into .epub, then reconvert it after the job. Anyway, for a faster and easier solution, Calibre has a very useful additional plugin called EpubMerge, that, as the name imply, can merge ...


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If you are using Calibre, its database is already set to have each piece of information about a book in its proper field (i.e., there will be a field for the title, another for the author, another one for the series and series numbering, and so on), but I'm sure that you already know this. So, within Calibre, you don't need (and you are not supposed) to ...


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Newer versions of Calibre come out on a regular basis and I have not found a site from where I can automatically install the latest packages for my Linux system using the normal packaging download system (apt-get). I therefore use a small script named update-calibre. It kills the currently running Calibre, moves the previous version from /opt/calibre (...


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Additionally, there are some USB cables that are with charge-only feature. They have less pins, usually a lot cheaper or come with devices that are not made for a pc-device storage connection. For example, a Chinese cable for 0.99$ or a cable that came with a portable charger (power bank). I've come across quite a few of these in my life, they will not work ...


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This may not be the optimal approach, but it will work. You can unzip the epub and then pull out the html/xhtml files and printing those directly from your web browser.


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The option which came into my mind is to convert it in PDF with Calibre and then print it. This has however the disadvantage of adding a new passage, and besides it is also necessary to set up the page size and to find an application which puts all the pages in the right position.


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The calibre download page has links to instructions for all platforms that for which downloads available: Linux (detects install 32/64 bit itself) OSX Windows Windows 64bit Portable Windows But you might want to check these direct links for being the official download places and not another junk-yard.


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Most reading systems for epubs do not include JavaScript support at this time, so you're fairly safe. For those that do, the IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum; they're the folks who make the epub standard) has a section on security in the epub 3.0 spec. It pretty much lays the onus on the reading system developers to disable various avenues of ...


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You can change default behaviour in Preferences/Tweaks: # Splitting multiple author names The default setting is: authors_split_regex = ',?\s+(and|with)\s+' When you clear that, Calibre won't split author names.


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Get the Quality Check plugin for Calibre and then use it's "Fix -> Fix ASIN for Kindle Fire" feature. It expects that you have the Amazon ID in the book's metadata somewhere, which should be there if you download the metadata using Calibre. This inserts the ASIN and allows goodreads integration to work. I tested it myself. One annoying thing is that it ...


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The PDF file format does not support cover images. PDF was designed to show a faithful representation of printed pages. Reflowing text to other page sizes typically is not possible; you should use PDF on an ebook reader only when the page layout is important.


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